As the posting points out, this beta is intended for users to help Relic test this latest expansion’s Steamworks support, which is unfamiliar ground for the series. Dawn of War II and its Chaos expansion, if you remember, are Games for Windows Live joints.
== TEASER ==The new Steamworks support (as we’ve previously mentioned back in September) will allow users access to the Steam suite of online goodies, including Steam chat, achievements, and matchmaking in Retribution. It’ll also give Relic the ability to push out patches faster, allow content preloading, and take advantage of Steam weekend deals.
Want in to the beta? Good news if you're a die-hard: all Dawn of War II owners who bought a game through Steam will be given access on Feb. 8. Key members of the Dawn of War community will receive invites on Jan. 31 alongside press, and pre-orderers of the expansion will get an invite on February 1. The posting notes that no open spots will be made available, so these are, unfortunately, the only three ways to get in.