Another Medal of Honor beta is on the horizon, and this time all of us can join in on the fun, provided that we have a PC that meets the game's requirements.
EA has announced an open beta for the PC version of the modern shooter that'll kick off on October 4 and run until October 7. It'll feature two maps and modes fit for up to 24 dudes have been plucked out of the full game: Sector Control in Kunar Base and an objective-based shindig in Shahikot Mountains.
Sector Control, to be a bit more specific about the former mode, appears to be real similar to your standard hold and keep territory-based mode where two fight for control of select positions on a map. EA neglected to get into the nitty-gritty of the objective-based stuff in Shahikot Mountains, but it did mention that we'll "battle through a series of objectives to defeat the opposing team." Neat!
== TEASER ==Getting in the beta simple. On the start date, just head to this portion of the official Medal of Honor site and do what needs to be done (sign a few things, promise your first born, whatever).
In an odd twist, EA's marketing department has decided to remind us of the recent mini-controversies over Medal of Honor. Since it's unveil, an outlet or two has taken issue with the fact that players can control a Taliban soldier in the game's multiplayer. Reportedly, GameStops located on US military bases aren't permitted to take pre-orders on the game as a result of the creative decision. In a statement, EA Games label president Frank Gibeau says EA hopes the beta "can clear up any misunderstanding about the patriotism and respect that are the foundation of this game." Sure, OK. Best of luck on that one.
Medal of Honor hits on October 12 for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.