Two weeks ago we brought you the trailer for, as well as information on, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution (wow, what a name). For those of you already chomping at the bit, you’ll be delighted to know that the beta kicks off on January 31st and will run until February 24th. This beta will allow Relic to test the new Steamworks support.
Steamworks will give players the use of Steam chat, achievements, and matchmaking. Relic, on the other hand, will be able to quickly release patches, allow content pre-loading, and take advantage of Steam’s weekend deals.
Certain members of the Dawn of War community will receive access on January 31st, while those who pre-ordered the expansion through Steam can jump in on February 1st. Finally, players who purchased a Dawn of War game via Steam (or if they’ve registered Dawn of War II through Steam) will receive invites on February 8th.
The original posting can be found on the official Dawn of War Community website.