Free-to-play Company of Heroes Online reaches beta

By on July 22, 2010, 4:49 PM
Closed beta testing has officially commenced for the free-to-play version of Relic Entertainment's hit real-time strategy game Company of Heroes. Early access is currently limited to a few lucky community members, but come next Monday, 20,000 keys will be available through While that may sound like a lot, we're guessing they'll disappear quick, so don't hesitate to claim yours.

The Company of Heroes Online beta will feature two factions, the Allies and Axis, which both have three divisions offering varied play styles. Players can choose from 17 different multiplayer maps split between 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 modes, and there's also free access to the CoH single player campaign.

In a true free-to-play fashion, the game will be at least partially funded by microtransactions, where players can purchase in-game upgrades or items instead of grinding for them. System requirements seem modest, demanding only a Pentium 4 2GHz, 1GB of RAM, and a Radeon 9500/GeForce FX 5200 or better.

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Guest said:

YES! After 4 years for waiting, i'll be able to play this game online for FREE!! *end sarcasm*

teklord teklord said:

Those requirements specs are crazy. You may crack double digit frame rates occasionally online if you put all settings at their lowest with no AA or AF at the minumum spec specified.

Guest said:

Yey!! I can now play what I have been playing for years already! Who cares?? Where is COH 2 thats what we want!!!

treetops treetops said:

prettyy sweet for a free game

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