50,000 WAR beta keys to be given out by Multiplay today

Friday, 5th September 2008 11:06 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Multiplay just confirmed that it’s going to give out 50,000 Warhammer Online beta keys today. As you do.

You’ll need to have a Multiplay account to get one. You can get the keys here.

The game itself releases on September 18.

Press release after the link.

Multiplay to distribute 50,000 Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning BETA keys

Multiplay’s new downloads service swings into action.

Southampton, September 4th 2008, Multiplay – one of the largest gaming communities in Europe – is pleased to announce it has 50,000 beta keys for Electronic Arts’ upcoming Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning MMO. The keys are for the open public beta and will be available from Thursday 4th September 2008 from Multiplay’s new gaming downloads site,

Upon entering WAR, players must determine their allegiance and join an army. Those inclined towards the side of good may fight for the Realm of Order as an obstinate Dwarf, noble High Elf, or loyal human soldier of the Empire. Those inclined towards darker deeds may side with the sinister Realm of Destruction as a savage Greenskin (Orc or Goblin), corrupt Dark Elf, or marauding human worshipper of Chaos.

For the first time, players can engage in Public QuestsTM; these community driven Player vs. Environment quests help to advance the game’s story and allow all allied players within a certain location to participate in an ongoing, multi-stage battle. This is an example of how every aspect of the game, including PvE content, is geared towards the greater war in some important way. Players are not required to participate in Player vs. Player combat, and may aid in the Realm vs. Realm war effort and enjoy the game in its entirety via PvE content.

Drawing from a quarter century of highly detailed source material, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning brings Games Workshop’s fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.

To play for yourself visit for a beta key, available with a free Multiplay account.



  1. scuz

    nrrr i dislike signing up to random new websites just to grab a beta key, but fuckitttt

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    Remember you can’t take beta characters through into the retail game.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    I’ve never understood people’s obsession with betas. There’s about a billion finished games you could be playing… and not being paid for testing never really sat well with me. :)

    #3 6 years ago
  4. epic_wanderer

    Similar to what you said in the Xbox thread, some people just want to say they played it first.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Nutters, all of em.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Whizzo

    MMO betas are very handy to work out whether to bother buying it in the first place.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    Sort of… but if you’ve ever been around for the launch of an MMO you’ll know the first couple of months usually aren’t representative of how good the more polished game will be anyway. Betas are even worse than that.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Whizzo

    But they’ll give you a decent general impression if you allow for flakiness, for example all the talk before EVE came out was that it was “Elite:Online”, fortunately my time in the beta showed me that most certainly is not the case and I thankfully didn’t spend any money on it.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. kdawg5

    that link just leads me back to the main page… anyone else having the same problem?

    #9 6 years ago
  10. patlike

    Sorry about that. Try again.

    #10 6 years ago

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