THQ has announced that it's opening up the Warhammer40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution beta to anyone who has bought a Dawn of War game through Steam or has registered one through their Steam account.
In addition, gamers can get access to the beta by registering on the Dawn of War Community site and following the instructions under the Beta Key giveaway tab.
Featuring all six multiplayer races including the new Imperial Guard faction, the beta will run through the end of February to test the new Steamworks network and matchmaking features and help balance the multiplayer mode. All new units for each race will be available in the beta along with the new multiplayer maps that will ship with Retribution.
The Dawn of War II - Retribution multiplayer beta is currently planned to run until midnight on February 24, at which point the developers will take all feedback into account to create a day-zero balancing patch.
Announced back in August, Retribution is slated for release on PC March 1.