Dawn of War II MP beta this month

21st for Soulstorm owners, 28th for others.

THQ has announced that it will launch a public multiplayer beta for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II later this month.

Owners of Dawn of War expansion Soulstorm will be the first in on 21st January as part of an exclusive period for them, and then the beta will be put out to the rest of the world on 28th January.

The beta promises to let you play with all four playable races across five multiplayer maps using Games for Windows Live TrueSkill matchmaking.

The full game is due out for PC in Europe on 20th February (a few days before the US on the 23rd).

For a better idea of what it's like, check out our most recent Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II hands-on preview. Those of you who are already sold on it might want to check out the pre-order packages while you're at it.

Look out for our thoughts on the beta later in the month and our review in the run-up to the game's launch.

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