Pre-order customers get first crack at the upcoming real-time strategy title from Relic and new parent company Sega.

The beta includes six maps supporting symmetrical competitive matches from 1v1 to 4v4 against other players or the AI, as well as the first 40 levels of progression through the metagame and the army customizer.

Sega plans to roll out the beta for a wider audience beyond its pre-order customers in the coming weeks, so you’re not totally out of luck if you’re waiting to see whether Company of Heroes 2 is worth your money. I was sold as soon as I got my hands on an alpha build last year and could feel how the new sightline modeling and weather effects completely change the way you approach a map, but some of you may require further convincing.

Check out the latest trailer showing off the multiplayer action in motion here.