Before the game releases this February, SEGA and Relic Entertainment announced that Company of Heroes 3 is holding a Multiplayer Tech Test.
This tech test is happening now until January 17 at 2:00 PH Time, and it is being held so that Relic can test out the game’s servers and infrastructure on a large scale.
During this test, players can try out eight multiplayer maps that are set in Italy and North Africa. Players can also compete in 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, and 4v4 matches, as well as play Skirmish vs AI, Annihilation Mode and create Custom Games.
While this test is aimed at RTS fans, there’s also the “Mission Zero” skippable tutorial mission for those who are interested in trying the game out as their first RTS. Plus, the multiplayer maps are also available to play against AI opponents so that players can ease themselves into the game.
Company of Heroes 3 is the latest game in the real-time strategy game series by Relic Entertainment, and it’s set in the Italian and North African theaters of World War 2. The game’s premise is described as:
The legendary strategy franchise is back! Company of Heroes 3 is the ultimate package of action, tactics and strategy. Take charge in the heat of real-time battle, then command as a General guiding the overall campaign where every decision matters.
Overwhelm your opponents with four unique factions and all new international Battlegroups. Command ground, air and naval forces and build supply lines to crush enemy advances on the new Dynamic Campaign Map – no two playthroughs are ever alike! Play at your own pace across campaign and skirmish modes before diving into blistering multiplayer action. Discover the untold stories of a stunning Mediterranean theatre, featuring next generation destructible environments, all powered by Relic’s proprietary Essence Engine.
Company of Heroes 3 launches on PC via Steam on February 23, 2023.
For more info on the tech test, check out the latest Company of Heroes 3 blog post.