Beta Signups for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Now Available

Relic Entertainment and Sega have quietly opened up beta signups for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III.

The beta signup survey was shared initially via a newsletter sent out to fans subscribed to the game’s newsfeed, asking a myriad of questions like: your computer’s performance, your expertise with RTS and MOBA games, as well as your affinity to the Warhammer franchise.

To be clear, this is for a series of closed multiplayer playtests, which Relic are commissioning to fine tune balancing ahead of the game’s launch sometime later this year. Naturally, they’ll be taking in player feedback during these tests.

From the wording of the newsletter, it sounds like invites will be going out rather soon, so make sure to sign up if you’re interested.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III is launching sometime this year, for PC.

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  1. Fenrir007
    February 26, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    To beta testers: tell them to tone down the glowy shit.

  2. Madbrainbox
    February 26, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Don’t want Diablo 3 style effects in your RTS eh?

  3. Phasmatis75
    February 26, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Can’t wait for a repeat of Command and Conquer.

    For those that don’t know, the beta testers found the game so horrible they shitcanned the game.

  4. Neojames82
    February 26, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Don’t think that will happen with this one. The reason that Command & Conquer game failed is because EA was stupid enough to think you could do a F2P RTS game.

  5. Fenrir007
    February 26, 2017 at 9:22 pm


  6. Ruggarell
    February 26, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    RTS games are for lonely NEET PC losers. Get this shit outta here.

  7. Phasmatis75
    February 27, 2017 at 12:08 am

    I’m exaggerating of course. They’ll push this PoS out the door and I’ll under perform our outright bomb. Then they’ll spew something about listening to the fans and go about removing the bs when they realize their Esports dreams will never happen.

    The game will finally break even in about 3 years with all the DLC. Hopefully it convinces Sega execs to never again try to turn a beloved franchise into an Esports game. The saddest part of all this, the part that is most pathetic, is that if they’d just made an expanded Soul Storm, they probably could have had an Esports game on their hand.

  8. Madbrainbox
    February 27, 2017 at 2:38 am

    Because of all the fireworks on the screen ,this doesn’t look like an enjoyable viewing experience to me.If they fix that then I would give it a chance as an E-sport.

  9. NuclearKangaroo
    February 27, 2017 at 7:04 am

    if its anything like DoW2, you will have the option to tone that down in the options menu

  10. NuclearKangaroo
    February 27, 2017 at 7:04 am

    imagine being this butthurt over a video game

  11. Fenrir007
    February 27, 2017 at 8:36 am

    I don’t feel very confident. Given how many people asked them about it but they havent addressed or shown a demo of it toned down, I’m not sure we will be able to do that here. But I hope you are right.

  12. NuclearKangaroo
    February 27, 2017 at 9:02 am

    ok even in the unlikely circumstance they dont offer the option to tone it down, this is probably the easiest thing to mod

  13. Neojames82
    February 27, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Yeah kinda feel bad for Relic being under Sega’s heel now. The BS started with CoH 2 with all the DLC nonsense.

  14. Phasmatis75
    February 27, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Never played that serious, and it sounds like I should be grateful. It’s painful watching your favorite series go through things like this.