Activision and Treyarch have announced the launch of the multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: World at War on the Xbox 360 later this month. Players can guarantee a beta token by pre-ordering the game at UK Game retail locations, or online at . You can also register as a member of to be eligible to receive a token but you aren't guaranteed one.

The PC beta is also due to launch at the same time, more details of that will come soon and will be available at

"The Call of Duty: World at War multiplayer betas will provide players with an opportunity to play as U.S. Marines, German Wehrmacht, Japanese Imperial Army and Russian Red Army factions in a variety of game types (Team Death Match, Free-For-All, Capture the Flag and War), across three different maps:

* Castle: The Imperial Japanese Army faces off against the Marine Raiders in a daytime battle, located on the grounds of an ancient, Japanese castle.

* Makin: The U.S. Marine Raiders square off against the Imperial Japanese Army in a nighttime fight, set in an outpost on the Makin Atoll in the Pacific.

* Roundhouse: The Wehrmact will fight the Red Army to the bitter end in a daytime struggle that features tank and infantry combat, set in a desolate, war-torn European train depot.

The betas will last for a few weeks."