The PlayStation 4 beta starts on August 25, while the Xbox One testing starts on September 1. Those who pre-order can gain access to the closed beta for multiplayer.
The download comes in at just over 16GB.
Here's an overview of what you should expect in the Private Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Beta.
The Call of Duty:WWII trial period will have 3 maps, which you can play in Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Hardpoint.
If you want you can even start downloading the beta now so you can jump into the trenches straight away, but only on PS4, as Xbox One owners have to wait for their own beta to begin at the end of this month. Sure, you can fiddle with your loadout and send out invites or chat with people who might be there, but for the most part, it's a passive experience.
Not only is Call of Duty going back to its historical roots with the upcoming release of Call of Duty: WWII, but the series is introducing it's first social space with Headquarters. There is a trailer revealing Headquarters, although it doesn't really seem all that different than any other trailer for a Call of Duty game.
As games increasingly become more of a service product over an established, static platform, the Call of Duty franchise has been at the forefront in post-launch content.