'World of Tanks' open beta for PS4 underway from Dec. 4-6; participants can carry over progress to actual game


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Wargaming has announced that “World of Tanks” will run an open beta starting Dec. 4 until Dec. 6, 2015.

For three days, anyone with a PlayStation 4 can download the game to sample the free-to-play 15-on-15 tank combat. The good thing about the open beta is that players do not need to be subscribers of the PS Plus program to get access.

Even more fun to know is that the progress gained during the open beta period can be carried over to the full launch should players choose to avail of the game. This gives them a great headstart in gaining points according to Playstation Blog.

“Wargaming is excited to be working with Sony to bring World of Tanks to a new audience with PlayStation 4. The platform allows us to develop World of Tanks like never before with custom features and functionality such as PlayStation Vita Remote Play, and we are thrilled to start rolling the game out to Sony tankers worldwide,” said Executive Producer TJ Wagner to Now Gamer.

The good news is that beta players will not only be able play the game for free but will also be getting exclusive items, which include an in-game Playstation 20<sup>th Anniversary M22 Locust light tank.

Aside from freebies, beta testers will also get to test two exclusive maps Ruinberg and Scorpion Pass, which will only be available as a limited edition offering.

Meanwhile, attendees of the PlayStation Experience, which will be held on the same dates, will also get to experience the game through the “World of Tanks” booth at the event.

“World of Tanks” was originally released for the Xbox and PC to positive feedback, so it is expected that the game will replicate its success on the new platform.

Unfortunately, there has been no official information yet on the release date of “World of Tanks” for the PS4, but it is projected to come out before 2015 ends.