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Call of Duty: WWII beta raises level cap

Probably a sign the beta is getting extended

Soldiers fight alongside a tank in a screenshot from Call of Duty: WWII Sledgehammer Games/Activision
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The private beta test of Call of Duty: WWII’s multiplayer has raised the level cap, opening up new weapons and equipment for players.

Sledgehammer Games raised the cap from 30 to 35 yesterday evening. If you’re thinking that this points to another surprise extension of the beta — as has been the case with other big-name games in the past — you’re probably spot-on. The beta for Infinite Warfare got a one-day extension last year, and in 2015, Treyarch raised the level cap for Black Ops 3 a day before that beta was extended another 24 hours.

The raised level cap means the M1928 — the classic Thompson Submachine Gun — and the Flamethrower Scorestreak are now available. Sledgehammer detailed more changes in this blog post.

The Call of Duty: WWII beta is scheduled to close tomorrow, pending any last-minute extension. Sledgehammer has tweaked the multiplayer game balance based on feedback and observations gleaned from the test, which got going Aug. 25 on PlayStation 4. Nine more controller layouts will be part of the game when it ships Nov. 3 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.