Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Multiplayer Beta Hits SoonS

A multiplayer beta for Relic's Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II will be coming to Steam on Jan. 21, THQ announced today.

The beta will be available exclusively to Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm owners on Jan. 21, followed by a worldwide public release on Jan. 28. The beta will feature all four playable races, five multiplayer maps, and Microsoft's Games for Windows - LIVE TrueSkill Matchmaking.

That's right, Games for Windows Live is back. Kinda odd that this beta will use Live matchmaking but be made available through Steam, isn't it?

Dawn of War II is scheduled for a Feb. 23 release on PC through worldwide retail and online outlets.