The Call of Duty: World at War beta has been updated. On the official forums, Treyarch developer "JD_2020" has introduced "some Hardcore playlists," including a Search and Destroy playlist. More importantly, the level cap has been raised to 24, giving players access to new weapons, challenges and perks. Additionally, some (but not all) of the bug fixes should be in this patch, with more expected as the beta goes on.

Kudos to Treyarch for granting new features to the beta while it goes on. Despite a few noted caveats, we're still enjoying the multiplayer. Speaking of which, we've got 5 beta codes left to give out this afternoon, so enter here if you still need one.

[Thanks, phillyo2]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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