60,000 places up for grabs
Activision has confirmed that they will be opening the public beta of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars shortly with 60,000 places up for grabs.
The Public Beta build will consist of a single map named "Sewer", which is part of ETQW's Pacific Campaign. Set in Japan, the map revolves around a Strogg base hidden in, well, a sewer. It's an interesting mix of outdoor and indoor, vehicle and infantry combat, deployables and counter-deployables and good old-fashioned FPS combat.
The official community site states that "a fixed number of beta slots are being set aside for Fileplanet subscribers, so if you already have a FilePlanet subscription, you're in the front of the queue. The rest of the slots will then go to those with free FilePlanet accounts. To be clear: You don’t have to pay anyone anything to participate in the ETQW Public Beta. It's up to you if you want to pay FilePlanet for use of the improved download services they provide."
The date for the public beta should be announced soon.