We’ve known Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond would include a multiplayer component, but with just a little over a week left before its December 11th launch, it wasn’t clear if developer Respawn Entertainment would offer much detail ahead of time. Luckily a new multiplayer trailer for the game released today, giving us our first good look at how it will play.

As a studio known for its kinetic shooters (Titanfall, Apex Legends), there was little doubt that Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond multiplayer would be a run-and-gun affair, and the new trailer does a great job of showing off how the action will play out.

You can watch a high-quality version of the trailer on YouTube.

While the delay in releasing info was worrisome, fortunately it looks like Above and Beyond will feature a full slate of five multiplayer modes across various maps.

  • Mad Bomber – Plant and defuse bombs
  • Deathmatch – Free for all
  • Team Deathmatch – Teams competing for kill count
  • Blast Radius – Explosive king of the hill
  • Domination – Take and hold territory points with your team

We don’t know how many weapons and maps yet, but the trailer showed at least nine different guns and two different grenades.

With such a wide range of modes, there is of course concern that the player population could be stretched thin. Luckily the game is due to launch on both Oculus PC and SteamVR (it will be the first Oculus Studios title to be released on a non-Oculus platform). We’re hopeful that cross-play will be supported between the two platforms, though we don’t have explicit confirmation yet.

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Oculus has said it’s also looking into the possibility of bringing the game to Quest 2 in the future.

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond also includes a full single-player campaign, which you can read about and watch here.

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  • 3872Orcs

    Well this is a safe must buy! That looks very fun!

  • Holger Fischer

    Who’s with me buying on steam regarding the latest events? Bad for the developer moneywise but who’s to blame?

    • theailer

      I’m in all the way.

    • MeowMix

      I’m buying on the Oculus store; I’m hoping for the future possibility of Crossbuy with Quest if they do manage a Quest port :) [thus, a free Quest 2 copy]

      Regarding STEAM, I can see this game being priced at $60. Once you factor in the STEAM Tax, Oculus will be receiving less money per sale, so makes sense to bump it from the usual $40 to $60.

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    • Gonzax

      I’ll buy it on Steam but it now says it will be out on the 12th instead of the 11th as opposed to the Oculus store so I’m having doubts.

      What ‘latest events’ are you referring to, by the way?

      • Holger Fischer

        Facebook shutting down games.

      • It says “12th” for you because you’re in Europe.

        • Gonzax

          That’s what I thought but Oculus still says 11th for me.

          It’s the first time the release date is different. Maybe it is because the game is out at midnight or something but the 12th of december is a saturday, strange day for a release.

    • Gamer1st1

      Steam for me please. FB can pound sand.

    • Pablo C

      I have some credits in the Oculus store, but I´m buying it on Steam anyways. Who would choose the soon-to-be obsolete PC VR platform.

  • david vincent

    Are you locked up ATM ? You should take a breath of fresh air.

  • Looks cool!