Chivalry 2 beta keys: We're giving away over 10,000 codes for this weekend's test

Update 2: The giveaway is over, as the beta period is ending and the codes may no longer work.

Update: Everyone who entered the raffle should have a code in their inbox (check your spam folder if you don't see one). 

There were codes left over—lots of them—so we're giving the rest of the codes away on a first come, first serve basis. Enter your email address in the form below to request one (or open the form here). 

If there are any codes remaining, you'll be sent one! It might take a little while for the email to appear in your inbox. If you get a code, it can be redeemed on the Epic Games Store, and grant access to the PC version of the Chivalry 2 crossplay beta which is running until Monday, April 26 at 7:30 pm Pacific.

Original story: Want to swing a sword around this weekend? Torn Banner has sent us a big pile of Chivalry 2 beta keys: 20,000 of the things. We could redeem them all on 20,000 alt accounts and then attempt to play 312 simultaneous 64-player battles against ourselves, but we thought it'd be easier just to give the codes away to readers. 

The Chivalry 2 crossplay beta will run from Friday, April 23 at 7:30 am Pacific until Monday, April 26 at 7:30 pm Pacific. The codes we're giving away are for the PC version, and can be redeemed on the Epic Games Store. They only grant access to this closed beta period.

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Just fill out the form above and you'll be added to the list of potential recipients. On Friday morning at 7:30 am Pacific, 20,000 email addresses will be randomly selected from the list and automatically sent codes. (And that's the only thing email addresses will be used for. Godankey won't sell or keep them; see its FAQ for more information.)

If you don't see the embedded form above, you can open the entry form in a new window.

20,000 is a lot of codes, so your chances should be pretty good here, though it obviously depends on how many people enter.

I played Chivalry 2 during a closed testing period a couple weeks ago and I had a lot of fun despite experiencing some bugginess and getting salty about archery—you can read what I thought in my preview of the online medieval battles.

If you get into the beta, a word of advice: Play the tutorial. It's well-made and it's not long, and it will give you an advantage over those with the hubris to skip it. Also, I recommend trying to play with a mouse and keyboard at first rather than reaching for a controller. I prefer using the mouse to aim and control swings. (But if you have a better time with a controller, don't let my preference stop you.)

Good luck in the raffle, and I'll see you on the battlefield if you get in. I'll either be the guy at the bottom of the scoreboard who's exclusively trying to hit archers with sledgehammers to prove some kind of a point, or the guy accidentally hitting teammates with a big axe.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.