When you hear the word “beta” in the gaming industry, you typically find the word “exclusive” or “closed” within that same sentence. The folks over at Crytek are looking to erase that mindset as they’ve announced an open beta for Crysis 3 that starts next week.
The beta kicks off on PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 and officially begins on January 29th. Participants in the beta will be able to rank up to level 10, but still be able to customize their nanosuit and gun with different modifications and attachments.
- Museum: Roam the dark ruins of the museum that’s located in downtown Manhattan, and use the verticality to your advantage.
- Airport: Close to the financial district, nature has taken over buildings and planes in this open fields area.
- Hunter Mode: This multiplayer game mode is all about the survival of the fittest. There are two teams, initially comprised of two permanently cloaked “Hunters”, and up to fourteen CELL troopers awaiting extraction. Each trooper slain respawns on the Hunter team to prey on their former allies, building to a frenetic climax. If any of the troopers survive the round, the hunters lose. Whichever way you play, Hunter Mode delivers a heart-pounding test of strategy and survival.
- Crash Site Mode: This multiplayer game mode is the ultimate King of the Hill type experience. An Alien dropship deploys a pod at random around the map. Players on each team must remain near the dropped pod in order to capture the zone and accumulate points. Each alien pod holds two shields players can utilize defensively as weapons. In addition, each Crash Site map will have a “Pinger”, a CEPH-constructed walking weapon of mass destruction. But be careful, other players can hijack the Pinger while you’re inside of it!
It’s great to see that the beta is open to all platforms and won’t require gamers to jump through a few hoops to participate. We’ll be recording quite a bit of Crysis 3 beta gameplay footage and uploading it to our YouTube channel the day that it goes live.
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