Prepare for maximum testing. The official Crysis 3 multiplayer beta arrives this January 29.
Unlike the Xbox 360-exclusive Crysis 2 multiplayer beta/demo that took place in 2011, Crysis 3′s multiplayer beta will be available on all platforms and will run for two weeks (until February 12), giving you ample testing time, and developers Crytek a larger window to perfect Crysis 3′s multiplayer experience.
In the beta, you’ll be able to rank your nanosuit soldier up to level 10 and can equip him with various weapons, attachments and nanosuit modules.
You’ll be able to duke it out in two different game modes on two different maps:
Beta Game Modes
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!
Roam the dark ruins of the museum that’s located inf downtown Manhattan, and use the verticality to your advantage.
Close to the financial district, nature has taken over buildings and planes in this open fields area.
In addition to the beta announcement, Crytek also treats your eyes to another spectacular Crysis 3 gameplay trailer, this time showing off the mystical, alien-enhanced nanosuit.
Crysis 3 launches February 19 in North America and February 21 in Europe on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.