Electronic Arts and Crytek have announced the Crysis 3 beta download starts today for everyone worldwide. The open multiplayer beta program offers PC, Xbox 360 & PS3 downloads and is live now by clicking on the link above and going to the “Get Started” menu tab to select your system.
Developer Crytek adds: “The beta is designed to give you just a taste of the full Crysis 3 multiplayer experience, and help the development team collect your valuable feedback. – You’ll be able to suit up, team up with your friends, level up to rank 10, and customize your Nanosuit with different weapons, attachments and suit modules.”
The Crysis 3 Beta includes:
• 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!
• Museum Map: Roam the dark ruins of the museum that’s located in downtown Manhattan, and use the verticality to your advantage.
• Airport Map: Close to the financial district, nature has taken over buildings and planes in this open fields area.
Here’s the Crysis 3 Beta Multiplayer Gameplay Tutorial:
This Crysis 3 tutorial video demonstrates the features of the two gameplay modes available in the Open Beta: Hunter Mode and Crash Site. Hunter Mode is an intense competition of survival, with up to 12 heavily equipped troopers paired up against 2 permanently cloaked Hunters. Crash Site is survival-based gameplay reimagined, where two teams of players take control of random areas on the maps with the ability to use the environment as a weapon.
Watch the Crysis 3 Beta Launch Trailer:
The Crysis 3 Multiplayer Beta will give you just a taste of the full multiplayer experience by offering a preview of the Hunter Mode and Crash Site game modes. Become the Hunter and choose your load-out, tactics, and Nanosuit upgrades carefully — or else you may become the hunted! Crysis 3 Multiplayer supports up to 16 players on PC and 12 on consoles.
Crysis 3 on PC, Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3 is available in America from February 19th, 2013 and in Europe & the rest of the world from February 22nd, 2013.