Want to try Crysis 3's multiplayer before the game ships this February? Crytek is giving you that chance as they've just announced the beta start date for all three platforms.
The Crysis 3 multiplayer beta will be released on January 29 for all three platforms and will last until February 12. For those curious, Crytek has revealed that in the beta, players will be able to progress until level 10 and try out the different weapons, attachments and suit modules.
The beta will have two modes: Crash Site and Hunter. For a brief description on both, read on below.
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!
These modes can be played on two maps: Museum, which Crytek describes as "Roam the dark Ruins of Musem in downtown Manhattan and use the verticality to your advantage;" and Aiport, where "Close to the financial district, nature has taken over buildings and planes in this open fields area."
For those who liked Crysis 2's brand of multiplayer, lock January 29 on your calendars to see if Crytek can deliver on Crysis 3's multiplayer front.
To commemorate the announcement, Crytek has also released a new trailer for Crysis 3 called "The Nanosuit," in which, you guessed it, the Nanosuit is shown off.
Any of you interested in trying this out or will you be too busy playing the other shooters already out? I'm curious to see how Crytek handles the dog tags, killstreaks, modules and other stuff to make it stand out from the rest of the pack.
Crysis 3 is set for a February 19 release on the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.