Killzone 3 Open Beta Hits The Playstation Network In February

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Great news for Killzone fans, Guerrilla Games will be unleashing the Killzone 3 multiplayer open beta onto the world on February 3rd.

The beta will be available to anyone who wants it and includes one large map with four different games modes.

According to the announcement on the official Playstation blog, the open beta will give gamers access to an asymmetrical map called “Frozen Dam” which was created to work with each of the included modes.

Here are the details on the included modes as reported by the Playstation Blog:

Guerrilla Warfare (16 players)

Guerrilla Warfare is a standalone multiplayer mode similar to classic Team Deathmatch: You and your teammates must try to kill as many of the opposing team as you can before the timer runs out. In this mode, only the downstream monitor houses and repair bay are accessible, giving the map a very frantic pace.

Warzone (24 players)

If you’ve played Killzone 2, you may already be familiar with Warzone. It’s a round-based multiplayer campaign that consists of five randomly ordered mini-missions. In this mode the power house and penstocks directly under the dam are accessible as well, so there’s more room to come up with different strategies and approaches to your goal.

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Operations (16 players)

Operations is a new multiplayer campaign which aims to deliver a more cinematic, story-based gameplay experience, similar to that of Killzone 3′s single-player mode. It consists of a sequence of linear mini-missions, in which the ISA must try to secure the docks and destroy the dam, while the Helghast must try to protect the dam facility.

Botzone (one player and up to 15 bots)

Botzone is an offline multiplayer mode ideal for those looking to get to grips with the controls, the weapons or the map layout before going up against live players. Each of the aforementioned multiplayer modes can be played offline, against CPU-controlled opponents.

Source: The Official Playstation Blog

Last Updated: January 24, 2011

Nick De Bruyne

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