Far Cry 3 multiplayer beta announced
Online beta to run for two weeks this summer
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on May 17, 2012 - 3:17pm EST (May 17, 2012 15:17)
Ubisoft has announced details for the Far Cry 3 Multiplayer Beta, which will run for two weeks this summer on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
In the multiplayer beta, up to sixteen players per match will have the opportunity to choose from six playable classes and will able to experience online action within multiple maps and modes - including the new Firestorm mode. Dozens of weapons with hundreds of upgrades and customizations will also be available.
Gameplay includes teamplay-focused experiences with support points and weapons, as well as the ability for all classes to revive fallen teammates. Zip-lining, combat sliding, psyche gas and barrel bombs are just some of the gameplay elements that can be experienced when playing.
The closed beta will be accessible by invitation only. With the purchase of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier from GameStop retail outlets on May 22, 2012, GameStop PowerUp Rewards members will receive an invitation code. Players can choose to play on either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Once the beta is live, players will be e-mailed their actual code which they will enter through their console of choice.
Consumers may also choose to enter via Facebook for a chance to win one of five hundred beta keys. Keys will also be distributed through Ubisoft social channels such as Ubi.com, farcrygame.com, along with partner social channels and community and media websites.
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Far Cry 3 is slated to be released in North America on September 4, 2012.