EA and Crytek will be letting eager fans try Crysis 3 multiplayer as soon as next Tuesday, January 29, and that offer's good for all platforms. That's right, this is one of those rare instances where you can participate in a beta regardless of whether you're gaming on PC, Xbox 360, or PS3.
The beta will basically allow players to try two multiplayer modes across two maps; that's the Hunter Mode and Crash Site Mode on "Museum" and "Airport." The level cap will be set at rank 10, though players will still be able to try some of the Nanosuit customizations.
Here's a breakdown of the two modes:
- 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!
As for the maps, their names pretty much say it all. Museum will have players roaming through the ruins of a museum in downtown Manhattan, with more vertical terrain. The Airport is situated close to the financial district, and is far more open.
No word yet on when the beta will end, exactly, but we're sure players will have ample notice before then.