Published on January 29th, 2013 | by Alex Best1
Crysis 3 Beta Available To Play Now
Today, Crytek has launched the public beta to Crysis 3 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Available to all players with an internet connection, the beta includes the game mode Hunter, whereby two Nanosuited players have to murder 10 grunts before time runs out.
If this sounds too hard, don’t worry: in addition to having a futuristic bow at your disposal, every grunt you kill will then respawn on your team. Expect plenty of stealthing in Hunter though, as both the Nanosuit troopers and the grunts they’re stalking try to avoid alerting the other as they maneuver around the map. With the timer forcing players into action, Hunter is all about who makes the first mistake.
If cloak and dagger tactics aren’t your thing, however, don’t be disheartened. There is a second game mode available in the beta, called Crash Site. Those of you who played Crysis 2 will be familiar with Crash Site, but if you are new to the franchise, Crash Site involves several objectives that you have to claim before the enemy team does. To help your quest for victory, you’ll have guns, powers (including the Rip And Throw ability, which lets you rip off parts of the environment to either hit somebody or hide behind) and the Pinger, an alien tank on legs.
You have two maps to play in the beta: Airport and Museum. Set in the campaign’s wild and overgrown version of New York, please remember to draw your attention away from the scenery so you can, you know, play the game. Just a tip for you all.
Still nervous about playing? Well, Crytek is there to help, as the studio have kindly released a video detailing the modes, tactics and weapons to help you prepare:
Now what are you waiting for? Go go go!
Don’t forget, the full version of Crysis 3 arrives on the 21st February. If you have an Xbox 360, preorder now to upgrade to the Hunter Edition, which comes with a free download of Crysis 1 on Xbox Live Arcade, as well as a load of multiplayer goodies, including skins, dogtags, guns and a XP bonus.