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Resistance 2 beta begins… today!

Greg Phillips's Avatar + Posted by Greg Phillips on Oct 16, 2008 // Producer, SCEA

Heya, it’s been a while since I’ve been seen around these parts as James Stevenson, Bryan Intihar and the others at Insomniac have been doing most of the Resistance 2 posting as of late. Along with my return to the blog, I bring a few announcements with regards to R2:

  • Today, October 16th, the public beta for Resistance 2 will begin in North America. The beta will offer gamers a glimpse at Resistance 2′s online competitive and co-op modes ahead of the game’s launch on November 4th. We will be admitting players in two waves: a Premiere wave which includes those that pre-ordered at GameStop, individuals who subscribed to QORE for one year and/or bought the episode featuring Resistance 2 and a recent contest from GamePro.com. Those of you in the Premiere wave should be receiving an email with a registration code between now and tomorrow afternoon. A second wave is starting in the middle of next week, and you apply to be a part of it by going to beta.myresistance.net once the site goes live (later tonight). For those of you across the pond in Europe, the public beta will also begin next week.
  • The Beta will include competitive maps from three locations in the game. These maps include 60-, 40-, and 20-player maps from Orick, 40- and 20-player maps from Chicago, and the 10-Player map Sub Docks (Bay Area). New modes Skirmish and Core control will be supported, along with Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch. The co-op portion of the beta will focused on Orick, and will support randomization of your play-path. Both co-op and competitive will support matchmaking and class/character progression up to level 10. This will allow unlocking of new equipment, upgrades and berserks for character customization.
  • Speaking of beta.myresistance.net, the beta version of our new community site goes live tonight as well. Customizable leader boards/user profiles, individual blogs and ‘ticker’ that provides players with up to minute information of happenings on the site are just some of the features the beta site has to offer. Leading into the November 4th North American launch of the game (and the months to follow), we’ll be adding several more features that will make MyResistance.net the destination for all Resistance fans.
  • And, finally, Resistance 2 has gone gold. As a special treat, the below image gives all of you PlayStation Blog readers an idea on just how big just the online coop campaign mode is :)

HiRes Co-op graph

That’s all for now. Keep your eyes open for more R2 announcements as we lead into launch. If you have any questions, write them in the comments sections and I’ll do my best to answer them.

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+ modestgod on October 16th, 2008 at 7:05 pm said:

muwhahaha YES


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+ TheHater on October 16th, 2008 at 7:05 pm said:

Why haven’t I receive my beta code from Qore as yet?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on October 16th, 2008 at 7:39 pm said:

    \”Those of you in the Premiere wave should be receiving an email with a registration code between now and tomorrow afternoon.\”

    They\’re sending out tens of thousands of emails, it does take quite some time.


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+ meta1militia on October 16th, 2008 at 7:06 pm said:

cool! i want a code!


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+ KIT619KAT on October 16th, 2008 at 7:06 pm said:

i cant wait for the game!!


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+ TheHater on October 16th, 2008 at 7:06 pm said:

Oh, and yes, I am a Qore annual Subscriber


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+ Jetlback423 on October 16th, 2008 at 7:06 pm said:

I got my Qore beta code downloading NOW!!!


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+ Chrisrahosiris on October 16th, 2008 at 7:06 pm said:

I love Resistance. I’m glad that I subscribed to Qore. I hope that I get my email tonight.

The new site looks great.


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+ stewey on October 16th, 2008 at 7:06 pm said:

Sweet! I hope I get my code soon!


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+ diablo103 on October 16th, 2008 at 7:07 pm said:

awww nvm and btw im a Qore Annual subscriber and im still waiten on my invite. So much for premium service. r u guys sending out in waves or wat?


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+ schwaa on October 16th, 2008 at 7:07 pm said:

Just got done downloading, have been waiting for this for what seems like forever! I’m off to check it out…peace!


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+ Marceles on October 16th, 2008 at 7:07 pm said:

I hope I get my email from GameStop or Qore..I see someone on my list playing it already :(


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+ X_TyranX_X on October 16th, 2008 at 7:07 pm said:

Can I have a code please?!


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+ X_TyranX_X on October 16th, 2008 at 7:08 pm said:

Wow i mad eit on front page!
My PSN is TyranX I would love you if I got a code!


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+ Parapraxis on October 16th, 2008 at 7:08 pm said:

Hell yes!!!


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+ Jetlback423 on October 16th, 2008 at 7:09 pm said:

When will this Open Beta End? Will it end when the game is released or before?


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+ iluvps3 on October 16th, 2008 at 7:10 pm said:

Sweet!

So since it has gone gold I’m guessing the Beta is to test the online and prepare patches once the game launches. Right?


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+ Dann7978 on October 16th, 2008 at 7:11 pm said:

please give me a code i need a code Dann7978


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+ MUGEN02 on October 16th, 2008 at 7:12 pm said:

30% after almost a hour and a half of downloading. I could of had this beta downloaded in less than 25 minutes if it was downloading from my PC or that other console. It’s downloading at 100kbs now wich is horrible.


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+ Money1 on October 16th, 2008 at 7:13 pm said:

SWEET!!!


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+ lifeRPGs on October 16th, 2008 at 7:13 pm said:

Hello, those who applied for the Beta back on the myresistance.net website few weeks ago, when will emails be sent? I might not be selected, but for those who will, when will emails be sent out?

They are already out of those who have pre-ordered..


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+ Jeigh on October 16th, 2008 at 7:14 pm said:

Alright! The game is Gold!! I’ve been looking forward to this! :D


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+ darkiewonder on October 16th, 2008 at 7:14 pm said:

svilaysack@gmail.com

Don’t forget to send a code my way!

and congrats on Resistance 2 going gold! less than a month away!


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+ XxBigP123xX on October 16th, 2008 at 7:14 pm said:

PS3 gets back next Wednesday, will be on this ALL DAY.


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+ McKeyDee on October 16th, 2008 at 7:15 pm said:

Thank you so much for clearing the info about the beta emails. I guess I’ll be getting mines tomorrow. I can’t wait to play!

-MKD


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+ xXxNiteMarexXx on October 16th, 2008 at 7:15 pm said:

i purchased the annual subscription to Qore on day 1 of its launch and still havnt received my beta code i was wondering when do you think i can expect it


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+ lifeRPGs on October 16th, 2008 at 7:16 pm said:

By the way, why don’t you also use LITHIUM for the forums back at myresistance.net ?

it would be much better to sign in using our PSN ID, just like on the killzone.com and the SCEA/SCEE forums.


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+ aiphanes on October 16th, 2008 at 7:20 pm said:

For those who have slow downloads…its your internet connection. I have a 25 meg pipe, and the downloads was super quick. Just saying. Upgrade the the faster internet, and get a good wireless router. Put your PS3 in the DMZ also.


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+ TorturEd on October 16th, 2008 at 7:20 pm said:

I purchased the annual subscription to Qore on day 1 of its launch and still havnt received my beta code either any idea when I’ll recieve it has I am seeing people that just subscribed a couple episodes ago started to get theres hours ago


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+ rddflag on October 16th, 2008 at 7:20 pm said:

Finally! can’t wait to play this!


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+ ftwrthtx on October 16th, 2008 at 7:20 pm said:

The beta is a blast. I’m glad I pre-ordered the game.


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+ MariusElijah on October 16th, 2008 at 7:21 pm said:

If i signed up for the beta like two weeks (idk)
do i have a chance
or do i have to sign up today?


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+ ThinMoon on October 16th, 2008 at 7:21 pm said:

sounds cool, although like LBP i’ll probably miss out on beta codes…i’m not sure i’ll have enough cash to let myself preorder this :D

(SO MANY GOOD GAMES COMING OUT!!!)


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+ Lrgking on October 16th, 2008 at 7:24 pm said:

Good job Insomniac!!!

LBP comes first seeing as how I have preordered it first, and im low on cash.

But this is definateley on my present list.
Thank goodness its coming out around the day of my bday.
=D


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+ Maverick_fox on October 16th, 2008 at 7:25 pm said:

AWESOME!!

Anyone with an extracode feeling caritative tonight?

PSNid. Maverick_fox1


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+ iExile on October 16th, 2008 at 7:26 pm said:

Where’s my beta key!? >_< I’ve been a Qore subscriber for months now. WTF!


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+ Gromer on October 16th, 2008 at 7:27 pm said:

I can’t wait to try the beta out!


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+ Koneesha on October 16th, 2008 at 7:27 pm said:

If you were in the private beta would you recieve an invite?


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+ Hershy999 on October 16th, 2008 at 7:27 pm said:

Can’t wait to start playing the beta! Will the full game have any sort of 4-player splitscreen?


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+ C-h-a-o-s on October 16th, 2008 at 7:27 pm said:

I have a question, can the trophies that involve co-op be unlocked in online co-op as well? If not I am so screwed on getting a 100%.


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+ Sillyace92 on October 16th, 2008 at 7:29 pm said:

When will annual Qore subscribers be getting their codes, ‘cuz I’m still waitin’


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+ PatriotEyez27 on October 16th, 2008 at 7:31 pm said:

I have a question,I downloaded my copy of Qore Ep.3 for free from an OPM I bought 2 months ago,it had a promotion code for Qore and I was wondering if I can still get in to the Resistance 2 beta.

Thanx in advance !


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+ no1evofn on October 16th, 2008 at 7:36 pm said:

so we will be getting our codes in our email or through qore if we bought qore? (episode)


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+ Tropic on October 16th, 2008 at 7:36 pm said:

Nice cant wait


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+ canucks23 on October 16th, 2008 at 7:36 pm said:

Help, i registered my pre-order thing, and i am an annual subscriber to Qore but i still haven’t recieved a code. Are they still coming?


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+ -IronMan- on October 16th, 2008 at 7:39 pm said:

And where is my Code thru Email? I pre-ordered the game from gamestop and registered on the net. I got nothing. Also got Qore 3 and still nothing. And subscribe to Qore later on and still nothing.

PSN: IronMan

Extremely upset atm.


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+ tenklo on October 16th, 2008 at 7:39 pm said:

loved the story line for this game online not so good…. i hope the online got better for this game… and i prouble wont get into this beta either back to mgo for me lol


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+ Juniorcortorreal on October 16th, 2008 at 7:43 pm said:

Thanks for the Update Greg
The Site is asking for a username and password
whats that about Greg?


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+ Violater on October 16th, 2008 at 7:43 pm said:

The audio is underwhelming so are the visuals.


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+ CanadianWolf on October 16th, 2008 at 7:44 pm said:

I don’t want it, Resistance 1 sucked bad…I rather wait for Killzone 2 beta…


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+ -IronMan- on October 16th, 2008 at 7:44 pm said:

Anyway thanks for the update Greg still waiting tho. I have a feeling i wont get the beta.


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