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Killzone 3 Beta Starts on October 25th: Here’s Your Chance to Get In!

Victor Zuylen's Avatar Posted by on Oct 07, 2010 // Editor, Killzone Community

Yes, the Killzone 3 Public Beta Trial really is coming! Just like its predecessor, the multiplayer mode for Killzone 3 will be put through rigorous testing at the hands of the toughest, most demanding critics in existence: you, the fans. The Trial starts on October 25th and access is limited to 5,000 U.S. Plus subscribers, so please read the following instructions carefully if you want to know how to secure a spot in the Public Beta:

  • Be(come) a Plus subscriber
  • With the exception of a handful of key media partners and selected PAX feedback participants, access to the Killzone 3 Public Beta Trial is limited to PlayStation Plus subscribers. If you’re not enjoying the many benefits of Plus membership yet, now’s the time to sign up!
  • Download the theme
  • On October 19th, an exclusive Killzone 3 XMB Theme will appear in the Plus section of the PlayStation Store. The first 10,000 Plus subscribers to download this theme (5,000 U.S. Plus subscribers and 5,000 European Plus subscribers) will receive access to the Public Beta Trial.
  • Check your email
  • After you’ve downloaded the Killzone 3 XMB Theme, you will receive an email on Oct. 25th containing the Public Beta Trial promotion code and further instructions through the address you registered as your PSN Sign-In ID. Make sure you’ve set your notification preferences to accept emails from SCE, or we won’t be able to contact you.

Those of you who make it into the Public Beta Trial are expected to provide honest gameplay feedback, report bugs and glitches, and help test our network code in real-world scenarios. In short, we’re counting on you to help us improve Killzone 3! In return you’ll get a good taste of the multiplayer mode, including its brand-new Operations game type, party system, and jetpack and exoskeleton vehicles.

And if that doesn’t convince you to take a shot at the Public Beta Trial, maybe this new trailer will:

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+ funakatsuki on October 25th, 2010 at 8:34 pm said:

i hate the trashbox no way i would leave ps not even for this


+ Sky-Rocketed77 on October 25th, 2010 at 8:34 pm said:

@funakatsuki man…u had me going there for a minute..ur statement actually gave me a bit of hope lol


+ DoctorRed on October 25th, 2010 at 8:34 pm said:

Ugh, That Makes Me More Sad Funakatsuki….

I Think I’m Gonna Go To Be, I’m Personally Never Going To Enter Another Ridiculous Queue To Get Into Some Beta Crap, Cause Obv It’s A Waste Of My Time . -__-


+ DoctorRed on October 25th, 2010 at 8:35 pm said:

Bed* I’m Gonna Go To Bed * lol …. Made A Mistake >_>


+ funakatsuki on October 25th, 2010 at 8:35 pm said:

lol srry but i guess we’re the outcasts we’re not getting it


+ FlawedHero on October 25th, 2010 at 8:35 pm said:

Easy tiger. So you spent your parents money on a sub for some betas and so far have gotten one of two. There are all kinds of free and discounted items in the PS+ store that are pretty nice.

All you’re saying is “cater to my demands or I’ll pitch a fit.” That’s absolutely the wrong way to get anyone to want to give you a beta key.


+ omega_alpha-619 on October 25th, 2010 at 8:36 pm said:

welllp… at 100%…. im off, see ya in the zone ^_^


+ Sky-Rocketed77 on October 25th, 2010 at 8:36 pm said:

@DoctorRed i agree


+ FlawedHero on October 25th, 2010 at 8:37 pm said:

Don’t give up just because you missed out on one. All that does is make sure you never get into a beta. Keep it up, you’ll get something good.

I’d personally kill for a LBP beta key but doubt that will ever happen :X


+ funakatsuki on October 25th, 2010 at 8:38 pm said:

yea ima hit the bed too tommorow in the morning ill check but doubt ill have it


+ DoctorRed on October 25th, 2010 at 8:40 pm said:


I Have A Question For You, Have You Received A Beta Key Yet?
Now, If You Were A Fan Of Killzone , Would You Not Be Upset?
Not One Bit? This Has Nothing To Do With Playstation Plus , It’s The Fact That It’s Annoying To Keep An Eye On Your Email All Day, To Find Out That You Weren’t In The Beta . Sigh –
I’m Honestly Not Mad Or Upset , I’m Just Anxious To Figgure Out Why I Didn’t Get In .


+ DoctorRed on October 25th, 2010 at 8:42 pm said:


Lmao, It’s Not That I’m Giving Up , It’s Just That I Can’t Stand The Fact That I Devoted A Whole Day Towards Looking At My Email , I Kid You Not , I Took A Peek At My Email Every 30 Minutes , Atleast 50 Times Today , And I Skipped School . ._.


+ FlawedHero on October 25th, 2010 at 8:43 pm said:

Yes, I did recieve one and I do understand your frustration. As I mentioned, the LBP beta is #1 on my list and it’s doubtful I’ll ever get in.

That doesn’t stop me from trying though. If I were you I’d try to contact Sony and see what the issue is. Mention that it said open to USA and Canada and that you seem to have been voided for being in Canada. It’s worth a shot.


+ DoctorRed on October 25th, 2010 at 8:45 pm said:


Thanks For You Enthusiasm.
I Wish You Luck On The LittleBigPlanet Beta.
I’ll Def Give It Another Try :3


+ AmericanAce on October 25th, 2010 at 9:02 pm said:


1.) It was my money, first of all. Don’t act tough there big guy.
2.) I said betas were my number one priority, discounts and free stuff is good too. Maybe some BETTER stuff would be nice.
3.) I’ve been anticipating KZ3 more than any game. So you’d understand why I’d be upset.

I’m not even close to saying “Cater to my demands…” I think they should improve their quality of discounts, themes, games, betas, etc… that’s all.

One more thing. You’re awesome.


+ FlawedHero on October 25th, 2010 at 9:12 pm said:

Not entirely sure how that’s acting tough but we’ll roll with it.

You said “there better be a beta invite” or you’re going to quit the PS3 and buy an Xbox. How is that anything but pitching a fit and making demands?


+ DoctorRed on October 25th, 2010 at 9:25 pm said:

lol….I’m Sorry, I Bursted Out With Laughter When I Read That ^Up^


+ omega_alpha-619 on October 25th, 2010 at 9:35 pm said:

I honestly dont see why people love this game (or fps in general)… just run around shooting eachother… over…and over. I got bored after 10 mins. Beta deleted, lol. Seriously the whole fps genre is just dumbing down the world of gaming.


+ DoctorRed on October 25th, 2010 at 9:39 pm said:


Funny, Cause FPS Is In Lead From Best Sellers To High Standards .


+ omega_alpha-619 on October 25th, 2010 at 9:46 pm said:

Hey Im just expressing my opinion.. if I don’t find it interesting then I just don’t. I’m not gonna lie and say I do. If lots of people enjoy it more power to them. They all seem the same to me.


+ superfish1 on October 25th, 2010 at 10:51 pm said:

ok so whats the point in the beta if u cant test out the move with the killzone 3 beta thats just not smart you need to know how it going to play out online might not respond correctly or something might go wrong and second i am a playstaion plus sub and dislike that its a limited thing with the theme download i got it as soon as it came out and no email thats just lame and kind of makes me not want to get playstation plus again


+ superfish1 on October 25th, 2010 at 10:56 pm said:

@AmericanAce yes another person that is with me in the beta thing reason why we got playstation plus was for betas sure the free games and other stuff are cool but the priority is the betas


+ superfish1 on October 25th, 2010 at 11:00 pm said:

@DoctorRed i did the same thing but nothing only a email from EA but i could care less about that email i been waiting since 7am now its going to be 11pm kinda sad i spent all day looking at my email and to find out i got nothing


+ monodlee on October 25th, 2010 at 11:08 pm said:

GAH. i cant believe i didnt realize i had to turn on the emailing until now. is there any change the emails will be resent to people that just activated it??


+ blankko7 on October 25th, 2010 at 11:08 pm said:

Wait a minute, you enter PS+ only and ONLY for the betas? Betas doesn’t last longer than 2 months (at least the ones they give away in Plus)and there are TONS of other ways to get them for free (Twitter anyone?) and normally the Plus keys are the last given away

How is that any better than the Free games and the discounts? (which in the other hand SCEA has handled so poorly, but that’s a different story)


+ fijski8 on October 26th, 2010 at 7:57 am said:

There are other ways to get in, keep an eye on gamer websites like “Kotaku.com”

They gave out 25 codes yesterday.


+ Thugzorz on October 26th, 2010 at 10:13 am said:

You deleted your beta huh? Sounds more like you didn’t get a code and you’re trollin’ the game itself in your anger. 8P


+ omega_alpha-619 on October 26th, 2010 at 2:08 pm said:

@Thugzorz lol.. rofl interesting theory but wrong. But I guess thats what I should expect for expressing an honest genuine opinion. Instead of just kissing the collective arse of whats popular. But thank you for proving my point :)


+ FlawedHero on October 26th, 2010 at 5:52 pm said:

Given your trophy history and low overall game count, I find it incredibly hard to believe you’d even attempt to get into the Killzone beta much less actually make it in, wait for the email a week later and then play it. I especially find it amusing that you call out Killzone and FPS as “dumbing down gaming” when you have very little by way of “intelligent” or particularly innovative or genre defining.


+ DoctorRed on October 26th, 2010 at 6:18 pm said:


You Pretty Much Summarized Whatever I Was Going To Say To Omega, Nice Doings.


+ omega_alpha-619 on October 26th, 2010 at 7:01 pm said:

@FlawedZero lol..you make it sound like getting the beta invite was difficult. I just saw the theme on ps+ at a lil’ after 4pm pst the day it was put there an DL’d it. Then yesterday at 6:01pm got email. You just play guerrilla warfare skirmish over an over in this frozen (small) like factory zone. After playing for awhile the small area got real dull and repetitive. I dont care if you or anyone else dont believe it. Your opinion of me means almost nothing to me. Thats all I care to speak about it. This to has grown tiresome and dull. I have better things to do with my time. You apparently don’t. Enjoy your dull and boring games , I take comfort knowing they will keep you away from the games I enjoy most. :)


+ modded2gunz on October 26th, 2010 at 7:09 pm said:

so what happens when you got the theme but forgot to turn on the notification from SCE?!?

does that mean im SOL?


+ Electric7 on October 26th, 2010 at 7:28 pm said:

I logged in more than 600 hours into KZ2, yet I cant get in the beta because I don’t have psn+.
wow, no justice.
But the morons who purchased + can get the beta for a game that they didn’t even like in the first place. How are these people going to help you solve the multiplayer problems? They cant give you better feedback than your REAL FANBASE!


+ FlawedHero on October 26th, 2010 at 7:50 pm said:

Interesting, you apparently did get one. I never said it was impossible, just that you’re incredibly lucky in getting one even with everyone fighting to get it. Either way, judging an entire game off a beta is a bit silly as they tend to test small parts at a time.

Maybe you should write a calm, non-begging letter to the developer expressing your interest and love of the game. Not guaranteed to get you in but it’s worth a shot.


+ omega_alpha-619 on October 26th, 2010 at 7:55 pm said:

Good point FlawedHero…. perhaps it was hasty of me to judge it based on the beta.


+ FlawedHero on October 26th, 2010 at 8:15 pm said:

I’m not typically a big fan of shooters myself. The first shooter style game that I played that I felt was more than just “running around shooting people over and over” was Uncharted 2. You can get it pretty cheap now, it’s worth playing in my opinion.


+ Cornbread78 on October 27th, 2010 at 6:08 am said:

Sony, GG. Is there anyway to get access to the BETA as a non- PS+ member? I cannot afford to pay the extra money for the PS+, and honestly, by limiting the scope of the BETA to PS+ membes only, you are not going to get the full feedback from actual users that GG needs. Many of the PS+ users just want to play it but do not know how and have no intentions of providing feedback that would be helpful. Trust me, I know a few of members like this… Seriously, I put almost 400 hours online for KZ3, I’m sure I can provide a LOT more feedback than a PS+ member that put in 50 hours online, then moved to get trophy on the next game…… Is there any other way?


+ Jerome813 on October 30th, 2010 at 6:12 am said:

So, is it too late to get in on this Killzone 3 beta thing?! I want in!!!


+ itomas on October 31st, 2010 at 3:30 am said:

does this exclude Australia?


+ LeoMindfreak08 on November 4th, 2010 at 12:49 pm said:

I don´t want to loose my chance… i still waiting… @LeoMindreak08 (and Plus Member)


+ Mario_16 on November 5th, 2010 at 9:00 am said:

i want the beta :) … i still waiting, im plus member


+ MannyWood4Life on November 6th, 2010 at 12:03 am said:

yo wen do the beta end cause i hope never its super fun

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