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Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta Coming to PSN on February 2nd

TJ Consunji's Avatar + Posted by TJ Consunji on Jan 21, 2011 // Product Marketing Manager

Update: The Killzone 3 multiplayer open beta will be launching on Thursday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m. PST. View more details on the beta and how you can win a Killzone 3 Limited Helghast Edition here.

Killzone 3 multiplayer open beta

Hello PlayStation Nation! Killzone 3 launch is now just 30 short days away, but for those of you who just can’t stand to wait any longer, we’ve got some good news: The Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta will be available for download on the PlayStation Network on Wednesday, February 2nd.

This Open Beta will be available for free to all North American PS3 users and will run from Feb 2nd-14th, giving you the perfect chance to get hands-on with Killzone 3′s brutal online warfare and try out the revamped precision controls. You will also have the option to play using the PlayStation Move and stereoscopic 3D.

The Open Beta will offers exclusive early access to the MP05 ‘Frozen Dam’ multiplayer level from Killzone 3, including all three online multiplayer modes: Guerrilla Warfare, Warzone and Operations, along with the offline multiplayer mode, Botzone.

“Frozen Dam” is a sprawling asymmetrical map set in an old dam facility, the playing field in MP05 has been carefully tailored to fit each of the multiplayer modes. Here are the four multiplayer modes included with the Open Beta:

Killzone 3 multiplayer open beta

Guerrilla Warfare (16 players)
Guerrilla Warfare is a standalone multiplayer mode similar to classic Team Deathmatch: You and your teammates must try to kill as many of the opposing team as you can before the timer runs out. In this mode, only the downstream monitor houses and repair bay are accessible, giving the map a very frantic pace.

Warzone (24 players)
If you’ve played Killzone 2, you may already be familiar with Warzone. It’s a round-based multiplayer campaign that consists of five randomly ordered mini-missions. In this mode, the power house and penstocks directly under the dam are accessible as well, so there’s more room to come up with different strategies and approaches to your goal.

Operations (16 players)
Operations is a new multiplayer campaign which aims to deliver a more cinematic, story-based gameplay experience, similar to that of Killzone 3′s single-player mode. It consists of a sequence of linear mini-missions, in which the ISA must try to secure the docks and destroy the dam, while the Helghast must try to protect the dam facility.

Botzone (one player and up to 15 bots)
Botzone is an offline multiplayer mode ideal for those looking to get to grips with the controls, the weapons or the map layout before going up against live players. Each of the aforementioned multiplayer modes can be played offline, against CPU-controlled opponents.

And of course, the open beta is just a taste of what you’ll get in Killzone 3′s multiplayer experience. For more details on Killzone 3′s multiplayer maps, check out the full briefing on Killzone.com.

We’ll unveil more details on the Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta soon (along with some other surprises). So stay tuned!

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+ mystikalguy on January 21st, 2011 at 10:16 am said:

VERY NICE!!!…cant wait


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+ Shane_O on January 21st, 2011 at 10:16 am said:

Great news! I didn’t get in the closed beta, so I’m super excited!


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+ Armstrong on January 21st, 2011 at 10:16 am said:

3d and Move in the beta? Sweet!


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+ BrianMcGuinness on January 21st, 2011 at 10:17 am said:

I hope people complain about this.


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+ Grey_Fox-47 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:19 am said:

HELL YEAH !! god how i love Sony :)


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+ Surfaced on January 21st, 2011 at 10:20 am said:

AWESOME, VERY GOOD DECISION


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+ ReyMo610 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:20 am said:

YEAH!! nice! looking forward to it.


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+ petegriffin89 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:23 am said:

Great news! Will any of the splitscreen modes be included with the open beta?


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+ maxon27 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:24 am said:

So…EM…….WHAT ABOUT UK PS3 USERS!? or do we get left out again?


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    + TJ Consunji on January 21st, 2011 at 10:43 am said:

    You guys are in too! Check out the EU PS Blog.


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+ ScreamAimFire999 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:24 am said:

Sweet! I wanted to try this game out.


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+ Superstrokey1123 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:26 am said:

Awesome stuff, gotta love betas. Now remember people, its not a demo, its a BETA!


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+ Seshat on January 21st, 2011 at 10:26 am said:

Can multiplayer be played also with split screen? My wife and I really enjoy split-screen modes; however, besides Resistance 2, I have not found any other game mode that lets both of us go online.

Since Killzone 3 now supports split-screen campaing co-op I tought I should ask.


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    + TJ Consunji on January 21st, 2011 at 10:55 am said:

    Killzone 3 has campaign co-op only. Hope you and the wife enjoy it!


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+ John_Oval on January 21st, 2011 at 10:28 am said:

@13, I dont think so, but you can also do that with COD Black Ops, except u cant both use your own psn accounts, which is stupid.

Anyways, hell yeah! I loved the beta before, this is awesome!


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+ Zilas on January 21st, 2011 at 10:28 am said:

Thanks for incorporating the Move in the Open Beta. I really wanted to try it out before in the Closed Beta and before going out dropping some cash for the Navigation controller and Sharpshooter. I hope some of the issues from the Closed Beta have been addressed. Can’t wait for Killzone 3!

P.S. Will we be able to change the button layout when using the sharpshooter (setting jump to triangle or square)? I been trying to figure out how users will jump over obstacles when using the sharpshooter accessory. The only way to push the X button would be to let go of the analog stick on the Navigation controller.


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+ jonathan_val on January 21st, 2011 at 10:30 am said:

Killzone 3 will have ONLINE CO-OP in campaign ???
PLEASE RESPONSE…!!!


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+ John_Oval on January 21st, 2011 at 10:30 am said:

Also, is this a final build of the game?


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+ KILLZONE79 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:30 am said:

Awesome, was in closed beta which i still have on my PS3 to play against computers in multiplayer


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+ LJ94 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:32 am said:

This is great. Can’t wait to play thanks for letting this out for everyone


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+ Alpha_Gamer on January 21st, 2011 at 10:33 am said:

@10 I take it you don’t read the EU playstation blog?


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+ BigRon3400 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:33 am said:

Sweet! Now me and my clan can get some practice in before release!


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+ Charles_Surge on January 21st, 2011 at 10:33 am said:

Has Guerilla been allowed to update things since the closed Beta??


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+ KwietStorm on January 21st, 2011 at 10:33 am said:

Will there be any changes from the previous beta?


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+ BullCity22 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:33 am said:

@Seshat, Black Ops allows you to play online split screen. You probably knew that but just in case you didn’t, there you go. I’m not sure if KZ3 will allow that or not.


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+ xxRaziel79xx on January 21st, 2011 at 10:34 am said:

Great! I can’t wait. Thanks


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+ guitarded77 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:35 am said:

I was lucky enough to play in the closed beta… I’m glad everyone will get a chance to experience this digital awesomeness before launch.


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+ BiezulbubBill69 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:39 am said:

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Stingger on January 21st, 2011 at 10:39 am said:

i liked the 2nd one… looking forward to using my playstation move controller for this 3rd entry…


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+ Amans91 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:39 am said:

Sweet, I was lucky enough to get into the closed beta and that was terrific, now I can go again but test out Move, this is gonna be awesome : )


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+ rebeljd on January 21st, 2011 at 10:41 am said:

KillZone 3 Private Beta was awesome. Everyone who gets to enjoy the Open Beta now is going to love it. Glad to see Sony/Playstation letting everyone in on the fun.


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+ I3rand0 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:42 am said:

How is this an open beta for a game that’s already gone gold? Can’t you at least be a bit honest and call this a demo? Unless the gold version of your game truly is still in beta and will still contain issues (LBP 2).


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+ J_MAVERIX on January 21st, 2011 at 10:45 am said:

Yes, I cant wait for this, GG is taking Killzone 3 to the next lvl with this Beta, the Trailers for it, the SOCOM Beta, and everything in the game.


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+ boxmyth on January 21st, 2011 at 10:46 am said:

Now that I’ve finally gone 3D, I’ve been leaning toward picking up KZ3. This will definitely help me decide.


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    + TJ Consunji on January 21st, 2011 at 10:59 am said:

    If you have a 3D TV already, you are in for a treat with KZ3. It’s epic.


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+ MatthewMk2 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:47 am said:

How is it a beta when Killzone 3 went gold last week?


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+ ScRaBBiT on January 21st, 2011 at 10:47 am said:

Thank you.


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+ rawstory on January 21st, 2011 at 10:49 am said:

February 1, of course, just happens to be the day that the first DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops goes on sale exclusively (for a few months) for Xbox 360.


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+ eddieMX07 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:50 am said:

cool I enjoyed the beta when I played last year. Does this mean we can play online with others as well as playing with bots?
I still have kz3 beta in ps3 so it will be fun to play online again… and Thanks for having this available to everyone


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+ twistedfloyd on January 21st, 2011 at 10:52 am said:

Sick! Thanks Sony and GG. Already planned on getting KZ3 at some point, but this’ll give me a nice taste beforehand!


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+ alex434 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:54 am said:

Nice love killzone2 and kz3 is coming this truly is the year of playstation !!!
And can we get a dynamic killzone theme pleaseeeee!!!!!!!!!


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+ DeathTagged on January 21st, 2011 at 10:54 am said:

Only to North America eeyh? -.-


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    + TJ Consunji on January 21st, 2011 at 11:00 am said:

    It’s in Europe too.


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+ LilWayneSuckz on January 21st, 2011 at 10:56 am said:

Awesome!


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+ eddieMX07 on January 21st, 2011 at 10:57 am said:

thanks… should have read the blog post before asking anything…


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+ Arcadian_Rebel on January 21st, 2011 at 11:04 am said:

This is going to be great!


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+ KidCommando on January 21st, 2011 at 11:05 am said:

Death to the ISA!


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+ WCKidRock on January 21st, 2011 at 11:06 am said:

It is very cool that the move will be implemented…I am in the closed beta and have not been able to try it out


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+ Budz04 on January 21st, 2011 at 11:06 am said:

I pre-ordered this without playing the 1st two Killzone games. THAT’S how epic it looks! I’m stoked to try out the multiplayer!


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+ Rafael14 on January 21st, 2011 at 11:07 am said:

Can people read the blog before asking dumb questions


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    + TJ Consunji on January 21st, 2011 at 12:03 pm said:


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+ Zezzler on January 21st, 2011 at 11:09 am said:

Do I have to re-download the beta of will the PS+ beta still work?


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    + TJ Consunji on January 21st, 2011 at 1:16 pm said:

    Zezzler – Yes, you will need to download the new beta.


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+ letherclad on January 21st, 2011 at 11:10 am said:

Sounds Awesome, Can’t Wait!


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+ fijski8 on January 21st, 2011 at 11:10 am said:

Great Idea!! This will help your game with more sales, when I played beta for ps plus, I was hooked! Couldn’t stop playing!


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