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Starhawk Beta Open to All PSN Users Today, Get Top Tips

Harvard Bonin's Avatar + Posted by Harvard Bonin on Feb 21, 2012 // Senior Producer, SCEA

Starhawk for PS3

We’re happy to announce (remind) everyone that the Starhawk Multiplayer Beta is open to ALL COMERS today, Tuesday, February 21st only on the PlayStation Network! You don’t have to “like” us on Facebook, you don’t have to “accept a special offer” and you don’t have to sign up for any service (that is, except for the PlayStation Network free service)! Everyone is welcome to join! Just check the PlayStation Store and prepare yourself for a good time!

In the coming weeks we’ll be upgrading the Beta a ton. You can expect a new map, new vehicles, new weapons, 32-player max matches and more. Remember, this is still a beta, not a demo. We are actively finding and fixing problems — and we need your feedback!

The Starhawk Beta will not last forever. When we’re done testing it will go “bye-bye”… and so I wrote a poem to illustrate my point…

The Starhawk Serenade
If you don’t try Starhawk you’ll be sad,
While your friends are having fun you’ll be mad,
It’s such an easy download,
Your head may explode!
There’s so much d&*#*! fun to be had!

You will be sad if you miss out! Don’t be sad. Live a little!

For you new players, here are a bunch of handy tips…

You can post your bug feedback by logging into the Starhawk Beta forums using your PSN ID. Also, check the fan-made Starhawk wiki for info, and check the Lightbox Beta news for regular updates.

We realize that a lot of new players will be jumping in. Here are some tips to help you along.

General Starhawk Beta Tips

  • Kill to build, build to kill. Kill enemies to get more Rift Energy to build more stuff to kill more enemies.
  • Shoot glowing Rift barrels to collect more Rift Energy.
  • Do not repeatedly build the same structures. Things like Garages or Launch Pads allow you to create new vehicles without building a new structure.
  • If you stay in the vicinity of your base area and Rift Extractor you will auto-magically collect Rift energy.
  • Each structure does something specific. Discover its purpose!
  • Most all the structures have a glowing yellow panel. If you go up to one, you will be prompted to either create a new vehicle or remove the building. Removing repeated buildings is a great way to ease the strain on your structure cap.
  • Use mics for the best experience….and sometimes to learn a few new words. :)
  • Pick your Skill wisely. You can also change them during a match during respawn. Remember that you need enough XP points and the listed prerequisite for a Skill to unlock.

Starhawk for PS3

Top 10 Starhawk Beta Tips from Real Beta Players!

  1. Wall Spam, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing! If you place a ton of walls they will suck up structure cap space – and the enemy will fly over them anyway! Use them intelligently. Look to create choke points and use them efficiently. It’s very tempting to build them as they are relatively cheap and they scratch the “build a base” itch. Stand firm! Avoid spamming the battlefield with unwanted clutter! – From H-BOMM
  2. Take My Knife, Please! When you’re knifing an enemy try to jump and knife at the same time. You can also get higher (stand on a rock, etc).
  3. Sniper Time! If you aim the LR-3 Railgun for a long period of time the laser will show and your location will be revealed. Use it quick to avoid detection. – From Matt-Moore
  4. Chose Your Friends Wisely! Working as a team is absolutely critical to have a shot at winning. Teamwork is key. – From Outast_Graves
  5. Mic Up! Use your mic. Encourage your friends to use their mics and work together for optimal fun. — From Sharp Dagger
  6. For The Love Of God, RUN! Hold R2 to run. Do it always. Never walk. Always run. Run, run, run. – From TuckTay
  7. Enemy Mine! The mines are magnetic…you can stick them to your Hawk or Razorback. Get close enough to enemy Hawks or Razorbacks and they will “jump” onto them and explode. –From Seven11
  8. To Build Or Not To Build. If you need a Razorback or a Mech, look around your base first. Don’t build another structure if they are there already. Run up to the yellow panel and build the vehicle. – From SmokScr
  9. Sell You Down The River. You can sell and remove most buildings by using the yellow control panel. Just run up to it, choose to “remove” and down it comes — From Ikeler
  10. Bite The Hand That Feeds. If you EVER see a player with the handles LBI (insert name here) or SONY (insert name here) kill, kill, kill…. – From RobbieK

Controller Layouts

Here are the Starhawk Beta controller layouts for your viewing pleasure…

Starhawk: Character Control Scheme

Starhawk for PS3: Vehicle

Starhawk: Aircraft Control Scheme

Beta Maps

For those new players out there a couple of top-down maps to help you get your bearings on the action….

Scourge

Starhawk for PS3: Acid Sea

Space

Starhawk: Space Minimap

//Add Your Own

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+ slavezero9 on February 21st, 2012 at 9:09 pm said:

*shakes fist at the interwebs*


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+ resist_this13 on February 21st, 2012 at 9:10 pm said:

100th comment lol


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+ Harikune on February 21st, 2012 at 9:28 pm said:

Downloading now. I really loved Warhawk and the community, so here’s hoping they carry over to Starhawk!


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+ YunGFLASHyy on February 21st, 2012 at 9:32 pm said:

12:30 am and the store still hasnt updated.. who fell asleep on the job?


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+ Harikune on February 21st, 2012 at 9:37 pm said:

@YunGFLASHyy You might need to restart your system. I did, and it was updated and I’m downloading the Beta now.


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+ slavezero9 on February 21st, 2012 at 9:40 pm said:

I had to restart my PS3 real quick, or it could be that your zone is on a different PSN zone, dunno.


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+ slavezero9 on February 21st, 2012 at 9:43 pm said:

eh, you know what I meant.


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+ Kaz_S_l on February 22nd, 2012 at 7:03 am said:

I really need to download this…


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+ ceedub2 on February 22nd, 2012 at 9:54 am said:

The beta stoped working for a while thought maybe the beta time has ended. Thanks for the update re downloaded the beta and I am rolling again


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+ harscombat on February 22nd, 2012 at 12:41 pm said:

hi team i play the bata version awsam man i like it.
but i have the ask you something

are they coming more building guns tanks en some explosion like c4 or something end i see its a tactic game are you planing to add survival mode?stay al live en make defend en hold as long as posebil?

-more guns en upgrade
-more building en building upgrade
-more vichels like tanks buggy aa tank(anti air tank:).
-custum guns

i hope more building end i hope you are making a survival mode in star hawk
like call if duty stay alive as long as you can plz anwer gr harscombat I’m a fan


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+ WHITESABBATH on February 24th, 2012 at 6:43 pm said:

Thanks for all you do H.B.


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+ ethextreme on February 25th, 2012 at 9:05 am said:

I am downloading now and cant wait to play tonight when I get off work!


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+ alex_walex on February 25th, 2012 at 6:34 pm said:

Allow players to parachute out of their hawk when in mid-air if they want to abandon it before it explodes or any other reason, the parachute can be used to manually steer oneself to land. You should create an even bigger jet that can fit at least 1 more person to use as a second shooter to protect from back and or front. Allow the hawks to lock onto buildings, walls, and cars for accurate hits. Allow 1-man motorcycles or possibly a vehicle that can split into 2 motorcycles. You can also try replacing the laser machine cannon with missiles to fire at enemy hawks in the area. Make the time of the deploy shorter. Don’t warn enemy players that the deploys are about to land on them. Use tornado sirens on certain buildings when they are being approached by enemies. Increase the amount of rift energy that each team is allowed to use up. Allow jets to drop bombs from the air straight down towards below targets, allow it to do heavy damage on building structures, but cost the jet user some rift energy.


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+ alex_walex on February 25th, 2012 at 6:34 pm said:

Allow users to roll out of the way when on-coming vehicles are trying to run them over. Allow jet users to completely shut off their jet when they are in the air to free fall. Require shotgun users to aim before they shoot because they just hip fire shotguns for quick easy inaccurate kills. Create boat machines to use on water to attack land and or other boats in use (war-ships). Create and increase more machines to use in the game but increase the requirement of rift energy for the even better and more effective machines; this can balance out the use of machines in the game.


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+ megas_man1 on March 10th, 2012 at 4:27 pm said:

I believe the link to the beta forums is broken it puts you at psn not at the main forum selection.


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+ MuRaKaZ on March 11th, 2012 at 9:09 am said:

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