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Resistance 2 beta begins… today!

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Senior Producer, SIE

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 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 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, 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 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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Jeigh said:

October 16th, 7:44 pm

“Try tonight” ? You mean you aren’t at home right now, Jeff? Man, I think at 7 PM you can safely call it a day- take it easy man. :)

-IronMan- said:

October 16th, 7:46 pm

Posted on the resistance site, playstation site and here. LOL Why i didnt get the code when i pre-order the game?

Hmmm i need to chill. :)

mywhitenoise said:

October 16th, 7:47 pm

I pre-ordered from gamestop and submitted my code to and still haven’t received my email…
[DELETED] betas! This happened last time with the SOCOM and LBP betas!

fix this!

Zhi13 said:

October 16th, 7:47 pm

Hey Jeff i bought the qore episode 3 a long time ago will i get it? how do they know my email i would like to know how you guys send this stuff kind off interesting

Dann7978 said:

October 16th, 7:50 pm

Hey insomiac team, what if i just bought the third episode of qore. do i still get the beta?

yorttroy said:

October 16th, 7:50 pm


what if you only bought episode 3 of Qore…would u still get the beta

Jetlback423 said:

October 16th, 7:53 pm

When will the beta end???????? Jeff or Greg

Kamahl said:

October 16th, 7:53 pm

i already got it :D

downloading the beta right now, i was in the private beta as well so i already know what to expect

Profetik said:

October 16th, 7:57 pm

At the moment i’m not able to pre-order or subscribe to Qore, and i already entered the Gamepro contest but i got nothing. Is there any other way for me to get the beta? I would really apreciate it, thx.


October 16th, 8:00 pm

Got mine I’ll see you guys on there soon!!

Nice level three after first game, this rocks!!!

titusf said:

October 16th, 8:01 pm

What if I already redeemed a GameStop Pre-Order code that guaranteed me access and I do not receive a code either today or tomorrow?

Morphine16 said:

October 16th, 8:02 pm

Sucks that not everyone, as myself, that subscribed to Qore yearly did not get email

Frylander101 said:

October 16th, 8:04 pm

Can I haz beta code?

mahunoy said:

October 16th, 8:04 pm

Cant wait for this game. Girl with a stick FTW!

oG-ShAdY said:

October 16th, 8:05 pm

I just got my email. Thanks! I can’t wait to play R2.

Profetik said:

October 16th, 8:11 pm

Anyone with an extra code? I need a beta code

-IronMan- said:

October 16th, 8:12 pm

Good question titusf! I want to know too.

Humanbones said:

October 16th, 8:12 pm

Yep,Got my code,I already downloaded and I am installing now,See yall in a few minutes!!

CitizenErased said:

October 16th, 8:18 pm

Saw this post, checked my e-mail and the top first email was my code. :)

djchayan said:

October 16th, 8:20 pm

where’smy code I pre-ordered the special edition one and no beta yet!!

Infamous said:

October 16th, 8:21 pm

Thanks Greg!

any chance for some R2 avatars on the PSN?

iExile said:

October 16th, 8:24 pm

Lol @ the trolls above, registering to this website just to post flame bait in blog sections. Get a life.

nYc_FrEeWiLL_82 said:

October 16th, 8:27 pm


-IronMan- said:

October 16th, 8:28 pm

OMG i thought i got the email. Nope its about male enhancement :(

the-DVUS-one said:

October 16th, 8:29 pm

My email address has changed since I purchased Qore. Will the beta code be sent to my old non-existant address or will it be sent to my current email account that I have on my psn account? Is there anyway I can have them send it to my new address?

noter said:

October 16th, 8:29 pm

also bought that qore mag 3 and still havnt received anything.

-IronMan- said:

October 16th, 8:29 pm

Going Gold means the game is finished and is being replicated on bluray discs and going to be distributed across the world soon.

I think.

Profetik said:

October 16th, 8:29 pm

It means that the game is either almost complete, finished or fully complete.

TheGuardian1973 said:

October 16th, 8:29 pm


lilbuddy said:

October 16th, 8:33 pm

Thx for the update Jeff. I can’t wait for the email….my blackberry is waiting :-)

-IronMan- said:

October 16th, 8:33 pm

Got a question. Ok i preorder the game at Gamestop and got the voucher. Without reading the stuff underneath the code was too excited, i put the code in the redeem and it gave me an error. Then i registered on the net. And is waiting for the email.

Will i get it? Or did i goofed!

Profetik said:

October 16th, 8:35 pm

Anyone with an extra code? Thx

DevilHunterDante said:

October 16th, 8:37 pm


Marceles said:

October 16th, 8:39 pm


Yeah…Killzone 1 was so much better


Violater said:

October 16th, 8:40 pm

Gone gold means the game is complete and a Gold master disk created to be copied and manufactured.
Also means u will soon start seeing street date broken, leaked videos etc. etc.

TheHakku said:

October 16th, 8:49 pm

Jeff, I don’t think that’ll work (re-downloading the private beta app). Much has changed in this new client. The game title is not the same as before, as well. Private beta participants are not automatically rolled over into this public beta. Even someone at Insomniac said this. :p

Cole2026 said:

October 16th, 8:50 pm

I would like to know whether the visuals or the audio are improved in the gold build. To be honest, both the private and public beta both were underwhelming in terms of visuals and audio. The game itself is fun, I just do not know why the visuals are as they are given how nice Ratchet and Clank looked and sounded.

PSguy17 said:

October 16th, 8:51 pm

I subscribed to Qore through my dad’s account which is using his old email.

That email address, or so I’m told by my dad is no longer active, but I can still sign in to PSN fine.

Is there away to change the email and still receive my beta key?

PSN: ukhayam

shystie1 said:

October 16th, 8:51 pm

Got my beta invite today, downloaded it after the PS Store came back up and it took a while (hay it’s been a busy day / week for the PSN) and have been playing it. Great game by the way.

Any word on how old a build the beta is in comparison to the final build will see when the game is finally released? Other words visually how much of difference will we see?

maxerus said:

October 16th, 8:52 pm

Uggg no code yet…….WHY MUST YOU TAUNT ME GOD!!!

This is great news BTW! THANX SONY!!!

minestrone11 said:

October 16th, 8:53 pm

I was really worried when I didn’t get my beta code in the email today, but thank goodness the Playstation Blog put my fears to rest with the phrase “and tomorrow afternoon.”

40cal said:

October 16th, 8:54 pm

Checking my e-mail right now.

Profetik said:

October 16th, 8:57 pm


Nathan Hale said:

October 16th, 8:57 pm


wocyob said:

October 16th, 8:58 pm

if i call my gamestop and ask them to change my preorder from Wrath of the lich king… do you think they will give me the code over the phone or is it tucked away like the MGS4 beta was in that cd case?

40cal said:

October 16th, 9:01 pm

No e-mail yet. I guess I will have to wait until after work on Fri. Man I hope it comes in by then.

Oh, and thanks for the update.

acerazer1 said:

October 16th, 9:10 pm

By coincidence, I just subscribed Qore earlier this morning, not knowing that this was happening today. I’m not the hugest Resistance fan or anything, but I wouldn’t mind participating in the Beta. Does just subscribing today include me in the Beta, or am I too late?

bp9801 said:

October 16th, 9:12 pm

Suweeeeet! I’ve been waiting for this for a loooong time!

Laozer said:

October 16th, 9:22 pm

i live in australia
will the beta be happening in australia?

Foxx said:

October 16th, 9:24 pm

Something I haven’t seen a straight answer to yet.

Will there be any split-screen at all in the game? I heard that the offline regular story mode split-screen was taken out. Will I be able to play the 8 player Co-op with a buddy on the same PS3?

If there is no split-screen then why does a feature like that get scrapped after it was included in the first one?

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    gphillips said:

    October 17th, 4:26 pm

    As James\’s post indicates, online split screen play is included.

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