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Resistance 2 beta begins… today!

Greg Phillips's Avatar Posted by 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 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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peyo1983 said:

October 17th, 5:05 am

To play beta R2 3 weeks before this game will lunch you have to purchase the annual subscription Qore. Sony is making money from everything. This is sad :(

angel27 said:

October 17th, 5:21 am

it suck with Qore, then you may get a free Qore episode from Playstation magazine that’s BULL

CTG said:

October 17th, 5:42 am

How will you guys know if someone reserved at Gamestop?

cdj said:

October 17th, 5:50 am


If posted somewhere, I missed it. Can you please let us know what ports we should have open for this one?

I am getting way too many disconnects/network errors and it is keeping me from fully enjoying this one.

Thank you for your time.

Little Big Solidus said:

October 17th, 6:04 am

hmm, still waiting on the qore email. Do they go alphabetically?

as for the ports



GGCAN said:

October 17th, 6:20 am

Thanks Greg and Jeff….received my Beta late last night (around 1 am EST).

matty12345 said:

October 17th, 6:32 am

y wen i try 2 get onto the resistance website it asks me for a password 2 acsess the page [IMG]http://i35.tinypic.com/wqy3vr.jpg[/IMG]

matty12345 said:

October 17th, 6:33 am

can i ask why the resistance website asks 4 a password when i try 2 get on it?

JaKhris said:

October 17th, 6:33 am

I got a key, and played ten minutes and … I WANT MORE!!! Great job guys. :)

-IronMan- said:

October 17th, 6:42 am

Hmmm still no email.

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    gphillips said:

    October 17th, 1:52 pm

    When you pre ordered, did you receive a code from Gamestop to enter on their website?

acerazer1 said:

October 17th, 6:46 am

Honestly, if you’re just buying Qore to get in this Beta, then you are very silly (for lack of a better term).

I’ve been meaning to subscribe to Qore for some time now, but never had the money to do it. Finally, I had some extra money, and subscribed yesterday morning before I knew Qore subscribers were getting Beta codes starting yesterday. Does anyone know if subscribing yesterday excludes me or not?

-IronMan- said:

October 17th, 6:47 am

I got Qore subscriber and Pre-order the game from gamestop. So far none. Will wait till this afternoon and raise heck at gamestop. lol

acerazer1 said:

October 17th, 6:50 am

Oh okay. That sounds like a good plan to me. How does Gamestop always manage to get themselves into trouble like this? We should just call them Gaylord Focker, geez

EnKeRa said:

October 17th, 6:59 am

I GOT IT!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!

BigVic said:

October 17th, 7:27 am

Awesome! I can’t wait for my email.

chriscowboyd said:

October 17th, 7:28 am

i got my code thank sony and everone please do not rate the bata on if the game is any good or not .

scorpio said:

October 17th, 7:35 am

Can’t wait to try R2 Beta thanks….

StalkingSilence said:

October 17th, 7:44 am

Trying to get my hands on this…

stennex said:

October 17th, 7:49 am

R2 beta is great. I cannot wait to play the final product. The textures in the game are so good. And this is just the online beta. The single player story line should really kick ass. Pr-ordered my game a longtime ago. R2 is definitely a GOY contender.

guitain said:

October 17th, 7:54 am

You say the Public Beta begins in next week for europeans as well, but how do we get into it? ^^

StalkingSilence said:

October 17th, 8:06 am

Linky is wrong: blog(dot)us(dot)playstation(dot)com/beta(dot)myresistance(dot)net

I think you just want: beta(dot)myresistance(dot)net

Toast said:

October 17th, 8:19 am

I have no interest in the beta(i want the game to deliver all surprises)but It’s great to hear the game has gone gold…but doesn’t that defeat the point of it being a beta?

Anyway, can’t wait until 11/04 the game looks sweet and I hope co-op lives up to everything it’s been hyped to be. Given the industry is so me-too, i’d love to see focus switch back to co-op gameplay than competitive as I enjoy that much more, especially in shooters since i just drag a competitive team down :p

kaichi said:

October 17th, 8:21 am

Man im still waiting for my email to get into beta. well afternoon will be here soon enough.

Profetik said:

October 17th, 8:21 am

I really need a key, any extra keys you can email me at represenativeofchrist@hotmail.com i appreciate it. Thanks!

beasta25 said:

October 17th, 8:24 am

yo the public beta site is not working!? What’s up with that!? and i keep getting kicked out of the open beta site every time i put in my name, What gives!?

I can’t wait for this game by the way, but i really want to get into the public beta, but the site won’t let me!?

matty12345 said:

October 17th, 8:27 am

wtf lbp gettin delayed

zeke2040 said:

October 17th, 8:30 am

finally this beta is out… im already downloading it, and i can’t wait to get the full game in my hands.

FritoZ said:

October 17th, 8:32 am

have fun everyone!

hope the servers last longer than LBP’s beta!

-IronMan- said:

October 17th, 8:42 am

Stupid Gamestop just called them they were like its not on. I was like uh… it started and wheres my damn email. I am starting to get mad.

Give me another damn code this one not working or something.

Then he was like my boss be here at 1pm call then. I was like give me my money back then faulty advertisement.

Call back at 1pm. UGH!

duhcola said:

October 17th, 8:44 am

I tried to download it and i had no room on my HDD, and i went back and it was gone! :(

BrianC6234 said:

October 17th, 8:48 am

#20 – You must have a problem on your connection. I downloaded the beta in a lot less time than you took for 30% of the download. I didn’t keep track of the amount of time but it was under 1.5 hours for the whole download for me.

Lalosk said:

October 17th, 8:51 am

I still haven’t gotten mine hopefully they are still going out. I reserved from gamestop.

acerazer1 said:

October 17th, 8:51 am

Still nothing, dangit.

I wish they said some Qore subscribers will get it, then I would have never had this false hope.

Profetik said:

October 17th, 9:08 am

Beta anyone?

jenkins77 said:

October 17th, 9:15 am

Where is my beta code?? Have been a Qore annual subscriber since day 1 and no beta key!!

Lencer said:

October 17th, 9:31 am

i have quore but i havent got a beta code!

Prayer350z said:

October 17th, 9:41 am

I cant wait for my code! RESISTANCE > All PS3 Games.

luminousCranium said:

October 17th, 9:47 am

If I go to the Playstation Store today and download the issue of Qore that included this beta, will I still get a beta key?

sonyrules said:

October 17th, 9:49 am

where is Qore beta code?

schwaa said:

October 17th, 10:04 am


One of the songs contains a verse from the Koran. Possible November release. I am NOT making this up.


kaichi said:

October 17th, 10:22 am

still waiting for my email. i reserved at gamestop.

Kem1kal said:

October 17th, 10:25 am

LBP is not delayed I work at blockbuster and we already have it ready to go out for rent on the 21st. schwaa doesn’t know what he is talking about and ps3fanboy = crap. Also I have qore annual hope to get a email soon!!!

Kem1kal said:

October 17th, 10:29 am

Just got it!!

chrisrhymz said:

October 17th, 10:33 am

if any1 has any extra keys that they wouldnt mind giving away can i get it please thanks…

PSN ID: ritz305

jessehaysfl said:

October 17th, 10:58 am

im also a qore sub from day 1, i havent got my email but everyone must remember what jeff said, there sending out 10,000 or so emails so it might take awhile.

Profetik said:

October 17th, 11:10 am

Anyone with a beta key, plz hook me up. my psn is Tallyhawk

schwaa said:

October 17th, 11:17 am


Just relaying a message, bro. If your copies don’t get recalled by Sony there will probably be a patch to fix it. Maybe it’s a bogus story, who knows. Seems legit…

Heights said:

October 17th, 11:29 am

I also had my code sent to my old psn email. Not sure why that is but it may happen to others.

victorh34 said:

October 17th, 11:38 am

i pre ordered my copy of resistance 2 on amazon, does that means im not getting the beta? =(

jbat17 said:

October 17th, 11:46 am

hey guys, if i just purchased the qore ep3 without an annual subs, should i still expect the code in from the Premiere wave?

from the post it seems that i should, but no email yet. with lbp delayed, i need this beta

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