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Dec 09

MAG Official Box Art + Statistics from the Beta

Jeremy Dunham's Avatar Posted by Sr. Community Manager, Zipper Interactive

We’ve been exceedingly grateful to those of you who participated in our MAG beta tests over the last several months and couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out.

Naturally, with the end of our beta cycle, comes the countdown to our final release on January 26, and what better way to start that countdown than to reveal the final, “official” box art that you’ll find in the United States and Canada. Have a gander!

MAG Packfront Final!

Pretty sweet isn’t it? Yeah, we like it too.

Now that you know what to look for in the future, let’s go back to the past for a moment and talk about some interesting information we gathered over the last month.

  • More than 42,000 matches were played over the course of the full public beta (August 17 – December 5).
  • During October’s beta period alone nearly 534,000+ miles were traveled in-game by MAG players each week.
  • During the final month of the Beta 4 and 4.5 periods (November 9 – December 5):
    • Of the more than 65,000 players that logged on, 17,000 of them qualified for Squad Leader, 3500 people qualified for Platoon Leader, 1100 folks made it all the way to OIC, and 206 dedicated warriors made it all the way to the level 60 experience cap.
    • Nearly 18 million kills were made and an excess of 700 million shots were fired.
    • The Top 3 most played maps all belonged to the Sabotage mode. They were, in order, Syr Darya Uplink, Darien Network, and Copper Hills Relay.
  • You can check out some of our dedicated Beta tester all-stars over on the Official MAG Blog.

Add Your Own

UnKn0nSldr86 said:

December 10th, 1:10 pm

from a scale from 1-10, 10 being the best, i give the box art a 7+

if this game is as addictive as the Socom game on the ps2 was, than count me in.

Gogo_ZvC said:

December 10th, 1:13 pm

The only problem with the cover I find is the jarring gun at the bottom of it, just feels like it doesn’t belong. Other than that great cover and great game!

Kruegmeister said:

December 10th, 1:14 pm

They Should put Something about 256 Players.
This is one of the Main Draws for the Game, Yet the Box is not going to mention that???

robertdawg014 said:

December 10th, 1:15 pm

i miss the beta/ :(

BigBoss712 said:

December 10th, 1:18 pm

That’s a great looking boxcover but I didn’t like the beta all that much.. =(

Jeigh said:

December 10th, 1:19 pm

Yeah, I think I’m more or less happy with the boxart. I’d give it an 8.2 or so. Haven’t actually been watching the game too much. I’m not really a fan of online-only games.

Fusion_ID said:

December 10th, 1:20 pm

hey you guys and I really hope you guys consider this, the point of Mag is that its Massive and no other game out there lets you play with 256 players. I feel like you guys should state that somewhere on the front of the box. Maybe even in the silver line under MAG put 256 Players Online so the avg. joe who just looks at the cover or something will automatically know something is different about this game. Just a thought

MiChAeL6 said:

December 10th, 1:22 pm

Stunning box art, I love it, still haven’t played the game yet

westendmatt said:

December 10th, 1:26 pm

Just wanted to say how much I miss playing this game! I cannot freaking wait for this to come out! A piece of me died when the BETA ended. I’m itching to see what the full version is going to bring. GOOD WORK ZIPPER!

Draicus said:

December 10th, 1:28 pm

The box art is hectic, but the white and orange will probably catch some attention on retail shelves. The whole bottom half of the cover looks like it was just thrown in because someone forgot where they were going with the composition. :-P

Looking forward to the release though.

PSN_Tokeio said:

December 10th, 1:34 pm

BlingOnMyWrist said:

December 10th, 1:34 pm

It’s very well done, and I like the splash technique. The gun at the bottom just looks out of place…

radiantshadow92 said:

December 10th, 1:37 pm


ColeBeans said:

December 10th, 1:47 pm

WOW, amazing job on the box art guys, mad props!

Alex_Assassin_08 said:

December 10th, 1:51 pm

Glad to say I participated in the Beta, fantastic game :)

however, I pray the European boxart (I live in England) is slightly more focused.

Only complaint I have is that the game sometimes feels rather bland.

Howeer, when you get into it, the sense of community is amazing.

Pre-ordered :)


Blkant said:

December 10th, 1:52 pm

Wow, I must say that is definitely some excellent box art there… From the beta I was iffy, but I hope you guys clean, polish, and fix everything since then for release date, in hopes that when I rent it I’ll want to buy it.

ADR143 said:

December 10th, 2:05 pm

MAG beta was fun!!!!

cant w8 to get my hands on it!

u would like the boxart better if SVER was in the frontpage lol

schopaia said:

December 10th, 2:09 pm

Will this come with a headset?

email2003 said:

December 10th, 2:16 pm

◦Of the more than 65,000 players that logged on, 17,000 of them qualified for Squad Leader, 3500 people qualified for Platoon Leader, 1100 folks made it all the way to OIC, and 206 dedicated warriors made it all the way to the level 60 experience cap.

Of those 65,000 I wasn’t invited to play the beta. Weak SONY. I’m not interested in your game now.

Rostam10 said:

December 10th, 2:25 pm

MAG is a pretty good game…but it can never in a million years be better than Modern Warfare 2!!!!

MADANI_G said:

December 10th, 2:26 pm

oh this game is only online? will it have trophies?

MADANI_G said:

December 10th, 2:28 pm

me too I was never invited to a beta,so what? you dont see me crying.

MADANI_G said:

December 10th, 2:31 pm


jimmyhoffa82 said:

December 10th, 2:31 pm

awesome played the beta more then any in a very long time, its pre-ordered and cant wait for the release, SVER forever!!

XgargunoX said:

December 10th, 2:40 pm

Looks like zipper favors raven… Idk if I’m chosing raven or S.V.E.R yet.. Nice cover and looks like a sweet game.. Pre ordered in July

georgecat315fat said:

December 10th, 2:49 pm

Awesome cover

Talyis said:

December 10th, 2:51 pm

I know you probably heard this before but I really think this game should include a headset like SOCOM. It was really a pain to play with others online in the beta when they had no headset especially the squad leaders!

Rude_Sparthan said:

December 10th, 2:54 pm

IMPRESSIVE.. ;) nice job artists!

gtsentry said:

December 10th, 2:58 pm

OMG the bex art is a new type of a cover for a shooter game and looks crazy

Delta_Canuckian said:

December 10th, 3:27 pm

Sweet box art, but why all Raven? You can see some Valor guys, but I’m disappointed with the lack of SVER. :/

Mark_Critelli said:

December 10th, 3:48 pm

i read in the POST “and 206 dedicated warriors made it all the way to the level 60 experience cap.” really LMFAO cuz i was threw the hole 3month beta i was caped to 40, then reset, then got caped 40 then Reseted again got Caed 40 again then reseted & got caped at 60 =) then reset again & again got caped lv.60 =) so i was caped threw out the beta even after every reset so i was the one of the 206 or u counted me in it 2times cuz i got 60 2times after the reset & got back to 60 hehe. also the game is really really really awsome i had 2.85kill/death ratio with 4,000kills OVER deaths each time i was reseted & got it all back i master this game & i love it alot i even PAWNED everyone with single shot Pistol & i have proof of it with screen shot out all my weapons i 500kills more with my Pistol then my main weapon thats how good i am at ur awsome game i am looking forward to Jan.26 awsome job zipper.

TheUndertaker85 said:

December 10th, 4:08 pm

Why aren’t you guys addressing the auto kick/ban feature that you’re adding with the full title? I’m sure people’d like details of how they can get banned from the fully online title they paid $60 for…

Rai_11 said:

December 10th, 4:30 pm

Man that’s one of the nicest box art I’ve seen in a while!

Archeon_Dema said:

December 10th, 4:55 pm


KILLZONE79 said:

December 10th, 5:07 pm

I just want to say a BIG thanks to sony and zipper for allowing us to beta test MAG it was a fun wild ride. im so looking foward january 26th heck, i’ll preorder this after christmas
as i have to save money now to do christmas shopping for our family.

Lil_Mermaid_Girl said:

December 10th, 5:11 pm

I don’t like the top bar across the top with PS3 logo. I like the side bar alot more.

Techp13 said:

December 10th, 5:18 pm

Sweet it will be teen!!

mikedo2007 said:

December 10th, 6:25 pm

the cover doesn’t look bad. Could be better though. I’m suprised this game got a T-rating, I look at the trailer and it looked like it may a M-rating.

MaDogNik96 said:

December 10th, 6:39 pm

That box art looks EPIC. I was in the first beta, it was pretty fun.

CapinChronic said:

December 10th, 6:42 pm

Raven on box art = fail…. S.V.E.R FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!

madeup6 said:

December 10th, 6:47 pm

The box art is awesome. If it looks cluttered, just remember that it is very fitting for the game. 256 players worth of clutter.

TOY_BOXX said:

December 10th, 6:50 pm

The MAG box art looks really good. It displays in short snippets of what the game is all about. Eye catching, which is the purpose of the box art. Get the customers attention for possible sales.

Also the game itself, even though it was a beta, was alot of fun too. I’m excited in seeing what the final product looks like.

Black_Ryuk said:

December 10th, 7:13 pm

Love the cover…I can see why others may not like it since raven might not be the PMC they wanted to join…How about interchangeable covers for each PMC?

and will the game include a headset or have a separate bundle that will have it?

poweredbyzen said:

December 10th, 8:51 pm

woohoo – RAVEN made the box cover! this makes me very happy! i’m a raven sniper; can’t wait for release day! thanks again for the awesome beta, zipper!

poweredbyzen said:

December 10th, 8:53 pm

GAMECRAZY PRE-ORDER PROBLEM: i hear a lot of gamecrazy stores are closing; heck, there isn’t even one where in live in orlando! i want the RAVEN SPYDER SUIT and you can only get it by pre-order with gamecrazy. is there any other way to get it?! DLC PERHAPS?! PLEASE?!

Mighty-LordNes said:

December 10th, 11:32 pm

Hitman-Merc wrote: MAG ownes SOCOM its still was beta and accomplished overwhellming expections too me… I stopped playing my socom game for this MAG was awesome dont let it get as bad as socom is now th campers end the camping please!!!

Hitman, in this game if they camp while attacking they lose! If they’re defending, then I wouldn’t call that camping. It is not Socom, much less Crappy Confrontation!

About the cover though, I like it but as someone already said the giant dude kind of doesnt belong there. The whole thing kind of reminds me of the cover of Battlefield Modern Combat. But I’m not really concerned about the cover. I know I loved the beta, and I’m waiting for the actual game. That’s all that matters to me.

Kustom_FX said:

December 11th, 4:12 am

Box Art is well done, but I dont like it. WTH? Total Raven bend there.. your pushing your 3 PMC HUGH game on us, then SVER & VALOR get dinked on the cover? Yea we know what faction the ZpR Tags will be on now dont we.. kinda lame to make it so 1 sided on the cover.. just my opinion..

DirtYxWorM said:

December 11th, 9:01 am

I got my sick days ready. It looks like a new Chuck Norris movie, Hell Yea!

alucard696PL said:

December 11th, 10:15 am

looks great :) cant wait to raven you all :D:D:D but for know im heading back to bad company 2 beta :) i want your dog tags :D

SubzEroBlu said:

December 11th, 6:19 pm

how would a clan from call of duty make the transition to MAG and be in the same squad or platoon??? We have 35 to 45 people and we were thinking of how would we all play together in the game??

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