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

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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

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 said:

January 21st, 10:16 am

VERY NICE!!!…cant wait

Shane_O said:

January 21st, 10:16 am

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

Armstrong said:

January 21st, 10:16 am

3d and Move in the beta? Sweet!

BrianMcGuinness said:

January 21st, 10:17 am

I hope people complain about this.

Grey_Fox-47 said:

January 21st, 10:19 am

HELL YEAH !! god how i love Sony :)

Surfaced said:

January 21st, 10:20 am


ReyMo610 said:

January 21st, 10:20 am

YEAH!! nice! looking forward to it.

petegriffin89 said:

January 21st, 10:23 am

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

maxon27 said:

January 21st, 10:24 am

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

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    TJ Consunji said:

    January 21st, 10:43 am

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

ScreamAimFire999 said:

January 21st, 10:24 am

Sweet! I wanted to try this game out.

Superstrokey1123 said:

January 21st, 10:26 am

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

Seshat said:

January 21st, 10:26 am

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 said:

    January 21st, 10:55 am

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

John_Oval said:

January 21st, 10:28 am

@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!

Zilas said:

January 21st, 10:28 am

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.

jonathan_val said:

January 21st, 10:30 am

Killzone 3 will have ONLINE CO-OP in campaign ???

John_Oval said:

January 21st, 10:30 am

Also, is this a final build of the game?

KILLZONE79 said:

January 21st, 10:30 am

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

LJ94 said:

January 21st, 10:32 am

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

Alpha_Gamer said:

January 21st, 10:33 am

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

BigRon3400 said:

January 21st, 10:33 am

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

Charles_Surge said:

January 21st, 10:33 am

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

KwietStorm said:

January 21st, 10:33 am

Will there be any changes from the previous beta?

BullCity22 said:

January 21st, 10:33 am

@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.

xxRaziel79xx said:

January 21st, 10:34 am

Great! I can’t wait. Thanks

guitarded77 said:

January 21st, 10:35 am

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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January 21st, 10:39 am


Stingger said:

January 21st, 10:39 am

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

Amans91 said:

January 21st, 10:39 am

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 : )

rebeljd said:

January 21st, 10:41 am

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.

I3rand0 said:

January 21st, 10:42 am

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).


January 21st, 10:45 am

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.

boxmyth said:

January 21st, 10:46 am

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 said:

    January 21st, 10:59 am

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

MatthewMk2 said:

January 21st, 10:47 am

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

ScRaBBiT said:

January 21st, 10:47 am

Thank you.

rawstory said:

January 21st, 10:49 am

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.

eddieMX07 said:

January 21st, 10:50 am

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

twistedfloyd said:

January 21st, 10:52 am

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

alex434 said:

January 21st, 10:54 am

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

DeathTagged said:

January 21st, 10:54 am

Only to North America eeyh? -.-

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    TJ Consunji said:

    January 21st, 11:00 am

    It’s in Europe too.

LilWayneSuckz said:

January 21st, 10:56 am


eddieMX07 said:

January 21st, 10:57 am

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

Arcadian_Rebel said:

January 21st, 11:04 am

This is going to be great!

KidCommando said:

January 21st, 11:05 am

Death to the ISA!

WCKidRock said:

January 21st, 11:06 am

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

Budz04 said:

January 21st, 11:06 am

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!

Rafael14 said:

January 21st, 11:07 am

Can people read the blog before asking dumb questions

Zezzler said:

January 21st, 11:09 am

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

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    TJ Consunji said:

    January 21st, 1:16 pm

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

letherclad said:

January 21st, 11:10 am

Sounds Awesome, Can’t Wait!

fijski8 said:

January 21st, 11:10 am

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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