Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta Coming 2/3, Win a Limited Helghast Edition

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Killzone fans! We know you are eager to join the Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta and the team at Guerrilla Games has been hard at work finalizing the content. The good news is that the beta is looking better than ever and we can’t wait for you to try for yourself. Unfortunately, we’re here to report that we will have a slight delay on the beta availability. The open beta was originally set to begin on Wednesday, February 2nd, but will now be available on Thursday, February 3rd at 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time.

Killzone 3: Multiplayer open beta

To make it up to you, we will be giving away 60 Killzone 3 Limited Helghast Editions (not sold in stores) to players who participate in the Open Beta this weekend. The Limited Helghast Edition contains all the same elements as the retail version of the Helghast Edition, but features a Helghast Helmet replica with illuminated LED eyes, simulating Helghasts’ glowing mask. What makes this truly “Limited” is that we’ve only made 1000 of them. Keep your eyes on the PlayStation.Blog to see how else we’ll be giving these away.

Killzone 3: Limited Helghast Edition

So, log on and play the Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta from Friday, February 4th through Sunday, February 6th. We will be randomly selecting 20 participants each day who are playing in the Open Beta and notify winners via the email address associated with each entrant’s PSN account between February 10th, 2011 and February 18th, 2011. Check out the full rules below. Good luck this weekend!



By participating in the Killzone® 3 Multiplayer Open Beta Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”), each entrant (or his or her parent or legal guardian if the entrant is under the age of majority in his or her state of residence) unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection and scoring of entries and the overall administration of the Promotion. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Promotion.

1. ELIGIBILITY: Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and related companies, and agencies (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) and immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings and spouse and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same household, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Void in all U.S. territories and possessions and overseas military installations and where prohibited or restricted by law.

2. TIMING: The Promotion begins February 4, 2011 at 9:00AM Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and ends on February 6, 2011 at 8:00PM PST (the “Promotion Period”).

3. HOW TO ENTER: Internet access, a PlayStation®Network account and a PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is required to enter this Promotion. To create an account go to the PlayStation®Network menu from a PS3™ XMB and choose “Sign up for PlayStation®Network”. Create an account by entering the required information. Once an account has been created, Entrants should log on to the PlayStation®Network and go to the PlayStation Store, sign in with your PlayStation Network ID and download and play the Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta to your PS3™ system. Each time you play the Killzone 3 Mulitplayer Open Beta you are automatically entered into the drawing.

4. ENTRY CONDITIONS: Entrants may play the Killzone 3 Mulitplayer Open Beta as many times as they like during the Promotion Period but may only win once. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. If there is a dispute regarding registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

5. PRIZE: Twenty (20) winning Entrants will be selected each day for a total of 60 winning Entrants in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received for each day during the Promotion Period to each receive a copy of the Killzone 3 Limited Helghast Edition game. Entries are good only for the day of entry and will not carry over to any remaining days. Approximate retail value is (“ARV”) $199.99. Please allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery. Taxes on prize, if any, are solely the responsibility of the winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if a prize is unavailable. Sponsor may disqualify a winner and select an alternate winner if any prize is returned undeliverable. Prizes are non-transferable. Sponsor need not substitute a prize based on the winner’s request.

6. ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.


7.1. Winner Notification: Drawings for all three days will be held at approximately 12:00P.M. (noon) PST on February 10, 2011. Prize fulfillment is based on availability. Sponsor will notify each winning Entrant via the email address given when they signed up for their PSN account. Each potential winning Entrant must respond to Sponsor’s notification within 7 days to claim their prize. If a potential winning Entrant does not respond within this time period, Sponsor may select an alternate winning Entrant from a daily pool of 20 back-up entries and notify those potential winning Entrants per the process described above. Prizes will only be awarded to those back-up Entrants who have responded to Sponsor’s notification within 7 days to claim their prize. All prizes not claimed from the back-up Entrants will not be awarded.

7.2. Required Documentation: The potential winning entrant must complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release (“Affidavit”) in accordance with the instructions listed in the notification correspondence. Sponsor must receive the completed Affidavit within 7 days of the date stated on the notification correspondence or Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, disqualify entrant. Any entrant who fails or refuses to sign and return the required documentation within the time period as specified by Sponsor will be disqualified. If a potential winning entrant is considered a minor in the legal jurisdiction in which the entrant resides, then that entrant’s parent or legal guardian will be required to execute and return the Affidavit. Non-compliance with these Official Rules or failure to return all required documentation by the stated deadline or Sponsor’s inability to contact an entrant (using the contact information provided in his or her registration) within a reasonable time period, as determined by Sponsor’s sole discretion may result in disqualification and the forfeiture of the prize.

8. PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes entrant’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agent’s use of the entrant’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or compensation.

9. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Potential winning entrants are subject to Sponsor’s verification. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Potential winners must comply with the Official Rules, and receipt of prizes is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or unforeseen schedule changes that may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the Promotion, even if caused by Sponsor’s negligence. Sponsor has the sole discretion to modify, cancel or suspend this Promotion should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion or Sponsor otherwise becomes incapable of running the Promotion as planned. Sponsor is not responsible for changes to entrant’s contact information. Sponsor has the sole discretion to disqualify entrants who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the Promotion or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Promotion or any other entrant.

10. RELEASE: As a condition of participating in the Promotion, entrants release the Promotion Entities from liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including property damage, personal injury and death that may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in the Promotion, or possession, acceptance or use of prizes or participation in any Promotion-related activities and claims based on publicity rights, copyright or trademark infringement, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery.

11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsor and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, and agents are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions, or defects of any telephone network, computer online system, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to participation or inability to participate in the Promotion; inability to access the Site or upload information or data; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to telephone, computer, or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines or the Internet or any website (including the Site) or for any other reason whatsoever; printing or other errors; or any combination thereof. Proof of uploading information or data or entering information at the Site is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Illegible, duplicate and incomplete entries will be disqualified. False, fraudulent, or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible and all associated entries will be void.

12. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION: Information collected in connection with the Promotion will be collected in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, available at By participating in the Promotion, each entrant agrees to the terms of Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

13. GOVERNING LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants or Sponsor in connection with this Promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of any other state’s laws. Each of the parties hereby submits to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Federal and State Courts in San Mateo, California and waives any claim that is not subject personally to the jurisdiction of said courts or that any such suit or other proceeding is brought in an inconvenient forum or improper venue.

14. WINNER LIST: To obtain a winner list by mail, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to “Killzone® 3 Multiplayer Open Beta Helghast Edition Sweepstakes”, Attn: SCEA-PSN, 919 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404. Sponsor will send requested winner lists within 4-6 weeks after all prizes are awarded. Requests for the winner list must be received by April 15, 2011.

15. SPONSOR: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, 919 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404.

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  • What if your about to become a legal residen within the month ? Is there any chance of eligiblity ?

  • I guess I can wait one more day. I am off until Monday. I can’t wait for release.

  • So, it’s available to anyone with a PSN? Sorry if this has already been answered in a previous Blog Post…

  • Oh. No love for Canada… again…
    But at least the KZ3 beta will be fun. Is that Helghast edition even going to be available in Canada?

  • “It says the beta will be available pacific time not eastern. WHY?”

    Lmao I can’t..I can’t even. The PSN community is the most depressing since the internet age developed.

  • I was buying the limited version anyways. This would be so sweet to win. I could pop some caps in ISA’s behinds without giving up my deniro.

  • anyone can download the beta now???or i have to wait till Friday???

  • I think a new SCEC division needs to be instituted for Canada.

  • i want to win

  • but… my birthday is tomorrow…

    haha, it’s no big deal… it was a cool coincident, though.

  • Is in times like this that I hate living in Mexico =(

  • A day delay is not a big deal.

    Is there a reason this is being called a beta? Will feedback/input given by players be used to make improvement in the game’s first couple patches?

    Also thanks for the chance to win ‘Limited’ Helghast Edition! Can’t wait!!!

  • Could someone tell me if I will need a code to get into the Open Beta? Sorry Im really new too “online Gaming”

  • I was wondering do we still get the 24 hour access to everything and double xp as the standard limited edition?

  • Awwwwwwwwww man that’s sweet I didn’t even know they had open beta comming out I am so gonna download it and start my killing rampage and plus there’s a chance of getting the limited edition game too… Its go time.

  • Playstation Plus members first, right? -_-

    • Arcadian_Rebel – This doesn’t go to Plus members first. That’s the Single Player Demo, launching on February 8th.

  • I was under the impression that Plus members got the beta this week and the regulars got it on the 8th. Is this the case? If so, this contest is only for Plus members?

  • i’d love to win one of those helghast editions :D

  • So u have to be 18 to enter it so I can’t get it TJ

  • will our Unlock Points carry over to the final game?


  • @65 It’s an open beta , everybody can DL and play . makes sense if your trying to pack the servers .

  • Hope I win one of these… Will be playing everyday trying to win

  • Hey if canada doesnt get it, im boycotting the game

  • whtat if im in the top 500 kz2 players of all time? no love for that??

  • sweet another exclusive limited edition that can’t be bought! That’s what makes this TRULY LIMITED EDITION! I won the U2 Fortune Hunter Edition, and there was only 200 of them!!! And they were all signed by the makers of the game. Lets hope I’m lucky enough to win this one as well!

  • Of course

  • Now when it says:

    “Each time you play the Killzone 3 Mulitplayer Open Beta you are automatically entered into the drawing.”

    Does this mean each time we turn on the game during the specified times, we get another entry? Or do we only get one entry per day?


  • Hmm,the fact that the helghast mask now has glowing eyes almost makes up for the fact that its not wearable mask. Was REALLY looking forward to 2moro since I thought I’d be all up in the beta, but i guess I can wait the extra day. :) Hope I still get to see the sp demo early on Feb 8 as advertised for ps+!


  • god this is going to be sooo epic

  • Awesome! I will definitely be playing! Hope I win!

  • PLEASE ANSWER ME!! What if i changed my email and its not the same one as the one i used to originally sign up for psn …. Sponsor will notify each winning Entrant via the email address given when they signed up for their PSN account.

  • @frank……just change your email under account management on the XMB on your ps3…..its that SIMPLE!!!!

  • Any chance of a Canadian Draw?? I want one, but it seems that living in Canada is going to screw me over. :(

  • So we dont need a beta code to download? And I dont have to be a Plus member?

  • thank you, we Canadians appreciate being left out.

  • KZ3 Marathon this weekend! Not turning my ps3 off, I want one of those limited editions!

  • Wow great, yet another let down for the many Canadian gamers.

  • TJ – What are the two Killzone 2 “Fan Favorite” maps that come with a pre-order?

  • #89 tell me about it when will there ever be a sweepstake with canadian resident only NEVER

  • first of all if your country is left out of the contest , dont blame sony … blame your regions contest/sweepstakes laws heres an excerpt about canada .

    ” Canadian sweepstakes law, unlike American law, requires that the third component, “winners are chosen by luck,” is removed. Sponsors cannot use pure luck to determine who wins a sweepstake. There must be at least some element of skill involved. .

    In order remove the element of pure chance, sponsors narrow the field of potential winners by requiring a skill testing question to enter their contests. Every entrant does not have the same chance to win; only those who at least pass the skill testing question are eligible to win prizes. Of course, this is only a technicality. Most people can pass the skill testing questions without difficulty, although sponsors are required to make the test somewhat challenging.”

    Their not going to run a contest with a million different eligibilty requirement to coincide with each regions laws just not feasible

  • So what does it mean that “each time you play the beta you are automatically entered”? Does every completed MP match count as an entry or does it mean something else?

  • they should open this to north america, i live in mexico and this really makes me mad…………so does the canaidans right?

  • Canada gets shut out… Atleast for now… In 2009, they did the same thing for Uncharted 2 limited edition but gave it to Canada later. Hopefully, same thing.

  • i want to win one!

  • anyone know how large the beta is? I read the full game is about 40 gigbytes on disc, but what about beta?

  • Like always thanks for screwing Canadians. I know I won’t be playing this and definitely not be buying it even though I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • how are you recieving entry s in the contest? confused

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