God of War

Feb 01

Feb 01

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

TJ Consunji's Avatar Posted by Product Marketing Manager

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 http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/PrivacyPolicy. 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.

Add Your Own

megaFdeth said:

February 1st, 7:40 pm

Well, I guess my girlfriend is gonna be single during this weekend…

BigPoppaB said:

February 1st, 7:46 pm

Like most of these giveaways… how can it be proved you actually gave away 60 copies?

For all we know it’s just a publicity stunt to ensure everyone tries the beta lol

klerikofkaos said:

February 1st, 7:47 pm

If this is supposed to be for 18 and older only then why would a minor even be allowed to get the game? I mean, it clearly states 18 and over only, but the affidavit section says if they’re a minor a parent can sign… If they’re a minor then they should be disqualified. How do you go against your own rules? O_o

MGO_Count said:

February 1st, 7:48 pm

Wow.. are you kidding me Guerilla? I’ve been a loooong Killzone fan.. and an avid collector..

I pre-ordered the Helghast edition from Gamestop. And you guys have Super Helghast edition that has LED lights. It’s funny because it’s the same date as my birthday.

And I also wanted the jet pack from PS Home but you have to pre-order from Amazon and it’s also just the regular copy…

And I freaking saved up money for the Helghast edition, and it sucks knowing that there is a better version of it out there, I was also going to make an unboxing video for Youtube. I don’t even know what to say in my video anymore, if I’m going to unbox the regular Helghast edition..

Now I have to play with my luck in order to get one of these.. ;_;

crowsticky1234 said:

February 1st, 7:50 pm

This is a great promotion, can’t wait. For the record, I have read the official rules. So if I’m a minor than my parent or guardian can sign the contract to recieve the prize?

sleepy92 said:

February 1st, 7:52 pm

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

Does this mean our chances increase everytime we quit out of the beta and start it up again?

sleepy92 said:

February 1st, 7:53 pm

Does the Killzone 3 Limited Helghast Edition come with Socom 4 beta access?

Thane_of_Fife said:

February 1st, 8:03 pm

Man Canadians are always left out… only because we got a population of like 35 million but we still have alot of ps fans over here, why the hate, or wait we were to small u just ignored us, but wht the heck we still get the open beta….

Nando123abc said:

February 1st, 8:05 pm

OMFG!! Awsome but it says 6-8 weeks of delivery :( wouldn’t be able to wait that long if i were to win i would still buy the game XD…

LordRaoh said:

February 1st, 8:07 pm


I’m there… Very nicely done…


February 1st, 8:09 pm

Man I am hatin you guys. First you take away our choice or servers or rooms, with the ability to customize your room, so that we can only matchmaking. And now you make us wait longer for the beta? The game is almost out? What more do you have to do? I thought this pos is already gold?

broncokev15 said:

February 1st, 8:22 pm

Does playing nonstop for those 3 days increase my chances? :P

KevinPeavler said:

February 1st, 8:24 pm

I just hope this doesn’t turn in to COD.

Ed243 said:

February 1st, 8:29 pm

@68 response is that a yes I can enter or no I can’t because im 17 and turn 18 on 3/23

NeoMahi said:

February 1st, 8:29 pm

Crap! I never win ANYTHING! Unless you’re a mass murderer, its not possible. The small guy never comes out on top, just as the small town guy never comes out on top. Its always the guys that live in the bigger cities like Los Angelas, Chicago, New York, Sacramento and Seattle where publicity is big. That’s why I never play the lottery. You have 1 out 300,000,000 chance in winning the lottery. Or better chance of being struck by lightning. Dangit. This is going to be Uncharted all over again. Probably Uncharted 3 as well.

Zeer0id said:

February 1st, 8:35 pm

Bah, we really need an SCEC, huh?

DoomZ_Day_J said:

February 1st, 8:42 pm

OMFG. Ive been counting down the days for like 2 weeks and had my day off tommorow to play it and now its all ruined. They could have made the Feb.2 second deadline..I know they could of :(

Zeer0id said:

February 1st, 8:44 pm

@92, fuzzyclutter: You make a somewhat valid point, but you’re forgetting something rather important. SCEA presides over both US and Canada. They are not obligated to serve your supposed “millions of different regions,” but as a somewhat major customer base for the SCEA market, I believe Canada should certainly be eligible in their contests. A skill-testing question is usually something very simple, like basic arithmetic. That is sufficient to fulfill the regulations. Having said that, there may certainly be other factors involved, which I am not aware of that prohibit us from becoming eligible; I am no expert on the subject. It has been mentioned on the PS Blog that they are looking into opening promotions up to us. I trust that it will happen eventually. At least, I hope so.

Jisatsu_Kiddo said:

February 1st, 8:49 pm

did you fix the user contains foul words filter

NinjaZeroEight said:

February 1st, 9:11 pm

Why does Canada get left out? It should be a North American contest!! Maybe next time?

vza004 said:

February 1st, 9:13 pm

Now, this is what I call a New Year!!

Dice_for_Death_ said:

February 1st, 9:18 pm

Interesting, but I’m not particularly crazy about this version vs. the “standard” Helghast Edition. Still, good luck to whomever vies for this bad boy.

AndyAlfredo said:

February 1st, 9:25 pm

“Please allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery.”

Doesn’t that put it like a month past the release date?

sleepy92 said:

February 1st, 9:28 pm

I’m 18, live in the US and will definitely be playing the Killzone 3 beta this weekend. Go ahead and throw my name in the hat. Man I hope I win.

gdogg666 said:

February 1st, 9:40 pm

i hope i win this that would so be epic indeed keep up the great work with theses games

CaptPierce said:

February 1st, 9:41 pm

Sometimes it sucks to be living on a US military base in Germany.
Still, can’t wait for this beta!

Diegocr3 said:

February 1st, 9:42 pm

Eligible only for the U.S., what a surprise…

zKAPOWz said:

February 1st, 9:45 pm

what’s the point of having a 2 day beta? why not just put out a multiplayer demo?….

    TJ Consunji's Avatar

    TJ Consunji said:

    February 2nd, 5:00 pm

    It’s not a 2-day beta. Beta runs until 02/15/11.

Ethereal said:

February 1st, 9:46 pm


candiria said:

February 1st, 9:49 pm

HOLD UP! are you playin’ me right now? you’re giving away 60, just like that? ain’t no one here fit to complain about that.

SagiMewtwo said:

February 1st, 9:52 pm

I was so excited for the contest until…US only.
I’m not really surprised, Sony never does any contests for Canadians so it’d be more surprising if there was a contest for Canadians.
But then again it took nearly two years for a video store to come to Canada and I bet the NGP will come out before we even see the Comic Store.

frogdude22 said:

February 1st, 10:06 pm

GG i have a question involving the Home event, after you beat the the 3 waves and get the cool suit (it’s pretty awesome) how do you know that you get the code ? no email from psn , do i have to do it again ? :(

jbonds007 said:

February 1st, 10:07 pm

any chance canada will have an opprotunity to get this too

pickupdoctor said:

February 1st, 10:51 pm

This is going to be pure awesome. My fiancee is doing a hair trial for our wedding on Feb. 13 and I will be playing Killzone 3 BETA in GLORIOUS 3D.

I am so psyched for this game.

    TJ Consunji's Avatar

    TJ Consunji said:

    February 2nd, 5:01 pm

    It’s pretty cool in Move & 3D too.

xXmantisaXx said:

February 1st, 10:56 pm

argh., i was expecting this to be on feb 2., a little more patience :D

NeoHumpty said:

February 1st, 10:59 pm

OMG. A whole DAY?? OMG. I demand a refund on my ps3. OMG…. Ok, I guess I can wait. Thanks!

GooDer_gAMe said:

February 1st, 11:33 pm

any chance i can get that screen shot full resolution? want to use it as part of my wallpaper lol

wS_IRapture said:

February 1st, 11:34 pm

Us only , well what a suprise…

Krisp215 said:

February 1st, 11:52 pm

I never win these kind of things 8(

Hopefully they will sell them because I would buy one (& keep the regular Hig Edition that’s per-ordered) without hesitating at all.

DeadCell34 said:

February 1st, 11:56 pm

February 1st, February 2nd, now February 3rd. You guys are sure this time right? I thought it was supposed to come out with the PSN store update yesterday.

siggy_p said:

February 2nd, 12:06 am

I’m disappointed that it’s US only promothion yet again. Playstation Canada does a horrible job with promotions.

I thought the retail Helgast Edition was already a limited edition considering the absurd $130 price tag. How many retail Helgast Editions is Sony manufacturing? If you’re willing to disclose the number then I may change my pre-order to Helgast edition if it’s actually limited.

If not then I will probably stick with the regular edition since gamestop already gives you the exact same voucher as a pre-order bonus.

spider-cerdo said:

February 2nd, 12:20 am

the drawing is a question only in the U.S. or in Europe just as much too serious for all countries entered in the draw but ok if only someone answer is U.S.

Thrill_Kill said:

February 2nd, 1:09 am

So, it looks like it’s going to be a long, kick ass weekend starting Thursday morning! :D Awesome!

GRG89 said:

February 2nd, 1:31 am

Will there be custom soundtrack as the second?

Lordx1095 said:

February 2nd, 3:02 am

=/ no love for us Canadian gamers? Kind of unfair TJ that we don’t get a shot at winning one of those limited edtions.

WarHawk_ said:

February 2nd, 3:31 am

Ok this is a game developed in Europe and only US residents can participate in this deal? Is it just me or are we gamers in Europe always left out ?

Vanthem said:

February 2nd, 4:28 am

@WarHawk_ Your PS Store tends to be better, if that helps?

Assasin102 said:

February 2nd, 4:43 am

Contest or not im going rambo! Lets do this PSN!

Lugoves said:

February 2nd, 4:45 am

Well I was in the NON public beta, so I was just going to wait for my “Non Limited” Helghast Edition, But NOW … lol I’ll have to find time to play this weekend … was going out of town …

mastorofpuppetz said:

February 2nd, 5:03 am

Why does Sony always do this for the US only? The PS3 does much better in europe, and whats wrong with canada?

Comments are closed. We close the comments for posts after 30 days

PlayStation Blog