Starhawk Beta Open to All PSN Users Today, Get Top Tips

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Starhawk Beta Open to All PSN Users Today, Get Top Tips
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Starhawk for PS3

We’re happy to announce (remind) everyone that the Starhawk Multiplayer Beta is open to ALL COMERS today, Tuesday, February 21st only on the PlayStation Network! You don’t have to “like” us on Facebook, you don’t have to “accept a special offer” and you don’t have to sign up for any service (that is, except for the PlayStation Network free service)! Everyone is welcome to join! Just check the PlayStation Store and prepare yourself for a good time!

In the coming weeks we’ll be upgrading the Beta a ton. You can expect a new map, new vehicles, new weapons, 32-player max matches and more. Remember, this is still a beta, not a demo. We are actively finding and fixing problems — and we need your feedback!

The Starhawk Beta will not last forever. When we’re done testing it will go “bye-bye”… and so I wrote a poem to illustrate my point…

The Starhawk Serenade
If you don’t try Starhawk you’ll be sad,
While your friends are having fun you’ll be mad,
It’s such an easy download,
Your head may explode!
There’s so much d&*#*! fun to be had!

You will be sad if you miss out! Don’t be sad. Live a little!

For you new players, here are a bunch of handy tips…

You can post your bug feedback by logging into the Starhawk Beta forums using your PSN ID. Also, check the fan-made Starhawk wiki for info, and check the Lightbox Beta news for regular updates.

We realize that a lot of new players will be jumping in. Here are some tips to help you along.

General Starhawk Beta Tips

  • Kill to build, build to kill. Kill enemies to get more Rift Energy to build more stuff to kill more enemies.
  • Shoot glowing Rift barrels to collect more Rift Energy.
  • Do not repeatedly build the same structures. Things like Garages or Launch Pads allow you to create new vehicles without building a new structure.
  • If you stay in the vicinity of your base area and Rift Extractor you will auto-magically collect Rift energy.
  • Each structure does something specific. Discover its purpose!
  • Most all the structures have a glowing yellow panel. If you go up to one, you will be prompted to either create a new vehicle or remove the building. Removing repeated buildings is a great way to ease the strain on your structure cap.
  • Use mics for the best experience….and sometimes to learn a few new words. :)
  • Pick your Skill wisely. You can also change them during a match during respawn. Remember that you need enough XP points and the listed prerequisite for a Skill to unlock.

Starhawk for PS3

Top 10 Starhawk Beta Tips from Real Beta Players!

  1. Wall Spam, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing! If you place a ton of walls they will suck up structure cap space – and the enemy will fly over them anyway! Use them intelligently. Look to create choke points and use them efficiently. It’s very tempting to build them as they are relatively cheap and they scratch the “build a base” itch. Stand firm! Avoid spamming the battlefield with unwanted clutter! – From H-BOMM
  2. Take My Knife, Please! When you’re knifing an enemy try to jump and knife at the same time. You can also get higher (stand on a rock, etc).
  3. Sniper Time! If you aim the LR-3 Railgun for a long period of time the laser will show and your location will be revealed. Use it quick to avoid detection. – From Matt-Moore
  4. Chose Your Friends Wisely! Working as a team is absolutely critical to have a shot at winning. Teamwork is key. – From Outast_Graves
  5. Mic Up! Use your mic. Encourage your friends to use their mics and work together for optimal fun. — From Sharp Dagger
  6. For The Love Of God, RUN! Hold R2 to run. Do it always. Never walk. Always run. Run, run, run. – From TuckTay
  7. Enemy Mine! The mines are magnetic…you can stick them to your Hawk or Razorback. Get close enough to enemy Hawks or Razorbacks and they will “jump” onto them and explode. –From Seven11
  8. To Build Or Not To Build. If you need a Razorback or a Mech, look around your base first. Don’t build another structure if they are there already. Run up to the yellow panel and build the vehicle. – From SmokScr
  9. Sell You Down The River. You can sell and remove most buildings by using the yellow control panel. Just run up to it, choose to “remove” and down it comes — From Ikeler
  10. Bite The Hand That Feeds. If you EVER see a player with the handles LBI (insert name here) or SONY (insert name here) kill, kill, kill…. – From RobbieK

Controller Layouts

Here are the Starhawk Beta controller layouts for your viewing pleasure…

Starhawk: Character Control Scheme

Starhawk for PS3: Vehicle

Starhawk: Aircraft Control Scheme

Beta Maps

For those new players out there a couple of top-down maps to help you get your bearings on the action….


Starhawk for PS3: Acid Sea


Starhawk: Space Minimap

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  • HairyPop-Tart69

    Do you have to have Playstation Plus to get the beta?

    • Harvard Bonin
      Harvard Bonin

      We’re happy to announce (remind) everyone that the Starhawk Multiplayer Beta is open to ALL COMERS today, Tuesday, February 21st only on the PlayStation Network!

  • I don’t get it. the beta still says it’s for PSPlus members. ):

    • Harvard Bonin
      Harvard Bonin

      it will be for everyone later today when the store does its update

  • I played warhawk from day one and it was awesome… I’m gonna play starhawk on day one and it’s gonna be INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Please read former replies before posting your own >.>
    It was guesstimated that it will be available at 9pm EST to everyone, when the store updates.

  • doesn’t anyone read any more?

  • Hooligantuan



  • I am a huge Warhawk fan and I haven’t had any time to play any sort of Starhawk with school and everything. I finally got a break from homework and I look forward to playing Starhawk for the first time :D

    • Harvard Bonin
      Harvard Bonin

      cool, check it out. 1.3 will add in the 32 player and more vehicles so get your feet wet now!

  • Game is garbage compared to Warhawk.

    • Harvard Bonin
      Harvard Bonin

      Thanks D-Squad3. I’m glad you could join the party. Please, share with me your concerns? I’d love to know what your issues are.

  • About what time do you think it will be updated (the store)

  • JH-FallenReaper

    damn i deleted mine but redownloading because of 32 players online damn its going to be crazy. i didnt like TDM in this game though.

  • nice

  • JH-FallenReaper

    Cavewolf your desperate man chill i liked it alot but this happens all the time late updates.

  • JH-FallenReaper

    off topic , does anyone play Killzone 3 alot and want to join a clan dont matter if you suck or a beast?

  • BONER!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!PSVita released 2moz & Starhawk beta now Open OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hooligantuan

    Hey, guys, I am downloading the beta later because I am way into shooting barrels for energy.


    hey guys, its still not up , but another editor seems to have indicated it gets released tomorrow.

  • Harvard Bonin
    Harvard Bonin
    Harvard Bonin

    checking, thanks

  • Warhawk_monkey

    Harv, Number 2 on your tips list is by me. I first introduced it on StarhawkRADIO to let everyone know that if you knife the head you get head shot bonus.

  • Harvard Bonin
    Harvard Bonin
    Harvard Bonin

    The PlayStation Store update is still being worked on. Thanks for your patience. We don’t have an ETA yet. When it updates you’ll be able to download the Starahwk Beta.

  • Thanks 4 the info. So it will be up soon or 12:00 midnight. Which ever time it is that day or the next, Im downloaidng that game. Just need patience.

  • I changed my pic to warhawk plane

  • YunGFLASHyy

    i remember the days when psn updated in the MORNING….

  • Hey Jeremy Lin Harvard, what is Starahwk, is that a new game? o.O

    Aaaanyways, yeah, mornings were better… :|

    Can I TOW people already? =/ … Can I TOW people at all in the Beta? I haven’t seen anyone using that on youtube videos.. though I’ve looked at a couple cuz I don’t wanna spoil the fun. <3

    Starhawk starts now?

  • I hope the store updates soon, I have been waiting for the ssx demo

  • Sounds like this is terrible planning on Sony’s part. I’m no tech guy but I would assume you would have an update ready to go they day before you supposed to push it. I suppose putting the finalization on it the day its suppose to go live make sense. It seems like almost a year ago Sony was stringing us along with this same garbage of “Thanks for your patience. We don’t have an ETA yet.”. Could this be the work Anonymous, kidding. The worse part about this whole delayed update debacle is the SSX demo not out yet. I sure hope EA is getting pissed that Sony is delaying their demo so they can put the final touches on the Sony exclusive warhawk 2 beta.

  • SkyShadowNinja91

    almost 10:30pm and still no beta code -_-
    im about to just spam grenades on warhawk til it shows up

  • flashyodin8454

    I keep checking the PS store every fifteen minutes for the update. When will it update!?!?

  • Matrix_Lion

    I just tried to download the Starhawk Beta and it says. This is an exclusive Playstation Plus offer.

  • resist_this13

    I’ve been playing Global Resistance the whole day (it isn’t a fun game) to wait for the Starhawk Open Beta, and boy am I bored.

  • AwesomeShockWave

    9pm EST huh….well its 1 hour and 43 mins past 9pm EST and still no starhawk. My friend played the beta with ps plus membership and he said warhawk is way better.

  • xUchiha_95x

    Where were these tips and control schemes when I needed them weeks ago when I first started playing Starhawk? lol

  • HairyPop-Tart69

    This update needs to happen SOON!!!! Im about to go insane. Cant wait any longer!

  • where’s the store update?

  • AwesomeShockWave

    Might as well change the title to starhawk beta open to all PSN user tomorrow Feb. 22. Only a few hours left b4 its the 22nd and the release of ps vita.

  • If u already have the starhawk beta, will u have to download the beta again. Or just update the beta I already have?

  • Hokage_45678

    Where in the world is the PSN update??!!

  • Welcome newbies!

    Don’t forget to read

  • resist_this13

    Maybe when the PS Blog says 9:00 it will be out.

  • HairyPop-Tart69

    :( thats 2 hours though

  • HairyPop-Tart69

    Never mind.. :D I feel stupid

  • resist_this13

    I have no Idea, just guessing based on ppl saying store updates at 9.

  • saint-saens94

    so in like twenty minutes?

  • Really Sony?

  • Pretty sure about a year ago we went through this same crap. No answers.

  • resist_this13

    This was the same problem as the PSN restoration crap.

  • HairyPop-Tart69

    Well hopefully it updates in 5 minutes!

  • Well, if there was any truth to the 9:00, here it is.
    Heres hoping!

  • HairyPop-Tart69

    HELLS YEAH!!! Downloading the beta right now!! :D

  • woo, took a quick restart, but its here!

  • resist_this13

    Now to wait another half an hour for download to finish lol

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