Looking to get some hands-on with Far Cry 3’s multiplayer
action? You’re in luck. Today, Ubisoft announced plans to release a two-week Far
Cry 3 multiplayer beta this summer. The beta, which will put up to 16
simultaneous players per match, will give players a taste of the game’s online
mode and maps. Six classes will be playable and players will have access to
dozens of different weapons. Ubisoft says that the beta will give players the
opportunity to customize and upgrade their weapons, as well as giving testers a
chance to experience the teamplay-focused experience.
beta looks to show off a number of the game’s unique gameplay elements,
including zip-lining, combat sliding, barrel bombs, psyche gas, and other
things not typically found in your average Halo 3 match.
The multiplayer beta is invitation only, however, meaning
you’re going to need to jump through a few hoops. Gamestop will be providing
invitational code for PowerUp Rewards members, who will receive a code when
they purchase a copy of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Solider.
If you don’t feel like buying Ghost Recon or giving GameStop
any money, you’ll have another option: praying you win a code from Facebook.
Ubisoft will be giving out five hundred beta codes Facebook to people who "Like" their page. Simply hit the Like button, cross your fingers and hope that you get an email notification
once the beta launches. Otherwise you’ll just need to wait for the game to
release on September 4, 2012.