Ubisoft details Far Cry 3 closed beta

For two weeks this summer, 360 and PS3 users will have the opportunity to play through Far Cry 3s multiplayer beta. Ubisoft has detailed some of what you can expect. Up to 16 players can merrily shoot the crap out of each other in one of six playable classes. Various modes and maps will be available, including Firestorm mode, where one team attempts to douse the other’s base in gasoline. Pyromaniacs rejoice! Hundreds of upgrades and customization options will also be shown off, so plenty to do for the tinkerers out there.

It’s a closed beta, so invitation only, unfortunately. Buying Ghost Recon: Future Soldier from GameStop on May 22 will net you an invitation, as will being a member of the GameStop Power-Up Rewards scheme. You can redeem the codes on the GameStop site from May 22. Since only letting customers of a redundant shop into the beta for a modern game is completely absurd, there are other ways you can get an invite. You can nab a beta key on Facebook, but there’s only 500 available. Ubisoft will also be giving away keys via other methods soon, so keep an eye on their site and Twitter if you care.   

Fraser Brown