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Killzone 3 Open Beta Starts With Big Prize Opportunity

Not everyone got a chance to test out Killzone 3 last year. So if you missed out, now's the time to catch up.

The KZ3 Multiplayer Open Beta is a mere 24 hours away and Guerrilla says the "beta is looking better than ever." Find full details over at the PlayStation Blog; most importantly, you should note the small delay. The beta was originally supposed to start on February 2 but it will now begin on February 3 - today - at 10:00 a.m. PST. But here's the really cool part- they're giving away no less than 60 Killzone 3 Limited Helghast Editions, which will not be sold in stores. It boasts everything that comes in the Helghast Edition that you can find at retailers, but with the special bonus of a Helghast Helmet replica with illuminated LED eyes. How many did they make of these bad boys? Oh, 1000. Yeah, that's not many. If you want a shot at one, log on and get involved in the open beta this weekend.

Starting Friday, they will "randomly select 20 participants each day who are playing in the Open Beta," and then notify those lucky winners via e-mail. If you're a winner, you'll see that notice between February 10 and February 18. ...as if you needed any further incentive to play one of the most impressive betas to date. The closed beta last year was extremely solid and if it's indeed "better than ever," you're in for a very big treat.

Related Game(s): Killzone 3

Tags: killzone 3, kz3, killzone 3 beta, killzone 3 limited edition

2/1/2011 8:43:26 PM John Shepard

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Comments (38 posts)

godsdream
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 9:39:08 PM
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How can I get a Multiplayer open Beta for this game?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 9:47:44 PM

Download it.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 9:44:03 PM
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Shveet so getting this game when it comes out.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 9:49:07 PM
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I wasn't really planning to check that out cuz I only care bout the single player and mayhaps the split screen, but if there's a chance I won't even have to pay for the game AND get neat stuff I might as well dip in and try it out. Lady Luck is a fickle b*tch.

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PasteNuggs
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 10:19:37 PM
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Today is the first. How does it start tomorrow if it starts on the third?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 10:22:39 PM

It's probably past midnight wherever Ben is. I mean John.

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PasteNuggs
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 10:33:44 PM

Ahh, I see. I was wondering.

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kraygen
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 2:02:10 AM

yes but he said today is the 3rd and today just became the 2nd, so he must be off a day.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 7:16:48 AM

Kraygen is right, that there is a bona fide mistake. I bet Ben loves when we pick him apart. Makes you a better writer right Ben?

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Orvisman
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 7:33:06 AM

John is one day into the future playing the K3 beta while we're all stuck here on Feb 2.

So, John, did the groundhog see his shadow?

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giant123
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 7:39:49 AM

guerrilla games is located in the UK today is the third?

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6286785.html

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Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 9:36:38 AM

Guerrilla Games is located in the Nederlands, not the UK...

[/just sayin]

Last edited by Gregory Freeman on 2/2/2011 9:37:26 AM

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giant123
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 11:10:39 AM

in UK timezone.

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sirbob6
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 11:33:17 PM
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Now I sorta regret pre-ordering the Helgasht edition so early. Oh, well. I can still try.

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Alienange
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 11:42:24 PM
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60?? That's a hefty amount. Good for them. The beta testers deserve this kind of reward. I mean playing someone's beta over a real game? Those are your fans right there.

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Qubex
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 11:54:18 PM
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I can't wait to play this. It should be great to be part of the KZ3 Beta programme while it lasts. It is going to be an awesome experience I am sure of that!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Last edited by Qubex on 2/1/2011 11:54:31 PM

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johnld
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 12:33:17 AM
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all i care about is killzone is coming in a few weeks. i could care less about this thing, never won anything like this so i'll just keep playing killzone 3. prize is great but i learned not to even bother, given how many people are looking to play the open beta. right when killzone 3 releases, cod and anything else is gone. i got my 3 unlock points from that home killzone game so i'm good to go....after i beat the campaign on hardest first.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 12:55:40 AM
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Well, I D/L'ed Home just so I could check out the Helghast invasion at the plaza.
And I had fun playing against them for 3 days, but I wasn't able to get more than 15,600 points in the 2nd wave, so I never got to complete it.

But, it looks like Killzone-3 is going to cause 2 new first's for this ole lone wolf.....

My 1st multi=player & my 1st beta.

Guess I'm going to have to delete Home once again to get my last 11GB's back just so I can try out this beta.


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BikerSaint
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 12:58:08 AM

BTW, it's also "be kind to the old n00b" week during this beta!!!!

(Hint, hint, hint)

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Pandacastro
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 2:47:41 AM

Yeah when I started playing the home game everyone was just chatting instead of helping me out. It took me a week to do all the challenges except for the last challenge in wave 2 & 3.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 2:58:52 AM

Pandacastro,

Yeah same here
Out of about 30 times I stopped in to play it, I only had 2 people assist me, with 1 kill each.

But in all fairness, about 20 of those times I jumped in were around 3 to 4AM when it was almost dead enough to hear crickets chirping.

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Pandacastro
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 3:53:22 AM

Shouldn't you be sleeping? Yeah 1 guy did help me but it was ammo for a gun I didn't have >:(. I remember I took down that flying ship with only bullets in wave 3. I even got the high score and only 5000 away from #10 in all time high score.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 9:43:16 AM

"We've all seen what the Helghast do to their prisoners".

I don't think the Helghans believe in holidays Saint. ;)

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 9:55:15 AM

FATHASUN,

It's a holiday????

Oh wait, I forgot today is Groundhog's day & tomorrow is Chinese New Years.

(damned ^&%^%%# rodent had better not have seen his shadow, I'm sooooo tired of shoveling 34" of this white sh*t already this winter).

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___________
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 1:24:34 AM
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sweet!
will definitely get into this, how much im not sure though.
just finished DS2 last night, but still have extraction the bulletstorm demo and ME2 to finish.
O, plus i could not resist the bargain today and bought portal on PC for 8 bucks!

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kraygen
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 2:03:48 AM
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Looking forward to this, especially trying out the move controls. If they are pretty good, I'll go ahead and buy one of the move gun mods so I can really enjoy it.

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crunchy_nut_kid
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 2:19:58 AM
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i wasn't going to get the beta, but now... i will definately consider it. i have really slow internet though, so by the time i download it, the beta may have finished.

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pyrobomber70
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 3:12:55 AM
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I will be playing and there will be no mercy!
<a href="http://us.playstation.com/playstation/psn/visit/profiles/pyrobomber70"><img src="http://fp.profiles.us.playstation.com/playstation/psn/pid/pyrobomber70.png" width="230" height="155" border="0" /></a><br/><a href="http://www.us.playstation.com/psn/signup">Get your Portable ID!</a>

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___________
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 7:13:16 AM
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does the beta actually support move and 3D?
i know the SP demo does, but they have not mentioned anything for the beta.
speaking of KZ3 sony just announced there doing a preview here!
dunno why, but they only do this for KZ.
out of all the ps3 exclusives released since the ps3 launched, KZ2 and this are the only games they have actually brought here for preview.
O, and GT5 but that was because toyota threw a whole lot of money at them to advertise there new super car at the motor show, without that and it would of not been there.
soooooooooooo hope i get in this, i never got to go to the KZ2 one.
does not say if the devs will be there though, the KZ2 one they had 2 of the devs there.

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Ignitus
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 9:33:19 AM
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Let's see how this one turns out, the last one left me a little bit dissapointed, I was expecting more because of the hype.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 10:03:25 AM

Ignitus,

Just do what I do....
When you've reached my age, you've already learned to ignore hype altogether.

(But at 58, I'd still get hyped all over again, to meet your avatar, LOL)

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RadioHeader
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 12:23:57 PM

I too would like to voice my appreciation for Ignitus's avatars.

...and Guerilla Games' generosity.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 9:46:42 AM
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GG is going to make me a scab. I was on STRIKE till the 22nd but they give me no choice but to download and play the beta. That is one fancy prize.

I always win these things so its a definite download! /sarcasm to the extreme!!!

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 10:18:30 AM
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FATHASUN,
Never say "never"....

I never won anything myself, until I won the NFS:Hot Pursuit game from that twitter contest here at PSXE. And that 1 win has put me on a hot streak ever since.

So far I've also won a COD:BO full-sleeved shirt from Gamestop, 2 Dead Space 2 & Splatterhouse swag bags from GamePro Magazine, $15 for a PSN game frtom 3D-MTBS, & just yesterday I won a $100 Amazon gift card from Raptr.

So thanks PSXE, you've certainly put me on quite a gaming win streak!



Last edited by BikerSaint on 2/2/2011 10:19:45 AM

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Zorigo
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 1:23:46 PM

!
It must be a conspiracy against me... how dare you!!
:P

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Zorigo
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 1:22:56 PM
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FUUUUUUUUUCK YESSSSS.

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wryslok
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 1:40:50 PM
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went in and it never loaded a match.
what gives?!

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wryslok
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 2:39:56 PM
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nm. got in. it.....is.....awesome.
wow.

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