Getting into the Far Cry 3 closed beta isn’t easy

 

By Posted 19 May 2012, 06:22

We have just given you some important information on trying to get into the PS3 closed beta for DUST 514, but now we switch our attentions to Far Cry 3. Ubisoft has just announced a closed multiplayer beta for the upcoming game and participation will be available for those who pre-order Ghost Recon: Future Soldier at GameStop.

Ghost Recon is set to be released on May 22 in the US, May 25 in the UK and now you have an added incentive to pick it up – in the US anyway. Ordering from GameStop will get you into the multiplayer beta for Far Cry 3, but you will need to be a GameStop PowerUp Rewards member though as well.

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Far Cry 3 itself won’t be releasing until September this year, but the beta will be available this Summer – no specified date yet. Thanks to a press release, Ubisoft has already given some initial details on what you can expect to see when the beta goes live. There will be support for 16 players, six playable classes and a variety of maps to play on, so plenty of content to keep you busy.

This GameStop offer is obviously only available to customers in the US, so we’re guessing that Ubisoft may be planning some sort of similar deal for GAME retailers over in the UK. If you don’t want to pre-order Ghost Recon just to get into the beta, you may want to head to the FarCry 3 Facebook Page here. There is a sweepstakes going on and you can just leave your details to be in with a chance of winning one of 500 beta keys, for Xbox 360 or PS3.

Ubisoft has also said that there will be other chances to enter the beta, so we’ll try and get our hands on some codes for you as well when the time arises. If you have played Far Cry 2 and enjoyed it, give us your expectations of the third game.