Guerrilla Games will be opening the online multiplayer component of Killzone 3 early next month with the open beta - it'll run from February 3 to 15 just before the game launches on February 22.
Participants will get access to the Frozen Dam level as well as all of the game types including Guerrilla Warfare, Warzone and Operations. The offline multiplayer mode Botzone will also be included in the beta test.
These are the different modes available,
Guerrilla Warfare (16 players)
Guerrilla Warfare is a standalone multiplayer mode similar to classic Team Deathmatch: You and your teammates must try to kill as many of the opposing team as you can before the timer runs out. In this mode, only the downstream monitor houses and repair bay are accessible, giving the map a very frantic pace.
Warzone (24 players)
If youfve played Killzone 2, you may already be familiar with Warzone. Itfs a round-based multiplayer campaign that consists of five randomly ordered mini-missions. In this mode the power house and penstocks directly under the dam are accessible as well, so therefs more room to come up with different strategies and approaches to your goal.
Operations (16 players)
Operations is a new multiplayer campaign which aims to deliver a more cinematic, story-based gameplay experience, similar to that of Killzone 3s single-player mode. It consists of a sequence of linear mini-missions, in which the ISA must try to secure the docks and destroy the dam, while the Helghast must try to protect the dam facility.
Botzone (one player and up to 15 bots)
Botzone is an offline multiplayer mode ideal for those looking to get to grips with the controls, the weapons or the map layout before going up against live players. Each of the aforementioned multiplayer modes can be played offline, against CPU-controlled opponents.
The game is out on February 22 for the PlayStation 3 with support for 3D and the PlayStation Move!