'Crysis 3' multiplayer beta kicks off at the end of January

EA and Crytek have announced that the upcoming Crysis 3 multiplayer beta will be launching at the end of this month.

January 29 to be exact.

The beta will run for approximately two weeks across all platforms and will feature team-based modes on the airport and museum maps. Crash Site and Hunter modes will also be present through the beta.

Here are some details provided by EA:

Hunter Mode - This multiplayer game mode is all about the survival of the fittest. There are two teams, initially comprised of two permanently cloaked “Hunters”, and up to fourteen CELL troopers awaiting extraction. Each trooper slain respawns on the Hunter team to prey on their former allies, building to a frenetic climax. If any of the troopers survive the round, the hunters lose. Whichever way you play, Hunter Mode delivers a heart-pounding test of strategy and survival.

Crash Site Mode - This multiplayer game mode is the ultimate King of the Hill type experience. An Alien dropship deploys a pod at random around the map. Players on each team must remain near the dropped pod in order to capture the zone and accumulate points. Each alien pod holds two shields players can utilize defensively as weapons. In addition, each Crash Site map will have a “Pinger”, a CEPH-constructed walking weapon of mass destruction. But be careful, other players can hijack the Pinger while you’re inside of it!

Beta Maps

- Museum: Roam the dark Ruins of Musem in downtown Manhattan and use the verticality to your advantage.

- Airport: Close to the financial district, nature has taken over buildings and planes in this open fields area

Crysis 3 is out in North America on February 19 and in Europe on February 22.