This just in from the Ubisoft dudes: Ghost Recon Future Soldier is getting a closed beta, and it’s coming soon. It’s a multiplayer beta, for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and it will commence on the 19th of April before closing on the 2nd of May.
It will allow 12 players to choose one of three classes each and take part in the Conflict game mode on two different maps – Pipeline and Mill. Conflict has your team complete objectives throughout the map to earn points over a single 15 minute round. The highest scoring team wins.
On the 26th of April, the Saboteur game mode will be added. This has both teams fight for a bomb which spawns in the middle of the map before carrying it to the opponent’s base and detonating it. Saboteur games take place over a single 10 minute round.
So, how do you get in on this closed beta? If you own Splinter Cell: Conviction on Xbox 360, you’ll be able to access the beta directly through that game. If you pre-order Ghost Recon Future Soldier on Xbox 360 you’ll receive a beta key to input. Ubisoft has also stated that certain websites will have key giveaways (we assume this is how they intend to populate the PS3 side of the beta) so keep your eyes peeled.
Finally, they’ve also formally announced the Ghost Recon Network, a free companion network that supports the game via smartphone and tablet apps as well as in-browser at the Ghost Recon Network website. The iOS and Android apps are due to be released on May 25th, alongside the game.
Here’s a huge gallery of screenshots to show off the Ghost Recon Network.