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Ghost Recon Future Soldier Closed Beta Announced

Future beta.

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.

Source: Press Release

  1. wick15
    Since: Jul 2009

    At last. I was wondering what had happened to getting Ghost Recon Beta access with Splinter Cell: Conviction. I don’t think I’ll get to play much of it as I will be bogged down with course work, sadly.

    Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 17:04.
  2. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Hmm. The beta was originally planned for February, and I’m not too sure how effective a 2 week beta will be, and so soon to release. I guess it all depends how much testing they’ve already done, and if this more geared towards server testing rather than actual game testing.
    Either-way, I really hope I can grab myself a code!

    Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 18:00.
    • carson321
      Since: May 2009

      Much of the main game testing should have been completed through some form of aloha testing

      Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 18:26.
    • wonkey-willy
      Since: Jan 2010

      i love the way they call it a beta nowadays..
      like you say two weeks to test a game is a very short time.granted we may spot a few bugs.but lets face it this is just a DEMO.
      lets dust off splinter cell then.

      Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 09:00.
  3. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Sounding good…

    Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 20:01.
  4. aerobes
    Since: Aug 2009

    Really looking forward to this game, it’s a little different to most military shooters out there and I have pretty high hopes.

    Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 20:40.
  5. Eldave0
    Since: Aug 2008

    Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six and Far Cry 3. Truly the year of Ubisoft. Bring it on! :)

    Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 21:24.
    • gazzagb
      Master of speling mitakse
      Since: Feb 2009

      Rainbow Six is next year! And you forgot AC3, probably their biggest title this year!

      Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 00:04.
  6. Jacko
    Since: Dec 2009

    This was announced two days ago.

    Slacking at TSA. :P

    Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 22:29.
  7. Jacko
    Since: Dec 2009

    Oh, by the way, in case you don’t know.

    They’re giving away codes for the beta on the GRFS Facebook page. You just have to enter the sweepstake. Only 400 codes, but you might get lucky.

    Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 22:54.
  8. Winkle
    Since: Nov 2009

    Thought PSN Plus subscribers were also getting in on this closed beta?

    Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 08:29.
  9. RFC2007
    Since: Sep 2009

    @Winkle – I was also under this impression. I’m sure I remember reading somewhere PS+ subs were to be getting access to the beta.

    Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 14:07.

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