Warface Enters Open Beta Today

Last month, Crytek’s Warface opened up a limited beta. As of today, the Warface beta is open for all Xbox Live Gold subscribers as a free download.

The Open Beta will carry over three Versus modes from Closed Beta that feature several maps, plus two initial Co-op settings with multiple mission types and difficulties. There will be a constant flow of new content, settings and modes that will keep the players entertained and wanting more. Furthermore, daily new missions built for beginners and experts alike ensure that Warface remains challenging and fun.

As we know many of you out there will now be trying out Warface for the first time, we asked Crytek for some tips to help new players hold their own against those who have been playing in the Closed Beta:

In Versus games it’s important to be fast and make maximum use of your chosen class’ abilities. For example, an Engineer can set deadly traps with claymores, and a Medic can last a long time when keeping their health and damage ratio in check.

As for Co-op, it highly depends on the map and the difficulty on which you play; it’s more about each player’s individual skill set that should match with the overall tactics of the team, but being in constant communication with the team, and being reactive to the needs of the mission is critical.

What advice can you offer for class selection?

A well-balanced team can make all the difference in the world: Medics are great for keeping the other members alive, Riflemen can push through large groups of enemies and keep a steady supply of ammo going, Engineers provide the team with the ability to set traps and restore armor which absorb the brunt of incoming fire, and Snipers can take care of enemies who are far away or in high ground.

Aside from team balance, a correlation in gameplay style is also important; you can’t have one person running rogue and leaving the others to fend for themselves. Xbox Live’s voice-over IP functionality works wonders on promoting tactical team play.

How can beta participants help make the final product better?

Warface is built on the players’ feedback, so feel encouraged to send any feedback or constructive thoughts to feedbackwf360@crytek.com; the Warface team aims to incorporate whatever possible and bring forth the best free-to-play experience possible. New forums will be made available soon at warfacexbox.com. You can also follow Warface on Facebook and Twitter.

Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region.

Comments

  • Death Dealer

    That’s good. Been playing this for quite a while and more players are definitely welcome!

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  • super tomtendo

    Why’d the video remind me of Titan Fall….

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    • ImTheMetalLord

      Because you need glasses?

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    • Jecht315

      There is a mechs and it’s slightly in the future. You don’t get to use the mechs but they are a pain to fight

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  • Justin Stewart

    I like the game but wish there was a single player aspect because I know I’d like to play alone at times.

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  • Satya France

    Warface is not accessible to the current time ?

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    • GNARrow Minded

      I dont think Major meant to post this.. crytek said later this week when they shut down closed beta servers on sunday. When i click the link he gave it just takes me to the page tha gives you error message about app not being there. Do i just go to the closed beta app and update?

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    • Brandon Odom

      Yeah, I’m having that same problem as well. Not sure what’s going on.

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  • dibils

    i wish this was on Xbox One..

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  • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

    I’m really interested in playing a co-op fps that uses different classes and has a big emphasis on teamwork.. I had a key for the closed beta but never ended up using it as I had so many games on my backlog I was trying to catch up with. I’m really excited for the final product.. it’s also why I’m really excited for destiny and the division.. PvP Multiplayer is fun and all but I’m a much bigger fan of co-op shooters. Borderlands is by far my favorite so far. I freaking loved beating that game with 3 other friends it was super fun.

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    • GNARrow Minded

      The co op in closed beta was fun. Team oriented. Just hope a bunch of mutes dont ruin it..

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  • fLekkZ

    I played the Closed Beta and i hope they changed the graphics because they were super awful, it looked like a PS1 game im not even kidding.

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    • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

      Ps1 graphics ru serious? I haven’t played it yet so I don’t know but I can’t really believe ps1 graphics lol think about it for a minute now.. haha but yeah so the graphics suck eh? Does it ruin the game though? Is the gameplay solid?

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      • GNARrow Minded

        This guy is no where near serious.. he must not have got a closed beta token. The graphics and lighting are pretty realistic.. guns fire more realistic than any cod ive played..

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        I disagree with him as well. I participated in the closed beta and this game looked awesome. Better than some other games that shall remain nameless. I really like the co op missions that are really a nice change of pace. And it’s free.

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      • Senses Failed

        Ghosts, he means ghosts:)

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  • GNARrow Minded

    Whoever claimed its bad graphics.. ha get a new tv then lmao they are good for a free game.. and whoever said the video looks like titanfall.. i suggest you get a new tv as well.. nothing like cod or titanfall. Better than the last 3 cods in my opinion. Just not seeing the open beta on my xbox. They said later this week when they shut down the closed beta on sunday evening..

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  • GNARrow Minded

    The game is more solid than ghosts.

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    • GNARrow Minded

      Free with free new content all the time.. they actually got bugs worked out quickly.. nothing i just said should remind anyone of Call of Duty!..

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    • fLekkZ

      Until the Pay2Win part comes.

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      • GNARrow Minded

        Pay for nothing.. i can get the same guns as you without paying. Only been playing a hour and already beasting.. sorry you are not good at shooters.. you cant buy anything that people cant earn. Everything is available to everyone..

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      • fLekkZ

        Dude you said yourself you been playing for 1 hour and you are top 10 world? playerbase 100 people? reach top 10 in 1 year and you can be proud of it, but now? not really

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        Said the man that said it has graphics like the PS1. You better check yourself into a mental institution before someone has you committed.

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      • GNARrow Minded

        The pay feature is already there and im ranked in top 10 worldwide without spending a dime.

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    • IN_YO_FACE_86

      I don’t lag in Warface like I do in Ghost.lol

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  • GNARrow Minded

    Im still not seeing a open beta for it Major? You get you data from a reliable source? Crytek told us closed beta users the open beta will come later this week when they shut the servers down on sunday for closed beta. Wednesday is sooner than i thought. Maybe tomorrow, but most likely Friday.

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    • ImTheMetalLord

      Click on the link on the top of his post and you can download it from xbox dot com. It may not show up on the Xbox 360 till later.

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      • GNARrow Minded

        Yeah and when you click that link it says payment method incorrect… its a no go..

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        Yes you have to have a valid payment method on your account in order to get the free game on xbox dot com. Nothings changed there. I had no issue setting it up for download and I’m heading there to play it right now.

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      • GNARrow Minded

        Imma idiot.. forgot my card wasnt valid lol.. why is this 1.5Gb less than closed beta?

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  • Brian Eyekon Koehler

    I can’t get it without a credit card this is not right change your system i should be able to remote download without a payment option on file

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    • ImTheMetalLord

      MS systems have always been like that. Reason….well it’s a free to play game but there is in game purchases you can make and so before you can play the game free they need to know you have a valid way to make purchases in the game if you so choose to do so.

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      • Michael Burden

        I believe he referring to the fact that you can’t download the free items (whether it be GwG, free to play, demos or just free items) from the Xbox website without some sort of payment option attached to the account. This happened when they changed from points to real world currency – he can still download them fine on the console, just not on the Xbox website. So no, they haven’t always been like that – this happened only recently with the discontinuation of the point system.

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        And they didn’t have free to play games either back then. You are talking history…I’m talking now things are now and been for some time. Yes I exaggerated when I said always but I meant for a long time now.

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      • Michael Burden

        You might have had a point except for a few key facts you neglected to consider:

        1 – this does not apply only to FTP games – it affects anything on the Xbox web site – demos, free items, Games with Gold, as well as FTP games. Also you can’t use a stored balance on the website either unless you have a payment option attached to your account.

        2 – the fact that someone CAN however download these items from the 360 console without having payment options attached to the account totally blows your rationalization out of the water.

        3 – this was only implemented late last year, so it has hardly been “a long time”

        4 – we did have FTP games prior to the change from points to currency – we just have more now.

        It has nothing to to with FTP games, it is a result of the change from points to real currency and the website not being updated properly/yet. Believe me, this is NOT a “feature” but a problem that Microsoft has not fixed in over 6 months since the change.

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        Is your arm broke from patting yourself on the back so much?

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    • GNARrow Minded

      You dont know anyone with a valid CC.. dont even need money on it, just valid..

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      • Brian Eyekon Koehler

        No I dont unfortunately my prepaid debit card i cancel it a long time ago

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    • Massamo

      add paypal account

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      • Brian Eyekon Koehler

        Good idea I’ll make one and try that

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  • ImTheMetalLord

    Good News: You can earn achievements in the open beta of this (was not earned in the closed beta)

    Bad News: If you played closed beta you have to start over AND there isn’t anyone really playing this yet.

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  • fur low

    Do you still have to go to the dashboard and open a separate app for friends, party and any other basic features on xbone? Microsoft is going backwards, people expected the xbone to be better than the 360. But the 360 guide button is years ahead of the garbage setup on xbone. What flop.

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    • Senses Failed

      As an xbox one owner i want to disagree with you and defend the system i paid over £400 for, unfortunately you are absolutely right, and recently going back to my 360 backs up what you say

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      • disqus_icUCvMAJ5v

        Like I mentioned above, I’ve been with the brand from the beginning. I really wanted to like my Xbox One and even defended it to friends. However it’s been months now and I still can’t play the thing with a pair of nice headphones like I enjoy doing.

        I think I’m just going to go back to my 360. I’ll decide later if I want to continue with Microsoft as a brand. Kind of disappointing.

        They’ve really screwed up this generation. The added cost for a console that is significantly less powerful than the competing console. The poorly conceived UI. The crazy 3 operating systems that gobble up system resources. I’m just not sure where their heads were when they came up with this nonsense.

        Now we’ve come to the point where PS4 is outselling the Xbox One by a wide margin. Last time I checked X1 hadn’t even cracked 4 million units and PS4 has about 6.3 or 6.4. Essentially what that means is that now the PS4 is going to be the primary development platform for upcoming multiplatform games. This means that the teams working on the PS4 versions of such games will be the more tallented members of a studio or the main studio itself while Xbox One development is farmed out. So, the PS4 already has the advantage of a better graphics card, faster RAM and an operating system that allows developers to allocate more of that faster RAM to the game they are making.

        I hate having to be so down on this system I don’t really want to switch brands, I’ve always enjoyed Xbox and the 360 is one of my favorite systems of all time. I’m just so disappointed with what they’ve done with X1.

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      • usrev

        the ps4 was already going to the be the primary because it’s more powerful. the only reason ps3 wasn’t last gen was because cell was ridiculous to work with.

        sadly MS stopped being awesome. the original xbox was amazing, honestly my favorite game system. the 360 started out strong, but around 2009 they lost focus. kinect, lack of exclusives, terrible updates like the windows 8 dashboard killed it. sony have continued to support the ps3 with exclusives even up until the ps4 released MS simply lost all my faith and most gamers seem to agree and many switched to the ps4. maybe next gen MS won’t be so ridiculous, or maybe sony will stay ahead again.

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    • Riddick Snipes

      Well said. Have an extra line of resolution for your efforts.

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    • Ash2X

      Actually it makes sense – they can update stuff without bringing a whole System Update every single time they want to change anything.
      But its,of course, a bit more complicated then before.

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  • Gary Kirk

    Can’t download it from the console even though I was in the closed beta, this sucks

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  • Satya France

    How do you download the game if you have no pc ?? It’s stupid not to download from the xbox360 !Getting worse at microsoft !! Go Go to Sony and Ps4

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    • ImTheMetalLord

      Go to the place of fire and pitchforks. Sony online sux arse.

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    • Elan Gabriel

      You can use your mobile phone, public PC, internet cafe or ask your friend to use theirs. If you don’t have access to one of those, wait for the final release.

      Or, use IE on your Xbox 360.

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  • Satya France

    for information, for April 2014 microsoft old games free and April 2014 For Playstation Plus games free:
    PES 2014
    Sly Cooper Thieves in Time

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    • Senses Failed

      I question your definition of free

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      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        you don’t like gamefly either do you?

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    • Professor Oak

      You have no proof that that GwG will all be old. Also, GTFO you PS Fanboy

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      • Satya France

        I’m not a fan of ps! Simply offers are much more advantageous sony

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    • Does Not Equal

      Go tell someone who cares.

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      • BigBernard

        You said that already.

        .

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    • skunk73

      GTFO,Ps+ is shit.you only get to rent the games not keep them.

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      • usrev

        funny I still have battlefield 3 on ps3 and lets me play it… I “rented” that 6-12 months ago… If this is renting i’m ok with it…

        thanks microsoft for rainbow 6 vegas 1. I couldn’t find that at gamestop for $1 or anything.

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      • skunk73

        without Ps+ you loose the game.not with XBL,let gold expire,you still get to keep the games.

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    • IN_YO_FACE_86

      I hope you are wrong.lol

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      sweet i just sold my vita version of sly cooper so yeah. that rocks. thx for the info. some people on here only xbox so they kinda of get testy when you comment like that but i love it because i don’t go on ps blogs. all they do is bust nuts over all the great deals.

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      • Mr&Mrs Ninja

        Mrs. Ninja: eeewwwwwwwwwwww… I’ll make sure I never go on PS blogs from now on.

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  • smilesmile

    Anyone have any luck downloading it from the console yet?

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  • Satya France

    it’ll be hard, because live has problems today once more!

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  • Beano

    Titanfall is so four days ago. I am over it. Now it’s all about WARFACE. Get ready to open your wallets

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    • ElektroDragon

      You mean Warfarce, right on the heels of Titanfail.😀

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  • Lucas Sanches Cestari

    Major Nelson, i was on the facebook and they said that the reputation thing will start to work soon, so, i have one question.

    what will stop the kids from Call of Duty from giving me bad reputation just like on xbox 360? on CoD mw1,mw2,mw3,BO,BO2,(and gears of war 3) i was always the top player or the top 3 and still, i had 73% negative reputation.

    i hope the reputation system will not be a total failure like on the xbox 360!, because it will be kinda like

    Needs work:Killed 50 Kids on CoD
    Needs work(orange bar):Killed 50 Kids on CoD and on Titanfall
    Avoid me:Defeated 10 clans of Kids on titanfall and CoD and got negative reputation from all of them

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    • Professor Oak

      IDEA! Don’t play that $#1Ty game

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  • Moises Munoz

    It’s not letting me download it, because you know, even as we pay for this service, it still manages to have problems.

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    • James Campbell

      Feel free to make your own console and service. You make it sound so easy.

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  • ElektroDragon

    New Wednesday game releases, there were THREE of them, never mentioned anywhere, HELLO is anyone home?

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      what were they because i am too lazy to check? actually i’m just busy playing infamous: boring son. its not as good as the second one so far.

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      • ElektroDragon

        Well, electricity will always trump smoke, but it sure is pretty. And I’m from Seattle so I’m biased.

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      • Mr&Mrs Ninja

        Mr. Ninja: THANK YOU! My girlfriend and my friends keep saying I’m a hater but they’ve never played all 3. Part 2 was great…. this one makes me sleepy. lol After I beat it I’m going back to Titanfall.

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  • Ash2X

    Plays like a usual F2P Shooter on PC.If it whould have come for XO it maybe had a small chance,but the 360-Version is a technical mess.

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  • Christian De Coninck Lucas

    I wish there was a XboxOne release too.

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  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    is this like the answer to ps4’s warframe which is a free to play game that has been available since launch because i think you guys needed to put warface on the xbone to compete. i so wish i liked my xbone. project spark is cool though, for now.

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    • usrev

      from what I have seen and heard about warface, not at all… warframe is simply awesome. but warface seems to be free to play cod, while warframe is all about the co-op. the cool thing about warframe is that 99% of the things can be earned in game, and if you sell mods to other players for platinum you can get the remaining stuff without spending a dime (this remaining stuff is visual items like colors to change your armor and such) the only useful thing you can’t get in game are inventory slots, but they start you with like 150 platinum (which is like 16 inventory slots and 4 warframe slots extra)

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