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God of War: Ascension beta starts today, opens to PS Plus subs in January

Sony confirms dates for its multiplayer beta test - new trailer

Sony has confirmed that PlayStation Plus subscribers will get access to the God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta in January.

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The action will kick off for US PS Plus subs on January 8, which EU subscribers have to wait just a day longer.

It may come as a surprise that the beta actually starts today if you were one of the participants of Sony's 'Rise of the Warrior' experience, and belonged to the winning Spartan team for the first team challenge.

"We are kicking off the Beta with our signature Team Favor of the Gods mode and the yet-to-be-seen Favor of the Gods mode, which plays like Team Favor of the Gods, but without the teams," explains Sony. "In both modes, you'll fight to reach the requisite number of favor points from the Gods, earning points via kills, bonus brutal kills, opening chests, capturing domination points, and, if you're skillful enough, performing executions using the Spear of Olympus."

It also confirmed that the beta will feature the previously revealed Desert of Lost Souls map, as well as a new 'Forum of Hercules' map.

"The Beta will also provide you with the chance to play through our tutorial level, which is an epic experience in and of itself. You'll be able to test your might with both Zeus and Ares allegiances, and experience a taste of the player customization options and upgrades that will be in the final game," Sony added.

Here's a new trailer:

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