EA has announced plans to run a Crysis 3 open multiplayer beta from January 29 until February 12.
Available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, it will feature two team-based modes, Hunter and Crash Site, as well as two maps.
The beta will also include the New York Feed, "a new in-game social feed that will showcase the accomplishments of gamers and their friends while offering dynamic challenges to complete".
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli said: "With Crysis 3 we are delivering the deepest, most robust Crysis multiplayer experience yet.
"We have listened closely to our fans and have evolved the multiplayer in Crysis 3 by adding a host of new gameplay features including the unique Hunter mode, deadly new weapons like the Predator bow, deeper loadout and unlock options, enhanced upgrade systems and more social features like the New York Feed.
"Top it all off with the ultimate weapon in the Nanosuit and you have a multiplayer experience that is unlike anything else out there."
EA has confirmed a Crysis 3 release date of February 19 in the US and February 22 in Europe.