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Warface Xbox 360 beta out Wednesday

Crytek opens up free-to-play FPS to early testers

Microsoft and Crytek will release a beta for the Xbox 360 version of Warface today, February 5.

Crytek is taking sign-ups for entry into the beta via its official Warface website, with access granted to players in United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Nordics, Australia, and New Zealand. Microsoft's Major Nelson is also hosting a small competition that will grant 50 players entry into the beta from Friday, February 7.

Here's a trailer released to coincide with the beta launch:

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Warface is a free-to-play, co-op-based first-person shooter originally released for PC in October 2013.

Powered by CryEngine 3, Crytek says Warface offers "a constantly updated" universe featuring class-based player versus player action and multiplayer co-op missions.

Here's the official blurb:

'Warface Xbox 360 Edition' boasts compelling gameplay set in the near future where Warface forces battle against the ruthless Blackwood military. The class-based shooter enables beta players to experience different tactical approaches, gameplay styles and unique weapon sets of all four Warface classes: Rifleman, Medic, Engineer, and Sniper. When the game launches in spring, players will then receive regularly updated content, enabling fans to experience new, daily co-operative campaign missions and a continuous supply of new maps, weaponry, boosts and more.

Despite its free-to-play status, Xbox 360 gamers will be required to have a paid subscription to Xbox Live Gold to play Warface when it's launched in Spring.