We've been trying to locate more MAG beta information, and we've stumbled upon a few more details that will keep you up to speed.

According to TheGamerAccess , the private beta phase is currently under way (which we already knew) and it holds about 10,000 participants. This started this past week on August 17 and will run until September 7; it only features members of the "GAP & SCEE Beta Community," so if you don't qualify, you ain't gettin' in. The public beta is the one you should be interested in: this one starts on September 17 and while we already told you an annual Qore subscription should get you a spot, it's also open to "SCEE lottery winners, active forum members, and select media." Now, they'll expand this beta yet again in "mid-October," so you should have ample opportunity to land a position in the testing. After all, with a game that supports up to 256 players on one map (we still can't get over that), we figure Zipper Interactive is gonna need a lot of testers.  There may be a few bugs that need to be worked out, ya know…  Well, the more the merrier!

Like we said before, we'll try to see if we can nab a bunch of beta codes for our readers; if we do, we'll give 'em away post-haste, so stay tuned.

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Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

Happy to see they will be doing a public beta as well so others can try it.

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

a beta isnt for u to see how good the game is….its to test for problems

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

I look forward to a PSXE give-a-way! I'm not a huge FPS fan, but I'll give anything a shot. I put a lot of time into KZ2, despite not being the best at it.

kevyd09
kevyd09
11 years ago

who cares if your not that good at it as long as ya enjoy playing and have fun, sure aint that the point of playing games in the first place?

FreQaZoiD
FreQaZoiD
11 years ago

I'm part of the first beta, but tonight was the first chance I got to download it… a 2 GB monster!

smileylyon
smileylyon
11 years ago

Just got my beta key! SWEET!

mk ultra
mk ultra
11 years ago

How do you resubscribe to qore? I had an annual subscription when it came out but havent got the last 3 or 4 episodes because I haven't resubscibed. When I went to the store I could't find the annual, just individual episodes. I really want to get in that beta.

elguito
elguito
11 years ago

go under the meida tab and its right there

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
11 years ago

Canadian flag? What shame. I live in canada and I don't feel any reason to be proud…

Gamer chick update: I happen to work at Wal-Mart (I know, but at least it's electronics) when this pair of girls comes asking for COD4 for PS3. The good looking one was buying it…

…For herself.

ThugNificent101
ThugNificent101
11 years ago

Im hoping that i might be able to test this game out. My subscription to Qore expires after i get my episode for september, so im sure i wont get into it through Qore.
I may subscribe again, but i probably wont do it in time to get into the beta. I feel like i can use that money elsewhere is all.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Crazy sons of mothers, I wish I could get in on the public beta. How come 256 is the number anyway? Highlander, any thoughts? It seems to be a common number.

ThugNificent101
ThugNificent101
11 years ago

Im actually a bit curious myself, but im not sure its for any particular purpose.
I think its just – quite simply – to have a very large war-like experience.
Maybe they actually thought to make it smaller or larger even, but the way they wanted to have their squads and such set up would work best at that number. Im no tech junkie… so i doubt i did any justice to what you wanted to know, but its just what i think.
Nice avitar btw

newchef
newchef
11 years ago

256 is a tournament number it breaks down evenly into 2,4,8,16,32 etc. it allows for many teams with few people as well as a few teams with alot of people

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

I've seen your avatar before World lol.

I have no idea about the '256' but..

255 was the max Level for Star Oceans.
255 was the max stats for FFX character attributes.

EDIT: Okay thanks newchef ^_^


Last edited by Banky A on 8/22/2009 12:45:59 AM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

good work Chef, I didn't think that far forward because I'm one of those players that thinks the entire mess is up to him alone.

It has been 2 days since Tifa was a mascot for the remake of Final Fantasy VII on my part.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 8/22/2009 11:06:46 AM

Irvin88
Irvin88
11 years ago

Thats great to hear. Hopefully, I'm one of the lucky few to get into the beta. If I am, this will hold me out until Assassin's Creed 2 comes out.

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
11 years ago

Wait, hasn't the blue PS3 contest been going for more than a year now?

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
11 years ago

They are going to need probably at least enough testers to have a 256 player game going at any given time of the day.

crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

im in the private beta the only thing is really havent gotten a chance to play it cuz they only have the servers open for a few hours each day.

Mamills
Mamills
11 years ago

im in the private beta already but i wont b able to play till wednesday. im away from my ps3 till then

M1_Gun
M1_Gun
11 years ago

I've been playing for the last week a few hours a each day, when the servers are up. I love it, but I have a friend that doesn't like it. I guess to each their own.

The game is huge and it is great because you depend on the other side of the map to do their job. If one side of the map is weak it becomes frustrating because helping can be a lengthy trip across the map.
You can only go to level fourty so choose your skills wisely. I made some mistake and do not see a way to create another caracter to do it right. One more thing I chose raven and can't change to the other team available Valor.

The game is a blast and I love being a squad leader, I know people get frustrated when their squad leader doesn't pull his weight. The satisfaction of calling in an air strike or calling out to have the team fix the Anti Air Gun is awesome. The squad leader really needs to be aware of the bigger picture because it is easy just to sit and defend your bunker the whole game.

It has some bugs but if your familiar with the SOCOM beta; it is nothing like that. That was a nightmare.

Currently there is only one type of mission unlocked with only two maps available. Since there are 8 squads on each side you can defend from 8 different positions which keep the game from getting stale.
I truly enjoy the game and look forward to the real deal.
Look for me in-game.
M1_Gunner

Skatejimmy5
Skatejimmy5
11 years ago

I'm in the private beta now, but I've yet to find time to test it. Tonight will be the time, though.

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Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

I've played a few nights here and there,wish i could be on this weekend but we had a death in the family so i'll have to skip out for a few days. I'll hopefully see some people on next week.

Boger
Boger
11 years ago

I'm in the Beta to. Only have one thing to say.
Sony, put a damn headset in every PS3 sold.
64 players on one team add only 6 people talking.
WTF?
Other than that, it's fun.
If you get the chance, get in. And beg, borrow or steal
a headset. Please.

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Emmm…. I don't know I'd rather wait till to the full game like I did with the Uncharted 2 beta.
Its better IMO

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Is there any other way to register for the Beta without having bought a Qore Sub…

Q!

"i am home"

Krashdown
Krashdown
11 years ago

I loved the old socoms, so hopefully zipper come through with this game too.

A beta code would be awesome!