If you track back to later last year, Guerrilla has been testing Killzone 3 for quite a long time.

And the most recent test, the multiplayer public beta trial currently available to download from the PSN, may prove to be the most fruitful. This is simply due to the sheer number of participants: around a half-million, according to the latest update at the game's official site . We found the private beta to be pretty damn solid last year, but Guerrilla has noted new bugs and issues that need to be addressed. A patch, which is already available in Europe and might drop today in North America, should fix most or all of the following problems:

As for raw numbers, Guerrilla reports that over 500,000 players have already participated in over 350,000 matches and there have been 55 million kills. This is all in the first week of the multiplayer beta's availability, so that's pretty impressive. A single-player demo will be up on the PSN next week – February 15 – and the hotly anticipated PS3 exclusive will hit store shelves on February 22. Are you ready?

Related Game(s): Killzone 3

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maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

I love it.. when I connect.

I sure hope this patch fixes this.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

I haven't finished any FPS games, but I tried the multiplayer beta for Killzone 3. I had fun, even if I kept getting killed. LOL Anyway, those are nice figures for just a week of being available to the public. Great job, Guerrilla!

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I've had plenty of connection issues and about a dozen different error codes! I can't imagine each error code I've received is for a different connection issue. None the less when I'm on it, it's a great experience!

I'm really excited for this game! I got my gun attachment pre-ordered and the game pre-ordered! Sounds like my Gamestop is doing a midnight release as well!

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Single Player demo is already available for PSplus members in NA. I downloaded it last night, but had to go to bed before the install finishes. (My PS3 auto shuts down after 1 hour of inactivity) So I haven't tried it yet.

But it is available for PS plus members.

Simcoe
Simcoe
9 years ago

Ha, I was in the same situation last night too. The update came rather late in the day. I checked at one point at around 8:30 pm (EST) and nothing, but it was there at 10:30 pm! It was 1.5 GB file, so I too had to go to bed before it finished downloading.

Psylight
Psylight
9 years ago

For me, the experience wasnt much different than KZ2 online, which is not a bad thing at all! I loved playing KZ2 online! Hopefully there will be more people this time around!

Silent_J
Silent_J
9 years ago

I haven't been able to connect since Friday. And when I do ,I only get into a few games before it disconnects.I'm really wishing this update fixes the connection problem .Bots are OK to play with I guess ,but a real person behind the character makes it better.
Oh one more thing ,I download the single player demo and it was alot fun.

HighOnFire
HighOnFire
9 years ago

I guess the update did work, I was on for a couple of hours last night. Took no time to get into Warzone.

Silent_J
Silent_J
9 years ago

finally I was able to play last night .aaahhh KZ3 goodness ,cant wait for the full game.

HighOnFire
HighOnFire
9 years ago

Guerilla deserves all the success in the world with KZ3. The beta is amazing. I played the single player 4 times before work this morning, and it makes the wait for the 22nd worse. The jetpacks are the sh*t and Rico is actually tolerable.

coverton341
coverton341
9 years ago

Downloaded the single player demo last night but like Underdog had to hit the hay before it was finished. I surely hope that the patch addresses the connection issues. I really would love to play the multiplayer demo with people, but I have still never been able to connect to a match. I am getting really good and killing bots though. :-

Silent_J
Silent_J
9 years ago

sometimes I get my ass kicked by the bots on the hardest difficulty lol

Ultimate_Balla
Ultimate_Balla
9 years ago

Forgive me for still being a cry~baby over the weight issue.
I haven't played the Beta, but if those were the only issues then KZ3 has a really high chance of raising the bar once more IMO.
We're getting the review before it releases, right? That'll do me in.

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
9 years ago

the weight issues some had are gone

Ignitus
Ignitus
9 years ago

I'm glad GG got the information it needed to address bugs ahead of the game's launch. Let's see how well it goes in its initial week.

spiderboi
spiderboi
9 years ago

It's fun, but the MP beta didn't really wow me, especially the difficulty in connecting to a game.

On a side note, is it just me or KZ characters feel/look a bit stubby (short and wide)? Also, it takes a lot of time to really kill someone. KZ2 had good hit detection, I'm guessing GG needs to work on that for KZ3.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

Characters look life sized to me. Gotta remember they have gear on..Doesn't take a lot to kill someone actually…pretty easy..Gotta disagree in regards to the hit detection..KZ2 hit detection was horrible..They've tightened that up very well with KZ3

big6
big6
9 years ago

@spiderboi
You are kidding, right?
I mean the part about the taking a lot of time to kill someone in KZ3? Not sure how much KZ2 you played, but it's probably 3 times easier to kill someone in KZ3 now.
In fact, that's actually a complaint by some on the Killzone forums… that it's too easy to kill and be killed now.

As for height, I think it's just Sev that appears to be a little too short in KZ2. I think they needed to raise the camera height a bit. Hopefully this is fixed in KZ3.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

The camera in KZ2 is more or lest in Sev's chest. Kinda retarded, but it doesn't affect the quality of the game imo.

SolidFantasy
SolidFantasy
9 years ago

I'm having difficulties connecting my PS3 to the internet. I want any piece of KZ3 that I can have now! and yet I'm restrictive by my own technical incompetence!
Glad to see this game is doing well ūüôā

Simcoe
Simcoe
9 years ago

Vulgarity filter? Really? It's a game for mature audiences, I don't get why language would be a concern.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

You don't find it annoying when people are vulgar? For "adult" language, it's awefully jeuvenile. It's the main reason I usually mute everyone besides my friends.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

My wife doesn't like the language and I don't blame her. A vulgarity filter is a welcomed addition.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Just need a filter to remove the kids.

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

@WorldEndsWithMe

I agree, kick these snot nosed punks off and back into the childish world of 360.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

My wife runs a before and after school program, and she says a couple of kids talk about Black Ops all the time. One kid even brought the game to school. Apparently the kid's 8 years old.

Some parents need a good whoppoppage. lol I can see a mature 13 year old playing it…

But EIGHT?! Even if the content of the game itself is permissable by some parents (strange to me, but whatever), the different user names, clan tags, and especially emblems some people put up there are SOOOO bad. Some of these kids need a good smackin'… er… stern talkin' to.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I agree on the "whoppoppage" of parents. It is my general observation that the new parenting model is to give them whatever they want so they don't complain.

Simcoe
Simcoe
9 years ago

Sorry, I thought the vulgarity filter was for character dialogue (which I didn't recall hearing in the beta) not muting other players. I'm all for being able to mute other players!

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

lol for sure, World. Perhaps we should call it "pacifier syndrome". You know? Baby cries… stick a pacifier in it's face. Kid cries… shove something they'll like in their face… Teenager cries… let em suck on a new ipod.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

I've had no problems getting online at all. I like the Online Beta a lot. To me, it feels that I have no weight at all. But that could be because I was so used to the weight on KZ2.

Not going to play the campaign demo. I can wait 13 days for the whole game. I'm with others in that my only gripe is that it's a pain to get revived and always end up looking the opposite direction…only to get shot in the back..

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

I had MASSIVE issues conncting last night (I tried for 3 hours!)…and this is AFTER the 1.01 update. I tried again this morning right before I went to work and voila Im in!…WTF?

Needless to say, I stayed logged in so it will (hopefully) be still up and running when I get back home. *crosses fingers*

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

@Snorge…that sucks..at least you got in..not sure about the staying logged in part..

Ludicrous_Liam
Ludicrous_Liam
9 years ago

Judging from the SP demo, (which was amazing to say the least) I'm guessing 9.0 to 9.2. Some parts feel a little rough, & not quite fleshed out as much as you'd want (pacing was a little off..I guess this is just an extract from the middle of the full game) but overall, this game is definatly worthy of elite status.

SSRGohan
SSRGohan
9 years ago

im ready, got pre order in last year with the green controller. I just hope i like this game, i did finished last one, this one BETTER get it all right, tired of playing in Call of Duty crappy servers.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Arg, I haven't had a moment to play yet, but with all the bugs I might just get the SP demo instead. That's what I care about.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Arg, I haven't been able to play this either. Been stuck in California due to snow conditions in my home state.

Simcoe
Simcoe
9 years ago

Was it due to flight cancellations? Nothing worse than being stuck in an airport, when all you want to do is go home!

daus26
daus26
9 years ago

I hope I don't get flamed for this, but if I was honest, I enjoyed BFBC2's online more than this demo, and the button configurations too I guess. I'm not saying the K3 demo was bad though. Not at all.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

It's tough to beat Bad Company 2. It's a fun game.

daus26
daus26
9 years ago

Yes. It's soooo much fun. I just love the squad system.

Simcoe
Simcoe
9 years ago

I thought the controller settings were fairly similar to BC2. Killzone might not have the range of vehicles that BC2 has (which I really like), but I do like all the classes of soldier that Killzone brings to the game.

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

I didn't like the fact that most of the guns in the beta were one hit kills and could reach you from far far distances like an SMG. I heard Ben complain about this in his preview and now I know what he's talking about. I kind of like the new feel of the controls and the graphics looks crispier. With that said…KZ3 looks great and I haven't experienced any bugs, but then again I only played 6 matches.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

I haven't experienced too many one hit kills that weren't head shots…I agree with you that some weapons have long range on them i.e. the shotgun has ridiculous range still.

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

Oh most def agree, the shotgun is ridiculous!…but as for all the other weapons, no one shot kills unless its a headshot.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

Love the new cqc melee kills,very satisfying when ya pull one off!
Had a few problems connecting throughout the week but that what these beta's are for,to iron out the creases!

Teddie9
Teddie9
9 years ago

Can't wait for the single player demo, heck can't wait for the release


Last edited by Teddie9 on 2/9/2011 2:29:56 PM

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

You can download the single player demo for free if you have a Hong Kong Account.

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
9 years ago

Forgot how great killzone looks, and it plays like a dream now. pardon me for not being a huge fan of the weight in killzone 2. it didn't bother me too much, but im glad they made the change.

One thing im surprised about, this can be good or bad depending on others opinion, is how accurate the ISA LMG is ( the one with the iron sights ). I don't recall it being is steady as it is now. Actually, quite a few guns feel steadier.


Last edited by aaronisbla on 2/9/2011 2:35:30 PM

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

Um, not many people have touched on this on here but I own the Move and I was extremely anxious to try this beta with it. After playing for hours with it I've concluded, IF you can keep a steady aim (no shaking hand syndrome, which isnt hard if you rest it on ya leg or knee) then it seems to work EXTREMELY well.

Of course everyone has to calibrate their Move before playing, so I suggest playing with the deadzone options and the turn speed.

Since I hit the sweetspot settings wise, I dont really want to go back to the DS3. And I think the Sharp shooter will make it that much more awesome and controllable!

Dont just pass it off as a gimmick people, Move REALLY works if you get around the learning curve and stick with it. Zooming in and shooting enemies from across the map is an amazing and surprisingly easy thing to do with the Move. I have yet to test the 3D functionalilty with Move though ūüôĀ


Last edited by Snorge on 2/9/2011 2:39:33 PM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Interesting…