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Official SOCOM 4 Beta Details and FAQ (UPD: March 4, 3:09PM PST)
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03-04-2011 01:00 PM - last edited on 03-04-2011 03:07 PM

Hey everyone,



Included here is your one-stop shop for all things "Beta." We'll try to answer your questions best we can when we can, in addition to posting relevant news and other things as well.


Beta Schedule

* Phase 1 (Private invites) - Begins March 15. Eligible players will be contacted with details
* Phase 2 (PlayStation Plus members) - Begins March 22. Members will join Phase 1 participants
* Phase 3 (Killzone 3 vouchers) - Begins March 29. You can redeem your voucher included with KZ3 to play with Phase 1 and Phase 2 players
* Phase 4 (Open to everyone) - Begins April 5. The beta will be freely downloadable off of PSN
* Beta Ends - April 13



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will the clan-matching system be available in the beta?
A: It will be available, yes.

Q: Can we create custom rooms in the beta?
A: No, you can’t create custom rooms in the beta.

Q: Will the beta have a party system?
A: No, there isn’t a party system available for the beta.

Q: Are the available times to play the SOCOM 4 beta limited?
A: There is no time limit, but we will limit what games modes are available each day. We’ll publish a schedule in the near feature.

Q: Is the beta is 3D-capable?
A: Don’t know this yet, still considering our options. Same with Sharp Shooter and PlayStation Move support.

Q: How many people are invited to the private beta?
A: We’re not revealing how many people we’re inviting, sorry.

Q: I want to be in the private beta, how do I get in?
A: Invitees have already been identified; Even so, Chris and I do plan on doing special promotions and code giveaways for those who aren’t on the original list

Q: What modes are available for play?
A: All four game modes are available to play in the beta: Bomb Squad, Last Defense, Suppression and Uplink. Additionally, all four game types will have “Standard” and “Classic” version

Q: Which maps will we play?
A: There will be two to choose from – Port Authority and Assault and Battery. Port Authority is a naval port filled with equipment and shipping containers, while Assault and Battery is what remains of a WWII-era coastal fort that has since been abandoned.

Q: If I’m in the private beta, will I continue to play into the next phase?
A: Yes. Once you’re in the beta, you’re in it and not getting out.

Q: Will any of my stats or character progression carry over to the final game?
A: No. We want everyone to be on a level playing field on launch day (think of your early practice as your carry-over)

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Jeremy Dunham
Sr. Community Manager, Zipper Interactive

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hmmmmm very nice. april 13th gonna be one for the ages.

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