Electronic Arts and developer Crytek today announced that the open multiplayer beta for the premiere sandbox shooter experience,Crysis 3,will be available from January 29th until February 12th, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Including two team-based modes of the eight modes and two maps,the Crysis 3multiplayer beta will be available for two weeks and give players the chance to get a leg up on the competition..

“With Crysis 3 we are delivering the deepest, most robust Crysis multiplayer experience yet,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. “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.”

Crysis 3 launches on February 22 in Europe. Those who pre-order Crysis 3 before launch will receive an automatic upgrade to the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition which adds additional power and functionality to the super-suit, a bonus XP boost up to level 5, a unique Predator bow skin and three exclusive dog tags, as well as a free digital download to the original Crysis.