SOCOM 4: US Navy SEALs Private Beta Has Begun & Will Be Available For Everyone Soon

Posted By | On 17th, Mar. 2011 Under Industry News, News

The Private Beta for SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs has begun.  It started on March 15th and will end on March 21st with it being an invite only beta.  People that have Playstation Plus will get access to the second stage of the beta on March 22nd while Killzone 3 owners will get to use their code for access to the beta on March 29th. The beta will be available to everyone through the Playstation Network starting April 5th and will end on April 12th. Enough dates for you yet? Well one last date and that is the release date of the game on April 19th exclusively for the Playstation 3.

Currently the private beta includes two maps which are Port Authority and Assault & Battery, with all four of SOCOM 4’s multiplayer modes in the beta playable in both the Standard and Classic play types:

* Suppression: The SOCOM take on team deathmatch.
* Last Defense: Capture controls points, discover the enemy base and destroy it.
* Uplink: Steal enemy data and deliver it to your base.
* Bomb Squad: Defend your bomb technician while he disarms enemy explosives.

There will also be testing of Custom Game types which is pretty cool, and these include:

* Sniper Alley: An 8 vs. 8 version of Classic Suppression with higher damage. Weapons are limited to sniper rifles, shotguns, smoke grenades and poison gas.
* Last Defense Run ‘n Gun: Faster movement speed and reduced damage are applied to 16 vs. 16 Last Defense with weapons restricted to only shotguns and SMGs.
* Scrum: Suppression is given rule tweaks of no respawn, faster movement and higher damage, while sniper rifles, frag grenades, concussion grenades and poison gas are disallowed.
* Community Day Classic: A medley featuring Classic versions of all four game types (Suppression, Last Defense, Uplink and Bomb Squad) with increased speed and weapon restrictions placed on ranged explosives. Each game type is played over 11 five-minute rounds.

The schedule for the beta is as follows:
Tuesday (3/15) — Suppression and Classic Suppression
Wednesday (3/16) — Suppression and Classic Suppression
Thursday (3/17) — Uplink and Classic Uplink
Friday (3/18) — Last Defense and Classic Last Defense
Saturday (3/19) — Bomb Squad and Classic Bomb Squad
Sunday (3/20) — Sniper Alley and Last Defense Run ‘n Gun
Monday (3/21) — Scrum and Community Day Classic

This is all just for the private beta only but I would expect the second stage of the beta to be similar.  SOCOM 4 will feature 32 Player Versus and 5 player co-op!  Produced by Sony Computer Entertainment and Developed by Zipper Interactive, it’s once again out on April 19th for the PS3 only.  Check out some multiplayer gameplay footage right here.


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  • tareq salah

    great. Cant waut to try it with the move and sharpshooter

    • PrivatePyle

      Watch out for socrackheads like me, they’ll tell you to shove that sharpshooter where the sun don’t shine.
      But I’m gonna make an exception and confess I kind of want to try it out with this too.

  • PrivatePyle

    “DISCOVER” the enemy base and destroy it?
    Holy cow, that’s a surprise. I knew Demolition is being removed entirely, but this kinda cheers me up.
    Just 5 more days….5 more days.

  • gtgiwa123

    Wow I’m gonna be waiting a while before i Play 🙁

  • doub7

    I will get in w/ the killzone 3 code, kinda sucks we have 2 wait so long. I really need 2 get PS+. High hopes 4 this SoCom, all the footage I’ve seen is awesome.

  • jbg0623

    what is with all these really great betas coming out this year and why can’t it be like this all the time? Owning a next genration console should mean that things are great even if you can’t afford all the games like everyone else.

  • jbg0623

    I’m looking foward to this one, but I gotta wait cuz I don’t have PS+

  • bman128

    Still on the fence about this. Hopefully this will tell me if I should order that move bundle or not.

  • doub7

    looks like ps3 is picking up some speed with the blockbusters


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