360 Crysis 2 multiplayer closed beta now live – shots, video

Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:28 GMT By Patrick Garratt


EA has now released the Crysis 2 multiplayer closed beta, at a hard drive cost of 1.8Gb. This is an 360 exclusive. Get it here, and find a direct-feed movie and screens below.

The beta features the “Skyline” map, and two game modes: “Team Instant Action” and “Crash Site.”

Team Instant Action pits two teams against each other as they kill as many opponents as possible to earn higher ranks.

In Crash Site, players will battle for control of alien drop pods, earning points by guarding their pods and keeping enemies at bay.

EA has “no other announcements to make at this time” regarding a multi-format release for the test.

On release, the shooter’s multiplayer will include six gameplay modes and 12 maps set across recognizable locations in New York City.

Throughout the campaign, players can earn up to 50 multiplayer ranks and a variety of different upgrades to their weapons and Nanosuit.

Crysis 2 will be available PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on March 22 in North America and March 25 in Europe.


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  1. BULArmy

    The betrayal of Crytek for the PC community is just astonishing, no demo no MP beta. Almost all of the footage was from the console versions… It is sad how they forgot very easy how the PC community made them the company which they are now and that this kind of attitude is definetly not a good marketing idea.
    Before something come and say something about piracy, even with the piracy thay bought a lot of stuious and invested in other things outside of gaming.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. EscoBlades

    You do realise that the PC is the LEAD platform for this game right?

    Quit crying.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    Saw some vids of this yesterday. Looked better than I expected for a console version.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @2 Really? =\ i’m waiting for the PC footage almost for year now you know?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. EscoBlades

    Yes really!

    This game has been “optimised” for console performance. NOT the other way around.

    Given the success of the original Crysis on the PC, it only makes sense that Crytek’s foray into console gaming (with Crysis) would involve heavy advertising and marketing towards console gamers.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. StolenGlory

    At the risk of sounding immensely stupid, isn’t a closed beta something which only allows a finite amount of players and is generally distributed through more controlled means? (e.g. A limited number of sign ups get sent e-mails with beta client activation codes).

    This seems like an ‘open’ beta more than anything else.

    Feel free though folks to call me out on my stupidity/ignorance however.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @5 i’m waiting for the Crysis 2 demo or decent PC trailer already for the year.

    and it’s like PC version does not exist.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. EscoBlades

    @6: You are right.

    It is in fact, an MP demo.

    The wording remains the same from the Closed MP Tech test a few of us played towards the end of last year. They clearly didn’t bother to change that.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    You’re correct.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve added shots from a game I just played. Video very soon.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Blerk

    I’d love to know what goes through some peoples’ heads when they pick their XBL gamertag. I’m suspecting the answer might be ‘air’.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    Just played a game myself. Its pretty odd that you have to equip grenades to throw them.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. StolenGlory

    Pat – what is the framerate like?

    The build that I saw at the EG Expo late last year was horrid in that regard.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. BULArmy

    @Gekidami I lol’d haven’t you ever played CS or something more oldschool shooter? Now if you tell me that there is a separate knife I will see light in the tunnel for the game.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Patrick Garratt

    @13 – I literally played it for five minutes, but it seemed solid. I’ll play it more later.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. StolenGlory


    Ah brilliant. Cheers.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Fin

    Shooters handle so much better on 360 than on PC anyway. Good job Crytek, hopefully go console-exclusive for Crysis 3!

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    I have. But most games these days stay away from that kind of thing. And no, melee is single button, though theres no knife just just hit with the butt of the gun.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. EscoBlades

    @13: I agree…the eurogamer build was BAD.

    The tech test (beta if you will) however, was, as Pat said, solid, and actually quite enjoyable.

    I suspect this will be too. Am at 80% downloaded. Will post thoughts when i’ve played.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. StolenGlory


    You know that Erthazus posts here right? :)

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    “Just played a game myself. Its pretty odd that you have to equip grenades to throw them.”

    Oh jesus… So fucking casual..

    Have you ever played Counter-Strike? Or.. Half-Life? Or something old school?

    @Fin, “Shooters handle so much better on 360 than on PC anyway. Good job Crytek, hopefully go console-exclusive for Crysis 3!”

    I can’t comment on this shit.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. orakaa

    I don’t get it : THIS was supposed to be the most beautiful game ever released on consoles ?

    From those screenshots, the game isn’t better looking than MW2 or Killzone (I would rather say the opposite, the environment look rather generic, uninspired and “cold”, lots of alisasing, lighting seems odd at some points, etc.)

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    Gosh… Now i really need to think about my statement where i said: “Crysis 2 looks better then Killzone 3 on consoels”

    Because from these screenshots it looks like a complete CRAP.

    Thats basically LOW-Medium settings of Crysis 1 at best… AT BEST.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Gekidami

    ^ I wouldnt say its “complete crap” but KZ3, it aint.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    nuff said… Oh lol…

    #25 4 years ago
  26. orakaa

    @23 : indeed… the more I look at the screenshots, the more it feels like an updated version of CounterStrike.

    Maybe it’s just this map, but even if you don’t consider the environment, it looks quite “meh”

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Patrick Garratt

    Video added.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    That video looks awful. lol

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Gekidami

    I’d say its more of an updated CoD than anything else. Its CoD with Nano suits, seriously nearly everything is lifted from CoD. The biggest difference (apart from how you throw grenades) if the bullet damage, you seem to die really quickly in this, its probably to give maximum armour more use.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Erthazus

    Saw video.. super shocked…

    Thats low-medium settings, i’m serious. I can even show a youtube video.

    Killzone 3 blows this by a 1000 mile. Crysis 2 on consoles is at the Call Of duty console level. Just LOL.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. M2Kx

    Downloading, no hating… (not yet :D)

    #31 4 years ago
  32. orakaa

    @29 : I meant that quality-wise, or rather artistically speaking, the game feels uninspired.

    I’m not a huge fan of the COD games but any single map of a COD game has got a more refined approach and atmosphere than this.
    It doesn’t feel like a beta but rather like a test demo on a generic map -___-

    What shocks me is all the PR made by Crytek on this game, saying it would be “the next milestone” for video gaming in terms of graphics… when in the end it isn’t even as good as average games of the genre

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Psychotext

    “Saw video.. super shocked…”

    There are far better vids out there than that in fairness. I wouldn’t say it’s representative of what I have running in front of me right now, not that it looks a whole lot better.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Fin

    @20 Of course, but even he should realise that PCs won’t last more than a few years. Consoles are the future, graphics and control wise.

    #34 4 years ago

    Skill Pat, Skiiiiiiiilllll!

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Patrick Garratt

    I think you’ll find I’m highly skilled at first-person shooters. That’s clear from the way I died many times in quick succession and tried to hit a man on the head with a hand grenade.

    Obviously, this is SD, and it’s capped at 30FPS. There’ll be HD caps on YouTube soon enough. I’ll stick one up as soon as they’re there.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Crysis

    Any split screen for online guys?
    Mate’s bringing over his 360, cool if we both could play, I sold mine after my Gold sub ran out, Fuck paying to play online.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. StolenGlory


    I love you dude. :D

    #38 4 years ago

    @ Pat:


    That granade to the head was über l337.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Blerk

    Oh dear, the internets appear to be somewhat unhappy with this as well!

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Crysis

    At least you got the kill with that close quarters grenade XD

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Psychotext

    Well, played a bit of it… meh.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. absolutezero

    I fucking hate console fucking matchmaking jesus fucking christ I spend more time staring at a revolving fucking symbol in these games rather than actually playing.

    Fuck off Matchmaking you are the worst thing ever.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Gekidami

    The game is ok really. Its obviously made to please the CoD fans so alot of people should be happy.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Ge0force

    @17 Not every gamer is a noob that needs auto-aim. Mouse owns every controller available.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. mojo

    wow, from what i can read here the game does seriously underwhelm?!
    and actualy the first time a successor looks worse then the predecessor.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Blerk

    Struggling to find a single forum post that’s anything better than “disappointed”. Ouch!

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Nozz

    ouch indeed. From the footage ive seen so far it looks generic as hell

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Crysis

    @45, Erthazus provides all the Anti-console we need on this site, we all already know KB&M will normally beat a gamepad, but noone gives a flying fuck about it & it’s quite frankly pathetic to call those who prefer comfort & accessibility over precision, noobs.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. sickgamer


    #50 4 years ago
  51. Callum

    Fin, don’t feed the troll!

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Tallon 4

    Played it for about half ab hour and I find it meh at best.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Ge0force

    @49 Not really, comfort is also for me one of the reasons why I play most of the games on console.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. M2Kx

    Played it for an hour.

    It’s not bad, not as bad as I thought it would be. The problem is that in every minute you play it, you notice that it’s not the final build. The perks, the movement etc. All feels not done yet, so I’m pretty sure the final is going to be a good shooter, maybe no real danger for call of duty but still a good one.

    Also pretty funny, attachments, perks and killstreaks almost everything’s like in CoD4 (besides the crazy stealth shit etc.)

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Ge0force

    Perks and killstreaks in Crysis 2? Time for me to cancel my pre-order…

    #55 4 years ago
  56. M2Kx

    …and noobtubes, DON’T FORGET THE NEWBTUBES!!!111 xD


    #56 4 years ago
  57. Fin

    @51 ;)

    #57 4 years ago
  58. albo88

    x360 this time has surpassed itself epic light crisp visuals

    #58 4 years ago
  59. spiderLAW

    I enjoy your sarcasm

    #59 4 years ago
  60. kinny999

    not impressed, its gone from a day one purchase to a rental at best based on the last hour of the demo.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. freedoms_stain

    A few thoughts:

    It’s ugly. Sorry, but it is. Graphically it looks no better than CoD or Bad Company, possibly a little worse.

    No destruction? I’ve gotten used to being able to blow a wall out to disrupt a campers killfest in BC2, Crysis 2 is supposed to have this fantastic destruction engine, but not online? What a waste.

    Hit detection online seems poor. You can see in the kill cams blatant misses and even dudes that weren’t even looking at you, result in kills (and I think I was hosting :/)

    Head shots don’t seem to matter. I saw a guys head, just his head, plowed my pistol at it and he didn’t go down.

    The concept of balancing your power levels is pretty cool, but it sucks that you have to share power with sprinting.

    Bit shitty to lock up the team based mode until you reach lvl 5.

    I have to manually select grenades? That’s not cricket these days ladies and gents.

    #61 4 years ago
  62. M2Kx

    ^ ladies and gents, a typical bad company player :D

    #62 4 years ago
  63. Crysis

    The only FPS I’m interested in this year are Battlefield 3, Homefront, Resistance 3 & Crysis 2.
    I will not get BF3 near launch,
    I’m very iffy on Homefront,
    I want to know how Crysis 2 will run on PS3 before i reserve judgment,
    But i’ll likely buy Resistance 3 day one depending on the overall impressions.
    Although I do have a very slight amount of interest in Brink & Bulletstorm, but they are nearly invisible on my radar.

    #63 4 years ago
  64. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    At work till 9pm, so I can’t play it till tonight, but keep in mind it’s a demo folks. I can think of a few demos that didn’t do the full game justice (ie. Castlevania, Dead Space 1, MOH beta sucked imo, but the campaign is much better).

    #64 4 years ago
  65. theevilaires

    Rock-Paper-Scissors SHOOT!

    Halo Reach beats this and KZ3 will slaughter all….KZ3 it is!

    #65 4 years ago
  66. Crysis

    This year is the year of the PS3, no other console has as many AAA full retail games coming to it, but the PC also has some top notch shit coming exclusively like Witcher 2, Diablo 3 & Dawn of War 2: Retribution, but thankfully for the 360 crowd they have nearly as many multiplatform games & ofc possibly Microsoft’s best game, Gears 3 & for car fanatics there’s Forza 4 & for the Nintendo loyalists there’s Conduit 2, Zelda Skyward Sword & a shitload of casual, shovelware & spin offs.

    #66 4 years ago
  67. Hunam

    I am kinda disappointed by non-kinect Xbox exclusives of the last few years. Microsoft got rid of most of their internal studios and so they have lost their ace in the hole in some respects.

    Sure, multiplatform is generally better on the Xbox but having few reasons to just get stuff on the Xbox is wearing thin.

    #67 4 years ago
  68. M2Kx

    And again another news turns into shit thanks to comments…

    #68 4 years ago
  69. freedoms_stain

    The range on the beatdown in this is insane. I jumped into a camper nest at the top of the Skyline map spamming shotgun fire and beatdowns and guys were getting beatdown from miles away while the combined fire of 3 guys couldn’t get through my armour in time.

    Also, cloaking + semi-auto sniper and insane range one-hit beatdowns = campers paradise.

    I think I’ve lost all interest in multiplayer games like this.

    #69 4 years ago
  70. Isaaclarke37

    The Music sounds epic.I can’t wait for the OST.

    #70 4 years ago
  71. IL DUCE

    I would love to try it but it has continually froze for me and I have given up on it…

    #71 4 years ago

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  • How eSports changed Call of Duty

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  • Destiny: how does the road ahead look?

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  • GTA 5 patch 1.09 improves Heists matchmaking

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  • Diablo 3, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and more make up this week’s Deals with Gold

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  • The Witcher 3 dev: DirectX 12 may not have impact on Xbox One games resolution

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  • Get infinite items in Bloodborne with this duplication glitch

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  • Motivational Growth is the first non-documentary film to be released on Steam

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  • Metal Gear Solid movie in the works at Sony Pictures

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  • Destiny: Inferno mode returns this week with Inferno Clash

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  • Bladestorm: how 28 rogue ninja conquered Brittany

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  • First Bloodborne speedrun is in, game finished in under 45 minutes

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  • Advanced Warfare Infection gameplay shows the new map, monsters, extraction mechanic

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  • Hotline Miami collector’s edition is close, 50% already achieved

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  • Woah Dave will be an extra free PS+ game on PS4 in April

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  • Mortal Kombat X: three international tourneys announced, $100,000 prize pool

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  • Project CARS to receive a free car every month, starting with the Lykan Hypersport

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  • Leaked Halo Online gameplay shows weapons, maps, and more

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  • Get PlayStation 4 with the PS Camera and The Last of Us for $399

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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC comes to PS4 in May

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  • Watch Rainbow Six Siege developers stream new gameplay right now

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  • Advanced Warfare Exo Zombie Infected trailer shows new weapons, massive enemy

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  • Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition comes with a 120-page field manual

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  • Rainbow Six Siege trailer is all about the operators

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  • Spotify now available on PS3 and PS4, lets you play music in the background

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  • Let’s talk Battlefield Hardline weapon balance

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  • UK Charts: Bloodborne enters at No. 2, Battlefield Hardline defends No. 1 spot

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  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

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  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

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  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

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  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

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  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

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  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

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  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

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  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

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  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

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  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

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  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

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  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

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  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

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  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

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  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

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  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

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  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

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  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

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  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

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  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

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  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

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  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

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