The beta runs from today, February 3, until February 5. Registration for the beta continues through the end of today. You can enter your email address at the game’s official website for a shot at receiving a code to access the beta through Steam.
Two single-player missions are accessible in the beta, Cut Off and Blockout. You can get a taste of what to expect in the new trailer above and read descriptions of the two missions below.
Cut Off: The Separatists control a large antenna array, which lets them use satellites to track enemy movements and communicate with distant outposts. Jon needs to infiltrate this compound and manually reposition the dishes to intercept the satellite signal. Gaining access to enemy communications would give Jon and his team a tactical advantage over the enemy, as well as possible intel on his brother, Robert.
Blockout: Jon’s cooperation with the local resistance, the Rotki Lions, gave him the location of one of the targets from his most wanted list–a list containing the names of war criminals that Jon can neutralize to bring justice to the people of Georgia. The target is Ivan Krustchev. He’s hiding out in an abandoned apartment complex, surrounded by his guards. How will you complete this mission? Will you use your sniper rifle from the opposite building, storm the outpost with your assault rifle, or sneak past the guards and quietly take out your target?
“This beta includes two single-player missions from the beginning of the game and is just a glimpse of what you’ll experience in the full open-world game. Every bit of feedback you give is invaluable to us, and we’ll listen closely to all comments,” developer CI Games CEO Marek Tyminski said in a press release. “We’re committed to making Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 one of the best games you’ll play this year, and will do everything we can to meet your expectations. It’s a real treat to know the game will soon be played by so many of our fans.”
Ghost Warrior 3 marks a major departure from the previous games, as it shifts to the style of an open-world game and features multiplayer. You can read more about all of the major changes in our interview with Tyminski.