Ghost Recon: Future Soldier beta date, Ghost Recon Network announced

Test-play Ghost Recon on April 19.

Ubisoft has set a date for the Ghost Recon: Future Soldier multiplayer beta. It will run from April 19 until May 2 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Up to twelve players can play across three classes on two maps (Pipeline and Mill) in two different modes: Conflict, where players battle to complete objectives located throughout the map and earn points, and the team with the most points at the end of the round wins; and Saboteur (available starting April 26), where a bomb spawns in a central location, and both teams compete to retrieve the bomb and be the first to detonate it at the opposing team’s base.

To access the beta, you can either: pre-order Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for Xbox 360 at GameStop, and receive an Xbox 360 beta key; become a PlayStation Plus subscriber, and receive a PlayStation 3 beta key; own a copy of Splinter Cell: Conviction, which will allow you to access the beta directly through the game.

Additionally, ubisoft also unveiled the “Ghost Recon Network,” a free service that will support Future Soldier and all future Ghost Recon titles. Similar to Activision’ s Elite service for Call of Duty, the Ghost Recon Network can be accessed through consoles, smartphones, tablets, and web browsers. It features:

Customize and share in-game weapons on the go

  • Use GunSmith mobile to customize weapons down to their inner parts in 3D and sync them to consoles
  • Publish weapons to the GunSmith Gallery and browse guns posted by the Ghost Recon Network community

Track player history and friends’ in-game status

  • Access personal player performance on Ghost Recon: Future Soldier & upcoming Ghost Recon games and compare stats on leaderboards
  • Receive challenges, friend activity reports and community updates via the website or push notifications on smartphones and tablets

Receive exclusive rewards

  • Download the free Ghost Recon Network app at launch to unlock additional attachment credits in Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
  • Earn weapons and weapon skins in Ghost Recon: Future Soldier by playing other Ghost Recon games or interacting with other Ghost Recon experiences

Become a better player

  • Study detailed game information and heatmaps to prepare for the next battle
  • Build and manage your squad, add recruits and search for competing squads

A trailer for the Network can be seen below.

Two screenshots of the beta, as well as images of the Network, can be seen at the gallery.

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