Recruits needed for Killzone Mercenary multiplayer beta!


Sign-ups for the Killzone: Mercenary closed beta start today! Enter for a chance to be selected as one of the lucky few participants in the exclusive multiplayer closed beta here .

Candidates have until 10:00pm BST on 17th July to sign up for gamers’ first look at Mercenary’s impressive multiplayer package. If chosen to participate, you will receive an email with directions on how to get started.

Mercenary’s multiplayer suite will provide players with a diverse range of weapons, grenades, armor, and special VAN-Guard devices enabling the player to customize their multiplayer load-out slots. This customisation supports the tactical element of the game – will you armor yourself up and go in like a tank, or take a more precise approach and assassinate enemies stealthily?

No matter your tactical approach, Mercenary’s multiplayer beta will give gamers an early look into the power and promise of PlayStation Vita as the optimal handheld platform for first-person shooters. Salivating? Sign up now before all slots are filled!

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Gamesgbkiller 12 July, 2013 @ 16:04

Sign up done :)


this will be a beta that i will join happy :D

supersmith2500 12 July, 2013 @ 16:11

I’m in, signed!


is there a link . Not near pc or ps3


One question. I got access to the beta pages, but I can’t find the voucher for the Killzone Mercenary Beta. Will I get it in my Email box or will I see it on the beta page?

Alex Burrow 16 July, 2013 @ 16:27

Hi Nazar_Ops

If you have been successfully accepted, we will send you an e-mail with more information once the Beta is live.

I will reply to this post once we go live to avoid you wondering when that is :).


Alex Burrow
PlayStation Betas – Coordinator


“Your permissions do not allow you access to this section.”

Alex Burrow 16 July, 2013 @ 16:21

Hi PhoReality,

Unfortunately the original post contained an incorrect URL. This has now been updated and you should now be able to sign-up by clicking it again.

Alex Burrow
PlayStation Betas – Coordinator


Wasn’t the whole getting into early beta’s once a thing for Plus members? When was the last time we had that privilege?

Signed up, here’s hoping i get accepted.


stupid phone … In now tho :) this looks ace


Signed. My VITA is charged and ready! Bring some helghast now!

So wait… Why so few and limited countries can take part of the closed beta?

Alex Burrow 16 July, 2013 @ 16:29

Hi TheMart,

The Beta is open to all Sony Computer Entertainment Europe countries.


Alex Burrow
PlayStation Betas – Coordinator

Stonesthrow 12 July, 2013 @ 16:40

Meh beta.. Gimme the full game already :p Will the progress made in this beta carry over to the actual game? Then I might put some time and bandwith into this..

nice, signed up

Done and advertised to my clan :) x

When are we likely to receive an e-mail to let us know whether we have gained entry for the online multiplayer BETA for Killzone Mercenary?


Done :)

dogwalker4000 12 July, 2013 @ 16:53

Cool. Hopefully see you lot in the beta :P


pick me.pick me~


I’ve got a question about controls. Will there be a “southpaw” sticks configuration avilable in Killzone Mercenary?

Countries: AE, AU, GB, IE, NZ

So, where does this leave me exactly in The Netherlands? I could write up with my PSN account…. What will this mean for me?

edwineverready 12 July, 2013 @ 17:33

Fingers crossed i have been part of every killzone beta and i would love to test out this one!!!!!

I really want to test this game! Already pre-ordered it, can’t wait to play :D Going to be a killzone fanboy now :D

This is the game that makes it worth to have a PS Vita!

Timo_V_Hemert 12 July, 2013 @ 17:44


UnDeadBullet 12 July, 2013 @ 17:45

Signed Up. Hope to get in.

CloudBelmont 12 July, 2013 @ 17:59

Hope i’m in.

Hexahedronaut 12 July, 2013 @ 18:00

Aaaaand done. Man I never get into betas lets hope that changes!.

BlitzkriegMatt 12 July, 2013 @ 18:01

Why did I still not get an e-mail reply?

XDerKleineX 12 July, 2013 @ 18:18

So would someone here be so kind as to tell me why I don’t have the “permissions” to access the sign up page?



My first and best bet is that it has to do with the classification process of the game, german law etc. etc. You will probably get a censored version in Germany.

I just pray to the old ones that the rest of Europe doesn’t get a nanny version like we did with TLoU and GoW:A. :( That was seriously bad style, SCEE, shame on you!

TheGrimReaper001 12 July, 2013 @ 18:30

I wanna try the beta! I can’t afford to go to Gamescom!
Come on! I bought a new PS3 yesterday, can’t that be an extra? X)

KillerStefan15 12 July, 2013 @ 18:33

Signed up for the beta!

SERGEANT-Q6R 12 July, 2013 @ 18:38

Signed up for the beta ^_^ ^_^


Yes, bang on. Done and waiting.

obiadekanobi1980 12 July, 2013 @ 18:42

will it be just testing the onlne or are we gonna get a first mission taster too? i hope so

my vita is spoiled for choice this month ppl need to buy the system its awesome!!

thanks for letting us apply for this hope i get picked

Alex Burrow 16 July, 2013 @ 16:32

Hi obiadekanobi1980,

This Beta will be testing parts of the multiplayer option only.


Alex Burrow
PlayStation Betas – Coordinator

“Posted on 12 July, 2013 at 6:18 pm by XDerKleineX
So would someone here be so kind as to tell me why I don’t have the “permissions” to access the sign up page?”

Germany bro, violence restrictions of your nation

“Posted on 12 July, 2013 at 4:19 pm by OttoT
Wasn’t the whole getting into early beta’s once a thing for Plus members? When was the last time we had that privilege?”

I think they stopped doing that too bad…

“Posted on 12 July, 2013 at 6:01 pm by BlitzkriegMatt
Why did I still not get an e-mail reply?”

Because this writing up thing runs until the 17th… Read…

After that date at some time the people that get in will receive an email.

@ TheMART Can they just cancel a part of a service they promised you when they sold it? I guess…


Yes they can actually… They can alter the service pretty much as they wish. They also did when the PSVita PS+ section was added. The total amount of games are given, but not how it is spread over the platforms either.

Not that I really care a lot, as I own both PS3 and PSVita, even when PS4 comes into PS+ and they alter the total number of games and spreading them over the platforms I don’t care as I’ll own a PS4 day one.

But yeah. I am a bit reserved, because DriveClub PS+ version has less cars and tracks than the retail version, then again we’re getting a day one game that is completely new free to play so… But it is some sort of glorified demo nontheless, if you want the full game you gotta pay.

Wish these beta’s would have PS+ advantages though. We’ll see if I get in

PortalOfGaming 12 July, 2013 @ 20:27

Done now. For you guys who are wondering when the winners are gonna get the beta code, it’s on 19 July, which is about a week, and we will get the beta code in a mail.
How I know that? Sometimes you just need to read in the beta site for the games. ^^

Alex Burrow 16 July, 2013 @ 16:35

Good guess, but e-mails will be sent shortly after the 19th July.

I can’t confirm an exact date, but stay tuned to my first comment above where I will confirm when the e-mails have been released to those who have been selected.


Alex Burrow
PlayStation Betas – Coordinator

PortalOfGaming 12 July, 2013 @ 20:30

I meant 17 july, it was just a typo.

“Your permissions do not allow you access to this section.” I’m getting this too.

@ PortalOfGaming

That’s what I just said…

@ Skarra

Maybe you aren’t 18 years yet? Just guessing… It probably is age restricted on violent stuff for some, and country specific (Germany for example) for others.


I would very much like to be a part of this! However do we need to provide feedback in regards to bugs or balance. As it may be better suited to someone with a little more free time… =[


Is this blog now officially tricking ps3 users?? As you can see from the comments alone ton of people signed up f or this thinking its for ps3. If you post vita news to this blog maybe make it more clear? Not everyone wants to read all your articles or gives a F for the dead vita


@ PortalOfGaming That’s not necessarily true. They just close the sign ups on the 17th of July, but that doesn’t mean codes will be sent out that day. Don’t get me wrong, I would like it sooner, but I don’t think it’s going to be 17th.

I_CAN_HAZ_MONEY 12 July, 2013 @ 22:19

I live about five miles away from Guerilla Cambridge’s studio. Obviously that won’t get me in, but I think it’s that bit more special knowing that my hometown has such great talent within. Kudos!

XDerKleineX 12 July, 2013 @ 22:30

Ok, so while the link in this article didn’t let me sign up the one in an IGN article did. For anyone else who had trouble signing up (because of permissions) try this link:


Thanks for this opportunity. I’m a noob but I hope I get selected. This should be fun and a learning experience as to what to look for in a game. I think many times we are TOLD what makes a good game instead of deciding for ourselves and focusing on how much FUN we are having.

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