Starting today, gamers throughout North America, Europe and Turkey can play Crytek's new title Warface. Warface is a free-to-play, multiplayer shooter powered by CryEngine3, the same technology behind Crysis 3.
Players will participate in the conflict between two factions, Warface and Blackwood. They can choose one of four classes: Rifleman, Sniper, Engineer and Medic. The last two classes won't be available to you right away, though.
"With the tutorial in the game, we are offering unlocks of the Medic and Engineer classes after a certain amount of time," says Crytek in the official FAQ. "Utilizing data acquired through our Beta, we have currently set this time to be around 30 minutes of in-game playtime to unlock the Medic class and around 1 hour for the Engineer class."
Players can customize their character's loadout as well. You can even switch your weapon's attachments in the middle of a battle. However, doing so will leave you vulnerable to attack.
The game currently offers five competitive modes. They range from the standard Team Deathmatch and Free-For-All types to objective-based modes like Storm and Destruction. Players can also team up with up to five friends in co-op missions.
"Our goal with Warface has always been to show that free-to-play games can be top quality, blockbuster experiences that match the industry's highest standards. By bringing the game to players in North America, Europe and Turkey today, a vast new audience can now see for themselves the lengths we've gone to in order to achieve that vision and make Warface stand out from the crowd."
By signing up for Warface, players will also get an account for GFACE. GFACE is the social hub that drives the game. It allows players to communicate and set up matches together.
Warface's launch today is limited to the PC. However, Crytek has plans to bring the game to Xbox 360 in early 2014 as well.