Warface closed beta going offline today ahead of full release


Warface is to be pulled down from its lot in downtown Gface and, pending a lot of sawing, hammering and plenty of bug fumigation, reassembled on the same spot for its full release. But for now, if you’re in the closed beta, it’s time to find another way to get your knees shot off.

Warface will go offline today at 5pm PDT / midnight GMT for an “extended period of server downtime”, during which Crytek plan to improve the game with reference to player feedback in advance of a full, still unannounced, release. The invitation-only version of the developer’s social platform, Gface, will continue to operate as normal – though frankly there’ll be little to do while the war’s not on.

As a dedicated Warface beta player myself, Crytek have informed me that I’ll be the “first to know” when it’s back online. But I don’t know if I’m okay with that. I was just beginning to carve out a niche for myself as an Engineer. I’d stumped up enough in-game cash for a snipery machine gun scope and an accuracy-enhancing silencer, and my K/D ratio was on the up and do you know what I think I’ll play just one more round. Do you hear me, Warface? We’re not done here.

For more on why Crytek’s latest is more than the sum of the high-speed collision maths of Call of Duty plus Counter-Strike, read out Warface hands-on.