Crytek's first F2P game Warface out today

Crysis developer officially releases new online multiplayer PC shooter through new GFACE gaming hub.

Crysis and Ryse: Son of Rome developer Crytek today released its first free-to-play game. Warface is available today through Crytek's new online hub called GFACE.

Players must register through GFACE to play Warface and agree to the platform's terms and conditions before they can jump in.

Crytek also announced today that based on feedback from the Warface beta, the game's Medic and Engineer classes won't be unlocked until a certain amount of time has passed.

Gamers must play around 30 minutes in the game's tutorial to unlock the Medic class and around 1 hour for the Engineer class.

In Warface, players start out with a rank of 1 and can level up by gaining XP through taking down enemies and achieving objectives.

Warface, which runs on the CryEngine 3, will be released on Xbox 360 in 2014.

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103 comments
Gruug
Gruug

F2p....no thanks.

RT-XD
RT-XD

The game might be ok, but why do I play it through my browser? Why can't I select which hard drive I want to put the game on?? Gface makes this game look like a mess....

valium88
valium88

Well, I'm giving it a try but with low expectations.

gabriel_bezerra
gabriel_bezerra

It was released in june here in Brazil, its a very nice game, I recommend that you guys give it a try.

Darkangel2154
Darkangel2154

I love their views on FTP games. Just hope so many other games adopt this... ESO

Hurvl
Hurvl

Now we will see the true face of Warface. Will it be a success or will players make an about face and leave?

PinchySkree
PinchySkree

So after trying the game out the one thing I was looking for was something to turn me away from it, didn't take long: 16/16.

Sorry but 16 versus 16 is the minimum I will play, I will always go into 32 versus 32 first if I can.

The shooter I invested the most time in was World at War, which I had 149 hours in by the time I stopped after the first install. That game had 64 player games back then, that's all I played. You get one no lifer in an 8 versus 8 and the game is one sided, you get one no lifer in a 32 versus 32 and they get stomped like the average player.

The rank limit on lobbies won't do much to alleviate that either.

As far as customisation goes, the game lacks things like heavy and light armour to vary gameplay styles, no soldier customisation just weapons and cosmetics.

The worst thing about character design by far is the fact that the female soldier skin is a customisation option that needs to be paid for. Although the price is very low, it's the design choice that counts, it should have been in the character choice at the start (the only choice you get is one preset model...)

rsiebelink
rsiebelink

Doesn't look to me as a game that will take me away from Planetside 2 (which is an awesome f2p shooter btw)

a7x-
a7x-

For some reason Crytek games in online arent smooth at all :(
Online this felt just as frustrating as Crysis did.
sad, because Crysis was a blast on singleplayer.

Fia1
Fia1

i had a beta for this game but it said my browser couldnt install the plugin so i threw it to the trash

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

they should put it on STEAM, it would get way more traffic.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

1 thing i do like that i cant stand in BF, is theres no Lens flare and shit all over the screen and blurriness everywhere. it looks like eyes seeing out instead of camera lenses. Its a nice effect in BF for a little while, but then after awhile the constant screen effects and blurriness is just annoying to me. I like games looking clear and crisp.

keyb0red
keyb0red

Looks pretty good, will check it out.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

WARFACE,  i think they are trying way to hard. 

I mean anything but warface. Like anything. War Soldier, War helmet, Bullet of War, Gun-war, Eyes of War, the Smell of war, Face Of War, anything but WARFACE


I would of prefered WARF($#*$K < even spelt like that to if need be.

sainray
sainray

Is this coming to australia?  as in local servers.  Or we going to lag the crap out of north american servers?


btw this guy can't aim.

rarerichz
rarerichz

this should be coming to xbox one not xbox 360 , is crytek high?

Biotasticmeat
Biotasticmeat

They need to make this for Next-gen consoles, especially the Xbox One because there needs to be a stronger free to play line up for the next generation. The reason I say that isn't because I'm a free to play junkie (I actually hate MOST F2P games on the market with the exceptions of Happy Wars, War thunder, World of Tanks, and Ascend: Hand of Kul) but because it is going to be expensive enough as it is to buy the consoles but then all those 60 dollar launch titles? Ouch... it would be nice for gamers to have some fun free alternatives to help relieve their wallets pain until they acquire the cash to comfortably purchase the higher end stuff.

PinchySkree
PinchySkree

Game looks fine. I see a lot of complaints about the graphics.

Realism in animation is more important than texture resolution.

I will need to test it first to say more though.

Not holding much hope for it though since he mentions "Random boxes" and premium pay to win at (29:30) just like blacklight retribution and Star War The Old Republic MMO, random boxes are fucking cancer.

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

got stuck on the screen after the training stage where they give you the gloves to equip in order to proceed. Couldn't equip. Quit. Fuck it.

vujacicdoinw0rk
vujacicdoinw0rk

Do you think Skabb will start crying again after I talk about how terrible this game is?   First off Free to play already makes it terrible.  The graphics are laughable at best, and the gameplay is horrid to say the least.

pr0sid
pr0sid

Yea i been playing this game since 1st closed beta, so its close to a year

I love this game, specially coop mode.

Im in the top clan, D.O.S in game so hell yea baby.

easily one of the best f2p fps in the market

i just wish i had a better computer so i could run it smoother..

thomasn7
thomasn7

Looks pretty good for a f2p shooter. Going to try this out today.

Kjranu
Kjranu

It's basically Crysis F2P. Not interested considering the suckiness of Crysis multiplayer. 

Brakkyn
Brakkyn

It doesn't look THAT impressive, but for something that's free--sure, I'll play it.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Because all we need is another FPS and F2P game.

arqe
arqe

Worst CryEngine useage of all times. Yeah i tried it and it really sucks dankey ballz.

MapleLeafKush
MapleLeafKush

Best free 2 play game = life, otherwise everything else costs $$$

AngelsongCA
AngelsongCA

Looks like COD the rip off free to play version.  But, the graphics are pretty good and at least it's free.

helldragonzer
helldragonzer

how come it runs on CryEngine 3 but i'll will be released on xbox 360 by 2014, wasn't CE 3 supposed to be their next-gen engine?

foxrock66
foxrock66

So I'm too lazy to look... will this run on Mac? For that matter what about a laptop?

kagento
kagento

@nyran125tk Right you are. Any game that forces me to reintroduce personal data is a possible nono for me.

arqe
arqe

@Kjranu Crysis got a Masterpiece Multiplayer if you compare to this.

skabb15
skabb15

@Xristophoros One stupid comment wasnt enough? You needed to make 2 of them on the same article? Did you even bother playing it between comments? Of course not, you are here for the attention, nothing more.

skabb15
skabb15

@arqe Oh, so what you REALLY mean is you played in the beta, when the game wasnt finished...Is there something about the internet or is it the anonymity that makes morons like you incapable of realizing that you sound stupid? Or do you just not care since nobody knows who you are? Just because we dont know your name doesnt mean we dont know that you are inbred.

skabb15
skabb15

@AngelsongCA looks like somebody mistakenly believes that no games existed before CoD and therefore every FPS is copying it. just do the world a favor and stfu, fanboy loser.

hystavito
hystavito

@helldragonzer Well the newest CryEngine is supposedly just caled CryEngine, with no number after it.  At least that's what a Gamespot article said several months ago, they had announced they were no longer using numbers in their engine names.

I don't know if that happened or what came of it.  I don't know if any games out or coming are using that new CryEngine without a number engine :).

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

@foxrock66 In all honesty, who cares? It looks like crap. There is no reason to play this garbage when there are a million other games more worthy of your time. 

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

@skabb15 Nope, I'm here to voice an opinion and to not support terrible games that are slowly but surely tarnishing the industry. I like how you got all personal and directed your comments toward me. Are you a biased Crytek supporter that will buy anything they put out regardless of how terrible it is? Sure sounds like it.  

arqe
arqe

@skabb15 @arqe yeah i played in beta and yes i downloaded and played it yesterday night , still same. if this is the proper use of CryEngine i dont wanna see any game using CryEngine even again ...

Noone can make worse game with this Engine ....

hystavito
hystavito

@skabb15 Funny but you could have made the point without calling them an idiot.

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

My apologies. Warface has GOTY written all over it. It will revolutionize the world of gaming as we know it. I should have known better than to say anything even remotely offensive towards this glorious game. Thanks for helping me see the light, friend.