Cryteks upcoming free-to-play shooter, Warface, is finally back. And while it’s still a bit unclear as to what happened between the developer and publisher Trion Worlds, who quietly removed the game from its website back in June, the development has continued and the game is about to make its illustrious return to closed beta.

Crytek will be attending gamescom next week and giving attendees a chance to get some hands-on time with the shooter. Additionally, the start of gamescom on August 21st will also hail the start of a new closed beta for Warface for players in North America, Europe and Turkey. The new beta comes with updated gameplay, new daily challenges, team-based abilities, and more.

You can sign up to join the closed beta on the Warface website.

Crytek will be in Cologne from August 21-25, inviting players to go hands-on with their free FPS

Crytek will once again be attending the gamescom expo in Cologne this year, giving players a chance to go hands-on with their free-to-play military shooter, Warface.

The convention takes place from August 21-25 in the Cologne Exhibition Centre, where Crytek will be inviting players to step into a scale model Chinook helicopter and sample Warface’s team-based co-operative and competitive game modes. Gamescom visitors can come and test their mettle on the frontline, at the Warface booth in Hall 7.1, area A 031. For business visitors attending the show, Crytek’s business booth can be found in Hall 4.1, area A 037.

Warface will return in time for gamescom for a new closed beta testing phase from August 21, meaning players in North America, Europe and Turkey will be able to enjoy top quality FPS action online via GFACE. The game boasts a constantly updated universe that offers new challenges every day, as well as action-packed gameplay featuring four distinct soldier classes. Team-based abilities and extensive customization options add to the fun, making Warface a unique experience whether you’re jumping in for a quick play session or immersing yourself over a longer period. Registrations for the next closed beta phase are still open and interested players can apply for it at

Warface isn’t the only Crytek game that will be on show at gamescom 2013. Its upcoming Xbox One exclusive, Ryse: Son of Rome, will also be featured at the Microsoft booth in Hall 5, area C 040. Business visitors can find Microsoft’s business center in Hall 5, area C 030.

About Crytek GmbH

Crytek GmbH (“Crytek”) is an independent company at the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming by creating standout experiences for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3, PC, mobile devices and games-as-service using their cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CryENGINE®.

The company’s headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek also has studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Nottingham (UK), Shanghai (China), Istanbul (Turkey) and Austin (USA).

Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized for excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop Award for Best Independent Studio, and two Red Dot Design Awards (in 2010 and 2013). Its multi-award winning games include Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards), Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards), Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010), Crysis® 3 and Warface (awarded Best Social/Casual/Online Game of Gamescom 2012). For more information, please visit

To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our Warface Game Page.

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

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