Beta access is granted to pre-order customers and subscribers to Qore, Sony's digitally-downloaded video magazine. But for those unwilling to spend money, aspiring players can apply for free access at the Resistance 2 site. Applicants will need their PlayStation Network IDs and must be over 18 years old.
The beta test samples Resistance 2's multiplayer modes--including competitive modes for up to 60 players and 8-player co-operative play using multiplayer maps--and will start in early October. The complete game will be released on November 4 in North America.