F.E.A.R. Online coming to Steam on October 17

The latest incarnation of the F.E.A.R. franchise arrives on Steam in a few short weeks, with the open beta set to start shortly before that.

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It's been a while since Aeria Games has released any news on their upcoming free-to-play online horror shooter F.E.A.R. Online. Today, the publisher broke a long silence by revealing a release date. The game is set to come to Steam on October 17.

F.E.A.R. Online will open up new stories in the horror franchise. Players will be able to connect for four-player co-op and explore these new tales or they can opt to jump into the game's PvP modes, which includes F.E.A.R. 3's Soul King mode.

For anyone looking for some early scares, the open beta will begin on October 8. You can sign up for that on the F.E.A.R. Online website. For more, check out the Steam listing.

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    September 29, 2014 9:55 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, F.E.A.R. Online coming to Steam on October 17.

    The latest incarnation of the F.E.A.R. franchise arrives on Steam in a few short weeks, with the open beta set to start shortly before that.

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      September 29, 2014 10:07 AM

      I've played and completed all the F.E.A.R. games and I liked them (everything could always be better).

      Really looking forward to this drop in / drop out online version of it. Don't know too much about this, but let's hope it's good! :)

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      September 29, 2014 10:26 AM

      Got my hopes up for a minute but sadly no SloMo TDM and no Type7 Particle rifle. I'll pass. Old school FEAR MP was the shit; at least until the hacks ruined it.

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        September 29, 2014 10:28 AM

        What's the point of this then? Weird.

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      September 29, 2014 10:39 AM

      A shame to see that series fall so far.

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      September 29, 2014 10:41 AM

      has X Online ever been a better game than X?

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      September 29, 2014 11:15 AM

      What?

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      September 29, 2014 2:43 PM

      lets hope it doesnt get plagued with hackers like the last FEAR online. That got to the point where it was pointless playing it. You cant shoot people that are shooting at you from inside a wall :(

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      September 29, 2014 4:26 PM

      I used to be competitive in Fear Combat!!!