F.E.A.R never dies! It sure seems that way, ever since the fast paced horror shooter first hit the shelves it’s been a favourite of mine. Aeria Games have announced the launch of their beta for F.E.A.R Online, a new-look free-to-play version of the celebrated horror series.

Player feedback from the alpha was taken into account to ensure an even better and more terrifying experience for all players when they hurtle into the beta. Extensive redesign and adjustments to the gameplay make for a truly unique FPS, with new maps, a new scenario and a redesigned crafting system which allows for making one-of-a-kind weapons. Even if you played the recent Alpha you should expect plenty of new changes.

F.E.A.R. Online will remain focused on several team combat modes spanning over ten ominous maps packed with grotesque details such as still-twitching bodies hanging from meat hooks and messages smeared in blood.

The story also continues in cooperative scenarios that detail the terrifying occurrences surrounding the F.E.A.R. team parallel to the events of F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. Up to four players can team up and fight for their lives against both hostile Armacham personnel and hideous monsters lurking around every corner.

The beta is due to start on May 26th and beta keys will be available soon. You can sign up for the beta at the official site.