Killzone 3 beta rank and unlocks won’t be retained

Guerrilla Games has confirmed that player’s multiplayer rank progress and the resulting unlocks in Killzone 3’s beta will not be carried through to the full game.

The twitter account for the official Killzone website stated: “for the main game everyone will start with a fresh slate. Sorry. :)”

While hardly surprising, it may come as a disappointment to gamers who have already invested a significant amount of time in the open beta, which was made available on Thursday.

It’s easy to see why the ranking progress isn’t kept, since it gives an unfair advantage to players who manage to max out their rank before the game is even released but then again, players are doing Guerrilla Games a favour by testing the beta since it allows them to iron out the bugs before release and this would be a good bit of initiative, as if the chance to play the game isn’t initiative enough.

Killzone 3 is released February 22nd in North America, February 23rd in the EU and February 25th in the UK, exclusive to Playstation 3.