Starhawk Beta is Now Open to All


The Starhawk Beta has finally opened to the public. To kick it off Harvard Bonin stopped by the Sony Blog to share some tips from the staff and top players.

Check out his tips, and some very helpful diagrams of all the different controls in the game after the jump.

General Starhawk Beta Tips
Kill to build, build to kill. Kill enemies to get more Rift Energy to build more stuff to kill more enemies.
Shoot glowing Rift barrels to collect more Rift Energy.
Do not repeatedly build the same structures. Things like Garages or Launch Pads allow you to create new vehicles without building a new structure.
If you stay in the vicinity of your base area and Rift Extractor you will auto-magically collect Rift energy.
Each structure does something specific. Discover its purpose!
Most all the structures have a glowing yellow panel. If you go up to one, you will be prompted to either create a new vehicle or remove the building. Removing repeated buildings is a great way to ease the strain on your structure cap.
Use mics for the best experience….and sometimes to learn a few new words. :)
Pick your Skill wisely. You can also change them during a match during respawn. Remember that you need enough XP points and the listed prerequisite for a Skill to unlock.

Top 10 Starhawk Beta Tips from Real Beta Players!
Wall Spam, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing! If you place a ton of walls they will suck up structure cap space – and the enemy will fly over them anyway! Use them intelligently. Look to create choke points and use them efficiently. It’s very tempting to build them as they are relatively cheap and they scratch the “build a base” itch. Stand firm! Avoid spamming the battlefield with unwanted clutter! – From H-BOMM
Take My Knife, Please! When you’re knifing an enemy try to jump and knife at the same time. You can also get higher (stand on a rock, etc).
Sniper Time! If you aim the LR-3 Railgun for a long period of time the laser will show and your location will be revealed. Use it quick to avoid detection. – From Matt-Moore
Chose Your Friends Wisely! Working as a team is absolutely critical to have a shot at winning. Teamwork is key. – From Outast_Graves
Mic Up! Use your mic. Encourage your friends to use their mics and work together for optimal fun. — From Sharp Dagger
For The Love Of God, RUN! Hold R2 to run. Do it always. Never walk. Always run. Run, run, run. – From TuckTay
Enemy Mine! The mines are magnetic…you can stick them to your Hawk or Razorback. Get close enough to enemy Hawks or Razorbacks and they will “jump” onto them and explode. –From Seven11
To Build Or Not To Build. If you need a Razorback or a Mech, look around your base first. Don’t build another structure if they are there already. Run up to the yellow panel and build the vehicle. – From SmokScr
Sell You Down The River. You can sell and remove most buildings by using the yellow control panel. Just run up to it, choose to “remove” and down it comes — From Ikeler
Bite The Hand That Feeds. If you EVER see a player with the handles LBI (insert name here) or SONY (insert name here) kill, kill, kill…. – From RobbieK

The following are the controller layouts to familiarize yourself before jumping into battle

Source:Sony


Written by: Jason - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Pedro on February 22nd, 2012 [ 39949 Points ]

    I liked the controller layouts ;p Probably not downloading this at all.

  2. #2 by Cheeto on February 23rd, 2012 [ 29099 Points ]

    I hated the beta! I had early access, but haven’t really got into it. Mainly because there are so many things going on at the same time. I had no idea what I needed to do, so I kept building mech bases lol I hope the campaign will be better though.


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