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SWAT3 multiplayer

An official website has opened for a multiplayer patch for SWAT3, which is expected in August and will be available for download or as part of an expansion pack, Battle Plan, which will also include six new missions for the game.

The multiplayer patch will allow up to ten players to compete over a LAN or WON.net, with co-operative, competitive and deathmatch modes. It will also add skin and level editors to allow the game to be customized, and even let you choose between paintball and live fire deathmatch.

Given that lack of deathmatch was one of the things (along with AI flaws and low frame rates) that let down SWAT3 when we reviewed the game recently, this is good news indeed!