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F.E.A.R. Combat out today

1.07 patch arrives too.

F.E.A.R. Combat is set to be released on Sierra's official website in just over an hour. Alternatively, those of you not reading this at 9.56am: it's out now! Rejoice!

All you have to do to get it is sign up for the F.E.A.R. mailing list, which will then present you with a key code to unlock Combat.

And if you're already an owner of F.E.A.R. and just fancy playing it again against a group of greenhorns, Sierra's thought of you too, and paved the way with a 1.07 patch that introduces a trio of new maps and a hatful of bug-fixes in the process.

Available directly from the publisher and other websites whose hyperlinks speak of greater stability, the 1.07 patch can be had as an upgrade file or a global version that includes all the previous updates.

F.E.A.R. Combat, in case you've not been paying attention, is a freebie version of the PC first-person shooter's entire multiplayer component, aimed at increasing the public's exposure to it in light of major changes made recently.