While the PlayStation 4 has been comfortably leading the next-gen hardware race since its release last November, it will face its biggest test in the form of semi Xbox exclusive Titanfall next month. However, never one to shy away from battle, Sony has announced an initiative clearly designed to steal a little thunder away from Respawn Entertainment’s big first-person shooter: a free week’s access to Killzone: Shadow Fall’s underrated multiplayer mode.

Starting from 17:00PM PST on 3rd March, you’ll be able to download Guerrilla Games’ latest escapade and enjoy the entire online suite without paying a penny. The platform holder ran a similar initiative over Christmas, and it sounds like the setup will be exactly the same again. This time around, however, your complimentary time with the game will be enhanced by the addition of two new multiplayer maps, which will be made available to everyone.

These fresh arenas will be based on environments from the single player campaign, and the developer is preparing a couple of Warzones to allow you to focus solely on these locations if you’re getting a little bored of the stock shooting galleries. If that’s not enough, the developer is teasing more announcements next week, which we suspect will pertain to the release’s previously revealed co-op component. Who cares about mechs anyway, huh?

[via killzone.com]