The God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta has gone live for the lucky Rise of the Warrior players who were gifted with beta access codes.

According to MP1ST and reports across the internet, if you were fortunate enough to have snagged one of those codes, you can go forth and initiate some deific ass-kicking online with your fellow beta players. The download is a bit on the hefty side at around 2 GB of data, but that's a small price to pay to be able to play the game before anyone else.

Other fans hoping to get into the beta might want to try playing the new Rise of the Warrior challenges, though there are no explicit promises of beta access in the future. There is however, a new "Bad-Ass Moments"  video which showcases some of the brutality that one can expect in the multiplayer portion of the game.

Watch the trailer below and rest assured that we'll keep you updated with news about any other avenues for getting into the beta.