On August 17th, 2006, the multiplayer version of F.E.A.R. will be made a free release under the name of "F.E.A.R. Combat". F.E.A.R. Combat will include 10 game modes, 19 multiplayer maps, 12 different weapons, Punkbuster support, and the capability to download user created content. F.E.A.R. Combat players will also be able to compete against owners of the retail version of F.E.A.R. Head on over to Joinfear.com for the full set of details.
"08-08-2006 - Sierra Entertainment today announced that the multiplayer component from the award winning PC title F.E.A.R.TM (First Encounter Assault Recon), has been renamed F.E.A.R. Combat, and will be made available to the public as a free download on Thursday August 17th, 2006.
F.E.A.R. Combat is the complete multiplayer component of F.E.A.R. and includes all the updates, additional official maps and additional official game modes all in one downloadable file. F.E.A.R. Combat users will be able to play against the owners of the retail version of F.E.A.R. as well as the other F.E.A.R. Combat users."