Electronic Arts and Crytek are apparently getting into the holiday spirit of giving, with an announcement today that they will be allowing gamers to download and play the multiplayer component of Crysis Warhead this Christmas free of charge. Starting tomorrow for a ten day period – December 19 to 28 – players can download Crysis Wars from the official Crytek community website, where they'll be given a unique key to play on all online multiplayer servers.

The game features three multiplayer modes as well as 21 maps and two new holiday maps – Savanna and Frost – that will be released this week. The new maps come bundled with patch 1.3, which fixes loading problems experienced with custom assets in downloaded maps. Sounds good? All you need to do in order to participate in the free play period is register at www.mycrysis.com.