How to install this client:
0: First, you need Origin, EA's distribution platform. Download it here
1: Launch Origin.
2: Check your Origin settings (click the 'cog' icon near the top right of the Origin screen and select 'settings' from the drop-down menu).
3: In the settings, note the directory for 'downloaded games'. By default it is "C:\Program Files\Origin Games" or "C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games" depending on the version of Windows you have.
4: Close Origin by clicking the cog icon and selecting 'exit' from the drop-down menu. You need to exit entirely, not just minimise the program.
5: Extract the archive contents to the directory you identified at step 3.
6: Once the extraction is complete, rename the 'Battlefield 4 Open Beta' directory to 'Battlefield 4 Beta' (if it's not already).
7: Check that the archive extracted properly. You should see a directory C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 4 Beta (or similar, depending on step 3) that has 10 files including bf4exe and 5 sub-directories including Core and Data.
8: Start Origin and log in. You should now see Battlefield 4 as 'Ready to Install'. Click on that orange 'Ready to Install' button.
About the beta:
Running until October 15th, the Battlefield 4 Open Beta is your chance to play the game early, try out our free social platform Battlelog, and help us make the game even better by sending us your valuable feedback.
Ways to get into the Betas:
Pre-order the Battlefield 4 PC Digital Deluxe Edition (Available on Origin) to gain access to the Exclusive Beta starting October 1st and the Open Beta starting October 4th.
Be a Battlefield 3 Premium member to gain access to the Exclusive Beta starting October 1st and the Open Beta starting October 4th
Be a registered owner of Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition and gain access to the Exclusive Beta starting October 1st and the Open Beta starting October 4th.
Download the Open Betas on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or PC from Xbox Live, PSN and Origin.com to gain access to the Open Beta starting October 4th.
Minimum PC System Requirements:
CPU: Dual core CPU (Intel Core i5 or AMD “Bulldozer”).
MEMORY: At least 4 GB main system memory
GRAPHICS CARD: Graphics card with at least 512 MB of VRAM and support for DirectX 10
HARD DRIVE: 30+ GB of hard drive space
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows Vista
Recommended System Requirements:
CPU: Quad core CPU (Intel Core i5 or i7) at 3 Ghz
MEMORY: 4 GB memory (8 GB for 64-bit operating systems)
GRAPHICS CARD: A modern DX11 graphics card with 2+ GB of video memory, GeForce 600 series or Radeon 7000 series
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 7 64-bit operating system (Windows 8 is supported as well)
HARD DRIVE: 30+ GB of free hard drive space