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Post by Dan @ 03:10pm 16/09/13 | 11 Comments
The multiplayer beta for the hotly anticipated Battlefield 4 has been given an October 1st date for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 -- almost a month ahead of the shooter sequel's October 29th launch date. An EA blog post by executive Peter Moore breaks the news, and although it only refers to it as "Open Beta" and doesn't clarify, it is our understanding that access will be limited to BF4 pre-order customers, and those that pre-ordered Medal of Honor: Warfighter or purchased Battlefield 3: Premium (thanks VG247).

The blog post also reminds players of EA's $10 game upgrade promotion for those moving from the current generation console platforms to the next:
We want to make it simple to start playing on current-generation consoles, and then transition to the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 later. Here's a couple of easy ways how:
  • Playing early on the Xbox 360 or PS3 means you will be able to learn maps, unlock items, and build stats in Battlefield 4; or create your Ultimate Teams and more in FIFA 14 and Madden NFL 25. You can then seamlessly carry over a lot of cool content from the current gen game to a new Xbox One or PS4 version to get a jump on the competition.
  • Offers from many of our retail partners will help you buy Battlefield 4, FIFA 14 or Madden NFL 25 on the Xbox 360 or PS3, and then upgrade to an Xbox One or PS4 version for as little as $10.
Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, and Madden NFL 25 will all support the initiative, and copies of the games purchased from said retail partners are said to contain the $10 upgrade offer in the form of a redeemably serial key.



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E.T.
Posted 03:45pm 16/9/13
Sweet. I'll be in on this.
Mass
Posted 03:57pm 16/9/13
Sweet. I'll be in on this.

What so you and Maverick can just camp it up in your f**gy tanks?
TiT
Posted 04:03pm 16/9/13
yeah mine is already on my origin list for a few weeks now. Jut waiting to be able to pre download all ready for this. Just need a new PC however lol
E.T.
Posted 04:12pm 16/9/13
What so you and Maverick can just camp it up in your f**gy tanks?

You sound just like a victim. Are you a victim?

I enjoy comping it up with my LMG more than in a tank these days. Its more personal.
Python
Posted 04:23pm 16/9/13
What game modes are you guys currently playing?

I only ever play conquest. (PC)

Can't wait for BF4
Audi
Posted 04:32pm 16/9/13
I only ever play conquest and generally 32p
BladeRunner
Posted 04:39pm 16/9/13
Ill definitely have a crack at the beta. Would be good to see how it runs on my rig, Not that the beta will be optimized.
WirlWind
Posted 05:28pm 16/9/13
So, uh, did it mention beta on the PC at all?

Because if there's no PC beta, I will be a sad panda -_-
E.T.
Posted 06:18pm 16/9/13
So, uh, did it mention beta on the PC at all?Because if there's no PC beta, I will be a sad panda -_-


Reread the 1st line of the op.
WirlWind
Posted 06:53pm 16/9/13
Oh, yeah. Looks like I did miss it then XD

Cheers, ET.
TiT
Posted 09:05pm 16/9/13
yes can confirm its beta will be on PC. If you have origin account battlefield 4 beta should be on your list.
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