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Post by Dan @ 11:22am 30/09/13 | 26 Comments
Those hanging out for the upcoming Battlefield 4 Open Beta on PC should now be able to download the bulk of game data from the Origin Client, as pre-loading has been made available ahead of the October 1st start.

Open Beta access for Battlefield 4 is on offer for anyone pre-ordering the game, as well as those that had previously bought into Battlefield 3 Premium, or pre-ordered Medal of Honor: Warfighter on October 1st, and will be opened up to everyone else on October 4th.

The beta is expected to offer a single multiplayer map, The Siege of Shanghai, and the installer notes that a 64-bit Operating System is required to participate (although the retail game is still said to function on 32-bit systems). The PC Pre-load is a 5.51GB download.

Although the beta will be simultaneously launching on PC, XBox 360 and PlayStation 3, there's currently no word on whether pre-loading will be available on the console platforms.

Eligible PC players can head over to origin.com to get prepped, and hit up the Battlefield Blog for more open beta particulars.




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shadowstealer7
Posted 11:55am 30/9/13
Mirror?
trog
Posted 12:03pm 30/9/13
We are waiting for explicit permission, but we will probably just zip up the Origin installer like we did with BF3 and make it available.
Fuzzy
Posted 01:00pm 30/9/13
I have BF3 Premium, and the exlusive beta is sitting on Origin, but it'st still showing up as 'Not Yet Released'

Something I'm missing?
Eorl
Posted 01:08pm 30/9/13
I have BF3 Premium, and the exlusive beta is sitting on Origin, but it'st still showing up as 'Not Yet Released'Something I'm missing?
Opens October 1st, 6PM AEST.
MARLINBLADE
Posted 01:19pm 30/9/13
Yeah just the preload is available for now... Keen as, i have night shift change over Tuesday night. Gonna hammer it, late one, be ready to snooze all day and good to go for nights... Great timing...
fencer
Posted 01:29pm 30/9/13
Damn Origin is fast for downloading. Came down at 8.6 MB/sec the whole time AND I was torrenting 6 files at over 2 MB/sec the same time as I was browsing.
Fuzzy
Posted 01:43pm 30/9/13
I'm meaning the pre-load, Origin doesn't seem to be downloading anything.
Fuzzy
Posted 01:49pm 30/9/13
Silly me, Origin needed a restart before pre-load shows.

Herpty derp...
TiT
Posted 03:31pm 30/9/13
yeah origin is alot faster than steam to download stuff, its actually the only thing hat origin is good for. however no one unmeter that s***.
BladeRunner
Posted 04:04pm 30/9/13
I preloaded it this morning, went pretty quick for me as well. Will be interesting to see how they have done things.
pARODY
Posted 06:28pm 30/9/13
Enjoying the fact I get good speeds from EA for the preload.

link

last edited by pARODY at 18:28:59 30/Sep/13
senator
Posted 07:27am 01/10/13
ETA on mirror?
InterKnight
Posted 07:51am 01/10/13
As Senator asked - any word when we can expect the beta? I realise you have to wait for confirmation though so take your time! Hopefully they say yes, GameArena did it with the BF3 Beta.
TiT
Posted 08:21am 01/10/13
does anyone know if the beta will bring out commander mode and the tablet app etc?
BladeRunner
Posted 08:53am 01/10/13
Have to wait til 6pm to play it, according to origin. I was hoping they would start it this morning.
Python
Posted 08:57am 01/10/13
I believe the beta opens tonight at 6pm AEST
WirlWind
Posted 09:09am 01/10/13
Enjoying the fact I get good speeds from EA for the preload.


It's only because people try to avoid using origin as much as possible, so they always have lots of bandwidth free :P
Eorl
Posted 11:48am 01/10/13
ETA on mirror is Soon™
E.T.
Posted 11:54am 01/10/13
ETA on mirror is Soon™


Trade Mark?
copuis
Posted 12:10pm 01/10/13
Trade Mark?


he is getting in now so that when tony abbott starts using it to cover his promises eorl gets rich

stop the boats - soon
return to surplus - soon
etc etc
Eorl
Posted 12:20pm 01/10/13
Exactly, Copius knows where I'm at. E.T, its a Blizzard joke: http://www.wowwiki.com/Soon
TiT
Posted 04:00pm 01/10/13
Just for the heads up you might want to upgrade your Nvidia video card as well.
http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-geforce-331-40-beta-drivers-released


An essential update for all GeForce GTX users jumping into the Battlefield 4 beta, 331.40 beta ensures maximum performance and system stability in the shooter’s eagerly anticipated pre-release test.

Rounding out 331.40 beta is a whole host of profile updates, adding new SLI profiles, updating existing SLI profiles, adding new Ambient Occlusion profiles, and updating other profile elements for optimum game experiences:

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag – Updated Profile
Batman: Arkham Origins – Updated SLI Profile
Battlefield 3 – Updated Surround Profile
Battlefield 4 – Updated Surround Profile, Added SLI Profile
Crisis – Added SLI Profile
Crysis 3 – Added AO Profile
Dirty Bomb – Added DX9 SLI Profile
Dying Light – Added DX11 SLI Profile
F1 2013 – Updated SLI Profile
FIFA 14 – Added SLI Profile, Added AO Profile, Added 3D Vision Profile (Rated "Good")
Natural Selection 2 – Added DX11 SLI Profile
Outlast – Added DX9 SLI Profile
Space Hulk – Updated Profile
Splinter Cell: Blacklist – Updated SLI Profile
State of Decay – Added DX9 SLI Profile
Urban Trial Freestyle - Added 3D Vision Profile (Rated "Good")
Watch Dogs – Added DX11 SLI Profile
ctd
Posted 05:25pm 01/10/13
senator
Posted 05:38pm 01/10/13
Eorl
Posted 06:01pm 01/10/13
Reminder also that the AusGamers platoon is still operating, though will have to clean it up a bit. Closer to release I'll make another official thread as well.

Edit: I've cleared up about 40 slots of the 100 cap, mostly of people who either look like they've not logged in for a year or more, or those I don't recognise from the forums. If I accidentally kicked you just join back up.

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/platoon/2832655391303802737/
Tyoson
Posted 08:24pm 01/10/13
I've applied for your platoon :)
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