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Battlefield 3 Open Beta Begins

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Carl Phillips
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Battlefield 3 Open Beta Begins

The much publicized Open Beta for DICE’s upcoming FPS Battlefield 3 officially begins today. Those that pre-ordered the game or purchased the Medal of Honor Limited Edition have already had access for the last two days, but by the end of the day anyone who wishes to join in, be it on PS3, Xbox 360, or PC, will be able to download the client and jump into the action.

As of this morning, all Xbox 360 and PS3 owners can now download the beta client in their respective online marketplaces to join in, however PC owners will have to wait until later on today to be able to download the client via Origin. As we previously reported, the beta will feature one map, Operation Metro, which will have players shooting at each other in the romantic setting of Paris. After all, nothing else quite shows a player how much you love them when you shoot them or steal their dog tags in a bullet-strewn French city.

For more information on the beta, be sure to check out the official website here.

The Dealspwn crew will be partaking in the beta over the various platforms, and we’ll be sure to bring you our impression on the multiplayer shenanigans in the near future. If you are getting involved, be sure to drop us a line and tell us what you think of DICE’s latest efforts!

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RiKx  Sep. 29, 2011 at 12:38

why do I have to wait to play on PC?!?! got very frustrated trying to work out why i couldn't find the sodding thing on origin earlier esp as it says on the UK website you can download it today. Grrrr

phil16  Sep. 29, 2011 at 12:43

I've been enjoying the PC beta for two days now. Not bad I must say. Just wish they had a more open map in the beta so it felt more battlefieldy...

RiKx  Sep. 29, 2011 at 12:48

that's right Phil, rub my face in it! ;)

Last edited by RiKx, Sep. 29, 2011 at 12:48
phil16  Sep. 29, 2011 at 14:07

To be honest RiKx with only one small map available I wouldn't get too excited. Its in a month when its out you'll want it!

pozmu  Sep. 29, 2011 at 14:18

It's now all on all platforms
Gentlemen start your Origins!!!

RiKx  Sep. 29, 2011 at 15:00

lol. Yeah except origin has crashed with the load by the looks of it!!! DOH! hope that's not indication of things to come!...

RiKx  Sep. 30, 2011 at 10:58

Anyone play this last night? It seemed It was massively buggy, hackers already and some guy who was already a level 28! It felt more like COD in a way. There seemed to be little teamwork going on, nobody spotting or reviving, and trying to get down those 2 tunnel sections on attack is as nightmare! I loved the jumping mechanics when you vault over stuff and the assault weapons are very satisfying, however customising loadout was more confusing than BFBC2...

Last edited by RiKx, Sep. 30, 2011 at 10:59

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