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    Battlefield 3 Beta Trial FAQ

    How can I get into the Battlefield 3 Beta Trial?

    The Battlefield 3 Beta is an open test to anyone that owns a PC, Xbox 360 or PS3 and an internet connection. If you'd like to be the first to be called upon make sure to register for the Battlefield 3 newsletter and ensure your Veteran status is up to date. EA/DICE have confirmed they will not be giving away keys to the Battlefield 3 Beta Trial on any social networking platforms.

    Who gets access?

    The Battlefield 3 Beta will be released as an open beta for all who are interested.

    Is the beta for PC or Consoles?

    The beta is going to be multi-platform.

    What can I do to increase my chance of being invited to the Battlefield 3 Beta?

    To have the best chance of being invited, you need to have an EA account. That's it! Other than making sure you have an EA account there is no special actions that you can take to change your chances.

    Please note: in order to receive your invitation, you must opt in to receive emails from Electronic Arts.


    What date will the Battlefield 3 Beta Trial start?

    The Battlefield 3 Open Beta will start in Thursday, September 29th!

    Running until October 10th, the Battlefield 3 Open Beta is your chance to play the game early, try out the free social platform Battlelog, and help make the game even better by sending your valuable feedback.

    If you pre-order Battlefield 3 (PC digital download version) on Origin before September 25th, or if you have bought Medal of Honor: Limited Edition/Tier 1 Edition, you will get 48 hours early access to the Beta, meaning you can start playing Tuesday, September 27th. The full details on how you will be granted early acess is available on our new Beta section.

    For Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, the Open Beta will be visible on the consoles' digital marketplaces under Battlefield 3. For PC, you need to install Origin and download the Open Beta from within the Origin application.

    Is this the Battlefield 3 Beta Trial promised to buyers of Medal of Honor: Limited Edition?

    Yes, this is the Battlefield 3 Open Beta Trial, meaning that Battlefield 3 is still not at the "final" development milestone. The Battlefield 3 Open Beta will start in September. The exact date for when Medal of Honor: Limited Edition players can join the Beta will be announced at a later date although it is expected that these players will have a two additional days of participation before the beta opens.

    Recently a Medal of Honor: Limited Edition Beta newsletter went out to users. What is that all about?

    Well, that newsletter says you are entitled to play the beta in September. It is however not a ticket or a code. If you purchased a copy of Medal of Honor with the Battlefield 3 Beta sticker on it, you are eligible for the Beta. If you have not received the newsletter, make sure you opt in on your EA
    Profile to receive them. Also, if you havenīt received the newsletter and own a copy of Medal of Honor: Limited edition, you are eligible to play in the beta.

    Where do I redeem my Battlefield 3 Beta Trial code?

    1) Go to the Battlefield 3 beta redemption site
    2) Log in with your EA Account information
    3) Accept the legal agreement and confirm participation
    4) Receive the download code5) Follow download instructions to get the latest beta build

    What is the Battlefield 3 Beta Trial for?

    The purpose of the Battlefield 3 Beta Trial is to do a number of server-related tests in preparation for game launch, including load testing the back-end. Dedicated servers for Battlefield 3 will be provided, but this requires additional testing, and you will be helping make the Battlefield 3 experience better just by participating. EA are also looking to you to provide them with any feedback on the entire Battlefield 3 Beta Trial experience.

    Why have the Battlefield 3 Beta Trial Servers gone offline?

    There will be periods of downtime and periods when EA run tests that will negatively affect the performance on the Battlefield 3 Beta Trial servers (leading to lag and rubber banding, etc.).

    What are the Battlefield 3 Beta Trial recommended system specifications?:

    The recommended system settings for the Battlefield 3 Beta trial are:

    • Windows 7 or Vista (SP1)
    • EA Origin
    • CPU: quad core 2.0 GHz or faster
    • RAM: 4 GB or more
    • Hard Drive: 7.25 GB free disk space
    • Video RAM: 512 MB or greater
    • DirectX 10 or 11 compatible video card with latest drivers (AMD 11.5 or later, nVidia 275.33 or later)
    • Sound: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible card
    • Internet: broadband connection
    Note that these do not necessarily represent the requirements for the final game.

    Where can I find the latest info about the Battlefield 3 Beta?

    We'll update this page as we get more info.

    Recommended Battlefield 3 Beta information Links:
    Last edited by Morgan; 10-05-2011 at 02:05 PM.

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    Quote How can I get into the Battlefield 3 Beta Trial?

    The Battlefield 3 Beta Trial is a highly focused test period where the main purpose is to do a number of server related tests in preparation for game launch requiring a set amount of players online to ensure the final experience is as much fun and easy as possible.
    Either wrong question or wrong answer. Answer here explains what the BF3 Beta is, not how to get into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronSkull43 View Post
    Either wrong question or wrong answer. Answer here explains what the BF3 Beta is, not how to get into it.
    Yup you're right... I'll edit it tomorrow too tired now haha!

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