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BETA IS UP ON XBOX, and PC-ORIGIN for USA, & AUSTRALIA, if it's up in your area then please post.

PS3 is said to be up by Noon Eastern in USA

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BattleField 3 Comes Out October 25th 2011

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Here are some of the preorder bonuses:

Amazon: $61

Amazon includes the Back To Karkand expansion pack + a set of unique dog tags. The game retails for $60 + $1 release day delivery (which means you get the game on release date). Store link.

Best Buy: $60

Best Buy has the same Back to Karkand deal + the SPECACT Kit multiplayer skins. You can pick up the game at a Best Buy store, while the code for SPECACT kit will be emailed to you. Store link.

GameStop: $60

The GameStop pre-order includes the Back To Karkand expansion + the Physical Warfare pack. Pre-orders will be available for pick up at a GameStop store. If you’re a PowerUp Rewards member, you get a free PDF game guide as well. Store link.

Direct2Drive: $54

Direct2Drive offers a downloadable version for $54, but only includes the Back To Karkand expansion pack and no pre-order bonus. Store link.

GamersGate: $54

GamersGate offers the same deal as Direct2Drive: $54 for a downloadable copy which includes Back to Karkand. Store link.

EA Origin: $60

Origin offers the Back to Karkand expansion pack + Physical Warfare Pack + early beta access where pre-orders are granted a 48 hour head start on the Battlefield 3 beta. In addition, the pre-order includes a few Battlefield Play4Free items. The boxed copy includes free shipping. Store link.

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Battlefield 3 PC Requirements:

Minimum requirements for Battlefield 3

  • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Graphic card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card.
  • Graphics card memory: 512 MB
  • Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version

Recommended system requirements for Battlefield 3

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, GeForce GTX 460, Radeon Radeon HD 6850
  • Graphics card memory: 1 GB
  • Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version

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Beta Info:

WHAT ARE THE DATES FOR THE BETA?

THE OPEN BETA STARTS SEPTEMBER 29TH ON XBOX 360, PLAYSTATION 3, AND PC.

THOSE THAT HAVE ALREADY PRE-ORDERED THE PC DIGITAL DOWNLOAD VERSION OF BATTLEFIELD 3 THROUGH ORIGIN OR OWN THE LIMITED/TIER 1 EDITION OF MEDAL OF HONOR FOR XBOX 360, PLAYSTATION 3 OR PC, WILL HAVE EARLY ACCESS STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 27TH. THE OPEN BETA ENDS ON OCTOBER 10TH.

WHERE DO I GET THE BETA?

On Playstation 3, the Beta will appear automatically on the Playstation Network Store. On Xbox 360, it will automatically appear on Xbox Live Marketplace. On PC, it will automatically appear in the Origin application's Free Games page.

HOW DO I INSTALL THE BETA?

ON CONSOLE, YOU SIMPLY DOWNLOAD THE BETA AND PLAY. ON PC, YOU FIRST INSTALL THE ORIGIN CLIENT (DIRECT DOWNLOAD, ~50MB: WWW.ORIGIN.COM/DOWNLOAD ) AND THEN INSTALL THE BETA FROM WITHIN THE ORIGIN CLIENT. MORE DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE BEFORE THE BETA STARTS.

IS ORIGIN REQUIRED TO PLAY THE BETA?

ORIGIN IS NOT REQUIRED TO PLAY ON XBOX 360 OR PLAYSTATION 3. FOR PC, ORIGIN WILL BE USED TO DISTRIBUTE THE BETA INSTALLATION AND run the game and THEREFORE NECESSARY TO PLAY.

IN WHICH LANGUAGES WILL THE BETA BE AVAILABLE?

The Open Beta and Battlelog will only be available in English, but there will be localized sections on the Battlelog Open Beta forum where you can leave feedback and get your questions answered.

I BOUGHT THE LIMITED EDITION OF MEDAL OF HONOR, HOW DO I GET EARLY ACCESS?

FOR XBOX 360, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH INSTRUCTIONS AND YOUR PERSONAL EARLY ACCESS CODE. NOTE YOUR CODE AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.

FOR PLAYSTATION 3, THE EARLY ACCESS OPEN BETA WILL AUTOMATICALLY APPEAR FOR YOU IN THE PLAYSTATION NETWORK STORE.

ON PC, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH INSTRUCTIONS AND YOUR PERSONAL EARLY ACCESS CODE. NOTE YOUR CODE AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TO REDEEM THE CODE ON ORIGIN.

I PRE-ORDERED BATTLEFIELD 3 (PC DIGITAL DOWNLOAD VERSION) ON ORIGIN. HOW DO I GET EARLY ACCESS?

You will receive an email from us with instructions on your early access. The cutoff date for receiving early access by pre-ordering on Origin is September 25th.

I BOUGHT MEDAL OF HONOR ON STEAM. HOW DO I GET EARLY ACCESS?

IF YOU PURCHASED MEDAL OF HONOR THROUGH STEAM PRIOR TO JULY 26TH, 2011 CUT-OFF, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR EARLY ACCESS TO THE BATTLEFIELD 3 OPEN BETA.

TO VIEW YOUR KEY, GO TO MEDAL OF HONOR IN YOUR STEAM LIBRARY, AND CLICK THE "CD KEY" LINK. FIND THE "BATTLEFIELD 3 OPEN BETA EARLY ACCESS" KEY.

BATTLEFIELD 3 IS DELIVERED THROUGH ELECTRONIC ARTS' ORIGIN CLIENT. (DIRECT DOWNLOAD, 47MB: WWW.ORIGIN.COM/DOWNLOAD )

ONCE YOU HAVE ORIGIN INSTALLED, RUN IT AND LOG IN WITH YOUR ORIGIN ID. (THIS WILL BE THE SAME AS YOUR EA ACCOUNT ID USED IN METAL OF HONOR.). IN THE ORIGIN CLIENT, CLICK THE GEAR ICON IN THE TOP MENU BAR, AND THEN SELECT "REDEEM PRODUCT CODE".

WILL MY STATS CARRY OVER FROM THE BETA TO THE FINAL GAME?

NO. WE ARE STILL FINE TUNING THE RANKING SYSTEM AND WE DON’T WANT TO GIVE BETA PLAYERS AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE WHEN BATTLEFIELD 3 LAUNCHES. You will keep your soldier name, though.

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Tips for PC:

Make sure your rig is ready to tear up the Battlefield tomorrow! AMD and nVidia have released their latest drivers today and both are optimized for beta performance. nVidia is releasing 285.83 drivers and here's some of the details:

  • Increases performance in Battlefield 3 by up to 38 percent.
  • Improves overall stability and image quality in Battlefield 3.
  • Adds or updates SLI profiles for Battlefield 3, Dead Island, Diablo III, Dragon Age 2, Need for Speed: The Run, and Saints Row: The Third.

These drivers unfortunately don't work on notebooks, users with notebooks should check nVidia's website. AMD released it's Catalyst 11.10 drivers which:

  • Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release for both non-Anti-Aliasing, and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series for single GPU configurations
  • Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release for both non-Anti-Aliasing, and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on CrossFire configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • Enables support for Eyefinity 5x1 display (portrait and landscape) configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • Vision Engine Control Center: User Interface enhancements have been implemented for the CrossfireX, GPU Overdrive, and Information Center pages.

Make sure your PC is ready for Battlefield 3! If you have a console, then you need not pay attention to this post. Consoles may get a system update for Battlefield 3, but that has not been confirmed.

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PS4 Preordered - 06/11/2013 @09:30am

XBox One Preordered - 06/19/2013 @07:57pm

"I don't trust #XboxOne & #Kinect 2.0, it's always connected" as you tweet from your smartphone - irony 0_o

Fantastic thread Sega!

Battlefield 3 is sure to be amazing!



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PS4 Preordered - 06/11/2013 @09:30am

XBox One Preordered - 06/19/2013 @07:57pm

"I don't trust #XboxOne & #Kinect 2.0, it's always connected" as you tweet from your smartphone - irony 0_o

Anyone know at what time I will be able to download the open beta for pc today?



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I thought it's not written with a capital F :P

Anyway, the beta had better be available soon on Origin. I don't exactly want to download 3.9GB in one go (I found a site that lets you download it already) when I have a 5GB cap per 24 hours, of which I've already used about 38% during the last 24 hours.



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non-gravity said:
Anyone know at what time I will be able to download the open beta for pc today?


I'm downloading it now, just popped up a few minutes ago on PC, it's already up on Xbox, they say by Noon on PS3.

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And it's spelled BATTLEFIELD = CAPS, but I thought that was over the top.



PS4 Preordered - 06/11/2013 @09:30am

XBox One Preordered - 06/19/2013 @07:57pm

"I don't trust #XboxOne & #Kinect 2.0, it's always connected" as you tweet from your smartphone - irony 0_o

I found it on Origin now. Origin was acting pretty slow though. Seems the download is 3,583 MB



Where is it on Origin?