Battlefield 3 Beta announced.

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We know firsthand how amazing playing Battlefield 3 is, we were fortunate enough to be an alpha tester. However now the joy can be shared by everyone for a limited time starting September 29th.

Dice has announced that the Beta will start on the 27th, and the open beta will begin on the 29th.

Beta players will be allowed access to the Operation Metro map, on the game-mode of Rush. Trust us, it’s incredibly fun and well worth the download.

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FAQ Information:

What are the official dates of 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 demo 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, 47MB: WWW.ORIGIN.COM/DOWNLOAD ) AND THEN INSTALL THE BETA FROM WITHIN THE ORIGIN CLIENT. MORE DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE BEFORE THE BETA STARTS.”

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.”

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.”

What is Origin?
“ORIGIN IS A SERVICE FROM EA WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO EASILY BUY, DOWNLOAD AND PLAY GAMES. YOU CAN FIND THE ENTIRE ORIGIN FAQ BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK.”

What is Battlelog?
“Battlelog is our free social platform that ties into Battlefield 3 and lets you socialize, track stats, plan your next game, and more.”

What are the minimum recommended specs for playing on the PC?
“Minimum System Requirements
OS: WINDOWS VISTA (SERVICE PACK 2) 32-BIT
PROCESSOR: 2 GHZ DUAL CORE (CORE 2 DUO 2.4 GHZ OR ATHLON X2 2.7 GHZ)
MEMORY: 2 GB
HARD DRIVE: 20 GB
GRAPHICS CARD (AMD): DIRECTX 10.1 COMPATIBLE WITH 512 MB RAM (ATI RADEON 3000, 4000, 5000 OR 6000 SERIES, WITH ATI RADEON 3870 OR HIGHER PERFORMANCE)
GRAPHICS CARD (NVIDIA): DIRECTX 10.0 COMPATIBLE WITH 512 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 OR 500 SERIES WITH NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GT OR HIGHER PERFORMANCE)
SOUND CARD: DIRECTX COMPATIBLE
KEYBOARD AND MOUSE
DVD ROM DRIVE

Recommended System Requirements
OS: WINDOWS 7 64-BIT
PROCESSOR: QUAD-CORE CPU
MEMORY: 4 GB
HARD DRIVE: 20 GB
GRAPHICS CARD: DIRECTX 11 COMPATIBLE WITH 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 OR ATI RADEON 6950)
SOUND CARD: DIRECTX COMPATIBLE
KEYBOARD AND MOUSE
DVD ROM DRIVE”

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I got an invite to the early access beta, but I want to play it on a different system then the one I was invited to. Can I do that?
“NO. HOWEVER, YOU CAN PLAY ON ANY PLATFORM WHEN THE OPEN BETA STARTS ON SEPTEMBER 29TH.”

I bought the limited edition/tier 1 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 from Origin, how do I get my 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 purchased Medal of Honor Limited Edition/tier 1 through steam, how do I get my 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, WHICH YOU CAN DOWNLOAD HERE. 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”.”

What territories are the beta available in?
“THE BETA IS AVAILABLE in North America, South America, Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.”

Are there any restrictions to playtime in the Beta?
“YOU CAN PLAY FOR AS LONG AS YOU WANT DURING THE TIME OF THE BETA. THERE WILL BE NO CAP ON HOW FAR YOU CAN RANK UP OR WHAT YOU CAN UNLOCK.”

I see there are servers up for a second map on the PC, can I join those?
“No. THIS MAP IS ONLY FOR INTERNAL BACK-END TESTS.”

Does the Beta represent final game quality?
“THE BETA IS NOT FINAL SOFTWARE AND UPDATES WILL BE DONE BOTH TO THE GAME AND TO THE BACK-END PRIOR TO THE BATTLEFIELD 3 LAUNCH. YOUR PARTICIPATION WILL STILL HELP US IMPROVE THE FINAL GAME.”

Will my stats carry over?
“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.”

I have additional question about the Beta?…
“Please reach out to our Customer Service.”

(All of the above FAQ information was taken from http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield3/1/beta and is subject to change.)

(There is a chat box area on the right, but we used our ava-picture to cover up our name, and the chat window was covered too.)

So one question remains for all of you sharenators…

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Who’s on point?