Battlefield 4 is now an open beta for 360, PS3 and PC!

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The Battlefield 4 public beta is now a go. I can't wait to try this out and get prepared for the next-gen launch of the game!

HOW TO ACCESS THE BETA (PC)

The Open Battlefield 4™ Betas for PC will be available through Origin for everyone to download. Download the Origin client.

If you’ve been logged in to Origin for a few days, you may want to hit the “Reload” button in the upper left-hand corner to refresh your game library.

HOW TO ACCESS THE BETA (PS3)

The Open Battlefield 4 Beta for PS3 will become available during Sony's regular update of the PlayStation Store today. More information to follow.

HOW TO ACCESS THE BETA (XBOX 360)

The Open Battlefield 4 Beta for Xbox 360 will become available during Microsoft's regular update of the Xbox Live Marketplace world-wide today. More information to follow.

Battlefield 4™ Betas FAQ

Q: What is the purpose of the Battlefield 4™ Beta?
A: The Beta gives us a chance to properly test our servers, the back end, and configure the multiplayer components of the game. By taking part, you will help us in ensuring a smooth launch for Battlefield 4. You’ll also have the option to feedback directly to us with any gameplay ideas, bugs you find, and other thoughts on the Beta experience.

Q: What game modes and maps do the Battlefield 4™ Betas contain?
A: In the Battlefield 4 Beta, you get to try the Conquest and Domination game modes on the Siege of Shanghai map.

Minimum system requirements for the Beta

OS
The BF4 Beta requires a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 (the full version of Battlefield 4 will also support 32-bit operating systems.)
PROCESSOR
AMD ATHLON X2 2.8 GHZ
INTEL CORE 2 DUO 2.4 GHZ
MEMORY
4 GB
GRAPHICS CARD
AMD RADEON HD 3870
NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GT
GRAPHICS MEMORY
512 MB
HARD DRIVE
1,6 GB (approx.)

Recommended system requirements for the Beta

OS
The BF4 Beta requires a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 (the full version of Battlefield 4 will also support 32-bit operating systems.)
PROCESSOR
AMD SIX-CORE CPU
INTEL QUAD-CORE CPU
MEMORY
8 GB
GRAPHICS CARD
AMD RADEON HD 7870
NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 660
GRAPHICS MEMORY
3 GB
HARD DRIVE
1,6 GB (approx.)

Battlefield 4™ is a genre defining action blockbuster made from moments that blur the line between game and glory – moments found only in Battlefield. With dynamic destructible environments, epic vehicular combat, and the chaos of all-out war, Battlefield 4™ gives you the freedom to do more and be more for an unrivaled entertainment experience.​

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Vapor

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Well I know what I'm doing first thing when I get off work today, firing up my Xbox and downloading that awesomeness!
 

Z A C K

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Knowing EA, probably won't be able to do anything in the beta for at least a couple days anyway.
 

Joker

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I hear it runs poorly and doesn't look as good as BF3 even on rigs better than mine.
 

u2popmofo

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I hear it runs poorly and doesn't look as good as BF3 even on rigs better than mine.
I watch a number of BF Youtube channels, and all of those guys are crapping themselves over how fantastic the game looks, and they play far more BF3 than most any of us. I don't know the details of the problems some have had (there are new drivers specifically for the game for some graphics cards, etc.), but there are absolutely a ton of people out there who have had phenomenal results with the game graphically.

On console, the beta definitely looks weaker than BF3, but that's because the "HD textures install" BF3 had isn't present for the beta. It still looks better than BF3 looked without the install though.
 

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I don't think its very good on 360. It could just be because its Conquest with 24 players. The map is desolate and lonely, no intensity at all.
 

MW

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The beta is OK. Still better than Black Ops
 

CHROMExSKULL

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why can I not download a free beta? Its telling me my credit card info can't be retreved , buy this item with money in your Microsoft account or try again later?
 

Kassen

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Is it just me, or did the Crysis 3-like motion in the original E3 debut get toned down to Battlefield 3 level? I have every setting at max and it still looks like the motion blur plainly got downgraded. And there are a lot of poor textures everywhere. I figured with this being a next gen console release as well that textures would finally be decent all around.
 

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Is it just me, or did the Crysis 3-like motion in the original E3 debut get toned down to Battlefield 3 level? I have every setting at max and it still looks like the motion blur plainly got downgraded. And there are a lot of poor textures everywhere. I figured with this being a next gen console release as well that textures would finally be decent all around.
Possible not all effects and textures are at the highest resolutions/settings since its only the Beta? How old is the Beta build anyway?
 

BDaddyK

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Well just played some, prolly 4-5 matches, and its pretty decent, but, man is it ever fugly! I never played BF3 without the "high res" pack installed, but after playing the beta I'm glad they had it. Other than the muddy visuals, which made it hard as hell to tell what's what at distance it played pretty good. The only real problems I encountered was some messed up clipping and broken seems on on destroyed debris on larger objects like buildings and such.
 

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This is my first experience with a Battlefield game. It's far different. I said to a buddy, "It is far harder to kill someone in this game than CoD." He said it's actually than past Battlefield games. It will be nice to have the option of a more of a sim with this game and straight up arcade shooter like CoD. Overall, I liked the beta. The graphics are off putting but then you remember it's a beta.
 

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The beta actually worked pretty well this time around (compared to BF3 Beta) , It was more enjoyable than my last COD sessions ..Players were pushing to cap/win ,no sniper spam no 40 yard C4 tosses and best of all the game wasn't stopping every 2 minutes for host migration , I love you Dedis!
 

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I can't even play at the moment. Running a 670 and i7 but it won't load properly. I can hear sound, but it just loads forever.
 

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I can't even play at the moment. Running a 670 and i7 but it won't load properly. I can hear sound, but it just loads forever.

Same specs here and the game runs atrociously. I mean, I went back to BF3 and it looks and runs twice as good. BF4 hates my setup? :(
 

BDaddyK

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Been playing the beta a lot lately forgot how much I like the BF games. To bad the game looks like such ass, makes it hard to really compare it to BF3, seems like there is more destruction in BF4. Anyone know how to take down the skyscraper that houses objective B on its roof? It's been razed a couple of times I've played now, makes the battlefield look even worse, just a "snow" covered foggy mess.