Battlefield 3 open beta for PS3/Xbox/PC now LIVE!

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For those of you who pre-ordered Battlefield 3, I imagine you haven’t been getting much sleep over the last few days as you’ve been enjoying the beta. But as of a few hours ago, BF3 is now in open beta and available to everyone to download on PC, PS3 and Xbox360! No registration is needed, simply download on PSN, Xbox Live or on EA’s Origin client for PC and destroy some destructible environments. I personally recommend PC if you have a system good enough, because the game doesn’t have a 60fps lock on the consoles and can sometimes get pretty choppy.

The beta contains just one map, Operation Metro, with the game mode Rush, which has the offensive team trying to destroy two targets, and the defensive team obviously trying to stop them (basically ‘demolition’ in other games). The beta is a hefty 3.9GB to download on the PC, and allows for 32 player servers with 4 fully unlocked areas. There is also a second map being played named Caspian Border however it is only on two servers and is password protected. The password was revealed as ‘sexyelevator’ however was changed within hours of the announcement. Perhaps the map contains many Caspian elevator love sequences?

Let us know what you think of the beta, I’ll be posting my first impressions sometime this week. OH and get in quick because the beta closes on the 10th of October!

Follow these instructions to download on each of the 3 systems:

PlayStation 3 (U.S.)
From storefront, click on View All By Title
Click on B
Click on Battlefield 3
Locate the Battlefield 3 Beta

PlayStation 3 (Europe)
From storefront, click on Demos
Click on A-C
Locate the Battlefield 3 Open Beta

Xbox 360
The Battlefield 3 Open Beta will be visible in the Xbox Live Marketplace under Demos, or you can go to via this linkand add the Open Beta to your Xbox 360 download queue automatically.

If you have already installed our new download service Origin, go to the section “Free games”, where the Battlefield 3 Open Beta will appear for download. You can also head to this product page via the web. If you have not installed Origin yet, it will ask you to do so before proceeding with the download of the Open Beta itself.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) 32-bit
  • Processor: 2GHz dual-core (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or Athlon X2 2.7GHz)
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Hard drive: 20GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): DirectX 10.1 compatible with 512MB RAM (ATI Radeon 3000, 4000, 5000 or 6000 series, with ATI Radeon 3870 or higher performance)
  • Graphics card (Nvidia): DirectX 10.0 compatible with 512MB 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: 4GB
  • Hard drive: 20GB
  • Graphics card: DirectX 11 compatible with 1024MB RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon HD 6950)
  • Sound card: DirectX compatible
  • Keyboard and mou
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