Battlefield 4 beta open to all

Beta period for DICE's upcoming military shooter now available for all players on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

The Battlefield 4 beta is now open to all players across Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Players will need 1.56GB of free hard drive space to download the beta.

The beta originally launched on Tuesday for those who preordered the Battlefield 4 PC Digital Deluxe Edition, Battlefield 3 Premium members, and owners of Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited or Digital Deluxe Edition.

The Battlefield 4 beta features the Siege of Shanghai map in Conquest or Domination mode. New features, and elements like Levolution and Amphibious Assault, will be featured in the beta.

The beta ends on October 15.

Battlefield 4 launches on October 29 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The PlayStation 4 version arrives on November 12, while the Xbox One iteration hits November 19.

Players can begin their progress on current-generation versions and have that experience carry over to the next-generation version for a $10 upgrade fee.

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164 comments
marcello_87
marcello_87

Finally got into the PC Beta after some driver updates. I must say I'm impressed, even though I can only play the game on medium settings with 50fps. The game feels a lot like BF3 but I am enjoying the new map playing on altitudes ranging from 200ft flats, to underground shopping malls.

I don't see the point in complaining about next-gen graphics. Seems like a trend these days that every release has to have better graphics AND better gameplay AND more content. From playing the beta, I would say this multiplayer upgrade is 'good enough'.

thekazumalord
thekazumalord

Played the beta on PS3 last night.. it was awful.. especially the controls.You hold the gun pointed to the left? why? It only makes hitting a target impossible. The graphics we're identical to Battlefield 3, way to try and change things DICE.not to mention glitches.. i couldn't jump over a few inches of wall until I tried about 7 times in a row.. the beta of Battlefield 4.. was ASSSS!.. in other words bad. 

wrestlemaniaw
wrestlemaniaw

they removed it from US store? can't find it

egger7577
egger7577

Nvidia recently released a Geforce Experience profile for BF4 on PC if anyone wants to see what the recommended optimal settings for thier rig is.

adders99
adders99

I am getting it on xbox one for the 60fps and 64 player online

Zain884
Zain884

Wow talk about underwhelming.... if you showed me gameplay footage of Bf3 and Bf4 side by side I wouldn't be able to tell the difference.


I am just really sick of these of  very generic "tough guy" military shooters. It's just the same crap over and over again boring short half assed single player where you play as the same dull as dish water marine yelling "take cover!" and "frag out!" every 5 seconds. Same predictable story line with either evil Russians or evil brown people with nukes


and the multiplayer? Oh my god don't even get me started

This is why I am excited for stuff like Titanfall, Destiny, and The Divison these military shooters need to take a hiatus.



rahl247
rahl247

who cares about graphix the game play is the same, destructables are lol a joke, they released BF4 way to soon they should have waited a year and put out a expansoin i mean BF3 was released 2 years ago. how much can you change a game in 2 years

Techtroll
Techtroll

Def bf3.5 very disappointed the game is horrible and caters to the pc...cod shits on this stupid game

jagdedge124
jagdedge124

It's Battlefield 3. I really don't know what "next gen" is going to do about these issues. I think people are putting ALOT of hope into things that are NOT forthcoming. This is NOT a huge leap from a graphic standpoint as say the differences between PS2 and PS3. That is NOT going to happen and i think we're gonna see ALOT of disappointment.

The problem of what happened to BF is they got away from the "solid" feel and look of the game. People who remember BC 1 and BF 43 remember the beautiful and realistic backdrops of the game. The destructability was immense. It REALLY looked and felt like a battlefield.

Now the graphics look "painted" and "still" (cartoon graphics) and cheaply made. The sky looks painted (as compared to fast moving clouds on a windy day) as well as the fake looking skyline of a burning city.

The weapons shoot and more like pellet guns, than the "solid" feel we got from Bad Company games. In fact COD comparisons i feel are justified.

I passed on BF 3 for roughly the same reasons. I'm NOT saying it's a bad game, but it is just not sparks much interest, especially when it seems more cheaply made than its predecessors in a highly competitive, and in fact stale "modern war genre shooter" genre.

Unless a HUGE Campaign and storyline (as compared to 3) can ressurect this game, i don't see how next gen or the fact it's a "beta" are going to solve these issues.

specwolf82
specwolf82

KEEP IN MIND!! This is a NEXT GEN GAME on a NON Next Gen console.... The NEXT GEN VERSION will be much better.... xbox360 cannot hold NEARLY AS MUCH DATA as the XBOX ONE CAN... Keep that in mind people... U should be thanking them for giving you such a SMALL GLIMPSE at what is to come

ghost2046
ghost2046

thumbstick is too sensitive with knifing

x_hunter00
x_hunter00

I understand it's the beta but it still doesn't excuse the horrible looking graphics, the horrible recoil. The decision to put a point at the top of a building was just plain idiotic. The so called "Levelution" is garbage especially with the scripted collapse of the building. It was highly disappointing and I might just cancel my pre-order.

AzatiS
AzatiS

Baah , thats not truly next-gen. Its a slight improvement of Battlefield 3 , visual wise.


Not that looks bad by any means but i was waiting way more , PC version at least , that is.

Dante-xero
Dante-xero

I maxed the beta and i have to say i'm fairly disappointed with the visuals..I'd say that it's not much of an improvement from battlefield 3. Then again i can't tell if the visuals have been lowered for the beta.

SurfaceNerd
SurfaceNerd

Are you getting Next gen grapjhics for the PC? can a GTX 770 run it at ultra mmax?

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

I know we've had situations where a game stutters or something like that and pc gamers whine about drivers and such. After playing the beta, it went from running like absolute crap on my 7970 and looking like grey sludge, to smoothly playing and looking a lot more vibrant. I only have a quad-core cpu, so I understand why I can't max it, but everything else is on high minus antialiasing...running at 1440p.

I don't know why on PC, it seems like adjusting my resolution never does anything. It runs basically the same at 720p. It's when I fiddle with the settings is when framerate goes up and down. I know how to adjust settings and such, but I don't enough about how everything works to know why that is.

I don't absolutely have to game at that resolution and the dpi for my monitor is roughly the same as my old 1080p monitor so it doesn't look any better, but I do appreciate the real estate for computing tasks. Other than that, it makes me think of how terribly inefficient PC graphics are to have that much more powerful of a card than my old one, but it basically runs games the same. No real difference at 1080p or 1440p and I don't benchmark. Just know when the game is "smooth" and better animating than a console.

I'm wondering will Mantle on PC actually allow for greater performance? Or will it basically be the same as AMD optimizing their drivers to allow for more efficiently run the game? Maybe instead of the optimizations coming from AMD, the optimizing will be in the hands of the devs now.

paranjapesameer
paranjapesameer

The comments prove why a beta release should only be made available to game testers.

rahl247
rahl247

it was free from friday ends i believe oct 15

adward22
adward22

guys.....the beta is free on ps3 go to ps store and go to demos it will be there free download ...no need to pre-order ...trust me i played beta fine

adward22
adward22

i played battlefield beta on ps3 .....but the thing is bad who shock  me really bad  is the graphics on online is awfull and multiplayer is sucks too escpecially on console

maybe on next gen will change my mind 

so ..i tested the beta on ps3 and the whole mutiplayer while iam playing is full of glitch ..every since i want to respawn with my teams i stuck ... the grond is holding me and cant leave me alone ..i cant move i tried everything jumping any thing ..its no use ............fkn EA y should release your game without y fkn glitches like rockstar what they did on GTA5 online

if you think me iam liying go ahead and test the beta whatever console you got ..y will had the same problem i got  :(

AreYouCrying
AreYouCrying

....AlI I can say is "W.A.P.O.C" the bata I tried it x-box 360 .....

Fallenlords69
Fallenlords69

Tried the beta on 360 and PS3... console version is very bad.  You wouldn't buy BF4 off the back of playing that beta, and if you had it on pre-order you would be cancelling.

irwin88
irwin88

i know it's still beta but can i at least play with better FPS EA :(

SeanD1972
SeanD1972

Give me a break.  The beta should have been left for people who bought stuff to guarantee they would be in the beta.  ****off EA Dice

djames12345
djames12345

i thought the beta was terrible but i can tell its gonna be good when it comes out

egger7577
egger7577

The campaign won't be released until the final game is.

Gle4se
Gle4se

@jagdedge124 thats your point. The big leap between PS2 and PS3 that you're talking about is only about resolution if you play on PCSX2 the pc emulator and push Resolution of ps2 games up, there are some that look better than ps3 ones. PS4 won't be the same, resolution stays the same , they'll had other stuff. Anyways, about Battlefield, the game looks great they listened to the community, Im bored because I only got one map and really 2 weapons for each class?

XxXDarkness0XxX
XxXDarkness0XxX

@x_hunter00 this is a old version of the beta and not the full graphics

nothing is wrong with puting a flag on top of a building the building is not scripted. please cancel ur pre order there is no need for retards that judge a game by  a beta

specwolf82
specwolf82

@AzatiS dude its on the 360 not xbox one.. keep that in mind... that cant show u NEXT GEN on a NON NEXT GEN SYSTEM

-Unreal-
-Unreal-

@SurfaceNerd Of course you do. A GTX 770 is a lot more powerful than what's in either next gen console.

-Unreal-
-Unreal-

@Kryptonbornson Beta.

Hope that clears up your confusion. For more information, I invite you to read up more on how resolution works, what it is and why it's so stressing to hardware.

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

@adward22 wait...are you actually complaining about bugs in a beta? seriously some people just shouldn't be allowed to join betas.....

CaveManCobb
CaveManCobb

@SeanD1972 Give ME a break. You like being fooled into buying something without knowing if its good? Requiring a person to preorder the game in order to gain access to the beta is cheap as fuck.  

devild0ogwhite
devild0ogwhite

@SeanD1972 people bitch when they have to pay for this kind of thing, now they bitch cuz they're getting it for free.  Gotta love the internet.

Kisalon
Kisalon

@djames12345 probably should point out the beta build that players are actually playing as "Open Beta" is like half a year old and not the Up to date version. :) still looks nice

Gle4se
Gle4se

@XxXDarkness0XxX @x_hunter00 First, its not an old version of  the beta. 1month old for consoles only. PC is an october build as DICE said. 

Anyways, graphics were compressed for the beta test.

AzatiS
AzatiS

@specwolf82

If game isnt developed for next-gen from zero i wont consider it as next-gen.

If a game build for X360/PS3 with different textures and a little bit of shiny graphics for next-gen systems thats far from a true next-gen title.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

@-Unreal- @Kryptonbornson I have a 7970. Like I said, as far as actual gameplay with a mouse, I can't tell the difference between the framerate at 1440p and 720p in action. The waves might be smoother, but it's not like the wave motion matters if I'm getting shot at. It's not about it being beta. I made the point it ran and looked alot better after a driver update.

specwolf82
specwolf82

@AzatiS @specwolf82 I played the beta and loved it, and cant wait to see what else they have done.... The xbox 360 version is NOT a next gen version.. thats my point... its not... you have no idea what gameplay will be like for bf4 on a next gen system because it hasn't came out yet... You dont like the bf4 beta for 360, not the Next Gen version... 

NeoBillbine
NeoBillbine

@Mantan911 @NeoBillbine @Mortimash 

I could give a crap what language this site uses, the page has graphs and numbers which are pretty simple to understand. If you can't take anything away from that, then I guess it was beyond your level of understanding anyway.