Battlefield 4 beta starts October 1

Open beta for upcoming DICE-developed military shooter launching next month for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC; next-gen versions get release dates.

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An open beta for Battlefield 4 will launch on October 1, Electronic Arts has announced. The beta will be available on that date for all Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC players.

An "Exclusive" Battlefield 4 beta was previously announced for Battlefield 3 Premium owners, those who preordered the Battlefield 4 Digital Deluxe version, and owners of Medal of Honor: Warfighter. It is not clear when this version will be released.

Battlefield 4 launches for current-generation consoles and PC on October 29. For more on the Battlefield 4 beta, check out a FAQ page on the game's website.

EA also has announced Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launch dates for Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, and Battlefield 4.

These games will be available on November 19 (North America)/November 21 (Europe) for Xbox One and November 12 (North America)/November 29 (Europe) for PlayStation 4.

For more on Battlefield 4, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

206 comments
Fozz07
Fozz07

Great game can't wait for it, shame I just got rid of Warfighter what now : (

anaplussetup
anaplussetup

Wait, so I'm going to have this game for PS4 3 days before I have a PS4?


Come on guys, that's cruel!!!

NightmareP3
NightmareP3

It's most likely gonna be terrible again, Battlefield 3 was unplayable due to bad map design.

Why someone would only allow the team with no teretory to spawn from a single small base which can get spawned camped by helicopters,locks on and snipers just makes no sense to me.

90% of the matches in Battlefield 3 were just, one team spawncamping the other.

It can be so easily fixed, all theyh ave to do is design the maps better by adding multiple starting points for each side, this would make it impossible to base rape since each team could spawn from 3 or 4 unacaptable bases .Forcing the team which has no teretory to spawn from one direction is so frekin' stupid, all the opposite team has to do is lockdown and spam at the same direction since the losing team cannot flank them in anyway.

shadowscreed
shadowscreed

cant wait to play 64 players online at 60 frames per second. 

ben_halpin
ben_halpin

Surely the exclusive beta would come first...
On the FAQ page it says the exclusive beta will be early October, yet the open beta is 1st October

deafwing
deafwing

Oct. 1st you say? Let's get this party started already XD

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

Right during the midterms... I hate and love you, university life.

Cashmoney007
Cashmoney007

I am interested to see if this game will be a lot better than BF3.  BF3 is a great game even though PC users have to use Origin.  But I want BF4 to have a much better campaign and multiplayer.  From what I have seen so far, I might get my wish.

STrugglingFool
STrugglingFool

I thought they said there would be a closed Beta(who own premium or pre-ordered BF4 Deluxe or MOHW preorder) and later a open beta.

Lawdog1521
Lawdog1521

Same day as GTAV goes live online. Not enough time in the day.

JohnHitman47
JohnHitman47

Can't wait to try the beta and buying this game with the PS4.

lmlf
lmlf

Another map pack, looks great.... oh wait

AvatarMan96
AvatarMan96

Wait, is this an open or closed beta? I'm lost :/

dusinpeek
dusinpeek

guess what game ill be playing on October 1 lol bad timing dice

mike468
mike468

Sweet. I just hope I have enough room on my 360's hard drive. I'm really pushing it with the mandatory GTA5 install.

knifey112
knifey112

Sure itl be nice to see it 1st on the 360 ,then up graded when the X1 copy comes out 

twisted_sith
twisted_sith

lmao they totally fucked the people waiting for the private beta...HEY I WAS WAITING FOR THE PRIVATE BETA!!!

ratavaquera
ratavaquera

I'll see how my PC runs it, if it goes bad... i might buy the PS4 version later.

The sad part is that i only have a GTX 550 Ti lol

Armaita
Armaita

The beta will not be optimized . Just like the last beta of bf3 they make u think you need a new graphics card, because it didn't matter what settings u were on with the bf3 beta , the fps would stay the same or improve maybe 4 fps if u changed it from ultra to low.
It's a marketing thing , they have connections with nvidia u know. Not saying u shouldn't buy bf4 or something because it will be great, but don't let them trick u into buying a new gfx cards to improve fps.

pezzott1
pezzott1

Hope beta has full graphics.

the_turnip
the_turnip

November 12th for the PS4? I thought the system wasn't coming out until the 15th.

coolguyhero
coolguyhero

Dude who preorder  & premium owner will get exclusive multiplayer beta .All other users will get normal bf4 beta.

gpm23
gpm23

@lmlf Not COD noob two years between releases do some research and come back later.   

pezzott1
pezzott1

@AvatarMan96 "An open beta for Battlefield 4 will launch on October 1, Electronic Arts has announced. The beta will be available on that date for all Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC players."

Kunakai
Kunakai

@Shango4 Why buy either? Just get a PC and drop the crappy limitations of the consoles...

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@Shango4 that's a petition, not a news article. MS is not going to be swayed by a petition telling them to make the X1 shittier again.

Accuracy158
Accuracy158

@ratavaquera You could justify an upgrade already... You could slap a 7950 in there for $200 these days and it would easily beat the "next gen" consoles.

Shadowcreeper31
Shadowcreeper31

@the_turnip I guess you can buy them early, the Xbox One doesn't come out until the 22nd and Battlefield will be out for it the 19th. It makes sense, there are going to be a ton of people getting the new consoles, and a good way to give more space to console buyers is to have game releases a separate day.

Armaita
Armaita

@GRADERBLADE13 @Armaita That sux :( , i think i'll wait for the patch before i buy it then.

Or if the beta is also good for nvidia for some miracle reason then i'll buy :P