Battlefield 4 PC beta pre-load starts September 29

DICE confirms players can pre-load the upcoming beta beginning Sunday morning; beta will run October 1-15.

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PC players can begin pre-loading the Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta on September 29 at 10 a.m. PDT, developer DICE announced today. The pre-load option is only supported on PC, not Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.

Gamers who preorder the Battlefield 4 PC Digital Deluxe Edition, Battlefield 3 Premium members, and owners of Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited or Digital Deluxe Edition can begin playing the beta on October 1.

On October 4, the Battlefield 4 beta will be opened to all Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC players.

DICE also announced today that PC players must run a 64-bit OS to join the Battlefield 4 beta on PC. The full game will also run on 32-bit Windows OS, but DICE said it wanted to "focus our effort" on testing the 64-bit version of the game in the beta.

Ensuring that Battlefield 4 is fair for all players is also a goal DICE has in mind for the new shooter, the developer said. To this end, DICE will test two anti-cheat measures, FairFight and PunkBuster, during the beta to "make the experience as good as possible for our players."

"You will notice information about the two anti-cheat measures on the server browser pages on Battlelog, and you will also potentially see messaging in the chat box in-game when a cheater is caught," DICE said. "We will get back to you later with more detail on how we are improving our anti-cheat measures in Battlefield 4."

Lastly, DICE confirmed today that the Battlefield 4 beta will end on October 15, ahead of the game's October 29 release for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC and November launch for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Despite the short time between beta and release, DICE believes it has time to implement changes in the final game based on feedback from the beta, executive producer Patrick Bach said recently.

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.

Discussion

131 comments
Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Would have been nice if they mentioned on the 29th you have to relaunch shitty Origin for it to give you the preload option. I leave that piece of shit on in the rare circumstance I decide to play a game I'm forced to use it for.

Pål-Roar Johannesen
Pål-Roar Johannesen

I am so excited to play this damn beta, I don't know how I'll make it to tomorrow! It's like I'm 10 again and tomorrow is Christmas!

Søren F.kristensen
Søren F.kristensen

leith alwan. the open beta starts october 4 .. the beta starts tomorrow for those who have preordered the game, it is a closed beta until october 4.

Evan Mitchell
Evan Mitchell

I failed to read the Gamespot article. I only read the listing on Origin and believed the beta was exclusive to those who pre-ordered. My mistake.

Leith Alwan
Leith Alwan

How is that buy before you try? It's an open beta.

Nemanja Nemo Stefanović
Nemanja Nemo Stefanović

Are you stupid ? i have 680 and i can max the game if i want. Why you cry about the recommended, its about your system, that is just for those who want to play on high/ultra or for best performance.

George Wauters
George Wauters

Once you enter the battlefield, you will never go back!

Kyle Xavier
Kyle Xavier

I'm so upset that my speeds only allow me to download it at 12.93Mb/sec :( I can't get it faster.

Simon Corbett Bsc
Simon Corbett Bsc

Be cool if we could pre-download on xbox, I don't trust pc support...........I remember when they updated BF3 on pc, made it impossible to play it anymore. -_-

Aaron Cole
Aaron Cole

W00T!!!! Started mine just now :)

Idris Foughali
Idris Foughali

now you'll understand what graphical engines and ultra high full hd settings means :D

Evan Mitchell
Evan Mitchell

Ah, buy before you try. I hope this doesn't become a trend.

Nick Mancini
Nick Mancini

Why are the system requirements so high? I just bought a GTX770 and it supposedly isn't enough for the game's recommended settings.

Joe Bolton
Joe Bolton

still telling me its not released yet ?

Chris Dye
Chris Dye

Wait let me try to better that one person that will say it. PC master race ftw

George Orozco
George Orozco

I hope my Gaming PC arrives before 29th october to play this masterpiece

Rage638
Rage638

I would try out the beta but that means I have to re-install origin on my pc...ill pass and wait for the full game to come out a year after it's released for one price of $60! while the rest of you "gamers"  pay $110+tax the full game.

GamesAndRoses
GamesAndRoses

@Syed Hashmi Only until the 4th, then it is the open beta.

GONtheSKYLORD
GONtheSKYLORD

@Rage638 lol children still crying about origin. I don't even notice mine running in the background.