Battlefield 4 Beta Details In New Video

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 12:32 PM
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Battlefield 4 is nearly upon us, and the ‘beta’ goes live for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 owners in just six days, for those of you who are Battlefield 3 Premium owners - or unlucky enough to have picked up a copy of Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The rest of us will have to wait three more days, until the the 4th, to experience DICE’s chaotic online FPS. Was three days worth it, Warfighter owners?

The beta will be running until October 15th, and will give you the opportunity to try out EA’s much-hyped ‘Levolution’ dynamic battlefield tech on the games Siege of Shanghai map. We’ve got a new video discussing the release of the beta and how it will help with the smooth release of the game…

The much-anticipated beta does certainly look like a demo to us, coming so late into the day as it is; Warfighter owners who purchased the game to get beta access have the right to feel aggrieved. For reference, the original Battlefield 1942 demo was available to all on 28th August 2002, two weeks before the game’s eventual release on 10th September.

Patrich Bach, executive producer on Battlefield 4 said that “Even if we’re doing it quite late we still have the opportunity to do some tweaks, and of course we want to get feedback not only from the beta but from the actual game when it’s on market.”

“We have a history of following up with the game months and months after release. To us it’s an ongoing service.”

On the topic of no beta being available for the next-gen consoles, Bach said that it’s “a problem we cannot solve, we wish people had next-gen consoles earlier so they could participate in the beta as well. We will apply all the data we get onto the next-gen consoles though. The cool thing with next-gen consoles will be that it will be even easier to do update, we can just push it straight out to them.

Take a look at the full interview below, with some new gameplay footage to boot.

Which of you will be donning your combat boots come Tuesday?

Do you feel like this a genuine beta, or just a glorified demo?

Let us know below!

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11:03 Sep-26-2013

"or unlucky enough to have picked up a copy of Medal of Honor: Warfighter."
lol but i think mohw has one of the best single player experience in any shooter since 2012

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12:06 Sep-26-2013

Yeah that sentence is a bit off in my opinion also, I enjoyed Warfighter ^_^

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05:42 Sep-26-2013

Cant wait for 0ct 1st wakin up and like 2 am starting GTA online with my crew and then starting this if its live at tht time b4 i go into work then coming back and hoppin on this then gta online when i get bored of this..oct is going to sweet

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22:48 Sep-25-2013

I bought the digital deluxe version today. Now I've played BF on the pc in the past (1942, vietnam, 2142 and bf2) And I played Bf3 and bad company 2 on consoles. Now I learnt to fly a chopper very well with a controller, but I think i'm going to get a joystick for the flying part.

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14:41 Sep-25-2013

I havetn bought Warifighter. Will I be able to play the Beta version ??

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14:52 Sep-25-2013

If You have Bf3 Premium edition you're golden otherwise you can get beta if you pre-ordered Bf4.

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16:48 Sep-25-2013

or just wait for the open beta which it starts 3 days after

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14:38 Sep-25-2013

Hey guys, this makes you hungry for more!
New Battlefield EPIC Trailer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vWxTJFT3TE
For anyone that hasn´t seen this.
I made this trailer for you guys. Hope you like it :)

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16:42 Sep-25-2013

It's awesome, Thor!

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14:35 Sep-25-2013

the beta is the thing that will make or break me buying it.

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14:37 Sep-25-2013

i will buy it whether the b was good or not

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14:29 Sep-25-2013

I can't wait!!... I fear I will be camping next to my front door waiting for the postman to deliver the game :D
I'm being serious.

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16:39 Sep-25-2013

Hah!

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14:25 Sep-25-2013

damn won't be getting BF4 till christmas :D

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13:53 Sep-25-2013

I hope I'll get better frames on this... :/

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13:46 Sep-25-2013

If I like beta I will buy bf4 for pc

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18:41 Sep-25-2013

Me too :D

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13:30 Sep-25-2013

between the 1st and 3rd october we will be able to connect and try but once it is an open beta
i fear we will face conection problems

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13:44 Sep-25-2013

well it's a fact

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14:37 Sep-25-2013

well it's a fact

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12:54 Sep-25-2013

So I don't have any of those games...will I still be able to participate? I thought it was supposed to be an Open beta.

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13:11 Sep-25-2013

1 october is the closed beta then in 3 or 4 october they will open the beta for everyone until the lunch date

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13:32 Sep-25-2013

Cool, that's what I thought I had read.

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18:08 Sep-25-2013

nope if u look at the fine print in the video you will see it says beta ends on October 15th
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19:45 Sep-25-2013

mmmhh yumm, ... a lunch date xd

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12:40 Sep-25-2013

i'll be so wet when the beta comes out...

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13:47 Sep-25-2013

Hahahah

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