Battlefield 4 Beta Dates

The Battlefield 4 Beta is coming soon. You’ll be able to play the Siege of Shanghai map in Conquest Mode or Domination Mode.

We’ve introduced a lot of new and exciting elements into Battlefield 4, like Levolution, Amphibious Assault, and much more. We can’t wait for everyone to try them out in the Beta!

Looking to get into the beta? Here’s how:

How to Join: Join the Beta on:
Pre-order the Battlefield 4 PC Digital Deluxe Edition (Available on Origin) October 1*
Battlefield 3 Premium member October 1*
Registered owner of Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition October 1*
Open to all Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC players. Download from Xbox Live, PSN and Origin.com. October 4*

*Date subject to change.
*Gold membership required to participate in the Beta on Xbox Live

For any other questions on the BF4 Beta, read up on our Beta FAQ.

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Battlefield 4 releases in North America on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on October 29; PlayStation 4 on November 12 and Xbox One on November 19. In Europe Battlefield 4 launches on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on October 31; PlayStation 4 on November 29 and Xbox One on November 22. Pre-order Digital Deluxe and get the exclusive Beta. We’ll see you on the Battlefield!

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  • ICESISSER 10.15.13 at 15:38

    PS3 DO NOT HAVE BOATS WHY!!!!!!!

  • AfroNinja367 10.07.13 at 02:07

    I’m really looking forward to the game, although I’m a little disappointed about a few things I’ve seen in the beta. The only thing I would change is giving the option to have BF3 controls. Just a thought

    • AfroNinja367 10.07.13 at 02:08

      If anything, I would prefer the option to have RB as knife. Thanks

  • Echo_5678 10.06.13 at 03:43

    When BF4 comes out, will my progress from the beta be saved to the game so I don’t lose my rank and everything I got?

  • MOBSTER_SKYLINE 10.04.13 at 06:15

    neither me

  • mbaucom78 10.03.13 at 22:51

    play the beta when u can or don’t. Stop bitching.. If you play, you can bitch when I slit your throat and take your tags.. ALL OUT WAR!!!

  • Castell1an 10.02.13 at 17:34

    I can’t bloody find the beta access (on premium account) for PC!!

  • iraqgsm 10.02.13 at 16:49

    yeah so much for premium members, what joke tried 100 times and couldn’t find the beta access on 360, thanks anyway, cancelling preorder and getting cod instead

  • ElvisLevis 10.02.13 at 14:21

    Mám BF3 Premium na Xbox 360 a 1.10 a stahovat jen někteří hráči z ČR a SR. Dnes 2.10 a stále nemám přístup na BF4 beta :-(

  • TinselGolem72 10.02.13 at 03:46

    Where do I find the download for Battlefield 4
    I have MOH Warfighter Limited Edition?
    I can’t find it on the games list???

  • SeriousXxXJPW 10.02.13 at 02:45

    cant download beta, have MOH limited…whats the problem

  • cocky456 10.02.13 at 00:39

    I can’t get the beta from ps store

  • The_MaR3XX 10.01.13 at 20:10

    Dafuq, i’m a Premium member, and i still can’t find the beta in PSN store. Any advices?

    • thatirishguy0 10.02.13 at 03:37

      Wait till the 4th.
      PC users are supposed to have it tonight but we don’t either.

    • PercyHA 10.02.13 at 22:14

      Go on coming soon find bf4 an it will say download free demo

  • thephillster79 10.01.13 at 14:48

    sooo has anyone been able to download the beta yet on xbox

  • busterLAD8 10.01.13 at 01:13

    The ones moaning the most are kids and gruntled codverts who think EVERY map is tooo big!

  • ch0pperb0ss 09.30.13 at 15:53

    What about those of us who just have standard edition? Do we have to join the beta on 4th with the rest of the world or what? I just paid 60 dollars to preorder the game……

  • zhanmake 09.30.13 at 06:40

    你在哪买的

  • itsRickytakerz 09.30.13 at 04:53

    What time can we play the Beta ? For example 5.00 A.M PDT

  • Lt-Damian 09.29.13 at 09:37

    Can someone explain why it is that a Battlefield 3 Premium member gets early access to the beta, but a Battlefield 4 Premium member does not?

    That makes NO sense. I just paid $50 for a PREMIUM membership to bf4 only to find I get no early access. Since everyone who pre-orders gets the first expansion free the value of a premium membership is lessened, as you really aren’t getting 5 dlc’s for $50, just 4 of them.

    The least they could do is give the early access, I’m already regretting getting the premium membership. By the time SECOND ASSAULT comes out the price of premium would already be getting cheaper.

    • xXxDestroctor69 09.30.13 at 11:45

      If you pre-ordered the game Bf4 you still get access to the beta… its in the details above and you can download it even if you didn’t pre-order and do not have premium. you just get it on the 4th instead of the 1st. And yea it would be cheaper when the second last DLC comes out I imagine. premium for Bf3 was like that, and its still cheaper then buying the maps alone. Next time do your research if you are going to buy something. If you had gone to the main site, this site or even the FB page, you would have seen it was Bf3 premium, just a little tip :)

  • mrrock520 09.27.13 at 19:28

    为什么我买的豪华数位版没有测试资格??

  • TheAllFatherOdin 09.27.13 at 18:36

    I’m on ps3 and am a premium member so how will i access the exclusive beta

  • Florida Tryhard 09.27.13 at 03:40

    so this is going to be an open beta for everyone on Oct 4?

  • nothingman 09.26.13 at 17:32

    I’m wondering how the beta installation will be handled. DICE have any comments on this? For both PC and console please.

  • CapNKirkland 09.26.13 at 05:26

    as long as they fix the bipod/supression problem. ill be happy with the game

  • CrazyShinobi 09.25.13 at 21:58

    5 slots, 4 classes. How about bringing back the Special Ops class from BB2: Modern Combat?

    • Gingah Shnap 09.26.13 at 03:23

      Not like that would be a huge change in their plans that they would have let us know about by now…

  • Nazzypizza 09.25.13 at 21:35

    Cool

  • alexyov1 09.25.13 at 03:33

    can’t hardly wait, already have 100% on BF3

  • Mr-taha117 09.24.13 at 22:36

    unill 15 OCtober as i’ve seen

  • chefdoggy 09.24.13 at 20:24

    So I had Battlefield 3 Premium for Xbox 360. I sold my Xbox and made a switch to computer gaming. How would I be able to get access to the Exclusive Beta? The one that is open on Oct. 1st? And I pre-ordered Battlefield 4 for computer already. I still have my Xbox hard drive if I would need to prove anything.

    • Sc iRebirth 09.24.13 at 22:31

      The only solution is that you use your harddrive in another xbox, your premium status shouldn’t change if it is already stored on the harddrive

    • Xx_TecheyTim_xX 09.25.13 at 03:34

      I’m in the same boat as you are Chef…..I was a big fan of the 360, but I sold it.

      As a result, I per-ordered it on PC, but have “Premium” status on XBOX.

    • Bawalbaba 09.25.13 at 09:41

      you can’t migrate from platform to platform I think,you need a X360 for that……..and as far as I’m concerned,3 days ain’t gonna make any difference,you will get stuck in queues :D

  • AlfaFoxWuf 09.24.13 at 20:23

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  • trasher-05 09.24.13 at 20:17

    How do we join the closed beta? Will a code be emailed to us? (Yes i have premium)

    • Opticmstr 09.24.13 at 20:55

      If you are a BF3 premium member…then you already are invited to the Oct 1st beta. Origin will have it already loaded up in Origin program. Once the 1st comes…you should be able to just log in and play.

    • MACROR 09.24.13 at 22:14

      Definitely It’s gonna be the way we can join.

  • Blackdeath4u2 09.24.13 at 17:52

    I find it hilarious that people are complaining about not having enough “exclusive” time. Why would you buy MOH just to get beta access to a game you know nothing about? Its stupid. I got premium for the map packs and guns, to extend bf3′s life because i enjoyed it….like a normal person. Whats that? I get to play bf4 a few days earlier as a bonus? Why thank you DICE. Could you also make it available to DL a few days before that to prevent server lag? That would be perfect.

    • mr7blueberry 09.24.13 at 21:24

      The BF4 Beta client cant be downloaded from 28/9 I think.

  • GaWebDevDotCom 09.24.13 at 01:28

    The PC Community 3MOB is ready! http://forums.bf4platoons.com/

  • xXCARLO51R1Xx 09.24.13 at 00:37

    http://carlossiri.imgur.com/all/ , Guys please see this, thank you…

  • nosirrah97 09.24.13 at 00:31

    On PS3 will it appear on the PS Store, or will I have to go onto MoH: Warfighter and get it through there? (I have the limited edition Warfighter)

  • SMOKEY372 09.22.13 at 04:33

    I don’t get why people are saying they only get 3 days to play I am getting my beta on the first and the game comes out on the 29th so 29 game days while the people who get it on the fourth (everyone) get 25 days of play so I don’t get why everyone is mad.

    • ConHulio2000 09.23.13 at 13:31

      Hi all,
      it would be nice to tell us exactly the time the beta will be available, eg: 9am GMT. so all will be informed on when it its available in their timezone, otherwise we’ll be frantically checking our Origin accounts every 30 mins! lol

      • ConHulio2000 09.23.13 at 13:36

        also, it would be nice if DICE actually email us the URI where we can actually post information, bugs etc… when we find them – or may be the system is clever enough to identify them automatically (hmmm..)..

    • MiltonRob 09.23.13 at 20:34

      The beta doesn’t last until release… last time I think it was a only a week or so

    • Nogs 09.23.13 at 23:18

      Because all along we were told, buy this, you get these things but also the “exclusive” BF4 beta. Not a 2 day thing (really between download and install time and the sudden “bugs” that will prevent install/download).

      ex·clu·sive
      adjective
      1. excluding or not admitting other things.
      (of terms) excluding all but what is specified.
      synonyms: not including, excluding, leaving out, omitting, excepting More
      antonyms: inclusive

      —> 2. restricted or limited to the person, group, or area concerned. <—

    • BattleBroCade 09.24.13 at 20:26

      Beta isn’t going to last the full month. A week more likely.

  • DKTA- 09.22.13 at 03:09

    I do believe the people who get exclusive access to the Beta on the 1st also get unique dog tags for BF4 when it launches officially.

  • Mr_H4DES 09.21.13 at 17:22

    Yeah, “Exclusive” for BF3 Premium, MoHW and BF4 Digital Deluxe. Can you at least add another DLC for Digital Deluxe? It doesn’t seem worth it anymore…I WANT MY MONEY BACK!

  • Desowca 09.20.13 at 21:16

    So on October 1st how will we download the Beta, i do have Premium and i pre-ordered it. Will a Pop up just open on Oct. 1st?

  • PotatoWarrior03 09.20.13 at 17:56

    So people who pre-order the game get only three days in advance.. This is BS…

  • kadasha910 09.20.13 at 14:33

    We wish the company to make ea game battlefield 3 close quarters is free and I hope that everyone supports me in this application

  • M200_xTerminator 09.20.13 at 06:19

    I can’t wait until October 1st. The Battlefield 3 Beta is what got me to switch from being a CoD fan to a Battlefield fan. Hopefully the beta will not be as glitchy and messed up as the BF3 beta was, in which it took 4 swipes to the face with a knife to kill someone, objectives in rush were impossible to plant, and squads didn’t work properly, making it impossible to play a match with friends. I can’t wait to see the attack helicopter in action…with all of the new customization features and hopefully the return of below radar, they will be the purest form of death on the battlefield. The removal of below radar in BF3 made flying choppers effectively a real challenge. I could land my helicopter inside of a building and I’d still be getting locked onto by stingers, it was absolutely ridiculous. The Jet miniguns need to be buffed too…their power was okay when the game was initially released. Relating to air vehicles, stingers need a serious nerf. Let alone their immunity to below radar, their power is ridiculous. One hit will disable your jet or helicopter, causing you to lose control for a second, sometimes resulting in immediate crashes. If these changes are made to air vehicles and stingers, BF4 will be a much more enjoyable game for master helicopter pilots like myself…

    Of course, stingers could always just be taken out completely.

  • merdan1993 09.19.13 at 14:31

    if battlefield 4 don’t f**k up the recon class like bf3 that would be great

    • Mr_H4DES 09.21.13 at 17:20

      How the f**k did BF screw up the Recon Class?

  • PIRATE_RedJ 09.19.13 at 05:01

    If i bought premium for xbox but then switched to PC will still get the beta code

    • jmelchio85 09.19.13 at 13:27

      no, you have to be premium for your PC if you want it on PC

  • Pikaaxe 09.19.13 at 02:48

    How do you join from premium?

  • liviut1234 09.18.13 at 21:00

    yeah i can’t wait :D

  • TheDiaperButtKid 09.18.13 at 19:26

    Will the Commander mode be working for the beta? (Both in a browser and on a tablet/smartphone.)
    When will the BF4 beta be available for download on Origin? (pre-loading question, I already have the game icon)

  • DirtyChump 09.18.13 at 16:54

    NO ONE should be surprised about the 3 days early… it was like that last game… and if you ask me, 3 days is worth the $10 extra. Especially since im not actually entitled jack s**t. For all those that bought MOH JUST for the beta. You’re fools, you should have known that DICE/EA would use the BF4 beta to promote origin sales (just like with bf3).

    3 days early is EARLY access. You weren’t entitled a week, you were entitled weekend days either. Deal with it

  • GinoB18c 09.18.13 at 16:43

    AHHHH YEAHHH!!!!!

  • B4LLIST1K 09.18.13 at 13:06

    yawn

  • Detective Rice 09.18.13 at 05:01

    Okay so we HAVE to have at least one of those prerequisites to be a beta tester?? Or we have to have all of them??

  • beastyman235 09.18.13 at 03:02

    Sweet I have like 2 ways accsess and I loved BF3 and will going to love BF4 :D

  • XxL3GITxN1NJA 09.17.13 at 22:59

    really you wanted exclusive access to a “Beta” I think people forget that a beta isn’t a “Free Demo” it’s a “Beta to find bugs before the release of a game. They’re not going to limit it to people who spent money to get it. They gave you a couple days exclusivity. You should be grateful. You are NOT entitled to anything really.

    Okay 3 days cool. I can get a little head start but that’s not what a “Beta” is for.

    • wordydurden 09.18.13 at 00:08

      We were told we would get exclusive access if we pre-ordered MOH genius. Do a little research before you go bumpin your gums. I paid $60 for a game EA dropped support for it was do bad only to find out later I would be in the exclusive beta for being a BF3 premium member. For DICE to give us 3 days in the middle of a work week & call it exclusive while anyone can get the BF4 beta that weekend is a slap in the face. Why won’t you make this right DICE? Why not make the exclusive beta start Sep 27th so loyal customers can feel like you really did us a solid?

  • rscargo75 09.17.13 at 22:52

    Cock of duty has been offically ass kicked

    • CRYST4LCLEAR 09.17.13 at 22:59

      I disagree. I believe both games are awesome. Why must there be competition? Can’t we all just agree that both are great games?

      • XxL3GITxN1NJA 09.17.13 at 23:01

        absolutely not. I mean but no not really in this competitive video game market. If you knock out the powerhouse you gain more money for your studios and employees thus you can make more games and do more.

  • 7d18e1b3.7140 09.17.13 at 22:01

    This is another BS from DICE/EA. 3 days early access and it’s during the weekday so most people who are working won’t have much time to play until Friday which is OPEN for all. SO BS!!! I already kind of knew this. BF3 was the last game I pre-ordered from DICE/EA. I will NOT pay FULL price for this game. I can wait until Thanksgiving when it is half price. For those of you who pre-ordered, you should cancel it.

    • wordydurden 09.17.13 at 23:59

      I agree 100%. 3 days in the middle of a work week is pathetic. YouTubers who don’t even play BF3 got a free flight, room & board, & more to play the game early yet regular loyal customers only get 3 days while everyone gets to play starting the 4th on a Friday. This is a big slap in the face and if they can’t do better than that and give us at least a week exclusive I and my friends will be canceling pre-orders, won’t be buying BF4 premium, and will get the game used after its been out a few months. There are several people who feel the same way and I guarantee they will lose loyal customers over this nonsense. 3 days exclusive? Unbelievable. SMH

      • ryder110 09.18.13 at 05:37

        Man what is wrong with you, it is a beta. If you are seriously considering cancelling all your plans for BF4, developers really couldn’t give a damn. Grow up and be thankful you get any early access.

    • IGods_Wrath_X 09.18.13 at 06:01

      Most games release on Tuesday. So are all games bullshit?

  • PIknows 09.17.13 at 21:48

    Is the pre-order the Premium subscription

  • Detective Rice 09.17.13 at 19:50

    Wait, so do we HAVE to have Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition to be in the beta??

  • CareerBASSPRO 09.17.13 at 19:11

    YES FINALLY THE BETA ITS TIME TO FIND ALL THE NEW SNIPER SPOTS YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tymelocked 09.17.13 at 15:49

    LOL @ the self entitled kids here.. You don’t get a damn thing over anyone by being in the Beta.. it’s a testing phase to report bugs and test their code. Not that the dipshit gamers of today would understand as it’s all ME ME ME I DESERVE!! haha what a joke gaming has become. The real gamers will play to submit reports and test so that you brats can have a bug free game.. yeah you are welcome.

    • OkeanosCH 09.17.13 at 17:03

      don’t panic! it’s still a “beta”… or: a server stress test:P

    • Mr Clickerson 09.17.13 at 18:09

      It’s not really a matter of being self entitled, and you would be a fool for believing so. EA was using it as a perk to sell premium accounts, pre-orders, so on and so forth, so for them to promise exclusive EARLY access, and then make it only 3 days earlier than everyone else is a slap in the face. I agree that the purpose of a beta should be to iron out the bugs and balance issues, but you don’t sell a product guaranteeing early access and then “grant” it by providing it 3 days early, in the middle of the week.

      Speaking of dipshits, you really seem to be full of yourself. It’s a beta being deployed mostly as a demo. Open beta’s for AAA games have been ever since they’ve started making them…open. If you’re playing a public beta, you’re input is pretty much unnecessary, as they have already had their survey group test the game and received the input they wanted to receive. The most productive thing to gain from this is a stress test of the game’s networking to ensure that it plays well on a large scale.

    • Starscream-19 09.17.13 at 19:51

      Sir I like you, could you please run for president? Hate all the little kids that think they’re gamers these days

    • o T R U 3 z 09.17.13 at 21:25

      LOL @ the self entitled (men?) here.. You don’t get a darn thing over anyone by being in the “I hate kids who can get in the beta when I can’t.” Clearly, he’s going to play the beta.

    • o T R U 3 z 09.17.13 at 21:29

      Funny thing is, that EA and DICE use Betas to ALSO support their gaming community. It helps boost sales and fellow gamers/buyers. I personally love playing the Betas as my own “sneak peek” of the game. I do occasionally bug report: if I run into any. But this game looks pretty spotless if you ask me. Keep the comments to yourself and let the kids be kids please.

    • CRYST4LCLEAR 09.17.13 at 21:57

      Why is it wrong to enjoy playing the beta for a amazing game? And what’s with this “real gamers” crap? No one is a fake gamer. That’s just what you believe. And don’t be such smug jerk.

  • vice350z 09.17.13 at 14:56

    “pre-order Battlefield 4 now and get access to the beta”……”or wait 3 moAr days and get free access to the beta anyway”

    • SenorSlaughter 09.17.13 at 15:17

      But if you pre-order, you get the expansion pack free.

      • OkeanosCH 09.17.13 at 17:00

        do you plan to buy the premium pack? yes? you’ll get the pack anyway.

    • rudebecke 09.17.13 at 19:57

      to far away

  • Wolfpak17 09.17.13 at 14:17

    we cant just play with the map of siege of shangai

  • FruitCakeFPS 09.17.13 at 13:31

    Does anyone know of the preload dates and times?

  • Lieutenant00 09.17.13 at 13:24

    I wont complain, I can’t wait try the beta. On top of that, I cant wait to get the game.

  • kindmat2 09.17.13 at 12:59

    this is so rigged. i payed good earned money fro premium, a 3 day exclusive pass to the beta shouldn’t be a good enough content drop for premium! i’m kind of disappointed right now!

    • Zoutepoel 09.17.13 at 13:05

      Oh yeah, and you didn’t get all the expansion packs, double XP weekends and some other premium drops?

  • Wanted_RUS2000 09.17.13 at 12:52

    i hope you will hear my post and push the exclusive beta date from 1 of october to 20-25 of desember. it can be one of your biggest surprises to thousands Battlefield fans!

    • ShavedApe 09.17.13 at 12:57

      The game comes out October 29th a beta wouldn’t be of much use December

  • Wanted_RUS2000 09.17.13 at 12:48

    i agree with Collision_TN. You must give early access to beta who pre-odered Battlefield 4 PC Digital Deluxe Edition,medal of goner or had a premium bf3 account. it can be good if you make exclusive in 20-25 of september. we also understand that it is a beta and there are a lot of problems will be there,but u can fix it before open beta by paches arent you?

  • Collision_TN 09.17.13 at 11:56

    You need to give a week, for example, for exclusive beta, because 3 days is nothing. Plus, some countries like Tunisia have a very low bandwidth and so … most of Tunisians who will participate in the exclusive-3 days- beta will stay downloading the game for more than a day at least and will barely not profit.

    • Collision_TN 09.17.13 at 11:57

      Or you can try the pre-load methode where we can download it from now and unlock it at the first day

    • UberSlackr 09.17.13 at 12:01

      Honestly who is not a Prem member? So what is 4 does going to matter… And Perhaps people in Tunisians should not play battlefield, that way they don’t lag down the servers/games.

      • Collision_TN 09.17.13 at 12:06

        Or maybe you shouldn’t play with Tunisians, we have ping between 90 and 50 .. I don’ think that’s laggy but the least thing that happens (Downloading, another partner connected on the same network) we would get over 100 MS which will make us lag.
        But this is not the topic here, I’m here to request the increasing of the period of the exclusive beta for the sake of the countries that can’t download a game in less than a day.

    • Wranglatang 09.17.13 at 12:48

      You’ll get it before all the non exclusive Tunisians.
      Alternatively, move to somewhere with better bandwidth, and it it days to download the game is it even possible to play online?

      • Collision_TN 09.17.13 at 14:20

        Life is harder than you think, but my suggested solutions are easier for DICE to do.
        We can manage to play without lag, so yes.

  • Xida 09.17.13 at 09:30

    Squad spawning needs to be fixed.
    Why?
    Because it unbalances the game.

    The game becomes a SPAWNATHON

    Spawning should not be used as a tactic unless there is reasonable logic. It’s ok to spawn in base, vehicles, radio beacons or flags.
    Spawning on any squad mate is totally beyond remotely realistic and destroys the flow of the game (squad leader only spawn makes a little more sense). There needs to be a reasonable expectation of a front.
    If friendly players are constantly moving up from the rear from their base spawn it helps to reinforce the rear and the player’s up front can focus on the enemy in front instead of watching the back all the time.
    Players should not be able to spawn anywhere where their squad mates are. Enemies appear out of thin air all over the battlefield which does not enhance the game it simply makes it chaotic and rather stupid.
    For example in conquest, if your team holds every flag you can have up to 5 flag spawn locations plus 3 one for each squad mate plus your base. So a total of 9 spawn points. This is ridiculous!
    It is imperative to have a front! I cannot stress that enough. In the very least there needs to be a negative to squad spawning (aside from being killed straight away – that just increases the frustration).
    Here are some ideas on how to fix the problem:
    (1) squad spawning only works when 2 or more squad mates (or team mates) are within 10-15 metres of each other. This encourages the squad to stick together and provides the squad with some centralization.
    (2) squad leader spawn only set to default whereby the squad leader is the player with the most points (usually not a sniper). Or points scored from long range headshots do not count toward the squad leader selection.
    (3) players use a radio button to call for reinforcements which lasts 10 seconds. Squad mates can then spawn on the player however the radio signal temporally gives away the players position to the enemy.
    (4) when joining a game there are two options: put me in a squad or not. There needs to be a third option: “put me in a squad and elect me squad leader”. This ensures player’s who want to be squad leader can take the role willingly instead of random assignment. If two or more players elect to be squad leader then randomly assign it to one of them. ie someone who does not want to be squad leader is not assigned to the role.
    (5) immediately after death, allow players to spawn almost instantly in their team’s base spawn location without having to watch the killcam, so long as they don’t change their load out (also referred to as ‘quick spawn’.)
    (6) Players can always spawn on their squad leader, but only on their squad mates when a squad mate is near another team/squad mate or inside a vehicle. This would encourage players to stick together and stop the lone flanker from spawning his 3 squad mates behind enemy lines.

    Nothing is more frustrating than being spawn camped, and squad spawning makes the whole thing worse.
    When players spawn into the game there should be an expectation of a front. Don’t get me wrong – its ok for players to outflank etc but NOT to then multiply behind enemy lines. Thus is very very wrong.
    For conquest squad spawning is not required and battlefield worked fine before its creation. In rush, the maps need redesign so the objectives are half way between the attackers and defenders with the defenders spawning closer to the objectives for the first 15 seconds of the MCOMs’ activation.
    BTW: please do not take this post to mean I hate battlefield 3. Rather it is positive criticism.
    I loved battlefield 1942 because when you captured a flag it was a lifeline away from your base. Squad spawning had ruined that experience, and in my opinion ruined the battlefield franchise. The reason I play battlefield still is because its other features go some way to compensate for the issues around squad spawning (mentioned above).
    So please Dice, look deep into your heart for what you know is true. You know squad spawning is wrong, I know it, I feel it and I am sure I am not the only one.
    I want to finish by saying battlefield was great until squad spawning. Please fix ASAP.
    Thank You

    • BSG-ArchieHicox 09.17.13 at 11:16

      Ehm, this is a game. I don’t care about realism, I care about having fun. And being able to spawn on my teammates is part of that fun. U can play Hardcore if u want spawn to be active only on squadleaders.

  • Ca5ualty2012 09.17.13 at 08:02

    ok well at least its a public beta that’s a start still really upset with no fast ropes

  • PrivateJson 09.17.13 at 07:27

    What… October 29th in the US, 31st in Europe!??? Seriously?? This has got to stop! Where’s the logic in that? EA you need to decide whether you want to sell games in Europe or not! This is getting lame!

    • iSkorpiusS 09.17.13 at 10:34

      yes((… terrible news… americans will have advanced abilities in battlefield 4 multiplayer… and will have ability to complete singleplayer game, when we only get it… i’m disappointed… all lie on posters…((((

      • UberSlackr 09.17.13 at 12:04

        Americans won’t have any advanced abilities over those in Europe… because most people in the US do not play on EU servers. And Server Admins like myself kick any EU players (you lag the server.) So Happy Gaming.

    • UberSlackr 09.17.13 at 12:02

      They have decided to sell games in Europe, you just get them later… but you’ll still buy it regardless of when it comes out.

  • Darkheartll 09.17.13 at 07:03

    why does it have to be racist to you im sure there are games that come out for you before they come to us. i know of a lot of game that other countries be fore i get to play them. so take your racist remark and eat it.

  • Podapanni 09.17.13 at 06:46

    Anybody know when they releasing it in india?? i can see only North america and europe date, y so racist?

    • ChiruSKLM 09.20.13 at 20:58

      shipping starts on 31st to India
      Except US.. Everywhere else it’s 31st ..

  • machowisz 09.17.13 at 06:25

    do I still need the physical copy of warfighter to play the beta

  • dmceneaney 09.17.13 at 06:03

    To all the fools complaining that they will only receive 3 days exclusive access to the beta – the more people that play the beta the more fun for you an me. We want the servers to be packed so that there are lots of full games to play.

  • moh3dasy 09.17.13 at 05:44

    Why there’s no Paracel Storm, I wanted to play on boats,I know there’s boats on Siege of Shanghai but there’s a storm in there, I hope it well be added to the beta afterwards

  • StreetSoldier79 09.17.13 at 05:40

    If it’s going to be available for everyone Oct, 4 then what was the point of getting Medal of Honor Warfighter? -__- i swear “Pre-order and get the exclusive BF4 beta” … but yet it will be for everyone 3 days later after US EXCLUSIVE PEOPLE .. same goes with premium.. smh

  • Sgt Nomad Zero 09.17.13 at 05:33

    Wait so the game comes out before the new consoles do?

    • StreetSoldier79 09.17.13 at 05:38

      There will be a xbox 360 version and PS3 version out first (which is going to be 12vs12 like bf3) when the next gen come around bf4 will also be out for them, (64man
      online)

  • GabrielBelmont 09.17.13 at 05:04

    cant wait to wreck havoc

  • Palms 09.17.13 at 04:35

    Bring it on… Played Alpha and was impressed.
    Beta is going to be the bomb with my clan mates and Team Speak, can’t wait.
    Good times ahead for all. well maybe not for the wingers lol

  • I_Am_Jamess 09.17.13 at 04:25

    lol “beta” on 4th game gets released on the 29th not a “demo” then EA?

  • vitaminb 09.17.13 at 04:17

    Buying a game for the sole purpose of getting early beta access? That makes no sense. But if you do, really no reason to whine just because it’s only a few days closed beta.

  • marioporfirio 09.17.13 at 04:13

    EA motherfucker!!!!!

  • 3xtR1m 09.17.13 at 04:04

    how long will you guys keep the beta running? 2 weeks or something?

  • xGEARSxOFxHELLx 09.17.13 at 03:59

    this is kinda sad if there all on the same date ..due to the fact that I got the pre order BF4 Digital Deluxe Edition Day one and Premium member BF3 and Got Metal of Honor Yet I never got into the closed beta and this beta only going to be 1 month .Pretty bad but I guess still cannot wait for this.

    • Adrenal1ne 09.17.13 at 04:02

      They never said any of them would give you access to closed beta. So there’s nothing sad about you expecting something they never told you would happen.

  • BFsuperior 09.17.13 at 03:56

    For early access console people will it automatically know that we have early access and be on the in the stores for us or will be sent some kind of code?

  • Kikox 09.17.13 at 03:48

    If it’s going to be like BF3 i won’t even be able to play the goddamn game for several months. And to be honest it’s still just Battlefield 3.1 to me.

    • Adrenal1ne 09.17.13 at 04:09

      Really? And you’re basing this off what exactly? A shallow glance at graphics?

      How about you delve a little deeper to notice all the new and game changing features they’re coming out with? Levolution, Dynamic Weather, Commander Mode is back…

    • Boadreas 09.17.13 at 05:03

      If you honestly think this is Battlefield 3.1 then you shouldn’t even bother purchasing this, it would be a complete waste of your money. If you buy it, you are a retard, because you just bought a 60 dollar expansion pack(as you see it)…. Don’t talk shit if you are going to buy it dude, it just makes you look like a fool.

  • CaptainIraq 09.17.13 at 03:42

    So I paid $50 to be a premium member, only to get a measly three days advance on the beta – which will undoubtedly be spent on the phone (again) with EA support wondering where the hell my code is? So much for exclusivity.

    Thanks guys…

  • sevenalive 09.17.13 at 03:27

    Oh no. This is going to be a repeat of BF3 Beta. Bugs galore and they don’t get fixed until months later.

    How is it possible for a game to be in BETA status 30 days before release? In reality I think we are testing a near final build stamped on disc and they will have a title update on release day just like 2 years ago.

  • Samuray500 09.17.13 at 03:23

    I only see advantages in let all gamers play this beta. More people to find and report glitches and bugs to have a better release and less patches to download in future.

  • Pokesaurus 09.17.13 at 03:16

    Which to play first, GTA Online or Battlefield 4′s Beta… Decisions decisions.

  • PrototypeGR 09.17.13 at 02:57

    We deserve something more than 3 days headstart. We paid 10$ more for Battlefield 3 Limited Edition, we paid for Premium, we paid for Medal of Honor: Warfigher and some of us also pre-ordered Battlefield 4. You shouldn’t even release an Open Beta for the non buyers there are lots of videos that they could watch.

    • steelsharkstudio 09.17.13 at 03:10

      i dont see how it matter the more people playing the beta the better dice gets more feed back and can adjust the final release also the open beta is an effective marketing strategy if only people who preorder it could play it more people would not buy it

  • LtDrinkard 09.17.13 at 02:55

    I’m sure the majority of people complaining are about 14 years old judging from the terrible grammar, lack of appreciation, and surplus of bickering.

  • mr.derek 09.17.13 at 02:52

    I agree, EA have totally exploited the work ‘exclusive’ here, which is a shame.

  • thetreerapist 09.17.13 at 02:46

    Okay seriously? how stupid are you guys that you bought a game to get access to an OPEN beta? I have premium because it was worth it and I have fun playing it, I see the 3 days as time for the veteran players to help with the major shit and the rest of the beta is to let the rookies help clean up the small bugs and glitches. Look at the games that give you early access, they’re similar to bf4. and the people preordering bf4 would logically be into the game enough to be able to trouble shoot it. You don’t get a cookie for buying a game. Yeah, they create hype and try to add little incentives for you to get the game, but in the end of the day you bought the game you bought, you didn’t buy your way into the beta.

    Granted, I’ve noticed that ea is getting greedier, but looking at some of the people bitching, I can’t blame them. You’re just throwing money at them and hoping they get better, and in the end encouraging bad behavior. If it’s anyone’s “fault”, it’s yours.

  • DuhMedic 09.17.13 at 02:37

    Not sure why everyone is bitching about the beta not be “exclusive”. It’s just like it was with BF3. Preorders got early access, and the public came just a few days later. Do not feel so entitled, you knew what to expect because it was quite clear that it would be a public beta. You people are the reason gaming communities get bad rep.

    • Xiox231 09.17.13 at 02:40

      Exactly, and the more people who play the beta and give feedback, the better the full release will be.

      • RogueRAZR 09.17.13 at 03:13

        Sounds good in theory. However BF3 showed that is not always the case…

  • I-Tr1umph_ 09.17.13 at 02:35

    Very “exclusive” indeed.

  • LuovaHullu 09.17.13 at 02:35

    lol.. I’ve been cheated again..

  • CardellFBarkhorn 09.17.13 at 02:29

    That’s a shame that the Beta was “exclusive” to premium members of Battlefield 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter pre orderers and Pre orderers of Battlefield 4 deluxe edition, but, truly, it was just another lie for us to buy them!
    Instead of the Beta being really exclusive, we have it just 3 days before the open, which means we have almost no advantage at all!
    If it was, like, one week (at least) before, that wouldn’t be that bad, but, c’mon DICE!

  • Sincereleeeee 09.17.13 at 02:29

    So, i bought MoH Warfighter jus for 3 whole days??? WTF EA/DICE??? ….i guess now i should actually play MoH now to get my money’s worth SMH

    • CardellFBarkhorn 09.17.13 at 02:31

      Next time, we just don’t buy any offer like that, as we know that DICE and EA are lying a lot since the last 2 years!

  • Arky_PT 09.17.13 at 02:29

    was it for this that i have been a loyal player? BF3 premium since day 1 and pre-ordere bf4 deluxe on origin just for 2 days eaarly acess? comeon!! WTF?!?!?!?

    • fantamon 09.19.13 at 00:36

      what are you saying mate? here in denmark the game comes out 31 october? so i am happy to get into the beta like 3 weeks befor the game comes out

  • Titan1930 09.17.13 at 02:26

    i bought MOHW limited edition and premium and i think we deserve at least a week of exclusive beta, anyway can wait for play it!

  • SilentGhosteye 09.17.13 at 02:22

    Kind of pointless to offer the beta early to loyal players if we only get 3 days to play it without it being completely open. Should have at least gave us 2 weeks early to make it more worth trying to get into the closed beta.

  • TRIGG3RMAN 09.17.13 at 02:20

    It says “Here’s how:”, but when I click on registered owner, or deluxe edition, some advertisement pops up. Are there supposed to be registration instructions on “HOW”, or do you just email us a link when the time comes or something?

  • V3A3X 09.17.13 at 02:17

    Shut up and Release allready

  • MrClarkKentSir 09.17.13 at 02:16

    Cool, hopefully will have a new rig built for the game! looking forward to see what’s in the air

  • TrendyGaming 09.17.13 at 02:14

    Excited for the beta, but a little bummed we only get 3 days of fun before its becomes open… Oh well, Still cant wait!

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