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Submitted by Gwynne Dixon on September 20 2011 - 15:37

EA announces a September 29th launch for Battlefield 3's open beta...

The open beta for Battlefield 3 has been dated and detailed alongside finalised system specs for the game, which reveal a hefty ask for any PC rigs that have gone a couple of years without an upgrade.

First-up though, the beta dates: early access will be granted on September 27th for those gamers who've pre-ordered the game for PC through EA's new digi-download service, Origin, or own a limited edition copy of Medal of Honor – everybody else can join the beta on September 29th.

Details on the beta reveal that it'll consist of one map and mode, which is the Operation Metro map that's set in Paris and the Rush mode from Battlefield's Bad Company games.

The finalised system specs are listed below. They're pretty close to the prospective specs that emerged in the summer and are sure to make the vast majority of PC rigs groan under the strain of running this beast...

Minimum Specs:

  • OS: Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) 32-BIT
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual-Core (Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz OR Athlon X2 2.7 GHz)
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB
  • Graphics Card (AMD): DirectX 10.1 compatible with 512 MB RAM (ATI Radeon 3000, 4000, 5000 or 6000 series, with ATI Radeon 3870 or higher performance)
  • Graphics Card (Nvidia): DirectX 10.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Nvidia GeForce 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 OR 500 series with Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher performance)
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • DVD ROM Drive


Recommended Specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad-Core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB
  • Graphics Card: DirectX 11 compatible with 1024 MB RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI  Radeon 6950)
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • DVD ROM Drive

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By: Anonymous

Added:Sat 22nd Oct 2011 16:09, Post No: 70

ballsyoudeek


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By: Anonymous

Added:Sat 22nd Oct 2011 16:08, Post No: 69

deekhad


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By: Anonymous

Added:Thu 31st Mar 2011 01:49, Post No: 68

How that suited 200lb soldier fit in that airduct is beyond me.


By: h7pe

Added:Tue 03rd Aug 2010 18:49, Post No: 67

oops... sorry gfh-77, just noticed you have made the same point


By: h7pe

Added:Tue 03rd Aug 2010 18:48, Post No: 66

Another point to make post 63 even if you have pre ordered it ( which i very much doubt ), they don't take the payment from your credit card until the game is released


By: freeradical

Added:Wed 30th Jun 2010 10:22, Post No: 65

Let's get one thing straight with Battlefield 3: EA has only acknowledged its existence briefly in a financial conference at this stage. There has been no official announcement containing a press release and assets from EA yet.

How post 63 managed to make a pre-order on the EA Store is beyond me. I certainly can't find the directory on the website now. Sounds like porkie pies to me.


By: gfh-77

Added:Tue 29th Jun 2010 01:37, Post No: 64

usually a preorder doesnt require full payment but i doubt that EA is making a huge amount of intrest from just £15, other than that £15 for a new game is some what of a bargain, even if you have to wait for it.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Tue 29th Jun 2010 01:08, Post No: 63

I preordered 3 for PC at 14.95 from EA Store months ago. Hope they are loving the interest they are making on my money :-(


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By: Anonymous

Added:Tue 04th May 2010 18:05, Post No: 62

I'll be building a new gaming PC for Battlefield 3, and I hope its all DX 11, and uses the destruction 2 Frostbite engine.


By: freeradical

Added:Thu 01st Apr 2010 10:08, Post No: 61

To reiterate the posts below, we can't even be absolutely sure that the game is still in development, let alone when it's going to release. Clearly DICE has been working on a Battlefield 3 over the last few years though...


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