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Battlefield 4 Beta Confirmed for Fall 2013

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Gamers can reserve their spot in the Battlefield 4 beta by pre-ordering Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited Edition or Digital Deluxe on Origin.

Monday brought reports that exclusive access to the Battlefield 4 beta would be offered to gamers who pre-ordered Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited Edition (or Digital Deluxe) from EA's Origin platform before the game's launch on October 23. The listing was pulled for unknown reasons as word of the beta began to spread -- possibly launched before EA could make a formal announcement. But now the beta offering is back along with confirmation from EA that it's the real deal.

The big question we have to ask is why? After all, Battlefield 3 isn't even a year old, having launched in October 25, 2011, here in the States. It hasn't matured to the point that gamers are ready for a new Battlefield installment. As some of our readers have pointed out, it seems as if EA is just milking the franchise, but the company is reassuring fans that Battlefield 3's story "is still just beginning."

"Even with billions of bullets fired and millions of games played, we know the Battlefield 3 story is still just the beginning," the open letter reads. "As ever, we are humbled by the community's response to the game, and couldn't be happier with the feedback we have received to Battlefield 3 Premium. With the Back to Karkand and Close Quarters expansion packs already out, Armored Kill around the corner, and End Game and Aftermath still on the horizon, we're looking forward to many more hours of gameplay with you, and can't wait to see the stories you will tell through Battlelog and player created videos."

In a separate press release distributed on Tuesday, EA said that the exclusive Battlefield 4 beta will be available in Fall 2013, and that additional details regarding Battlefield 4 will be revealed at a later date. "We’re not ready to talk about Battlefield 4 yet - in the meantime, we hope you will continue to enjoy Battlefield 3 and all the Battlefield 3 Premium content still to come," the company said on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, EA talks up the "ground-breaking" Frostbite 2 engine which reportedly "breaks the multiplayer mold," and the upcoming release of Medal of Honor Warfighter. EA calls it the most authentic shooter of the holiday season, putting gamers in the boots of the world's most aggressive, precise and disciplined warfighters who fight battles that are ripped from headlines around the globe. The story was written by U.S. Tier 1 Operators while deployed overseas, inspired by real warriors, real operations and real places.

"From rescuing hostages in Abu Sayyaf's stronghold in the Philippines to assaulting Al-Shabaab's "Pirate Town" on the Somali Coast, Medal of Honor Warfighter puts players in the boots of today's most highly trained and skilled warriors to experience missions that have a dotted line to real world terrorist threats. Medal of Honor Warfighter features real world hotspots in the single player campaign and introduces international Tier 1 Operators from 10 different nations in multiplayer allowing players to show their national pride online," EA said on Tuesday.

For more information about Medal of Honor Warfighter, head here. To get your guaranteed spot in the Battlefield 4 beta, reserve your copy of Warfighter Limited Edition or Warfighter Digital Deluxe here.

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    brett1042002 , July 17, 2012 6:07 PM
    Call of Battlefield 4: Milk Ops
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    aarnoldupenn , July 17, 2012 6:07 PM
    So you bash EA for releasing BF4 before a year is up, yet it's okay for Activision to release another copy paste game?
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    QSun , July 17, 2012 6:10 PM
    It's way too soon... I miss the old Bf 1942 and Bf Vietnam gameplay :( 
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  • 31 Hide
    brett1042002 , July 17, 2012 6:07 PM
    Call of Battlefield 4: Milk Ops
  • 22 Hide
    aarnoldupenn , July 17, 2012 6:07 PM
    So you bash EA for releasing BF4 before a year is up, yet it's okay for Activision to release another copy paste game?
  • 12 Hide
    Markon101 , July 17, 2012 6:08 PM
    Any PC game that is on Origin (and more importantly, not on steam) is dead to me..........
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    chicofehr , July 17, 2012 6:09 PM
    Sounds good. I'll buy it but I'll download the crack so I can avoid Origin. WIN WIN in the end :p 
  • 19 Hide
    QSun , July 17, 2012 6:10 PM
    It's way too soon... I miss the old Bf 1942 and Bf Vietnam gameplay :( 
  • 17 Hide
    gilgamex , July 17, 2012 6:13 PM
    Markon101Any PC game that is on Origin (and more importantly, not on steam) is dead to me..........


    Sheez take a chill pill man, don't get too wrapped up in the company to the point you might miss a great gaming experience
  • 17 Hide
    fb39ca4 , July 17, 2012 6:14 PM
    Well, it did say the beta was for fall 2013 which means a release date of early 2014.
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    bustapr , July 17, 2012 6:17 PM
    At least they arent rushing the hell out of the next series release. bf3 came out fall 2011, sequel beta comes out 2 years later. anyone comparing the release date of this beta to the release cycle of CoD is just thinking out their ass. However I wouldve preferred a new BF2142 sequel.
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    Anonymous , July 17, 2012 6:17 PM
    gilgamexSheez take a chill pill man, don't get too wrapped up in the company to the point you might miss a great gaming experience


    It is called sticking to your values!
  • 4 Hide
    JOSHSKORN , July 17, 2012 6:19 PM
    Still can't access my EA account.
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    J_E_D_70 , July 17, 2012 6:24 PM
    I wouldn't call being beholden to one content delivery system a "value," but it is a choice. Competition is good.
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    furylicious , July 17, 2012 6:25 PM
    Not sure what all the rage is about, I like steam far more than that pos known as Origin, but if they got good deals, then I'm up for it. And 2 years before a beta for another battlefield game doesn't bother me much, I just would have preferred Bad Company 3.

    Point being, at least it's not like Activision's CoD where they just spit out garbage year after year. 2 years to 2.5 years before a release of another game, what's all the anger about?
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    airborne11b , July 17, 2012 6:26 PM
    BF3 is a great game. Anyone who doesn't buy it just because of EA is a huge loser lol.

    Steam is great and all, but origin works just as good (Buy game -> download -> play). Even if it was on steam, you'd still have to use battlelog to find servers and such.

    Just don't get all the hate. Battlefield is a great game, one of the few great PC games franchises. Not supporting the BF series is about as lame as buying an Xbox.
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    Anonymous , July 17, 2012 6:30 PM
    A new entry in the series once every 2.5-3 years is not too fast..
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    TheGuardian , July 17, 2012 6:32 PM
    Chill people, if you look at the release schedule for the BF series new BF games have been released almost every year on average, with only 3 years between BF1942 and BF2. With the extra year taken to build the BF2 Refractor 2 Engine. It took about 3 years to build BF3 as well. They only need to improve on the Frostbite engine for BF4 - as the engine is so very capable. And hopefully BF4 will have a much smoother start with a more mature engine. In the mean time, we get to enjoy new maps/mods/guns...etc every couple of months, keeping the game feeling extremely fresh. To match the release cycle of COD we'd have BF4 in FOUR months, not SIXTEEN.
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    boiler1990 , July 17, 2012 6:36 PM
    airborne11bBF3 is a great game. Anyone who doesn't buy it just because of EA is a huge loser lol.Steam is great and all, but origin works just as good (Buy game -> download -> play). Even if it was on steam, you'd still have to use battlelog to find servers and such.Just don't get all the hate. Battlefield is a great game, one of the few great PC games franchises. Not supporting the BF series is about as lame as buying an Xbox.


    The point is that consumers' wallets drive choice. If you don't like something, don't financially support the company - as long as a company makes money, they'll keep doing what they want to do, not what you want them to. For those who aren't buying something because they don't believe in the company - kudos to you.

    Sometimes I wish I could give money straight to the devs. I love BF3, the DICE engine, etc, but I hate the way EA manages publishing these games; I want to give all of my money to DICE and the other devs behind the scene.
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    wiinippongamer , July 17, 2012 6:44 PM
    This is going the same path as COD
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    Iluv2raceit , July 17, 2012 6:59 PM
    I hope to God that EA finally makes a game that doesn't involve having dozens of hackers/cheaters in every server. And EA - GET RID OF PUNKBUSTER - they are a complete joke and they are completely ineffective against hackers. Find a real anti-cheat system. How about incorporating an anti-cheat system similar to what Blizzard is using for Diablo III? NUFF SAID!
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