Battlefield 4 alpha trial begins
The Battlefield 4 alpha trial kicks off today. DICE will use the alpha to test out the netcode and general multiplayer stress testing.
The Battlefield 4 alpha features one level, “Siege of Shanghai”, but the level isn’t like we saw at E3. In fact, most of the textures have been removed, and most of the game effects have been removed as well. It will look very different from the demos we saw at E3.
EA has sent out invites for Battlefield 4 alpha trial randomly via Origin. If you’re lucky to be chosen, the Battlefield 4 alpha will appear in your list of Origin games. According to reports, the alpha is about 4.5 GB in size. Only PC players will get access to it.
Those participating in the alpha will get special Battlefield 4 dog tags, some of which you can see here (they’re based on player’s country, apparently). The dog tags feature different unlock criteria. For example, weapon dog tags require 500 kills with a weapon to unlock. Some of the dog tags are also part of Battlefield 4 BattlePacks.
The Battlefield 4 alpha will be very limited, and no more invites will be sent out. It should prepare the game for the beta, which will kick off in a few months and will be widely available to all BF3 Premium members.