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Everything you need to know about the Battlefield 4 beta

Map, game modes, platforms, beta size, dates, servers, and much more!

All about the Battlefield 4 beta
The Battlefield 4 beta is scheduled to kick off in just a few days. We’ve compiled all the information — everything you need to know about the upcoming beta. Read on to find out the dates and times, maps and game modes, and more.

Beta times and dates

The Battlefield 4 beta officially starts on October 1 for those who have pre-ordered the game or have BF3 Premium. For everyone else, it starts a few days later, on October 4. The beta will be online for a total of two weeks.

  • Beta start: October 1 (closed), October 4 (open)
  • Beta end: October 15
  • Pre-loads on PCs via Origin on September 29

Beta platforms and download size

The beta will be available on current generation consoles, and on the PC. On consoles, the beta will take up 1.6 GB of disk space, while the PC beta will be much larger — over 3.5 times larger at 6 GB.

  • PS3 and Xbox 360: 1.6 GB download (PSN/Xbox Live)
  • PC: 6 GB download via Origin

Note that the Battlefield 4 beta on PC will require a 64-bit operating system.

Beta maps and game modes

The beta will feature one map: Siege of Shanghai, and will include two game modes: Conquest and Domination. Conquest is the tried and tested game mode, while Domination is a more intense, infantry-focused mode.

Battlefield 4 beta servers on the Xbox 360 and PS3 will be run by DICE/EA, while a number of third party providers will offer beta servers for PC gamers. The server providers include long time EA partners such as I3D, Hypernia, Multiplay, and many others.

After the beta concludes, DICE will have roughly two weeks to gather all the feedback and patch up any bugs and bring any tweaks. These will be released as a patch, as the game will likely already have gone gold by the time the beta concludes.

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  1. Itay
    September 28th, 2013 at 11:10 am

    you have a mistake, tou wrote that the beta starts for non-pre order or BF3 premium starts at October 15th, but it starts at the 4th, it ends at the 15th

  2. mohammad
    September 28th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    hopefully we don’t fall under the map again…..

    • Cowkill
      September 28th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      Yeah, hopefully… Or it will mean the Frosbite is broken. Again.

  3. tutur555
    September 28th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Its says 6gb of free hard drive space, that doesnt mean the download size is 6gb. I think it will be much less

    • Felipe
      September 28th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      yeah this is true, the same happens with other games, it is maybe for patch (max space that can use)
      so it will be i expect like 3 or 4 gb

  4. Individual
    September 28th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I bet there is more than one map for PC users.
    If i’m wrong then there’s not really a reason for the beta to be 6 gb, high-res textures and character models make it 3.5 times heavier?

  5. BL
    September 28th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Gives EA time to get noob feedback from supposed overpowered weapons the noobs will certainly be whining about. (MG32 and M82) comes to mind.

    • paul
      September 30th, 2013 at 4:16 am

      The real noobs are those people who call people noobs for wanting a balanced game.

      Poor baby, will your overpowered weapons be taken away and you have to learn some skill?

  6. savedninja
    September 28th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Do they have a exact time of day like is it 10 in the morning or somthing gmc(or whatever)of course like they said last time i believe but i may be wrong

  7. colin
    September 28th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Origin says it can start downloading at 7pm, 29 August… over 4 hours ago – and it still has not started downloading… originally it was said the downloads would start on the 28th…

  8. CryBaby
    September 28th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Colon, you sound like a menstruating woman and yes the M163b is too powerful and needs to be trimmed back and wah wah wah .
    I’m gonna kill you all no matter what!

  9. BF4
    September 28th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    They better have preload for console its odd how ea or dice or whoever is diving console players from pc everything should be same for both

  10. Chris
    September 29th, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Check your dates Colin….

  11. Shadow7Cyrus
    September 29th, 2013 at 4:03 am

    guys what time will preload start?

  12. Adragalus
    September 29th, 2013 at 6:13 am

    @Shadow: preload starts 1 PM EST (GMT -5) on the 29th, according to Origin
    @Admins: Origin says that the beta officially opens 4 AM (GMT -5) Oct. 1

  13. Zak
    October 1st, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Guys what time in the UK does the beta start for the PS3 players. I have BF3 Premium so it’ll start today but I don’t know when and I don’t want to miss anything !

  14. CAPT Bo Biscuit
    October 1st, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Paul? Balanced game? God forbid a game have weapons that actually perform as they do in real life. . . Caliber and FPS should be the only factors that cause weapons to differ as far as damage goes, but then too many people would cry about balancing weapons. .

  15. Michael
    October 8th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    On xbox in the beta does everything you do in the beta carry over when the real game comes out.. I dnt wanna be wasting my time on leveling things

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