Everything you need to know 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.