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Battlefield 4 pre-load begins, game requires 24 GB

Pre-load begins in North America + complete release schedule.

Battlefield 4 pre-load
Battlefield 4 launches in just three days, and EA has opened up for pre-load of the PC version on Origin. Everyone who pre-ordered the game can now begin to download it on Origin, provided they have the required 24 GB of free disk space. This isn’t too far from BF3, which took up 20 GB when it launched in 2011.

Right now the Battlefield 4 pre-load appears to be for North America only. EA has said that some players will be able to pre-load earlier, while all players will be able to pre-load at least 24 hours before launch.

Pre-load means that you can download the game and have everything set up and ready, but won’t be able to actually play until it launches.

Battlefield 4 release schedule

Battlefield 4 launches on October 29 in North America, and will hit the other territories soon after. Here’s the complete Battlefield 4 release schedule, as confirmed by EA:

  • North America, Russia, East/Central Asia: October 29
  • European Union, Australia, New Zealand: October 31
  • United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal: November 1
  • Japan: November 7

As mentioned earlier, pre-load will be available at least 24 hours before launch in every territory. If you have pre-ordered the game, log into Origin over the next couple of days and check whether you can pre-load or not — most gamers will be able to pre-load today or tomorrow, regardless of their territory.

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  1. Jim
    October 26th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Well I’m in UK and on origin its showing preload available from 29/10 🙁

    • Jim
      October 27th, 2013 at 2:16 am

      Used Flyvpn and now have it preloaded 🙂

  2. danger909
    October 26th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    doesnt give any info on buying the disc. can we get it at midnight or do we have to wait ?????

    October 26th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Oh joy, preloading! Here comes all the leaks. Haven’t companies learned from GTA V’s disaster?

    • karr
      October 26th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

      huh? i bet its salsa20 encrypted. but anyways, console versions have been leaked on torrent websites for days, so its pointless now

  4. Maverick1776
    October 27th, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Why does it say 10/29 for North America ?
    I did the pre-load, and it says I can begin playing Monday 10/28 @ 9:00 PM.
    I’m assuming Eastern Time for me.

  5. Roxas
    October 27th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Lol Japan, sucks for you.

  6. flamingfirewolf
    October 27th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    so if I pre-ordered it on disk from my game-stop (EBgames) I can’t pre load it ? I am in Australia and so it comes out on the 31st and so I should be able to preload it on the 30th right ? or not?

    • Shrapnel
      October 28th, 2013 at 4:18 am

      You can only pre-load it if you have a digital download version or the disc has been delivered to you early.

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