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The open Battlefield 3 beta starts Sept 29th on Xbox360, PS3 and PC. Those that already preordered the PC digital download version of BF3 through Origin or own the LE/Tier1 Edition of MoH for 360, PS3 or PC will have early access on Sept 27th and ending on Oct 10th.

WHERE DO I GET THE BETA?
On Playstation 3, the Beta will appear automatically on the Playstation Network Store. On Xbox 360, it will automatically appear on Xbox Live Marketplace. On PC, it will automatically appear in the Origin application’s demo page.

HOW DO I INSTALL THE BETA?
ON CONSOLE, YOU SIMPLY DOWNLOAD THE BETA AND PLAY. ON PC, YOU FIRST INSTALL THE ORIGIN CLIENT FOUND ON WWW.ORIGIN.COM/DOWNLOAD AND THEN INSTALL THE BETA FROM WITHIN THE ORIGIN CLIENT. MORE DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE BEFORE THE BETA STARTS.

IN WHICH LANGUAGES WILL THE BETA BE AVAILABLE?
[/SIZE]The Open Beta and Battlelog will only be available in English, but there will be localized sections on the Battlelog Open Beta forum where you can leave feedback and get your questions answered.

IS ORIGIN REQUIRED TO PLAY THE BETA?
ORIGIN IS NOT REQUIRED TO PLAY ON XBOX 360 OR PLAYSTATION 3. FOR PC, ORIGIN WILL BE USED TO DISTRIBUTE THE BETA INSTALLATION AND run the game and THEREFORE NECESSARY TO PLAY.

WHAT IS ORIGIN?
ORIGIN IS A SERVICE FROM EA WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO EASILY BUY, DOWNLOAD AND PLAY GAMES. YOU CAN FIND THE ENTIRE ORIGIN FAQ BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK.

WHAT IS BATTLELOG?
Battlelog is our free social platform that ties into Battlefield 3 and lets you socialize, track stats, plan your next game, and more.

WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM AND RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PLAYING ON PC?

Minimum System Requirements
OS: WINDOWS VISTA (SERVICE PACK 2) 32-BIT
PROCESSOR: 2 GHZ DUAL CORE (CORE 2 DUO 2.4 GHZ OR ALTHON X2 2.7 GHZ)
MEMORY: 2 GB
HARD DRIVE: 20 GB
GRAPHICS CARD (AMD): DIRECTX 10.1 COMPATIBLE WITH 512 MB RAM (ATI RADEON 3000, 4000, 5000 OR 6000 SERIES, WITH ATI RADEON 3870 OR HIGHER PERFORMANCE)
GRAPHICS CARD (NVIDIA): DIRECTX 10.0 COMPATIBLE WITH 512 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 OR 500 SERIES WITH NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GT OR HIGHER PERFORMANCE)
SOUND CARD: DIRECTX COMPATIBLE
KEYBOARD AND MOUSE
DVD ROM DRIVE

Recommended System Requirements
OS: WINDOWS 7 64-BIT
PROCESSOR: QUAD-CORE CPU
MEMORY: 4 GB
HARD DRIVE: 20 GB
GRAPHICS CARD: DIRECTX 11 COMPATIBLE WITH 1024 MB RAM
(NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 OR ATI RADEON 6950)
SOUND CARD: DIRECTX COMPATIBLE
KEYBOARD AND MOUSE
DVD ROM DRIVE

I GOT AN INVITE TO THE EARLY ACCESS BETA FOR XBOX 360, BUT I WOULD RATHER PLAY IT ON PLAYSTATION 3, CAN I SOMEHOW CHANGE THIS?
NO. HOWEVER, YOU CAN PLAY ON ANY PLATFORM WHEN THE OPEN BETA STARTS ON SEPTEMBER 29TH.

I BOUGHT THE LIMITED EDITION OF MEDAL OF HONOR, HOW DO I GET EARLY ACCESS?
IF YOU PURCHASED MEDAL OF HONOR THROUGH STEAM PRIOR TO JULY 26TH, 2011 CUT-OFF, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR EARLY ACCESS TO THE BATTLEFIELD 3 OPEN BETA.

TO VIEW YOUR KEY, GO TO MEDAL OF HONOR IN YOUR STEAM LIBRARY, AND CLICK THE “CD KEY” LINK. FIND THE “BATTLEFIELD 3 OPEN BETA EARLY ACCESS” KEY.

BATTLEFIELD 3 IS DELIVERED THROUGH ELECTRONIC ARTS‘ ORIGIN CLIENT, WHICH YOU CAN DOWNLOAD HERE. www.origin.com/download

ONCE YOU HAVE ORIGIN INSTALLED, RUN IT AND LOG IN WITH YOUR ORIGIN ID. (THIS WILL BE THE SAME AS YOUR EA ACCOUNT ID USED IN MEDAL OF HONOR.). IN THE ORIGIN CLIENT, CLICK THE GEAR ICON IN THE TOP MENU BAR, AND THEN SELECT “REDEEM PRODUCT CODE”.

IPRE-ORDERED BATTLEFIELD 3 (PC DIGITAL DOWNLOAD VERSION) ON ORIGIN. HOW DO I GET EARLY ACCESS?
You will receive an email from us with instructions on your early access. The cutoff date for receiving early access by pre-ordering on Origin is September 25th.

I BOUGHT MEDAL OF HONOR LIMITED EDITION/TIER 1 EDITION ON STEAM. HOW DO I GET EARLY ACCESS?
IF YOU PURCHASED MEDAL OF HONOR THROUGH STEAM PRIOR TO JULY 26TH, 2011 CUT-OFF, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR EARLY ACCESS TO THE BATTLEFIELD 3 OPEN BETA.

TO VIEW YOUR KEY, GO TO MEDAL OF HONOR IN YOUR STEAM LIBRARY, AND CLICK THE “CD KEY” LINK. FIND THE “BATTLEFIELD 3 OPEN BETA EARLY ACCESS” KEY.

BATTLEFIELD 3 IS DELIVERED THROUGH ELECTRONIC ARTS’ ORIGIN CLIENT, WHICH YOU CAN DOWNLOAD HERE. www.origin.com/download

ONCE YOU HAVE ORIGIN INSTALLED, RUN IT AND LOG IN WITH YOUR ORIGIN ID. (THIS WILL BE THE SAME AS YOUR EA ACCOUNT ID USED IN METAL OF HONOR.). IN THE ORIGIN CLIENT, CLICK THE GEAR ICON IN THE TOP MENU BAR, AND THEN SELECT “REDEEM PRODUCT CODE”.

WHAT TERRITORIES ARE THE BETA AVAILABLE IN?
THE BETA IS AVAILABLE in North America, South America, Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS TO PLAY TIME IN THE BETA?
YOU CAN PLAY FOR AS LONG AS YOU WANT DURING THE TIME OF THE BETA. THERE WILL BE NO CAP ON HOW FAR YOU CAN RANK UP OR WHAT YOU CAN UNLOCK.

I SEE THERE ARE SERVERS UP FOR A SECOND MAP ON PC. CAN I ACCESS AND PLAY THIS MAP?
No. THIS MAP IS ONLY FOR INTERNAL BACK-END TESTS.

DOES THIS BETA REPRESENT FINAL GAME QUALITY?
THE BETA IS NOT FINAL SOFTWARE AND UPDATES WILL BE DONE BOTH TO THE GAME AND TO THE BACK-END PRIOR TO THE BATTLEFIELD 3 LAUNCH. YOUR PARTICIPATION WILL STILL HELP US IMPROVE THE FINAL GAME.

WILL MY STATS CARRY OVER FROM THE BETA TO THE FINAL GAME?
NO. WE ARE STILL FINE TUNING THE RANKING SYSTEM AND WE DON’T WANT TO GIVE BETA PLAYERS AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE WHEN BATTLEFIELD 3 LAUNCHES. You will keep your soldier name, though.

I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BETA
Please reach out to our Customer Service.

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