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  1. Battlefield 3 beta – “Hundreds” of changes from alpha, day one patches likely

    Battlefield 3 beta – “Hundreds” of changes from alpha, day one patches likely

    Battlefield 3′s September beta won’t be a cosmetic affair, and will result in changes for day one patches and Battlelog right up to launch. Head below for audio of DICE devs talking about the beta, confirmation of “hundreds” of changes being made to the game based on the alpha and everything we know about the beta so far.

    In regards to the Battlefield 3 beta, the billion dollar question is “when”.

    Speaking in a roundtable interview in Sweden last week, game dev head Patrick Bach was coy when pressed on a specific date.

    “Soon,” he said.

    A fellow DICE staffer added: “Well, we’ve said September, so it’ll be soon.”

    Bach then said: “Before the game ships,” before his teammate said, “Sometime between now and the end of September.”

    The final game itself releases on October 25.

    Bach went on to say the alpha and imminent beta are working tests, and are very much affecting the end product.

    “There were plenty of complaints, of course,” he said in answer to VG247 reader Colin Gallacher, who asked whether or not feedback from the alpha had impacted the shooter.

    “There were some things we found out that we wanted to change based on the alpha; quite a lot, actually,” he said.

    “Everything from gun-balancing to the placement of the objectives on the Rush map; we actually moved them around based on [the fact] that the first base was quite hard to take. We are still moving things around on that map to utilise feedback from the alpha.

    “That’s why we’re doing it. It’s not to market the game, it’s actually to test it in a proper way. There are hundreds of things that we’ve changed since the alpha.

    “Again, to the beta question, we are releasing the beta before the game and we are actually changing stuff based on that before we ship the game, even though you could argue that that’s very late close to the ship of the game, we will still have time to do, for instance, day one patches and changes to the Battlelog that will actually be game-changing.”

    Bach was speaking during a trip to DICE last week by VG247, RPS and Eurogamer.

    As to what to expect from the beta itself, DICE has been noncommittal up to this point. You’ll get a map, obviously, but it’s unknown if there’ll be more than one.

    As the BF3Blog guesses, it’s likely to be a larger level so all modes of combat can be tested, and it’s expected the beta will go live for all platforms: PC, 360 and PS3.

    Obviously, you’ll need to be a Gold Live sub if you’re playing on 360. Those that bought the Limited Edition of Medal of Honor last year are guaranteed a spot, as you are if you pre-order the PC version through Origin.

  2. Re: Article: Battlefield 3 beta – “Hundreds” of Changes from Alpha, Day One Patches L

    Good find. +rep for news.

  3. Battlefield 3 Beta

    Battlefield 3 will be getting an official multiplayer beta before the release of the game. So far access to the beta is limited only to owners of Medal of Honor Limited Edition, which was released in late 2010.

    It is widely expected that the Battlefield 3 beta will be expanded to include more players as it progresses, and finally, an open beta is not out of the question. The last time developer DICE held a beta was with Bad Company 2, where beta keys were given out to thousands of players.

    The Battlefield 3 beta will test out multiplayer gameplay and rely on feedback from players on such things as weapons (if some weapons are overpowered/underpowered for example), vehicle feedback, map specific feedback etc. The beta is expected to be multiplayer-only.

    Battlefield 3 beta maps
    It’s expected that the beta will include at least one map, and in order to test as many aspects of Battlefield 3 as possible, we expect it to be a large map with both infantry, air and vehicle combat, so DICE can get a feedback from a wide variety of gameplay elements.

    When the Battlefield 3 beta takes place
    The Battlefield 3 beta will take place in September 2011, and will be available on all platforms — PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

    Please keep in mind that the Battlefield 3 beta has yet to be officially announced. As soon as we know more details, we’ll let you know.

  4. #4
    Crzy_Puffin: So maybe we will se Caspian border?

  5. Re: Article: Battlefield 3 beta Hundreds of Changes from Alpha, Day One Patches Like

    Quote Originally Posted by Alesi08 View Post
    Crzy_Puffin: So maybe we will se Caspian border?
    Hopefully. As stated by DICE: there will be a map with infantry/air/armor.

  6. Heard a rumor of it being next week sometime. But only Zh1nt0 really knows.

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    Re: Article: Battlefield 3 beta Hundreds of Changes from Alpha, Day One Patches Like

    Yeah ,only 7 weeks to go sp beta must be soonish.

    btw im getting a 404 no acceptible error on this link from the main TBF page.

  8. Thanks Rambo, that 404 should be fixed. May need to refresh page.Crunch

  9. #9
    Fixed ,thanks Crunch.

  10. #10
    Sounds good! I can't wait for this.

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