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Limited ‘Battlefield 4’ beta begins today, opens to all October 4

The beta testing has begun for Battlefield 4, and fans of the series that meet certain pre-requisites can join today. For everyone else, the beta will begin on PC, PS4, and Xbox 360 October 4.

The launch of the beta was expected, despite some initial confusion on who got access when. In order to join today, you must have pre-ordered the Battlefield 4 PC Digital Deluxe Edition, be a “Battlefield 3 Premium” member, or have purchased and registered a copy of Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition. Then on October 4, the beta opens to everyone.

The beta offers the map “Siege at Shanghai,” which we saw at E3, and in which we witnessed an entire skyscraper be destroyed. It features two game modes: Conquest and domination. Beta players will also get to see the new “Battlepacks,” which offer a random combination of camos, dog tags, and more. These can be earned through experience progression.

The full version of Battlefield 4 will be available on October 29 for PS, PS3, and Xbox 360. It will then be released on PS4 and Xbox One as a launch title for both systems. Those that buy the current gen versions can then upgrade to the next-gen for $10.

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