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Submitted by OliverKO 789d ago | news

Battlefield 4 beta now available to download on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3

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"The call to rush to the online warzones of Battlefield 4 has rung out across the Land of the Internet, but will you answer that call? Will you fulfil your destiny and spawn multiple times on Siege of Shanghai in a mission of Conquest and Domination?" (Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

LonDonE  +   789d ago | Helpful
its up on ps3 in europe, anyone who cant find it in the psn store follow these instructions i was given, thanks to mangochutney for such great info on where to find it exactly

On ps3 its in PS3Demos then the shooter category
angelsx  +   789d ago
Thanks men.I downloading now.1,6gb
bumnut  +   788d ago
Really? PC is 5GB
zeee  +   788d ago
What is going on? I can't see it anywhere. Can't find it while my friend have already downloaded it.

Edit: Ok, so for some reasons, I couldn't find it on PSN Store, on PS Blog or on my BF3 Premium account (in-game store). My friend told me he found the link on the blog that has since been removed. He had followed the link from the blog that allowed you to 'send the demo to PS3'. Anyway, I then signed into PSN Store again (on my PS3), searched for BF4 and there it was, the new TRY FREE DEMO link and then I clicked it and the download has started. Hopefully, it'll all go smooth from here on. See you all on the battlefield! :)
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RVanner_  +   788d ago
Yeah PC is 5.5GB ish.

Downloaded ready for tonight.
black0o  +   789d ago
thx man +up
Devilbringer  +   788d ago
thx i found it there, but theres no Download button :( and it says unavaiable under the picture:/
Skate-AK  +   789d ago
Not live in the US for PS3. 3-7 PM PDT it will be.
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MooseWI  +   789d ago
Oh wow why so late? Anyway, been playing on PC but getting the worst server latency and lag had to stop. Seems like everyone is though. Most people that is.
TekoIie  +   789d ago
When that tower falls my framerate does the same :/
KiLLeRCLaM  +   789d ago
working fine for me..Must be the server you're picking make sure you got low latency :P
Reverent  +   789d ago
@KiLLeR, no, the game is messed up right now. TONS of people are complaining on the forums. Constant lag spikes are common for at least 90% of people playing.
TekoIie  +   788d ago
Found out what the problem was! Make sure you have the Radeon or Nvidia beta driver.

Runs perfect now :D
evilbart  +   789d ago
I found it on the ps store but it just says 'unavailable to purchase'
Do you need to have preordered it or something?
black0o  +   789d ago
u need to be premium sub
kparks  +   788d ago
No u need to have a code from medel of honor warfighter u cant get it till the 4th..
titletownrelo  +   788d ago
You can have either a Premium Sub or a MOHW code to get into the "exclusive" (early access) beta.
kparks  +   785d ago
Well i had premium and it told me to wait till the 4th so whatever!
Cogan1  +   789d ago
Well that was obscure to find! You have to go to the all demos part of the demos section of ps store to locate it. Doesn't show on the main latest demos page.
harbie  +   788d ago
Thanks that helped me find it :)
kaozgamer  +   789d ago
feels like bf3.5. graphics havent changed much apart from higher res textures. for people with a 7870 expect an average of 35-45 fps in that city map.
cant really comment on gameplay because i havent played enough of it yet. the map design (city) is kinda cool.
Reverent  +   789d ago
Try playing it on PC. The game is freaking beautiful. If you can get passed the horrible frame-rate drops that are plaguing it at the moment.
annus  +   789d ago
Unless the consoles magically now have a 7870 and can see their framerate I'd say kaozgamer is gaming on a PC.
kaozgamer  +   789d ago
Yep I played this on pc. maxed out. Yeah I keep getting random frame drops as well.
HeyImBen11  +   789d ago
... hes talking about a 7870 and 35-45 fps so he'sobviously talking about the pc version.
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Kleptic  +   788d ago
Have you tried the beta driver updates? Not sure about Nvidia, but the AMD catalyst update is said to help with AMD cpu scaling for the beta...

the frame drops are most likely cpu scaling related...not your I don't know if nvidia drivers will fix this for guys with different cards...but if you're running an AMD cpu, the catalyst suite update is helping according to some guys on battlelog...

I'm only a premium member on PS3, and i'm not bothering pre-ordering that special addition or whatever for PC...just getting straight up pc version and i have to wait until friday to try out the pc beta....
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FullmetalAlchemist  +   788d ago
I've been playing it on pc in ultra settings and it literally looks just like bf3. Not that bf3 looks bad or anything its just not leaps and bounds above it like some people are making it out to be.
Vladplaya  +   788d ago
What game are you playing? The game does not look any better than BF3. Just slightly different models and textures, but its about the same, heck I think weapons look worse compared to BF3.
asmith2306  +   788d ago
BF3.5, more like 2.5. Dunno why you got downvoted, you are correct. On PS3 the graphics are TERRIBLE. Doesn't play too well either. It just froze up on me there. Back to BF3 until BF4 comes out on PS4, hope its a lot better on PS4.
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Eyesoftheraven  +   789d ago
Works damn great on my rig & internet for a beta. 1920x1080p, 4MSAA, Ultra spec, 110% resolution scaling, no motion blur, 90 FOV. 50 - 80fps.

• i7-3930k @ 4.3GHz [seeing up to 60% use]
• GTX 780 3gb @ 1100MHz [Haven't checked, but I'd imagine around 100% activity]
• 16GB DDR3 @ 1866
JackStraw  +   788d ago
sure it does.
SegataSanshiro  +   788d ago
WELL, not everyone has a mommy and a daddy that can buy their son living in the basement a computer like that.
Eyesoftheraven  +   788d ago
Sucks for them.
bumnut  +   788d ago
Maybe he has job and likes to treat himself to high end stuff.
bumnut  +   788d ago
I think I need a CPU upgrade, my i7 950 (old but still good) get 70 - 80% usage on all threads.

My 780 shows 100% usage though, so maybe my CPU is still good enough.

I can't believe people say it looks just like BF3, I think it looks great. Might have to sell a kidney for another 780 :)

EDIT - I game at 2560 x 1440 and it uses 2.5GB of VRAM!
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dantesparda  +   788d ago
How are you seeing the cpu and gpu use? The console? or a particular program?
tcozzens  +   789d ago
Anyone find it for 360?
ChildLeftBehind  +   788d ago
I waited the whole "rolling release" time for my location and it never showed up...
andrewsqual  +   788d ago
These guys have it up for Download on 360

All you have to do is inject it onto an Xbox 360 ready USB storage device and copy it onto the console. It has a link to the PC program called "Party Buffalo" that allows you to do this. All you need is the Gold membership to play then.
GameCents  +   789d ago
Pass, I'll wait for BC3, BF3 was a letdown for me.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   788d ago
Pass on playing a beta>>?? O K
GameCents  +   788d ago
titletownrelo  +   788d ago
but its fo' fweeeeee :(
Tctczach  +   788d ago
It's not letting me find it and no-one at ea is responding. I am premium
colinf438  +   788d ago
If your in north america and on playstation, we must wait till 3 PM
colinf438  +   788d ago
Really lame, I waited up till like 3 this morning waiting for it...
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Mr Tretton  +   788d ago
My Origin download keeps resetting to 83% once it reaches 100%. Over and over. Screw this.
colinf438  +   788d ago
For those looking for the psn beta, I am currently downloading the beta at 1:40 PM. Just go to ps3 games> demos > betas
BeardedPriest  +   788d ago
So its available in North America on the PlayStation store?
sAVAge_bEaST  +   788d ago
Live in America on PSstore., 10min left of DL.
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seanpitt23  +   788d ago
Well iam dissapointed its just like playing bf3 but on a new map graphics are shocking on ps3 pop in is terrible.. Crashing every match Yes I know its a beta but I was so underwhelmed and the destruction is worse than bf3. I just hope its better on next gen consoles because I played the beta 2 hours and would be happy to never play bf4 again it was that bad and this is someone who has played 100s of hours of bc2 and bf3.
bestofthebest  +   788d ago
Yea it is just like playing bf3 not impressed at all
phildawg  +   788d ago
What is your name on ps3
kingduqc  +   788d ago
Except it's better in every way shape or form then bf3...
BigShotSmoov007  +   788d ago
You say you would be happy to never play BF4 again? You do realize that this is a beta right? Did you play the BF3 beta? That was absolutely terrible and you could tell it was a very early version of the game and you can tell the same thing with this beta. I think you getting a little too drastic with your assessment of the game to completely condemn the whole game for a bad beta.
seanpitt23  +   788d ago
Yes I played the bf3 beta on ps3 and it was bad but when I bought the retail copy it wasn't much better until a couple of patches and months later but as of now after playing bf4 on ps3 iam happy to never play it again on ps3. I will give it another try on ps4 but it has not given me any confidence in the game.
BigShotSmoov007  +   788d ago
i understand that
Drithe  +   788d ago
I don't see BF 4 beta live on ps3.
FalconR289  +   788d ago
It seems like the beta is a bit laggy. Kept getting killed when I was like 13 feet around a corner. Also the guns seem to kill you fast except when you are trying to kill someone.
Einhert  +   788d ago
lol these constant FPS drops are so irritating and it makes the game unplayable.

Never seen a game so unoptimised for CPUs and the "beta" excuse doesn't hold well as this game is coming out this month.
cunnilumpkin  +   788d ago

nice job dice, perfect 60frames on gtx 680 all settings ultra

looks amazing!
kingduqc  +   788d ago
For anyone interested in benchmark for the pc version:

Seems like this game loves cpu horsepower and is quite demmanding specially when you bump the resolution.
Funantic1  +   788d ago
This game sucks. What a disappointment. I see why I go back to COD every year. And COD doesn't even need massive betas to deliver a decent game and performance. People sometimes like rooting for the underdog and hope that the bigger giant falls. Smh...not going to happen.
KONAAs  +   788d ago
i know its a beta but i prefer bf3 to this one hopefully it changes
SlapHappyJesus  +   788d ago
Just played a little of it on 360, being that I have yet to preorder on PC.
I like it. There are nice little improvements with the UI, and other small things I've noticed.
That said, it does feel a lot like BF 3.5
I don't consider that a bad thing though. With the state that Battlefield 3 released (and stayed) in and the somewhat dodgy mechanics, I sort of viewed 3 as a Beta in itself for what they wanted the series to be going forward.
Bolts  +   788d ago
The graphics on this maxed out can hardly equate to BF 3.5, while there are some massive frame drops the game feels like it will be smooth as butter and low spec just like BF 3 after a patch or two.

What amazes me is why the console can't do this game at 1080p. This game doesn't demand best in class hardware.

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