The launch times (or launch window) for the upcoming open/public Battlefield 3 beta.
I can't wait!
FYI 2 all if you search battlefield in the ps store and scroll down you will see the beta but atleast in canada you cant access it usa can.Thought i pass along the information
i searched Battlefield on my US Account - found the Beta, but it said: "Can't be accessed on your account" lame
^^ I got that about an hour ago (12 noon EST) Now, my PS Store won't open - says it's "undergoing maintenance" I have it for 360 - my first impressions are "wow, I hope these are alpha graphics" You can be creeping up to a bush, and it'll just disappear, then reappear a few seconds later... And there also seems to be a weird glitch where you can go prone in just a few "right spots" and completely disappear out of the visible map, but still be able to shoot - and in the view of your killer, he just appears UNDER the map. The gameplay is good - I've heard a few times already "this definitely is a battlefield game" or some variant of it. The game is fun, the graphics are "meh" and some people are already level 20+... even with 2 extra days, that's ridiculous.
played it....the beta isn't even on MW2's graphical level. Very fun though. It's just another shooter on the market trying to be recognized . Can't wait til around march, I'll get this around 20$.
Its out now on PS3 in the uk and Australian store! Go go go!
Man this game is OVER HYPEEEEE there's nothing speical about it.
Yeah, who wouldn't be excited for the "Return" of the real battlefield? But lets face some facts, it looks better then other console and PC shooters, it sounds better then other shooters, it has amazing animations and I feel like my body actually weighs something. The shooting is satisfying and I'm sure the vehicle controls are still excellent. So I guess with all that being said, we should be REALLY hard on the people getting hyped about the new CoD. What has changed in 8 years?
@ Killuminati I would feel the same way based on the Open BETA ..but I KNOW better The Beta has ZERO vehicles..and is one of the smaller maps. Also it is a BETA so its gonna have issues. Give the FULL retail version a rent and some time and if you dont like it then...cool. Just dont base BF on this limited MA they chose for the BETA :)
I played the BF3 beta on the 360. Seems a little buggy. Sounds are missing. Graphical glitches. Not a bad game but unpolished. Should be since it is a beta. Looks just like Battlefield 2.
playing it on the PS3 right now, and i can say one thing the graphics are terrible...it feels like bfbc2 or heck cant remember bfbc2 looking bad as this, the trees are terrible, the grass and textures are a pixalated mess, the player models are awful, and dissapointing the destruction seems toned down. maybe judging too early and this is what i get from playing the beta. Graphics are ps2 quality. dice dissapointing on consoles. Killzone 3 just destorys it to pieces, and people wont even be able to run the game on PC with that sort of graphics dice advertised.
PS2? You might want to go back and fire up your PS2 and then come back and retrack that "Graphics are PS2 Quality" Statement K3...ok...a small game with limited player numbers and small ass maps. No vehicles...no strategie. give me a break.
@jcaashby Have you played it? The graphics aren't much better than Bad Company 1. I know it's in Beta, but still - it doesn't look as good as BFBC2... which it totally should, and I hope it will be on release day. I'll probably play it regardless, but I just hope that the graphical code for this beta is very old.
Just tried it on 360. It's no PS2 game, but to be honest, most FPS that came out in the last 12 months looked better than that. I know it's alpha and all, but so far, I'm not impressed.
I think you're all insane if you think this game looks worse than BC2. Go back and pop in BC2, it was a jaggy mess. Not too mention the beta builds generally are older builds. Do you really think they are going to release the final game with people falling through the ground? Doubt it. And they have already said there are graphical elements missing from the beta as well. Personally I think turning a corner and being blinded by a flashlight is gorgeous. Even on the lessened console versions.
If only I wasn't running the beta on two different machines, both with a mixture of Ultra and High settings. Then your theory about no one having a PC who could run the game would be semi accurate. It's not even high end hardware. You should also try playing some PS2 shooters, you either never have or you have some memory issues.
ive been waiting for this for months cant wait to try it!!
I had an ad link to play Battlefied 3 on Live yesterday. Clicked on it and it showed -1 points to buy. Clicked on the buy option and it said I didn't have enough points and showed like 4 billion points plus to get it, then it had the little do you want to add points at the bottom. Wasn't sure I had enough in my bank to add that many points. ha
I missplaced my early key i wanna play too ; (
Hopefully we won't see a delay like with the 48hrs early access. Some who had "early access" still haven't gotten their keys -- me included :(
It's worth the wait. Trust me. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
check out this guys... Exact timing for all region... http://www.gamepur.com/news...
what the hell?! what are you getting the disagrees for? Thanks for the link anyway.
Probably because whoever made the list doesn't know how to alphabetize? Lol. I dunno.
First come first serve. 3PJJ-GFTM-LUYM-WGGN-JSLW < PC EARLY BETA KEY!
Apparently the open BF3 beta just went live on Xbox 360 according to a battlefieldo.com tweet http://twitter.com/#!/battl... "The 360 marketplace is still updating, be patient young #BF3 Beta Padawans :)"
"Australia (AEST): 11 PM – 13 PM" 13 PM?
Didn't you hear? Australia has shattered the space time continuum.
At first I thought you were serious... Then I remembered my username...
Yeah, they're on Neutrino Standard Time - it's faster than light, so they needed to add an extra hour.
I live on tha East so do that mean I only have 2 hours too download tha beta if so im out of luck bc im going too b working.Guess I'll just stop by subway then damn my job for missing it ;(..........
i was diddapointed when it said europe 3pm as i was told 12 noon.then that lovely chappie sent the link for all regions and i was like 12 noon baby yeahhhhh ;P
downloading Now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cant wait
Yep search for battlefield 3 in the store,downloading it now in the uk
Cant wait. Will be downloading for PC. What's the official site to download it from and do I need to install origin now?
Don't get your hopes up people... jesus what a disappointment
Im playing right now on PS3 and although its a buggy mess atm and graphics aren't amazing, the game is still very fun.
I disagree that the beta was dissapointing, but I totally agree with your avatar. Jimi is my Jesus!!
Im REALLY liking what I played so far!!! Because I know and HOPE lol. The retail version will be BETTER. From my understanding isnt the BETA commpressed to allow for smaller Download times?? I can only see the BETA helpng and the FULL retail being that much better :)
I WANT TO PLAY! Im a big fan of the battlefield series and have been playing since 1942! TRUE FAN! Oh before all you newcomers come in, It's 1942. Not 1943 which was released on the PS Store and XBLA
IIMMMM INNNN , downloadng now :D
didnt think i'd like this game but 5 hours playtime now and lovin it definetely day one buy now
It takes getting used to if you never played ANY BF games. IMAGINE how much better it will be when FULL retail hits. All the maps...vehicles....buildings to be destroyed...etc etc!!!! Im liking the BETA so I KNOW I will LOVE the full game :) To each his own...not all will like it. And some will blast it for the bugs etc..even though its a compressed beta DL.
Well Halifax is wrong :P It says 8AM, but it's 10:18AM now and still not allowed to download it. "This content cannot be accessed on your account." :(
disagree with me all you want. but this game looks terrible on PS3, I was looking forward to this game. after playing 30 mins of the beta. im 100% not buying it and buying MW3, everybody says MW3 is MW2, well least i know ill like it, no different then spending £40 on the map packs
doesn't look good on xbox either and very glitchy huge amounts of screen tear and weird blinking, buildings popping in and out....very distracting definitely not a smooth experience I played for an hour or so this morning and I came away rather unimpressed...dice should have worked on their game more instead of smearing other games
What do you mean by "blinking"? I thought there was a glitch when I first entered the subway - I kept getting white and red flashes on my screen (are those the "blinking" you speaks ofs?) which just turned out to be guys scoping me (right before getting my head shot to pieces...)
Maybe you need a better TV? I haven't noticed 'huge amounts.' And, can honestly say I've not seen one building pop in and out..
the blinking is massive screen tearing the whole picture will flip out for a split second, not the tactical light or laser I don't need a better tv...they don't make much better than what I have(super high end 46 inch 3d LED, and I also have an older 40 inch lcd, played on both) as far as the building, just because it didn't happen to you doesn't mean it didn't happen to me if this "beta" was supposed to convince me to buy battlefield over other game it isn't helping the outrageous number of freezes my friends and I are getting are pretty annoying too
I understand, I'm just making a suggestion, lol. And, I'm not saying that it never happened to you. Just saying, from my experience, it's yet to happen. And, you also say you and your friends get freezes? What version are you playing on, may I ask? I'm on the x360.. I've not experienced any freezing, what so ever.
lol I guess I didn't have to wait long but I already made a UK PSN account and I'm at 65%
When will it be up in the U.S store EST time?
between 9 11 am est from what the site saids
I jumped on the site and thought by logging into the EA account one of the 3 download options would become highlighted and allow for an install...but I just signed into Xbox and downloaded the beta from the Marketplace. Its up and running...
Nothing here on the westcoast yet
Glad i pre-ordered MOH LE. xD
Its 10:43am here on the east coast US and it's still telling me "this content cannot be accessed on your account.' WTF Edit: maade a uk account, downloaded beta, now switched back to normal account and am about to play!
nothing on the east coast yet,i can search for the beta but it tells me content cannot be accessed on your account....fuccccccck
wtf is going on? Those idiots need to let the american beta open already!!! End of Line.
The American beta is open already....I got it over an hour ago and I'm an American. If you have a console- its in the marketplace store already.... If you have a PC- I'm not 100% sure but I had to login to an EA/Origin account before even being acknowledged.
I got it somewhere around 7am on xbox...i'm on the east coast, no trouble for me at all friends tell me the origin thing is a mess and people are struggling to get the PC version
I was talking about the PS3. Sorry.
i think ill give it a try before i consider buying it
Just finished paying like 2 games. I see I will have a NEW addiction come Oct 25!!! I dont know what it is. But I do sooo much better at these types of games versus...gears and halo. Maybe its cause there are no special weapons and power shields etc. Im loving the feel and sounds of the BEta. Im glad they are doing a beta cause there are alot of things that need to be ironed out for sure. But overall if you never play BF1 or 2 like myself but only played BFBC games on consoles..like myself...you will feel right at home :) I jumped right in and knew exactly what to do. Just have to get back n later and figure out what the recon class ability is...what is that walkie talkie thing you hold and place on the ground...what does that do?? lol I think what I like is not having to unload a whole CLIP and then some into an enemy to kill them...I see someone...rat a tat...dead!!! Heading to work...then back on later :)!!!
PS store undergoing maintenance for the last hour. Why is Sony such a joke?
48hr early access was a joke. No point in giving early access if you can't guarentee match making is working.
Origin is terrible!!! Huge mistake not collaborating with steam on this one. Most possibly the reason I will refrain from picking this up until later Don't get me wrong, I love battlefield to death and I know it's not so much dice's fault as it is EA's. But, damn...
Still no access. I am a gamer. I have no patience. I want it RIGHT NOW! Not 2 minutes from now either. Ps3 BF3 hurry up!!!