Battlefield 3 beta bugs don't exist in retail

Global Battlefield Community Manager at DICE Daniel Matros states "A lot of what you are seeing in the BETA doesn't exist in the main game already. 1st Party submissions mean we couldn't give a version of the latest code in the BETA but the retail game is well ahead of what you are seeing now with a lot more bug fixes already in place."

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-Alpha2152d ago

Damn well better not be

JoGam2152d ago

Yup...It better not. So tired of buying games with glitches and problem that don't make the game fun.

deadpoole2151d ago

You guys have to thanks to EA/Dice ... that they are doin Network load test with the release of BETA (not demo) because what I remember .... during the Launch of Modern Warfare 2 .... they didn't carry out network test and it turned out to be nightmare and huge let dow on launch day.

Plus compared to original game size which is more then 16Gb+ .... this beta is highly compressed stripped down to its barebones basic just for testing purpose beta engine ...

I wouldnt confuse this with retail game ... And plus I will take words of developer any day over random ppl spreadin Mass Hysteria about ... how screwed this game is (judgement based on beta).

DICE has delivered following
1. BF2 complete,
2. Bad Company 1 complete
3. Bad Company 2 complete
and now

4. BF3 will be complete as well.

so just do the basic math and you'll get your answer.

Pixel_Pusher2151d ago

I'll post this here also.


So there seems to be some confusion around what a beta is. That is why I am posting this in order to clear it up :)

When a new game is created or updated, there are several stages in development before the product can be sold in the commercial marketplace. You might remember our Alpha Trial from July which was the first stage, in which the game is tested by software testers and gamers. A beta version is the name for the second stage of software testing.

The beta version of a software release is considered to be a preview. It has most of the standard features, but is not yet ready for wide release or sale. During this point, the studio will collect feedback from users about the product's usability — what they like and what should be changed — before the game´s wide release. A beta version of a game can be either a closed beta, which is limited to a specific group of users, or an open beta, which is available for the general public to use.

Today, most games are first released in beta version for testing.

PhantomT14122151d ago

People tend to think devs build the beta version, then wait for feedback and then work on it again for a patch while doing nothing or playing around between these last two phases.

Get in the real world people, developers are workers, they have to work if they are not in holidays and beta-testing phase doesn't mean holidays for them.
While open-betas are going on, they still do their internal testing and are constantly working on the game. Many things were probably already fixed by the time the open beta was online.

It's not an updated or a mod of a previous game (*cough* MW3 *cough*), they made the game from scratch, it's pretty normal their game isn't finished two month before its release.

Autodidactdystopia2151d ago (Edited 2151d ago )


I hate those glitches and the laggg!@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
and the trying to jump over stuff and having to try like 6 times to get over a wall and getting sucked back and then jumping foreward. and then what do ya know your dead.

BUT if they can fix this this game is PURE GOLD i love it it is fantastic. Cant wait till i can run around and not glitch cause then its ONNN!!!

NCAzrael2151d ago

You can call this a beta all you want, but if they've already gone through bug fixes and balancing then you might as well call it a demo/stress test. Betas are supposed to be the latest code, giving testers the ability to find bugs and balance issues and give feedback that helps shape the game. So far I am not impressed.

PhantomT14122151d ago

No, beta are meant to check gameplay feedback from players. Bugs and finding technical problems isn't the priority, they don't need us for that, QA testers can find holes too. If that was the case, they would've made us check every other map.
Of course if you find bugs, that would help them to report them but what a dev really wants to check with a beta test is player's gameplay feedback, and eventually the network stability for online multiplayer games.

Cosmit2151d ago

I hope.


Sorry but Bad Company 2 was a complete mess with lag/rubberbanding for a long time after it was released. Completely unacceptable. Still played the hell out of it.

Army_of_Darkness2151d ago (Edited 2151d ago )

I have a few things to say...
COD:MW has better gameplay and graphics on its multiplayer... And call of duty 4 was the only COD I bought btw...
killzone 2 visually destroys this game in every way. hopefully the single player mode has improved graphics cause it looks like crap.

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Nitrowolf22151d ago

BF3 beta is a mess. I know it's a beta, but the release of it is so dam close to launch date it has me worried. This is a good example why devs. shouldn't have beta solate

Ghoul2151d ago

"1st Party submissions mean we couldn't give a version of the latest code in the BETA"

that answers your question

gamingdroid2151d ago (Edited 2151d ago )

So how old build is it?

Because you know apart from bug fixing, I would like polish. The type of bugs seen on BF3 is atrociously bad. It feels like an early Alpha at best and does not reflect well on Dice or the game, which suggest the entire thing including the game is rushed.

I will wait for the reviews of the "retail" version.

da_2pacalypse2151d ago

did you read the article or what? they're basically only testing for network connectivity. Plus Dice is notoriously well known for giving out lots of updates post launch. for example, bad company 2 had about 8 updates.

Ghoul2151d ago

i played all battlefield games they made until now, every game was polished.

so nope im not concerned at all

SwampCroc2151d ago

I dunno I played the Beta and while it is not exactly what i was expecting I like the the majority of it...

I'm not really sure how Beta's and all the testing actually plays out and stuff...

but I do know the game comes out Oct 25th... and today is the 1st... so that still leaves PLENTY of time to address any issues...

this is like the 2nd Beta I've ever played.. I tried the Uncharted 3 on PSN earlier this summer. so yeah I don't know the logistics and stuff the developers use... But I'm confident that BF3 is going to be a quality upon it's actual release.

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beastman142151d ago

Good, I can't think of playing a game like this.

chriski3332151d ago

People need to chill dice will deliver that's what betas are for

Dart892151d ago

For those who cancelled your preorders cuz of the glitches in the beta i bet you feel pretty stupid right about now don't you??

NBT912151d ago

Obviously the freaking community manager of the developer is going to say "Oh its only a beta, its not like that in the finished game." KillZone 2 & 3, Uncharted 2 all had betas which play EXACTLY like the retail versions (number of maps, and weapons etc aside).

And based off that, I am no longer getting the game on day one. Until I see multiplayer footage that looks vastly improved from this "Beta"

gatormatt802151d ago

This is what we in the PR business call damage control.

gogospeedracer2151d ago

Bugs are one thing but what about the graphics?

da_2pacalypse2151d ago

console version looks very good, if you don't think it looks good for a game that has full destruction of all in game objects... you're crazy.

DA_SHREDDER2151d ago

Exactly speed, it doesn't look half as good as COD let alone Killzone 3 or any other standard fps.

Yomiro2151d ago

Not worry about this game at all...check out caspian border gameplay from the beta.

gogospeedracer2151d ago

That does look good. But that is the PC. We are more concerned with the Consoles. After playing the beta on both systems, I'm worried BIG TIME!

StayStatic2151d ago (Edited 2151d ago )

Apparently their are 99 bugs at the moment.

Source :

LedZeppelin2151d ago

the beta is a month old build, people need to stop jumping into conclusions.

milohighclub2151d ago

I also heard from my friend at game that they spoke to the e.a rep who has played one of the latest builds for ps3 who said that the console textures are so much better than the beta. So much so he said he was shocked when he saw how bad the beta looked.

PRHB HYBRiiD2151d ago

these bugs are hurting the sales at least 60% of my friends play the game and since its all buggy and glitchy and weird they are cancelling their pre-orders and alot of people are doing that. i know the purpose of a beta its to fix things but damn dice at least get rid of the under the map glitch before launching a public beta

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Silkside2152d ago

well i guess this will shutup all the "this is a demo" crowd..

JsonHenry2151d ago

If there is a zero day patch then on the flip side it will shut up all the "this is a beta" crowd.

Bladesfist2151d ago

They patch battlelog not the game to fix all the bugs they have fixed so far.

Nate-Dog2152d ago

We'll see. I doubt it'll be perfect.

jozzah2152d ago

No game is perfect. DICE said that every game ships with bugs.


Then theirs will have a s*** load of them.

Hockeydud192151d ago

If you want any game without bugs then you'd have to wait a good time after original release date to even get 1/3 of the bugs out of a game. There's no game on the planet that is "bug" free.

Ramses32152d ago (Edited 2152d ago )

I was actually pretty impressed with the beta, apart from the squad system not working properly and overpowered lmgs, i didnt have any problems.
Glad I preordered :)

Hellsvacancy2151d ago

I know, i got wasted earlier by some mofo with a PP2000 from miles away, even a sniper would struggle

Reborn2151d ago

Been there.

I spawned at the start, once it moves into the tunnel. Some guy was in the bush with a PP. Surprising. He only got like 2-0 end of the game.

riksweeney2151d ago

The bugs present in the beta version have been removed and instead we've introduced a different set to keep you on your toes :)

superrey192151d ago

I think you're confusing Dice with Treyarch...