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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Battlefield 3 beta release date confirmed. Pre-order for early access

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Hold smoke grenades! The Battlefield 3 beta will begin on September 29 and run until October 10. Pre-order the game from Origin beforehand and you’ll get early access on September 27. You also get early access if you pre-ordered Medal of Honor. Yes, that Medal of Honor. We predict Battlefield 3 will be significantly better.
If you’re wondering whether you’ll be able to get a playable framerate, check the Battlefield 3 system requirements.

Players who sign up for the beta will also get access to Battlelog, EA’s new social networking system. We’re not quite as excited about that part which will let you track stats and share progress with chums. You’ll also get the option to join the EA Gun Club. That will provide early access to an M1911 pistol and come special badges. When did buying games get so confusing eh?
The Beta will take place on the Operation Metro Map which will have you sharing bullets across the outskirts of Paris, a bombed out metro station and the city streets. You’ll be playing the Rush mode and attacking and defending M-COM stations, just like in Bad Company 2.
Hooo crap! So close, yet so far!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Battlefield 3 will need 100 hours to unlock an entire kit

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It will take ‘something like 100 hours’ to completely unlock an entire kit in Battlefield 3 report bf3blog,. The number was confirmed by senior gameplay designer Alan Kertz on twitter this weekend. Responding to gamer 450bq’s question “How long would it take on average to complete a kit?”, Kertz replied “If you unlock every weapon, every gadget, and every unlock for every weapon… something like 100 hours.”
DICE are clearly aiming for longevity in their unlock system, and we’ll be able to see how well that philosophy holds up when Battlefield 3 is released on October 25th.
This is great news. It Didn't that long to unlock a complete class If you played a couple hours in BF:BC2 every day.