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Welcome to the Battlefield 3 Open Beta, Now Available on PSN

Tommy Rydling's Avatar + Posted by Tommy Rydling on Sep 29, 2011 // Senior Community Manager, DICE

Starting now, we are happy to invite all PS3 players to the much anticipated Battlefield 3 Open Beta! Played on the Operation Metro map in Rush mode that won us Best Action Game and Best Multiplayer Game at E3, this is your chance to experience one of many flavors of Battlefield 3.

Battlefield 3 for PS3

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your great interest in this Open Beta. By joining, you will help us stress test servers, allow us to run important tests on the game’s back-end and Battlelog. Remember that this software is in Beta and does not represent the game’s final quality — you’ll have to wait for October 25th for that! For a full FAQ on the Open Beta, head here.

Please leave any feedback to us at DICE via the forums in the social platform Battlelog. Make sure to also head to our free social platform Battlelog to check your in-depth stats progression, start your own Platoon, and see how your friends are doing in the news feed. To get you started on the Operation Metro map, here are some playing tips straight from us at DICE. You can also study the PS3 control scheme in the image below. Enjoy, and let us know what you think!

Battlefield 3 for PS3 controls

DICE’s Top 10 Battlefield Tips for Operation Metro

  1. Stick to your teammates, and remember to spawn on them to stay close to the fight.
  2. Use your kit specific abilities to help your team mates. Assault can hand out med kits, Engineers can repair vehicles, and Support can hand out ammo.
  3. When you arm an M-COM station, defend it to ensure it’s destroyed.
  4. The bombed-out tunnel section in Operation Metro is an excellent place to use a flashlight as one of your weapon attachments. Use it to light the tunnels up – and to blind your enemies!
  5. Attach bipods to your weapon and deploy it automatically by pushing up against cover or laying prone and zooming in – this gives you a huge increase in accuracy and stability.
  6. Use suppressive fire (shoot close to enemies behind cover) to negatively impact the enemy’s fighting capabilities.
  7. Watch out for falling debris — it can hurt you! But you can also hurt your enemies by taking out buildings with the Engineer’s RPG.
  8. Shotguns are excellent for CQC (Close Quarters Combat) in the tighter tunnels sections.
  9. Fire automatic weapons in short bursts for accuracy, or switch to single-fire mode if applicable.
  10. To grab your enemy’s dog tag as a souvenir, perform a stealth knife kill from behind.

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+ KristopherAry on September 29th, 2011 at 11:47 am said:

sweet i been waitin for days now


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+ InchesShot on September 29th, 2011 at 11:48 am said:

FiRST


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+ agzander101 on September 29th, 2011 at 11:49 am said:

this is the best day ever!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you ea and dice!!!!!!!!!!! thank you playstation blog to bring this info to me!!!!!!!!!!! and thanks to sony for the best console ever!!!!!


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    + Tommy Rydling on September 29th, 2011 at 12:49 pm said:

    You are welcome! :) Let us know what you think about the Open Beta by leaving feedback in the Battlelog forums at battlelog.battlefield.com
    Enjoy!


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+ AguilarX on September 29th, 2011 at 11:50 am said:

lol at FIRST! :D lets go BF3!!!!!!


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+ agzander101 on September 29th, 2011 at 11:50 am said:

@inchesshot actually 2nd :P. well At least your not 3rd like me


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+ Crazy_Lunatic463 on September 29th, 2011 at 11:53 am said:

Finally! I been waiting for this! :) Thank you! :D


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+ marlyt on September 29th, 2011 at 11:53 am said:

I’ve been playing this for two days now and I love it. Why did you all strip down this map so drastically? The alpha videos I’ve seen had vehicles and everything. Can’t wait for the full release because this is very fun but there’s not much to it. It’s underwhelming.


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+ FredNation on September 29th, 2011 at 11:54 am said:

Already got it! Amazing! Waka waka!


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+ that-acmilan-guy on September 29th, 2011 at 11:54 am said:

The US store updated too slow, I download it off from the UK store.


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+ marlyt on September 29th, 2011 at 11:54 am said:

Where did my comment go?


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+ Grayfoxx663 on September 29th, 2011 at 11:56 am said:

F-Yeah! Finally more people can come in and play!


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+ TheJLC on September 29th, 2011 at 11:56 am said:

Been playing the Beta, love it so far. Hope another map is added soon.


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+ PatriotEyez27 on September 29th, 2011 at 11:57 am said:

Finally,once I get home.


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+ ddb216 on September 29th, 2011 at 11:57 am said:

Too all Battlefield Noobs: Please Learn how to SPOT!! Spotting involves simply pressing the “Select” button when your cross-hairs are pointed on an enemy. Spotting will show your enemies’ location to teammates and when used on a regular basis by enough squad members, it is a powerful tool.


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    + Tommy Rydling on September 29th, 2011 at 12:51 pm said:

    Yep, Spotting is a pretty powerful help for all your friends. It really gives a better overview of the action — and it gives the spotter extra score. :)


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+ Welintin on September 29th, 2011 at 11:58 am said:

OOOH YEAAAHH LEEEGOOOOO!!! :D


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+ NineToez on September 29th, 2011 at 11:58 am said:

I’ve been downloading it for half an hour now. Can’t wait to finally meet up with my MoH early access clan tonite and record for YouTube!


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+ marlyt on September 29th, 2011 at 11:58 am said:

OK well that one worked. I have been playing for two days now and have a question… DICE, why did you all strip this map down so much? Where are the vehicles? It’s great looking and plays like a dream but the environment is underwhelming without the extras that we love aboujt BF series ie APVs, tanks, etc Casn’t wait for Oct 26th!!!


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+ wade001 on September 29th, 2011 at 11:59 am said:

hrm.. not a bad time to have the day off… :)


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+ kc_chang on September 29th, 2011 at 12:00 pm said:

Let’s Move out!!!! GO GO GO GO!!!!


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+ marlyt on September 29th, 2011 at 12:00 pm said:

why do you keep losing my posts, Sony???


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+ Kryshalis on September 29th, 2011 at 12:02 pm said:

downloading now. Can’t wait!


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+ Zinacef on September 29th, 2011 at 12:03 pm said:

Going to download it now…


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+ Hitmanwwe on September 29th, 2011 at 12:07 pm said:

I HAVE BEEN UP SINCE 7 JUST TO WAIT FOR THE GAME AND NOW ITS AT 75% AHHHHHHH SO DAM EXCIDED XD


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+ DrPhiill on September 29th, 2011 at 12:08 pm said:

Loving it, been playing since early morning! <3


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    + Tommy Rydling on September 29th, 2011 at 12:51 pm said:

    <3


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+ xXLEXINXx on September 29th, 2011 at 12:09 pm said:

Been waiting for this! Played Alpha but meh didn’t like it on PC.


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+ Rene_Led on September 29th, 2011 at 12:10 pm said:

this doesn’t make sense:
Assault hands out Med kits
Support hands out ammo

Shouldn’t assualt be handing ammo and support meds? Sounds more practical that way to me lol


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    + Tommy Rydling on September 29th, 2011 at 12:53 pm said:

    Hehe, so this is how we figured:
    Since Assault is going to be the guy at the frontline, getting hurt all the time, it figures that he should be the one patching up his squad mates at the front. While ammo and LMG makes a perfect fit for the Support. Try laying down some suppressive fire with a Support from afar. Suppressing gives the enemy a slight blur effect and lowers his accuracy — and gives you teamplay score.


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+ Kryshalis on September 29th, 2011 at 12:12 pm said:

@24, I’m sure they’d say it’s a balancing thing, but I couldn’t tell you how. Doesn’t make sense to me, either.


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+ ElTiroLoco_ on September 29th, 2011 at 12:13 pm said:

Is this game good?


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+ SGTSTEELFACE on September 29th, 2011 at 12:15 pm said:

not too fussed played the alpha already same map better stabilty should chechk out though to see how it does on ps3


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+ turk_player2306 on September 29th, 2011 at 12:15 pm said:

thats sooo coool :D !!!!!


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+ Razor_Ruke on September 29th, 2011 at 12:20 pm said:

Finally, been waiting all day for this.


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+ DrPhiill on September 29th, 2011 at 12:23 pm said:

Btw, i want to use Battlelog, how do you get it to work with your Ps3? or does the beta version only work for PC users? anyone knows? would be awesome to know how if you can tell me.


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+ tony214dallas on September 29th, 2011 at 12:23 pm said:

THE BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME EVER…..CANT WAIT UNTILL IT COMES OUT


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on September 29th, 2011 at 12:24 pm said:

installing now!..i hope its worth the wait :/


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+ KidCommando on September 29th, 2011 at 12:25 pm said:

DOWNLOADING ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||______ 76%


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+ echowolf on September 29th, 2011 at 12:25 pm said:

it makes perfect sense for the support to throw ammo hes the guy with the big gun that is shooting nonstop it is his job. There has always been a deficiency of medics in battle field and since there are a lot of people who play assault this fixes the problem of there being no medics.


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+ echowolf on September 29th, 2011 at 12:26 pm said:

battlefield*


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+ powerbyakuma on September 29th, 2011 at 12:27 pm said:

I am still at work cant wait to get home and download this. L.A. How are the graphics?


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+ jyj09 on September 29th, 2011 at 12:28 pm said:

MY QUESTION IS….WILL THE SERVERS FOR THIS GAME WILL WORK PROPERLY CUZ WITH UNCHARTED 3 ON PSN WAS TOTALLY SLOW! BUT I WILL LOOK UP FOR THIS ONE!


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+ rAdIOhEad73 on September 29th, 2011 at 12:28 pm said:

Hi is this available in the Canadian store as well?


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+ Creative_ae on September 29th, 2011 at 12:33 pm said:

PlayStation Store is down :S


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+ Tank_Baked on September 29th, 2011 at 12:34 pm said:

I couldn’t wait all day for you guys to put it up so I got it from the UK store at like 8am . Awesome fun though and can’t wait for the 29th of October.


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+ redmala on September 29th, 2011 at 12:36 pm said:

now i downloading the game, I’m excited.


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+ Kryshalis on September 29th, 2011 at 12:42 pm said:

@37 – That’s why they are having an open beta; to test the servers and make sure they work properly.


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    + Tommy Rydling on September 29th, 2011 at 12:55 pm said:

    Couldn’t have said it better myself. :)


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+ D-Squad3 on September 29th, 2011 at 12:45 pm said:

Need more maps!!!


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+ Asator87 on September 29th, 2011 at 12:48 pm said:

I keep getting a 80700192 code when i try to sign in! anyone else getting this? I want to play this Beta so bad!


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+ FullMetalGear on September 29th, 2011 at 12:54 pm said:

My birthday is October 25th. Any chance you guys will drop a copy in my mail box as a present? =)


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+ thundercat17 on September 29th, 2011 at 12:54 pm said:

yeah, 2 days ago…


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+ cap10mark on September 29th, 2011 at 1:01 pm said:

YAY!! My Daughter just text me to let me know that the beta has been downloaded and waiting for me to get home from work. Thank You Sony & Dice…it’s great to check new stuff out before a release!


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+ ima_crash_u on September 29th, 2011 at 1:01 pm said:

kool itz only 1 gb or else i wouldn’t of downloaded it this isen’t like uncharted or anythin i ONLY play boss games like fifa an uncharted but anyways


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