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Battlefield 3 Expansions to Hit PS3 First, Open Beta on PSN 9/29

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Senior Community Manager, DICE

This is Tommy Rydling from DICE, and I’ve got two exciting pieces of news to share with PlayStation.Blog readers. First, we are very happy to announce the dates for the eagerly awaited Battlefield 3 Open Beta on PSN. The Beta is open to all and will run from September 29th to October 10th. You can join it by simply going to the going the PlayStation Store and navigating to the “View All By Title” section, then selecting Battlefield 3 – within there you’ll see the download for the Battlefield 3 demo!

Battlefield 3 for PS3

Prepare for battle in the bombed-out metro tunnels on the outskirts of Paris in the upcoming Battlefield 3 Open Beta!

Alternatively, if you have redeemed a Medal of Honor: Limited Edition or Tier 1 Edition Online Pass, you will receive early access via a personal email invitation from DICE that includes 48-hour early access, which will allow you to start playing on September 27th.

The Open Beta is your chance to play Battlefield 3 early, try out our free social platform Battlelog, and give your valued feedback directly to those of us at DICE. You participating in the Battlefield 3 Open Beta means that you are not only helping us load test the servers, but more importantly, helping us fine-tune the final components of the multiplayer game.

During your time in the Open Beta, you’ll be playing on the map Operation Métro – a map you might have seen coverage of from E3, where we won the Best Multiplayer Game award.

Battlefield 3 for PS3

But that’s not all for our PlayStation fans! You’ll be happy to know that beginning with our first expansion pack Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand (to be released later this year), all full-blown upcoming expansion packs for the game will appear one week early exclusively on PS3, brought to you by Sony!

As you may or may not have heard, Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand is a themed expansion pack containing four of the most loved maps from Battlefield 2, boldly reimagined in the Frostbite 2 engine. It also features new weapons and vehicles, unique in-game dog tags, new persistence, as well as new Trophies.

Make sure to stay tuned for more on the PS3 version of Battlefield 3 and all things related. And do let us know what you think of the Beta once it’s up and running. For more stories on Battlefield 3, feel free to check out the official Battlefield blog where I post from behind the scenes under the name “H Brun”.

I also wanted to say thank you for your continued support for DICE and Battlefield 3. Meeting our fans in person is always very rewarding and exciting. We went to gamescom with the PS3 co-op mission Exfiltration, and at Tokyo Game Show we let visitors play the single player mission Operation Guillotine. The response so far has been overwhelming, and we look forward to showing you more action from Battlefield 3 before the North American launch on October 25th.

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jordan23457 said:

September 22nd, 8:46 pm

Cant wait am going to get the beta. Battlefield 3 is going to be better then MW3

furykiller972 said:

September 22nd, 11:14 pm

love u dice, im glad the ps3 is starting to get some love now and definately cant wait for the beta picking this up day one

GMFCO311 said:

September 22nd, 11:53 pm

Not that I’m complaining or anything, but it seems kinda not cool that I bought Medal of Honor and only knowing that having done so I only get it two days before anyone else? I’ll have to reconsider pre-ordering things next time for Beta access. The way the game was advertised made it sound like it was gonna be a closed Beta period if you don’t buy MOH! Oh well no biggie!

Kaio_ARG said:

September 23rd, 1:17 am

Battlefield 3 is so gonna pwn!

kingmatt007 said:

September 23rd, 2:33 am

looking forward to playing it. i’m glad that the final game will have both Team Deathmatch and Squad Deathmatch. maybe this one will have music like the Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam expansion. can you imagine going into battle online with Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Bad Moon Rising or Iron Maiden’s The Trooper or 2 Minutes to Midnight? that would be sick. i know it’s too late to add these songs to BF3 but maybe when Bad Company 3 or BF4 come out there may be room or enough memory for them on the next system see you guys online for both the beta and the actual game and good luck


September 23rd, 4:56 am

@ kingmatt007

that was awesome wasnt it? the viet expansion / music..

i totally agree because it was like goose bump crashing a chopper while listening to those tunes man..lol
took me a week to handle the huey handling tin can, i admit it..

ToKKeNbL00dMoNeY said:

September 23rd, 5:27 am

YA MAN, THANK YOU SONY, THANK YOU DICE, YOU GUYS FREAKIN ROCK! btw for those who think xbox live dlc’s r cheaper your wrong, i bought rezurrection yesterday for 14.99 no tax and xbox pays 1200 point which cost $20 bucks :D hope that makes you feel better, dont be intimadated by microsoft because there the ones thats scared why to you think they get COD DLC’s a month before even pc and thats microsoft to lol

ToKKeNbL00dMoNeY said:

September 23rd, 5:34 am

2 more things, 1. ill be on that beta on day one lol, and dont worry this is just the start, all the new games coming out, if bought on the ps3 u get exclusive and extra content, other then mw3, but personally cod is turning into another halo series, which to that all i have to say is, DUDE THAT GAME WAS GOOD YEARS AGO NOT NOW, screw cod and halo lol GO PLAYSTATION :D


September 23rd, 5:37 am

shave shower eat and sleep is over rated, B 3 here we come,lol

DeadCell34 said:

September 23rd, 9:03 am

I want to make a statement while everyone is still reading this. DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT HOW “THIS” WEAPON IS OVERPOWERED ONCE THE GAME CAME OUT. The snipers were pretty much broken on Bad Company 2 because of people complaining about one hit kills above the belt from a .50 cal rifle (that’s called “being realistic”).

Play the game the way DICE designed it. Too much input from the players can be a bad thing.

ODINGameslayer said:

September 23rd, 9:06 am

Best shooter of 2011: Resistance 3. …..um, so far.

voldemortm13 said:

September 23rd, 1:50 pm

so ppl who preordered get this free right?

M1riflecarrier14 said:

September 23rd, 3:04 pm

thank you sony, not just for the exclusive beta, but for steppin up your game, its about time us PlayStation/REAL GAMERS begin noticed, cant wait 2 pwn in beta. who agrees the xbox 360 is a complete ripoff

LauraeOh4 said:

September 23rd, 8:28 pm

Battlefield’s Multiplayer for PS3 NEEDS TO BE 32 players. I Understand that 64 is too large, but 32 can’t be that hard to add. BFBC2 was 12v12, so I’m sure with Frostbite 2, BF3 can handle a measly 8 more players…

nellz777 said:

September 24th, 11:11 am

COD: Modern Warfare 3…….. Thats all i have to say.

murder-scene said:

September 24th, 12:04 pm

Battlefield 3 goodies land on Playstation 3 first

mobileman04 said:

September 24th, 3:46 pm

I recently heard battlefield3 would support the sony marksman, if this IS true that would be great looking forward either way

Antho_39 said:

September 24th, 5:37 pm

ya dice, thank you for making a beta, it was a good idea, i cant wait to play the beta! You rock DICE and Frosbite 2!!! XD

Antho_39 said:

September 24th, 5:40 pm

And by the way, Battlefield 3 is going to own MW3!!!

soldierV820 said:

September 25th, 10:37 am

FINALLY a beta for BF3!!!!!!!!! Screw u mw3

avatar00z00 said:

September 25th, 1:11 pm

yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Thanxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx sony for that (Battlefield 3) is the best game ever <3

gmg24860811 said:

September 25th, 2:56 pm

Nice! I know all of my fellow clan mates(AoA) & of course myself are waiting for BF3.Looking foreward to the new maps & class changes.

TONY-Q said:

September 26th, 9:15 am

sorry if this is a dumb ?… but whats the diff between BF n COD? kinda thinkin about gettin this but dont know to much about the game. not really lookin foward to MW3 cuz word is its jus lookin like a big add-on to MW2 n i prefer black ops over MW2… n thats jus cuz i luv zombies! lol. really jus tired of FPS multiplayer games cuz of COD. its not fun any more. jus aggravating n frustrating.

dlowbhb said:

September 26th, 1:59 pm

COD sucks its to easy its for kids my granny can play that game and catch on to it easy. BF is way better shut even MAG is better than COD. I actually like MAG but BF is creeping up on it the only thing i like better about MAG is the communacation you have with your team.I think you guys should add the proxiy chat on BF on the RUSH and Conquest part because i would like to communicate with the blue guys.

atlanta-georgia said:

September 26th, 8:35 pm


McChunkyC said:

September 27th, 11:04 am

playstation.com says> Alternatively, if you have redeemed a Medal of Honor: Limited Edition or Tier 1 Edition Online Pass, you will receive early access via a personal email invitation from DICE that includes 48-hour early access, which will allow you to start playing on September 27th.


so…….. appear or email with code???

Blasphemous1 said:

September 27th, 11:34 am

Here’s the instructions in the e-mail you’ll get from EA if you had MOH LE….


Dates: September 27th – October 10th
Platform: PlayStation 3

Starting on the 29th, you can also test the Open Beta on Xbox 360® or PC

1) Go to the PlayStation®Network Store on your console
2) From storefront, click on View All By Title, click on B
3) Click on Battlefield 3. All content will appear here”

I’m in CT, USA (GMT -5) and I never see a store update earlier than 8 pm. Someone shoulda told Sony this was an EARLY BETA !

McChunkyC said:

September 27th, 11:46 am

LMAO!! Been married to my email for 2 months waiting for that email. Kept game, receipt and pre-order receipt! All i needed was for Blasphemous1 to leave a comment after me, and……BAM……… Email shows up!!


September 27th, 12:08 pm

i got my email from EA for early access for BF3 but dont see it on the playstation store yet do i have to wait for the store to update?

Brutalsublime said:

September 27th, 12:30 pm

I got the limited edition of MOH, Playstation says the early acces beta wont be up tell midnight tonight thanks playstation i lost 24 hours out of the 48 early access!

Brutalsublime said:

September 27th, 12:33 pm

at lest you guys got an email, had the Medal Of Honor limited edition forever still no email make me said sony : (

CumpariG said:

September 27th, 1:18 pm

I got the E-mail about 3 hours ago. 1pm EST.
It’s now 4:16pm EST and the BETA is still not up.
I have no Idea when the Store updates can any one shed light when it will in EST Time?

Blasphemous1 said:

September 27th, 2:50 pm

@ McChunkyC – That’s awesome ! Now join me in the maddening wait for the store update !

@ Brutalsublime – The e-mail won’t be from Sony, it’ll be from EA. Be sure to check your spam…. Especially with g-mail. Also, if you haven’t “allowed EA to contact you” via your EA account they, well, won’t. ;-)

6pm here on the east coast….

Blasphemous1 said:

September 27th, 4:29 pm

7:30 pm. Still nothing. This kind of timely delivery on a highly anticipated, exclusive deal makes me wanna buy plus !

soldierV820 said:

September 28th, 9:11 am

@184 NO you don’t have to get plus it’s an OPEN BETA which means anyone can play.

Jay_Ey_Why said:

September 28th, 9:44 am

Anyone know what time this beta will go public? I see it’s already available in the store, but since I don’t have MOH, I don’t have early access.

xxThe_Fuhrer-xx said:

September 28th, 10:25 am

Less than a day for the Beta to go Public. BF3>COD3

GTP480 said:

September 28th, 2:01 pm

Has anyone with the Medal of Honor limited edition been able to redeem a code and play the beta?

ak_jay_47 said:

September 28th, 4:05 pm

as a PS Plus member we should of got it when the MOH people got it ps plus is a waste of money

GTP480 said:

September 28th, 4:19 pm

Will the public beta go live at midnight 9/29?

Guapo2345 said:

September 28th, 7:10 pm

what time will the beta come out?

illegalseed420 said:

September 28th, 7:40 pm

Do you need playstation plus to play the beta?

ak_jay_47 said:

September 28th, 10:55 pm

2:00 AM & nothing yet

ak_jay_47 said:

September 28th, 10:57 pm

10:55 PM??? damn its going by cali time

hellsing3000 said:

September 29th, 5:40 am

wth psn why can’t this sort of thing ever go smoothly. I followed the instructions and as usual. Yall are blogging about and promoting everything but the bf3 beta and I don’t even see it in ps store. Why the hell am I a plus member.

msgundam69 said:

September 29th, 5:56 am

The open beta starts today but why can’t I still download it on to my PS3?

indian_spirit_22 said:

September 29th, 7:40 am

Beta is gonna be awesome!!! Glad to see PS3 owners getting DLC early for once.

indian_spirit_22 said:

September 29th, 8:00 am

@ msgundam69 : It will probably go the way the Killzone 3 open beta was launched, Pacific time 10am, eastern time 1 pm. hope this helps

ak_jay_47 said:

September 29th, 8:00 am

11am were im at & still no BF3

JBAlex8 said:

September 29th, 8:17 am

I see the Battlefield 3 Beta but its say “this content is not available to download”, is 11:15 am, is the beta supposed to be downloaded for all in 29 September 2011? and still i can download it, i try every minute but its the same i can download it.

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