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Pr0ph3cy
09-12-2011, 09:48 PM
Either the 19th of Sept or the 26th

A bunch of people are headed to Cali to play BF3 beta on the aircraft carrier. And they said the beta will be released at that time.


I got my source from Next Gen Tactics youtube channel

Grey Delta
09-12-2011, 11:05 PM
No official word, The consensus seems to be "soon..." all over the internet. September 11th was thrown around for a while, then 13th/16th/27th etc. It'll come when it comes, no point trying to predict because DICE/EA are being overly coy with details.

Mother Beef
09-12-2011, 11:33 PM
If its the 26th im going to be pissed. I want this beta so damn bad, it feels all other games im playing till then are simply ways of stalling time.

HeavenSoldier
09-13-2011, 01:20 AM
19? Yeah, I could see the 19th, since it's on a Tuesday. Sounds more likely than the original 11th and all. I wouldn't be surprised if they just had it at the very end of September though, since it would still be "during" September.

guillermo316
09-13-2011, 01:42 AM
I got a call form the head of DICE telling me that the beta starts somewhere around... the time they dedice to announce it! Cool story bro yeah a bunch of cows and dogs are headed to the slaughter house to play the beta too. AWAH? Also since it's so close to release, I doubt it's a beta more like a demo. lol

Tatanko
09-13-2011, 02:33 AM
19? Yeah, I could see the 19th, since it's on a Tuesday.
No, it's not ;)

It will come when it comes people... speculation is pointless and anything but an official announcement is just that: speculation.

Mother Beef
09-13-2011, 07:42 AM
No, it's not ;)

It will come when it comes people... speculation is pointless and anything but an official announcement is just that: speculation.

Given the fact that EA/DICE's lips are being tighter than a 6yr old virgins, speculation is all we got to keep our hopes high!

Grey Delta
09-13-2011, 10:53 AM
The beta was announced a year ago so to take this long is a joke. I genuinely feel they don't have a beta ready, and don't know when it will be ready, otherwise why be so secretive about it? It's definitely not good publicity (granted, it's only the die hard fans that are complaining).

Tatanko
09-13-2011, 11:56 AM
I genuinely feel they don't have a beta ready, and don't know when it will be ready, otherwise why be so secretive about it?
I totally agree with this. I feel like September 1st rolled around and they were like, "Oh shit... we said we'd do a beta. Oh well, September 30th still counts, right?" It's starting to get late for them to release one now, and if they never do release one it will look so much worse on their part.

likeitwas1980
09-13-2011, 04:12 PM
i dont understand why they hype us up so much with the videos and press releases. i had to take them off of my facebook because im getting tired of waiting around for the beta. and all they do keep posting and posting and posting.. AND I JUST WANT TO PLAY IT DAMMIT.

Tatanko
09-13-2011, 05:55 PM
i dont understand why they hype us up so much with the videos and press releases.
Sales, my friend... sales. That's it and that's all.

Convas
09-13-2011, 06:18 PM
I would laugh if they tried to schedule it on Gears of War 3's launch day.

M49907
09-14-2011, 05:12 AM
Given the fact that EA/DICE's lips are being tighter than a 6yr old virgins, speculation is all we got to keep our hopes high!

Disturbing. At this point I am less worried about the beta and more worried about the actual game. They have already waited to long I think.

Grey Delta
09-14-2011, 10:54 AM
The Tokyo Game Show is starting so I'm hoping for at least an announcement soon, I know deep down though that I'm setting myself up for disappointment. :(

LittleKitty3
09-14-2011, 11:08 AM
I played the Alpha version and now I can test the Beta. Its cool =) But im not waiting the Beta so much cuz the whole game is coming soon so..

likeitwas1980
09-14-2011, 11:52 AM
rub it in why dont ya

Tatanko
09-14-2011, 11:59 AM
The Tokyo Game Show is starting so I'm hoping for at least an announcement soon
Is DICE even going to be at TGS? I thought it was for smaller companies, and I don't see them listed on the site.

Grey Delta
09-14-2011, 12:04 PM
Is DICE even going to be at TGS? I thought it was for smaller companies, and I don't see them listed on the site.

According to the official Twitter they were, though admittedly I haven't checked any streams or looked for any info yet.

http://twitter.com/#!/Battlefield

Tatanko
09-14-2011, 12:16 PM
Ahhh ok, I don't have a Twitter account and admittedly rarely keep up with anyone's feed. I should at least bookmark the Battlefield feed.

Looks like they just announced it 6 hours ago, so no wonder it's not listed on the TGS site. Hopefully we'll get some new videos out of it at least. It is perfect timing for a beta announcement though, hmmm...

M1 Punk
09-14-2011, 12:18 PM
So lame they didn't plan the Beta during 1 - 19 Sept.
I'm pretty sure a lot of Xbox gamers will be busy playing GOW3 from Sept. 20 on.

Tatanko
09-14-2011, 01:13 PM
I'm pretty sure a lot of Xbox gamers will be busy playing GOW3 from Sept. 20 on.
No skin off their back, they don't really stand to gain anything from us playing a beta anyway. Only we really stand to gain from it (for fun and to optimize the final game). I see your point, though. I want to say it's on purpose so that not as many people flood their servers to play the beta, but you would think they would want to stress-test their servers before the final game comes out.

Vegaskingz
09-14-2011, 11:26 PM
It appears that the PC beta is ready to go, but DICE/EA are waiting for microsoft and sony to pull through on their end, readying servers, testing to make sure it wont brick our consoles, etc.

So blame the console ends folks, it appears the beta is waiting for us to play it ;)

http://planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/fullstory.php?id=165400

Cooljoe
09-15-2011, 12:21 AM
Well, don't be surprised you guys if it commies out on something like September 25th, exactly a month before the game's release. Just sayin...:uzi:

Tatanko
09-15-2011, 02:07 AM
Well, don't be surprised you guys if it commies out on something like September 25th, exactly a month before the game's release. Just sayin...:uzi:
They did say the beta would end "soon" before the retail game was released, so that makes sense.

likeitwas1980
09-15-2011, 03:55 PM
yea i think the one month before release date is more understandable.. but what the hell why cant they just say it.

Tatanko
09-15-2011, 05:40 PM
yea i think the one month before release date is more understandable.. but what the hell why cant they just say it.
See post #22.

Cooljoe
09-16-2011, 08:52 AM
Cuz info on it has to be hush hush and super quiet/sneaky/stealthy like a ghillie in the bushes or a ghillie in the shadows. Shoooosh.... They... Might... Hear......us.

likeitwas1980
09-16-2011, 12:05 PM
yeaaaaaa i saw what he wrote i just think thats a bit far fetched...that they are waiting on the consoles.. then didnt they go through that issue with the alpha trials..

Tatanko
09-16-2011, 02:24 PM
yeaaaaaa i saw what he wrote i just think thats a bit far fetched...that they are waiting on the consoles.. then didnt they go through that issue with the alpha trials..
How is it far-fetched? Sony and Microsoft are notorious for taking forever to approve things. They both have very involved procedures for that sort of thing.

They didn't go through that issue with the Alpha because it was PC-only.

likeitwas1980
09-16-2011, 03:03 PM
good point

Vegaskingz
09-16-2011, 08:08 PM
yeaaaaaa i saw what he wrote i just think thats a bit far fetched...that they are waiting on the consoles.. then didnt they go through that issue with the alpha trials..

What tatanko said was absolutely correct. Consoles, unlike PC, have to be tested to make sure the software that runs on them does not brick the thing. They also have to make sure servers are running up to order and that they can handle the increased traffic as well. In what way then is it far fetched?

LittleKitty3
09-16-2011, 08:12 PM
Ive got the Beta from Medal of Honor :) Waiting for it..

coullgfx
09-17-2011, 08:17 AM
this isnt going to be a beta is it? it will basically be a demo, a beta is a pre-final build of game, which is tested and bugs/glitches rectified before release, the game will already be ready to ship to stores etc, by the time we get this beta, they wont have time to fix anything

Mother Beef
09-17-2011, 08:20 AM
this isnt going to be a beta is it? it will basically be a demo, a beta is a pre-final build of game, which is tested and bugs/glitches rectified before release, the game will already be ready to ship to stores etc, by the time we get this beta, they wont have time to fix anything

The beauty (and consequence) of patches. They could calculate a lot of the data and make the fixes within the first month of release. It is in every essence bullshit, but never the less... BATTLEFIELD! :rock

Vegaskingz
09-17-2011, 08:33 AM
it seems like more people are getting hyped for the beta, a developmental build for the game, rather than the actual retail release. Im just thankful we are getting to play this amazing game before release, it doesnt happen often.

Tatanko
09-17-2011, 01:49 PM
this isnt going to be a beta is it? it will basically be a demo, a beta is a pre-final build of game, which is tested and bugs/glitches rectified before release, the game will already be ready to ship to stores etc, by the time we get this beta, they wont have time to fix anything
You're somewhat right. Just like Mother Beef said, they can release patches right off the bat. In fact, they can have one ready for launch if necessary; meaning you would fire up the game for the first time at midnight on launch day and there would already be an update waiting for you.

Also, more importantly, it will help stress-test the system of servers we'll be using to play the final retail game and help them make improvements before the flood gates open.

MediumMelanin
09-18-2011, 03:02 AM
Well, I've heard it was the 27th. No word if that was for the beta or regular access. Then it would either be the 25th for beta if 27th was the regular, and 29th regular if 27th was for early access. *sigh* I just want DICE to confirm a freaking date already so people would stop spamming their Facebook page, lol, and so I would know it too and not miss out on the very first second it's available! :)

Outline
09-18-2011, 07:31 AM
Beta still starts soon...


And waiting...

xTenebrous
09-18-2011, 08:08 PM
Some random guys asked DICE staff at GAMEFest confirmed it would be out in the next week or so, whether or not it's true is another matter but it's always nice to have some sort of hope I suppose..

I wouldn't get too excited about it really but you never know, could be true.

Linky (http://twitter.com/#!/hk_tom/status/114811874532532224)

Achiever TM
09-19-2011, 12:09 AM
Some random guys asked DICE staff at GAMEFest confirmed it would be out in the next week or so, whether or not it's true is another matter but it's always nice to have some sort of hope I suppose..

I wouldn't get too excited about it really but you never know, could be true.

Linky (http://twitter.com/#%21/hk_tom/status/114811874532532224)

http://twitter.com/#!/BattlefieldNews

Redditor @ GAMEFest claims he spoke to a EA / DICE rep who said the #BF3 (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23BF3) beta passed MS cert - http://bit.ly/qxkBhU (http://t.co/E0ywTsbZ) #takewithagrainofsalt (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23takewithagrainofsalt)

September 17th

If so you might be right ;)

xTenebrous
09-19-2011, 07:56 AM
http://twitter.com/#!/BattlefieldNews

Redditor @ GAMEFest claims he spoke to a EA / DICE rep who said the #BF3 (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23BF3) beta passed MS cert - http://bit.ly/qxkBhU (http://t.co/E0ywTsbZ) #takewithagrainofsalt (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23takewithagrainofsalt)

September 17th

If so you might be right ;)

Only time will tell I suppose, I've got Gears of War to keep me busy until Battlefield anyway so I'm not really fussed when the beta comes around, I have the opportunity to play it at EuroGamer on Sunday anyway so I'm not really that bothered.

Tatanko
09-19-2011, 02:12 PM
So basically we're waiting for Sony's certification?

Vegaskingz
09-19-2011, 07:01 PM
Two Dice employees on twitter have hinted at a possible beta release this week:

http://twitter.com/#!/zh1nt0

and

http://twitter.com/#!/locust9

Whether this means the beta will drop or something else, hard to say. One can dream :P

xTenebrous
09-19-2011, 07:08 PM
It's started to look good then, lets hope we'll at least hear something about it then.

SacredGamer
09-19-2011, 07:18 PM
Two Dice employees on twitter have hinted at a possible beta release this week:

http://twitter.com/#!/zh1nt0 (http://twitter.com/#%21/zh1nt0)

and

http://twitter.com/#!/locust9 (http://twitter.com/#%21/locust9)

Whether this means the beta will drop or something else, hard to say. One can dream :P

Nobodys hinted at a Beta Release.
Were expecting a formal announcement tbh.

xXGranty95Xx
09-19-2011, 07:56 PM
Give them their due though, they've kept it a frig load quieter than what Activision/Treyarch did with EVERY Call of Duty game.

Frozenghost001
09-19-2011, 08:07 PM
BattlefieldNews (http://twitter.com/#!/BattlefieldNews)Planet Battlefield



@BF3xD (http://twitter.com/#!/BF3xD) doubt it. from multiple sources we've been hearing early access on 27th, open to all on 29th



idk if this is the official release date for the console beta, but i believe them.

http://twitter.com/#!/BattlefieldNews

Tatanko
09-20-2011, 01:32 AM
Well at the very least if we don't get it this week, we'll hear about it.

rc deaths agent
09-20-2011, 08:15 AM
Well whenever it is atleast we get to try it out before release. It really isn't even a beta though, more like a demo because they don't have time to make any changes to the final game. Guess they could use the info for the first patch though.

Grey Delta
09-20-2011, 09:43 AM
They can do a day one patch with the info from the beta.

Tatanko
09-20-2011, 11:53 AM
It really isn't even a beta though, more like a demo because they don't have time to make any changes to the final game.
Good job not reading any of the thread...
You're somewhat right. Just like Mother Beef said, they can release patches right off the bat. In fact, they can have one ready for launch if necessary; meaning you would fire up the game for the first time at midnight on launch day and there would already be an update waiting for you.

Also, more importantly, it will help stress-test the system of servers we'll be using to play the final retail game and help them make improvements before the flood gates open.

Mother Beef
09-20-2011, 12:10 PM
Tatanko. You rule with an iron fist, and i love it.

However, ironically, if you read the rest of his post he does mention they could use the info for the first patch :/ awkward. haha.

rc deaths agent
09-20-2011, 05:22 PM
Good job not reading any of the thread...
Sorry i don't have all day to read forums, i pop in and out once in a while. And i did read some of it just not all...thanks.

Tatanko
09-20-2011, 05:29 PM
Sorry i don't have all day to read forums, i pop in and out once in a while. And i did read some of it just not all...thanks.
Neither do I, it's called using my time wisely. My post was on the same page as yours, and the thread is only 2 pages long to begin with, Mr. High and Mighty :rolleyes:

rc deaths agent
09-21-2011, 02:11 AM
Neither do I, it's called using my time wisely. My post was on the same page as yours, and the thread is only 2 pages long to begin with, Mr. High and Mighty :rolleyes: Ok, I'll try and explain this so you can understand :) As i mentioned before i only read a few posts, therefore i never got to the second page.

I simply responded to the op. I use my time wisely too and i don't have TIME to read all the posts or have conversations on here. :nana

Anyways...the games gonna rock and i cannot wait.

Hanzo Zer0
09-22-2011, 06:19 AM
Yyyaaawwnnnn...

Mother Beef
09-22-2011, 06:41 AM
Yyyaaawwnnnn...

Congratulations! ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED-
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Tatanko
09-22-2011, 11:52 AM
Yyyaaawwnnnn...
Thanks for contributing. We're all better off for you having taken the time to post in this thread.