Battlefield 3: Beta code release time update, early users and jealousy

By Posted 27 Sep 2011, 10:42

We have some great news for those of you who have reserved an early spot in the imminent Battlefield 3 beta, as we have an update for those of you who are still waiting for EA to send out emails containing your all important beta code on either on the Xbox 360, PC or PS3.

As most of you should be aware, the Battlefield 3 beta starts today for gamers who have been granted early access by EA, most of whom will be entering via your Medal Of Honor Tier 1 purchase, or by pre-ordering Battlefield 3 on EA’s Origin Store.

If this applies to you and you’re still waiting to get a beta code, listen up as EA’s community manager for Battlefield 3 has revealed that beta codes should be reaching eligible email accounts at around 1-3pm CET (Central European Time). You can read the Tweet below if you need further confirmation:

”Keys will be sent, around 1pm-3pm CET on PC and Xbox 360. Awaiting further messaging on PS3”

Just to make sure, this doesn’t apply to everyone as normal beta access will start on September 29th, this coming Thursday. If you do have early access to the beta, then you will want to know what time these codes will be sent out in your respective area. Those of you on Eastern time in the US, you should be looking for emails from 7am to 9am, Pacific 4am – 6am, Europe 1-3pm and Japan 8-11pm local time.

If you don’t have early access, feel free to bask in a considerable amount of jealousy while you sit back and wait 48 hours while lucky gamers participate in a frag fest on Operation Metro today. We had a brief go at the beta during Eurogamer Expo, and we have to say that gameplay was nothing short of mindblowing – although that was the lead PC platform that we had a go on, hopefully the console beta will be just as much fun!

So there we have it. Have you received your email containing a beta code from EA today or not? We’re interested to hear from PS3 owners especially, since the Tweet from EA above suggests that PS3 gamers may have to wait a little longer.

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  • Matmurf

    No not yet

  • Mufinz36

    XBOX UK User. No beta code over here yet. They should start sending them out in about 1hr 30 mins over here. 

  • Tejbir55

    Beta is already On psn no need for code

  • Guest

    Haven’t recieved my beta code yet, pre-ordered via Origin. 

    - I live in Denmark.

  • Sdarnley

    Downloading in Australia on psn. Only 1173mb, didn’t need a key to start download

  • Stroubs

    what is CET? live in the US in Ohio. Any idea what time that would be here?

  • mcvicar28

    nothing in uk 360 yet
     

  • Littlegirl85

    Nothing on XBOX 360 yet!!!! WTF!

  • Rude Ski

    no beta code recieved yet i hate waitin for poxy emails

  • I7ynamic

    Nothing For Ps3, nor no email for xbox 360 ..

    COME ON DICE HURRY THE HELL UP PLEASE!

  • Ch229151

    I’m in NY, and I haven’t received my Ps3 beta key yet.  I also checked psn this morning around 8:30 and didn’t find anything. Grrrrr

    • I7ynamic

      I would probably think that US and Canada will get it at 10…

    • Kb62

      “PS3 will show up in the PSN store.” according to EA. Might want to look there 

    • Gratefulsteely

      I’m in South Carolina and just spoke with an EA representative.  He informed me that they do not have any information as to why DICE hasn’t sent out the codes to everyone yet.  I suggested the potential to disrupt server stability to which he acknowledged but did not confirm.  He said that I should be checking my email and that a code will be sent out at some point today.  He said that I would receive the code and then enter it under “Points or something” though I think he meant “Redeem Codes”.   I will say that I purchased the T1 Edition of MOH second hand, but he was able to confirm after checking under my EA login information that I was supposed to be receiving a key.  He also said he’s handled more than 75 calls about the beta since 8 am.  HTH.  Paul.

  • ANGRY@DICE

    COME ON DICE – THIS SUCKS! Its not going to be early access at this rate!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nebby23 Ben Allington

    Emails sent between 1 – 3 CET its not 3:24 CET and nothing for 360… starting to get worried that id of bought that crappy game just for access to this beta and wont bloody get it AHHHHH!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-R-E-Donnelly/769090701 Jason R. E. Donnelly

      If i bought the xbox360 version, the disc, do we get early access? Now Im reading that only the PC downloadable version will get codes, but that doesn’t make sense. 

      “Players who pre-order the game from Origin will be granted early access to the Open Beta for Battlefield 3 when it goes live in September 2011. Early Beta Access and Physical Warfare Pack are available with PC Digital and PC packaged only.”
      http://store.origin.com/store/ea/html/pbPage.battlefield3_US_LE/?intcmp=bf3beta%20_EACom_CP%20_0911

      • Kb62

        This is from EA
        You must meet one of the following requirements for early access to the Beta.  If you do not, the unrestricted Open Beta begins on September 29.You bought Medal of Honor Limited Edition new for PS3, X360, or PC, and activated your Online Pass.If using Steam, you bought Medal of Honor Limited/Tier 1 Edition prior to July 26, 2011.You pre-ordered Battlefield 3 Limited Edition PC download version on Origin by September 25.Pre-orders of Battlefield 3 Limited Edition for Xbox 360, PS3, or PC physical version do not qualify for early access.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-R-E-Donnelly/769090701 Jason R. E. Donnelly

          So why would EA give you early access to a console if you didn’t order it on a console? The logic is what is loosing me. 

          I mean I guess the MOH part is for consoles and the pc dl is for, well, PC.

  • Zacbedford

    emails are here! :D

  • willp93

    my code for xbox 360 beta just arrived :D downloading now!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-R-E-Donnelly/769090701 Jason R. E. Donnelly

      What copy did you preorder? The xbox360 version or the PC Digital copy? Both? Im confused by the words of the website. 

      ANYONE know if its too late to preorder for this? Say I did it this morning? last night? 

      • willp93

        i got it because i bought the limited edition of moh!

  • Jamonymo

    check your email i goy my pc beta key 5 mins ago

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-R-E-Donnelly/769090701 Jason R. E. Donnelly

      What copy did you preorder? The xbox360 version or the PC Digital copy? Both? Im confused by the words of the website. 

      ANYONE know if its too late to preorder for this? Say I did it this morning? last night? 

      • PookNukem

        yea had to be pre-ordered by a certain date, not sure which dated but i do know its past whatever date that would of been

  • Phil Hill

    I still haven’t gotten mine yet for PC :(

  • Phil Hill

    You had to have preordered by Sept 25th to get the early beta.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-R-E-Donnelly/769090701 Jason R. E. Donnelly

      :( What a waste…. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

  • Jhan

    Geez I live in New Jersey and I still dont even see the Beta on the PSN. Anyone else having the same problem?

    • Gratefulsteely

      I’m in South Carolina and just spoke with an EA representative.  He informed me that they do not have any information as to why DICE hasn’t sent out the codes to everyone yet.  I suggested the potential to disrupt server stability to which he acknowledged but did not confirm.  He said that I should be checking my email and that a code will be sent out at some point today.  He said that I would receive the code and then enter it under “Points or something” though I think he meant “Redeem Codes”.   I will say that I purchased the T1 Edition of MOH second hand, but he was able to confirm after checking under my EA login information that I was supposed to be receiving a key.  He also said he’s handled more than 75 calls about the beta since 8 am.  HTH.  Paul.

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        I love you Trolls! See you on the Battlefield [3]. – OMC-PICASSO

  • Bob Burns1

    Anyone in the central time zone received an xbox beta invite yet? Still no word here

    • Kb62

      nothing yet

  • Regzvspilon

    this sux   i still dont have it and i got early access
     

    • Dexster17

      Yeah same

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nebby23 Ben Allington

    Just got my code through so dont worry everyone (360) although its a 2 day early access its gonna take bloody two days to download it its gone to 7% in the last 30 minutes… and i have 50mb virgin Ouch!

  • Kb62

    People in Central time for 360 Just got my code

    • Bob Burns1

      Would you be able to provide a screen shot of your email?! I’m just tapping my fingers here and getting a bit frustrated with the lack of customer service here shown by EA. Every time they release a game this is an issue!

      So excited!

      • occularpenetration

        there is a youtube video out already, with a pic of the email

  • Usmanaslam21

    i dont get it! ill sue Ea! if i dont get my code

  • Hellno

    Got mine just now in Wyoming

  • Gratefulsteely

    I’m in South Carolina and just spoke with an EA representative.  He informed me that they do not have any information as to why DICE hasn’t sent out the codes to everyone yet.  I suggested the potential to disrupt server stability to which he acknowledged but did not confirm.  He said that I should be checking my email and that a code will be sent out at some point today.  He said that I would receive the code and then enter it under “Points or something” though I think he meant “Redeem Codes”.   I will say that I purchased the T1 Edition of MOH second hand, but he was able to confirm after checking under my EA login information that I was supposed to be receiving a key.  He also said he’s handled more than 75 calls about the beta since 8 am.  HTH.  Paul.

  • occularpenetration

    Just got mine.  Central Time.  XBOX 360  It is downloading very well.  Doesn’t look like the servers are overloaded.  It is 1.3G in size.  I am 50% done in 5 minutes.  Hope to see the rest of you on soon. 

    • occularpenetration

      got it downloaded, but a lot of people are having connection problems

  • ProudDisciple

    Anyone in europe get their email or have gotten access through the PSN store. The only reason I got MOH and for WHAT?!?!

  • Whereareyou

    beta still nowhere to be found on PSN EST time.

  • George Hale

    Im in the midlands, england, and i still havent recived my e-mail from EA…

    I dropped work today so i could play it, and it was bloody pointless….. MEGA ANNOYED

  • Gratefulsteely

    Got my key!  2:17 pm, EST!  In South Carolina!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.maina Kunta Kinte

    who needs a key i got one but its for xbox 360 and pc,let no one lie to you you cant use Codes on ps3

    • Bob Burns1

      Me! could you shoot me the e-mail to bob.burns1@verizon:disqus .net? It’s for Xbox

  • http://twitter.com/dragon73052 Chris Williams

    Still no PSN beta and its annoying. The only reason I got medal of honor was for this access.

  • Nateon3

    Got an e-mail for ps3 beta, but still no actual beta on PSN

    • Dexster17

      You need to put code in on the playstation store then download it:)

      • Nateon3

        They don’t give you a code in the email.

        • Ol Chappy

          No code needed for PSN, it just has to be up there, and it isn’t. Yet. I’ve been compulsively checking over & over since I got the email, and now I need to find something more constructive to do to take my mind off this. Like… playing BFBC2, I suppose

  • PookNukem

    ps3 in des moines, iowa. I bought that MOH tier 1 bs cause the beta was a strong selling point for me and thought that the game would be decent but looks like i got double fucked with no lube or even a courtesy reach around, I got no god damn email and not in psn store. frustrated as hell

    • PookNukem

      and that would be central time in case some of u dont know

  • Matt-The-Silent

    Got an email inviting me, guess sony has yet to update the store… i guess ill go wait another hour or two and check.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Billy-Blanco/548667602 Billy Blanco

    Yea this sucks my BF buddy is playing it now on xbox but i have to wait for Sony to get off their butt.

  • EzraMondoux

    So i got the email from DICE confirming the beta since i bought MOH. I follow the instructions for the ps3 by going to the view all and then Battefield 3 and the beta is not available. Everything else is there. Is anybody else having this problem?

    • jason

      yeah same here

    • jason

      i called EA cust. support and she told me that it would be up between 4&8pm. CET. if that helps.

  • Pjhoward17

    I haven’t received my xbox 360 email and I pre ordered moh. My time zone is eastern time us. Is there Anyone who might know why I didn’t recieve my email.

    • Ycskynet81

      They are justl like treyarch

  • Ycskynet81

    No iam pissed

  • goetzitdone

    if i pre ordered on the 25th will i receive a beta key?
     

  • Matan

    Dont Got yet my key :|

  • Gratefulsteely

    East Coasters: Beta now available for download in the PSN Store!

  • BlahBla

    Is This Beta Game For EveryOne Or Just Pre-Order, Exclusive Clubs Only?

  • Whzziywazoo

    BETA is now open to everyone mate.

  • Mjr062

    well idk what time it comes out usa time not europe time but its 6am im up for work and still no beta???? hopefully around 12 and 1 pm like i have been hearing

    • Whzziywazoo

      Well, The 27th release of BETA I got my e-mail about 1-3 pm.
      you’ll get it in the afternoon maybe.

  • Pimp521

    just played the demo so cool!

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