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Battlefield 3: Open beta release date update, Medal of Honor buyers mad

Following on from the recent screenshot leak appearing to show the Xbox 360 beta in action, we have some more information on the highly anticipated multiplayer beta for Battlefield 3, especially important for those of you who picked up the Limited Edition version of Medal of Honor.

A collection of rumors on when the beta will be beginning and who will gain access to it first have been plastered all over the internet over the past few days. One rumored release date for the beta is September 27th, although this has yet to be officially confirmed by DICE.

And then there’s the huge issue of who gets access to the beta and when. A recent Tweet by DICE VO Producer, Tomas Danko has solved a partial piece of the puzzle by stating that Medal of Honor gamers will gain access to the open beta first, and then they will be followed by gamers who participated in the recent alpha trial of the game providing they received an email from EA confirming their access into the beta.

We’re guessing that after MoH and alpha testers are out of the way, EA will then open up the Battlefield 3 open beta to the masses and everyone will be able to join in on the fun, but wait – there’s still one major twist that we’re hearing about. Information over at RipTen reveals that the early access that had been promised to Medal of Honor limited edition buyers is only 48 hours in fact, and then after 24 hours, they will then be joined by the alpha testers, making the whole ‘early access’ deal seem rather pointless.

If you spent the extra cash on Medal of Honor, you are definitely entitled to feel a bit hard done by, since your early test will last mere hours before the global zoo hound the servers and demand their time with the beta too. It seems like a bit of a situation for EA to manage, so we’re hoping that everyone gets their chance to try the game out before the game releases on October 25th.

Did you buy the limited edition of Medal of Honor? If so, how do you feel about this situation. As for those of you who took part in the alpha trial – did you receive the email from EA?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Lemonaderz1998
Lemonaderz1998

lols i can’t get into battlefield3 beta maybe cuz imma asian =w=

ERiC LiMoS

Ya I got the email with a code in it. The game was OK while it lasted. I played on the evening of the 28th and the morning of the 29th then it was offline. I wish it was a little cleaner graphics.

Nbrowntlank
Nbrowntlank

ok so its the 29th why cant i accessed the beta on the psn yet

Whzziywazoo
Whzziywazoo

Lolz, I ordered bf3, got the code, logged in and win win win! :p
MOH wasn’t the best, why do it to yourselves?
I got that on Steam, £10 offer :p

Tristan Craven

ea can suck my balls . promise of an early access to online beta of battlefield 3 when i bought medal of honor limited edition last year well that was very good promotional skill i feel ripped off now having bought that shite .

Anthony Mata

I thought I was in the running for the early beta for BF 3, I bought MOH last year. I never got that email from EA. I got duped by the promo on the cover of MOH, “Beta invitation included.” Hope i get it on the 29th of September.

Zachary Rusk

meh never buy game A for beta in game B……unless its diablo 3

Matty Ward

Def feel a little pissed…they made the LE MOE seem exclusive with the beta bonus..for me this was the main reason i bought the title at release. I thought it would be LE owners exclusivley, but failing that at least more than 2 days?!? cmon ea….

Lt.WaX
Lt.WaX

I think i can sit this one out aswell.
Gamers should know big titles are almost impossible to get to the consumer all at once.
If you buy a game based upon a beta key for another game thats really your own choice.
I myself bought the moh LE and cost me about  €5,- more.. Now i preordered bf3 and got the same early acces again 😛 my fault, i will not cry. They only need to comfirm me as super ultra 4 day early acces spot!

Mehhh
Mehhh

I got MOH limited edition new for 20 bucks and I liked the game soooo I don’t really care that much. I’m just disappointed they said early September and here we are almost October.

Harsimran1234
Harsimran1234

I was in the alpha trial and I haven’t gotten any email about beta access even though I did preorder from origin…so I’m still getting the 48 hour earlier access…

Harsimran1234
Harsimran1234

I was in the alpha trial and I haven’t gotten any email about beta access even though I did preorder from origin…so I’m still getting the 48 hour earlier access…

C Ashworth1
C Ashworth1

i am sick of games that say you have to buy the limited edition of a game to get the beta for the next game which usually everybody gets acces to by preordering

Opfor1
Opfor1

I am an avid fps gamer and bought the MOH limited edition so I could get Early Beta acess. I still have it. No emails no word from EA I registered on their EA website everything. Nothing yet. I’m also an Attorney . Tell EA don’t screw this up or a Class Action may follow . Wise up keep your promises EA or we will make you PAY!!!

Josephkuli
Josephkuli

Gamestop gave me MPH:LE For no extra charge…. :p. So no loss really.

Josephkuli
Josephkuli

Gamestop gave me MPH:LE For no extra charge…. :p. So no loss really.

Bob
Bob

More corporate lies! Money rules in the end.

Thataboy85
Thataboy85

If EA handles this situation only allowing MOH buyers a mere 48 hours early acess,I will never ever purchase a game from them on the promise of early access to a game that there promoting. I hate to feel like someone told me a lie just to get me to make a purchase!!!! Shame on you EA , thats how you treat your customers!!!!

Jmurray
Jmurray

I bought MOH just for the BF3 beta and it was no shock when i played the MOH online that it was crap! ( great idea horrible follow through) As far as not getting the beta until about a month before BF3 is out shouldnt be a surprise cause video game companies have been collectivley screwing us gamers! why should they stop now!

Spencer Preece

i bought MoH for the game anyway, BF3 Beta is just a bonus:)

Dinkhaven
Dinkhaven

This is getting annoying hearing some of you complain about how you were tricked but have already played bf3 on the alpha. Suck it up, stop bitching, youre out 60 bucks (your own fault). Some of us haven’t played any of it yet and people who have already tested the alpha are bitching that they wont have it two days ahead of time. Just shut up and wait for it to start.

Spongeonfire
Spongeonfire

The Reason why they won’t just keep it on pc is because the company is looking for sales. its a business strategy because most kids have xbox or ps3. Consoles=Profit Pc games tend to be cheaper though console are usually expensive what would you do for ££$$$$

ipsous
ipsous

I have MOH LE and I did get an email confirming that I had a reserved slot for Beta. I also got one for Alpha but as I was away I couldn’t try it.

Brad_Koerner93
Brad_Koerner93

You realize it’s microsoft and Sony holding back the beta right, Dice and EA have nothing to do with it.

BF3HurryUp
BF3HurryUp

Consoles F it up again for us PC players!  Knucklehead console kiddies, your technology is old, and that’s the reason developers have to dumb it down for you.  PC gamers for the win!

Wsosa904
Wsosa904

I you’re a battlefield fan, you wouldn’t mind a delay. It’s common for companies to postpone to fix technical and administrative issues. I’m a little disappointed but at least it’s getting a beta! Can’t wait 😮

Guest
Guest

i have MOH LE, and as of yet have received no news whatsoever in regards to my reserved space on the BF3 beta as per the promotional offer as part of the Limited edition package. Overall the whole thing is up in the air. i think i am meant to receive a space yet no one has confirmed whether this really will apply to ALL owners of MOH limited edition or if it will be on some form of limited access only/first come first served basis. There has been minimal information (EA/DICE are playing their cards very close to their… Read more »

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Dhalll_siena
Dhalll_siena

I think that is dirty.  I bought MOH just for the open beta on BF3.  Metal of Honor was a crappy game with a painful multiplayer experience.  To hear that I spent almost $60 bucks for the game just to be able to download the beta a day prior to everyone else leaves a very bad taste in my mouth.  I think that was EA’s way of selling a bad game.  I don’t think they really care about those that bought MOH for the beta and I am not expecting to get it anytime soon.  I hope that I will… Read more »

Dhalll_siena
Dhalll_siena

I think that is dirty.  I bought MOH just for the open beta on BF3.  Metal of Honor was a crappy game with a painful multiplayer experience.  To hear that I spent almost $60 bucks for the game just to be able to download the beta a day prior to everyone else leaves a very bad taste in my mouth.  I think that was EA’s way of selling a bad game.  I don’t think they really care about those that bought MOH for the beta and I am not expecting to get it anytime soon.  I hope that I will… Read more »

atomicbleach
atomicbleach

Shoot I remember being in the battlefield badcompany 1 beta. That lasted like 2 months… I bought medal of honor thinking it would be like halo odst where those people with the game would get dibs on the beta. I’m waiting dice.

Wilza
Wilza

Getting the Battlefield 3 Beta was the ONLY reason I spent £20 on MoH. How foolish of me… I was in the Alpha too and have yet to receive any such email.

Foreverwasted
Foreverwasted

Well I was in the PC Alpha test of BF3 and I havnt had an email yet confirming that im in the PC Beta too 🙁

Glad ive also got MOH Limited edition though. So whatever happens Ill get the Beta before its open to everyone.

Sam
Sam

So, what do we do if we have not recieved the e mail?…

Billy Blanco

I seriously thinking they’re waiting for Gears 3 to come out but i don’t know why it’s the beta not the real game.

Billy Blanco

I seriously thinking they’re waiting for Gears 3 to come out but i don’t know why it’s the beta not the real game.

Billy Blanco

I seriously thinking they’re waiting for Gears 3 to come out but i don’t know why it’s the beta not the real game.

Billy Blanco

Yea I’m pissed about the 48 hour crap. Don’t get me wrong MoH is a good game but also paying $60 just for 48 hours REALLY Dice come on.

STEJIM
STEJIM

Yeah i bought medal of honor on the xbox but it wasn’t for the reason for battlefield 3 beta.  Medal of honor is actually a really good game.  The campaign is my favourite out of all the cod games, battlefield, homefront and etc.  Mutliplayer was good but could of been better, in fact i haven’t played on it a while ill have a go on it tonight in between bfbc2

STEJIM
STEJIM

Yeah i bought medal of honor on the xbox but it wasn’t for the reason for battlefield 3 beta.  Medal of honor is actually a really good game.  The campaign is my favourite out of all the cod games, battlefield, homefront and etc.  Mutliplayer was good but could of been better, in fact i haven’t played on it a while ill have a go on it tonight in between bfbc2

Jasonsims200
Jasonsims200

please stop messing around e.a we are all dieing to play this game get the beta up and runing dont no if i can take anymore lol

New_415
New_415

Im pissed I Spent $120 Nz on that damn MoH pre-Order registered with EA and still no freaking early access beta confirmation,  over 1year later.  What total bullshit….

Adolfo Marquez

I bought the limited edition of MOH but then sold it. I don’t have that piece of paper it came with either. Would I still get access early?

Adolfo Marquez

I bought the limited edition of MOH but then sold it. I don’t have that piece of paper it came with either. Would I still get access early?

Adolfo Marquez

I bought the limited edition of MOH but then sold it. I don’t have that piece of paper it came with either. Would I still get access early?

Avenaal65
Avenaal65

I never got any email and I registered the dayMOH came out….wt.??

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hmmmm?

Confused… If I can go but MOH tonight and get a beta code, why did I buy the game based on their advertisement that MOH buyers would have exclusive access within a 1-yr period. If you weren’t before, you should be livid now! 

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hmmmm?

If you dont have your MOH cd you are hosed anyhow. But, you can buy it for $19.99 to play a beta 48 hours early. Nice

Jourdanwashere10
Jourdanwashere10

I bought moh when it came out and have been looking forward to this all year. But now i find out that everybody is going to be able to play. I wasted 60 dollars just so i could play it 48 hours before them. They should have let us get the beta during the alpha trial. Who cares about a 48 hour head start.

Jake
Jake

I got mohle used and got a limited edition code that hasn’t been used! I got an email 5 mins later from ea! 😀

S_b109
S_b109

Bought MPH limted editon for the bf3 beta and still no email…as for the early access. Feel a little misled. But buyer beware I guess next time we will all know better. To bad Love battlefield but feel screwed and have a feeling that when others get beta key I will be fighting to get mine and by that timeit will ne public..
Btw pre ordered bf3 aswell

Jermey18
Jermey18

Bought moh for the invite. Had a email sent to me saying here are you beta keys. Opened the email and it then went on to say wait for further news in sept. Big disappointment.

Jermey18
Jermey18

Bought moh for the invite. Had a email sent to me saying here are you beta keys. Opened the email and it then went on to say wait for further news in sept. Big disappointment.

Nicholas Nowell

I didn’t buy MoH just for the BF3 beta, I knew they were going to have an open beta anyway for BF3. One day is plenty advance entry, especially since the servers will more than likely crash or block entry once it’s opened to the general public

Nicholas Nowell

I didn’t buy MoH just for the BF3 beta, I knew they were going to have an open beta anyway for BF3. One day is plenty advance entry, especially since the servers will more than likely crash or block entry once it’s opened to the general public

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hmmmm?

Bought Medal of Honor strictly for early access, not entirely happy about the situation. Also, still no invite email from EA.

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Bought Medal of Honor strictly for early access, not entirely happy about the situation. Also, still no invite email from EA.

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