Open Fire! Battlefield 4 Exclusive Beta Live

The Siege of Shanghai is on.

The Battlefield 4 exclusive beta is now live, with the Siege of Shanghai map open to digital soldiers on all platforms. We’ll be diving in for duty ourselves today and getting back to you with our official impressions, but for now, here’s what you need to know:

  • The Siege of Shanghai map seems like a terrific level for the beta. The city is right on the water for classic Battlefield boat landings, Shanghai itself is a dense urban environment that makes for block to block fighting, and full vehicle combat should make for some seriously crazy battles. The level also features DICE’s “levolution,” so by the end of a match, many buildings will likely be toppled. Fun.
  • The exclusive beta is for Battlefield 4 Digital Deluxe pre-order customers, Battlefield Premium members, and those who pre-ordered Medal of Honor Warfighter. The open beta will let everyone in beginning on Friday, October 4.
  • While Battlefield 4 will feature seven different game modes, only Domination and Conquest modes are available in the beta.
  • You need the 64-bit Windows operating system to play on PC. If you’re on 32-bit, you’re simply out of luck. DICE does say that 32-bit OS’s will be able to run Battlefield 4 at launch.
  • A number of Xbox 360 players are reporting problems finding the Battlefield 4 beta download in the Xbox Live Marketplace. According to a poster on the Battlelog forums there is a workaround if you go through the console settings menu:
    • 1. Console Settings
    • 2. Language and Locale
    • 3. Hit Locale
    • 4. Set it to Your Region
    • 5. Sign out
    • 6. Go to Games tab
    • 7. Hit Battlefield 4 tab
    • 8. Sign in right after you hit the tab
    • 9. Once signed in, hit exclusive Beta to begin your download

That’s all for now, but stay tuned for more. And if you go to battle today, come on back and let us know what you think about the Battlefield 4 beta in the comments section!

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