Pre-order Battlefield 3 on Origin and Get Beta Access
In recent years, I’ve become a big fan of playing in the beta test of shooters. Not only do you get a chance to see how the game is shaping up, but you get a lot of insight into how the game is being balanced. The balance changes made in beta tend to foreshadow those coming later in the game’s life cycle.
Now, I find myself torn. I want to play in the Battlefield 3 beta, but I really haven’t decided to pre-order the game from EA’s Origin service. If you want early access into the open beta, that’s currently the only way to get it that’s been announced.
Over on the Origin store, you can see that they’ve listed early beta access for BF3 as an “Origin exclusive.” Now, that doesn’t imply that it will be the only way in, just the only way to gain early access. Still, it does make it even more unlikely that we’ll see BF3 on Steam prior to its release.