Battlefield 4 - Multiplayer Action Shown for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3, Beta Begins October 1 (#BF4)

Battlefield 4

Electronic Arts and DICE have released an additional trailer for the multiplayer portion of Battlefield 4.  Check it out below.  The multiplayer trailer for BF4 was released in anticipation of the upcoming Beta programs for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.

Electronic Arts has announced the start of the Battlefield 4 Beta - October 1, all Premium subscribers get an "Exclusive" Beta, but on October 4, all players can get their  hands on the action!  The difference between the Beta and the Open Beta is pretty straightforward - players will be able to play the Siege of Shanghai in either Conquest Mode or in Domination mode.  Not much of a map selection, but then again, the Open Beta at least allows non-Premium members to play.

On October 29, the game hits full release for PC, Xbox 360, and PS4.  EA has also announced that BF4 will release on November 12 on PS4 - a couple of days before the console comes out!

Also, your weapons and experience carry over from Xbox 360 and PS3:

  • Playing early on the Xbox 360 or PS3 means you will be able to learn maps, unlock items, and build stats in Battlefield 4; or create your Ultimate Teams and more in FIFA 14 and Madden NFL 25.  You can then seamlessly carry over a lot of cool content from the current gen game to a new Xbox One or PS4 version to get a jump on the competition.
  • Offers from many of our retail partners will help you buy Battlefield 4, FIFA 14 or Madden NFL 25 on the Xbox 360 or PS3, and then upgrade to an Xbox One or PS4 version for as little as $10.

Electronic Arts has released via Twitter the system requirements and recommendations for Battlefield 4, which you can see in our article on that topic..

The minimum graphics requirements for Battlefield 4 aren't much changed from the Battlefield 3 minimum requirements:

Windows Vista, an Athlon X2 (2.8 Ghz) or an Intel Core2Duo (at 2.4Ghz), 4GB RAM, and a 8800GT (or Radeon 3870).  Those graphics cards need a minimum of 512MB of memory.

Check out some of the highlights of battle with this Video:

The recommended requirements take quite a jump however.  EA recommends Windows 8, a quad core processor, and a GeForce 660 (or Radeon 7870)...  but with 3GB of video RAM.  Interestingly, the default configuration of the recommended video cards simply do not have 3GB of VRAM on them.  You'd either have to get a special variation of the card, or you'd need to move up in the food chain of video cards.

There's also no word on what "recommended" actually means.  Is that "High" settings?  "Ultra" settings? 

In the case of Battlefield 3, the recommended video card was a GTX 560 with 1GB RAM.  The 560Ti was able to play the game at "High" settings at approximately 60fps, and the normal 560 wasn't always hitting an average of 60fps. 

Guess we'll begin to find out how the game performs once the Beta comes out (next month)!

 

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