Battlefield 3 Beta and Alpha: Official Q&A
There's a lot of stories floating around regarding the Alpha and Beta of Battlefield 3. Dice now published an official Q&A which covers some of the most important topics.
As pictures and videos of the Battlefield 3 Alpha floating around it's time for Dice to clarify some details on the Alpha and the upcoming Beta. The most important info: The Beta is starting in September and it's exclusive for buyers of Medal of Honor (Limited or with the Battlefield 3 Beta sticker). The following Q&A explains some details.
How can I get into the Alpha Trial?
It is a highly tech focused test period where the main purpose is to do a number of server related tests in preparation for game launch requiring a set amount of players online to ensure the final experience is as much fun and easy as possible.
Is this the Beta promised to buyers of Medal of Honor: Limited Edition?
No, this is an Alpha Trial, meaning this software is still not at the "Beta" development milestone. The Open Beta will start in September. The exact date for when Medal of Honor: Limited Edition players can join the Beta will be announced at a later date.
Can I join the Battlefield 3 Closed Alpha Trial?
The Alpha is a closed test and by invitation only. If you'd like to have a chance to be called upon make sure to register for our newsletter and ensure your Veteran status is up to date.
We are also not giving away keys to the Alpha Trial on any of our social networking platforms.
Recently a Medal of Honor: Limited Edition Beta newsletter went out to users. What is that all about?
Well, that newsletter says you are entitled to play the beta in September. It is however not a ticket or a code. If you purchased a copy of Medal of Honor with the Battlefield 3 Beta sticker on it, you are eligible for the Beta. If you have not received the newsletter, make sure you opt in on your EA Profile to receive them. Also, if you haven't received the newsletter and own a copy of Medal of Honor: Limited edition, you are eligible to play in the beta.*
Recommend system specs for Battlefield 3 Closed Alpha Trial
• OS: Windows 7 or Vista (SP1)
• CPU: Quadcore @ 2,0 GHz or faster
• RAM: 4 GiByte or better
• HDD: 7,25 GiByte
• VRAM: 512 MiByte or better
• DirectX 10 or DirectX 11 compatible graphics cards
• Internet: DSL, Origin
Source: Battlefield Blog