Battlefield 3 beta to hit on 9/29

by: Chuck -
EA has announced that the beta for Battlefield 3 will be available on September 29th for all three platforms and will include the map Metro which they showed off at E3 this year.  It's a nice little map that allows teams to battle it out in Paris both above ground in some parks and below ground in a bombed out subway tunnel.

The beta will include the Rush mode where one team defends a set of MCOM stations from the other team.  Personally I'm pretty stoked and I think I'll be skipping soccer that night to sit at home and play the game until the wee hours of the morning.
EA INVITES PLAYERS TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL ON SEPTEMBER 29 WITH THE BATTLEFIELD 3 MULTIPLAYER BETA
Advanced Frostbite 2 Engine, All-out Vehicle Warfare, Unrivaled Destruction and True Teamplay Deliver Epic Battles and Award-winning Gameplay in Battlefield 3
Guildford, UK. – September 20, 2011 – DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio(NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the Battlefield 3™ multiplayer beta will open to all gamers on September 29, 2011. Players from around the world will have a chance to experience the game that industry critics have hailed as the ‘Best Online Multiplayer Game’ before itships on October 28, 2011. The beta is set in Paris on the Operation Metro map, where players work their way from lush parks on the outskirts of the city to a dark, bombed-out metro station, to the vibrant streets around the Paris stock exchange. Two elite tactical units square off in the series’popular Rush Mode. One side takes the offensive by attacking M-COM stations while the opposing squad defends and protects
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