BF3 – Conquest in Beta, Battlelog Data Wiped Before Release, Alienware Deals

As mentioned on the official Battlefield 3 beta page, anyone who enters the beta will get to experience the ‘Rush’ game mode on the Métro multiplayer map. While there hasn’t been any official mention on the website of any other map or game mode making it into the beta yet, Community Manager Daniel Matros did mention on Twitter that the beta will, in fact, also include ‘Conquest’. Being under the impression that only ‘Rush’ was going to be featured, fans looked to Matros for verification, to which he responded, “Yes, [Conquest is] there for testing purposes.” Still no word if any other maps would make it into the beta.

Another Community Manager, Ian Tornay also had some interesting tweets for those who bought Medal of Honor second hand. When one fan asked if he could still enter the beta early after purchasing a new online pass code for the game, Tornay mentioned, “you should have early access if you bought the code. Gratz!” So, it seems like if you bought medal of honor used, but also bought a new pass code, you should still have early access to the Battlefield 3 beta.

Excited to test out the Battlelog next week, as well as the game itself? Just be wary when it comes to adding all of your friends and other information into your profile. As it turns out, Matros has stated that the Battlelog is being wiped of data from the alpha to the beta, and will be wiped again after the beta. Be sure to read up on some of the gameplay changes made to the beta!

Many PC users will be using the Battlefield 3 beta as a way to test out their rig in order to make some adjustments before the final game releases. If you were planning on upgrading to a new system before release, you may want to check out some of these Alienware deals. Check out the official Battlefield 3/Alienware page, for 10% off (up to $300 off) select Alienware systems.

If you haven’t already heard, the Official PlayStation Blog has announced that the Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand expansion pack will be hitting the PS3 a week prior to all other platforms. Make sure to check out the Battlefield 3 themed PS3 as well. A junior product manager at DICE, Tommy Rydling, also commented that “The expansion pack Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand comes at no extra charge if you pre-order Battlefield 3: Limited Edition. It will release Winter 2011.” Though we have yet to see an official statement on any of DICE’s channels, it seems we can look forward to those classic maps and weapons before the new year.

Stay tuned to and follow @MPFirst on Twitter for more Battlefield 3 updates.

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