Details on How to get BF3 Beta Early for each Platform

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The open beta will go live on September 29, but you can get it early, September 27, if you own Medal of Honor* or pre-order Battlefield 3 through origin. The beta will run until  October 10.

*Update: The official Battlfield blog explains which versions of Medal of Honor are eligible for early access. “If you pre-order Battlefield 3 (PC digital download version) on Origin before September 25th, or if you have registered your first-hand copy (by activating its Online Pass) of Medal of Honor: Limited Edition/Tier 1 Edition, you will get 48 hours early access to the Beta, meaning you can start playing Tuesday, September 27th”.

Therefore, only the Limited and Tier 1 Editions qualify for early access. Sorry, regular edition owners.

Straight from the horse’s mouth, here is how you can enter the beta early on each platform:

Xbox 360

You will receive an email with instructions and your personal early access code. Note your code and follow the instructions.

PlayStation 3
The early access open beta will automatically appear for you in the playstation network store.

Like I explained in the comments, DICE’s Daniel Collin clarified “you don’t [have to sign up]. Just grab it [the beta] from PSN when it’s released.”

Medal of Honor owners:

You will receive an email with instructions and your personal early access code. Note your code and follow the instructions to redeem the code on origin.

Origin pre-orderers:
You will receive an email from EA/DICE with instructions on your early access. The cut-off date for receiving early access by pre-ordering on origin is September 25th.

If you own Medal of Honor on, for example, the PS3, you won’t be able to play it early on the 360 or PC. So, even though you have a unified EA account, early access, September 27, is platform specific. However, you will have access to the open beta, September 29, on all platforms regardless of your early access.

Remember, you don’t need the Medal of Honor disc in order to have early access.

Are you a member of the Gun Club? Check your exclusive weapon here.

If you still have questions, please leave a comment below and/or head on over to the official beta page.

Make sure to follow @MPFirst on Twitter for all your Battlefield desires and also to get some gaming sessions going with MP1st’s readers and editors on the 27th!