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Sorry if this is already posted or in the wrong section, because I can't find it.

My friend emailed me recently telling me for August that anyone with BFBC2 linked to their EA account (Origin mainly) that you instantly have access to the Alpha. I tried this just a couple of minutes ago since I have all my Battlefield games hooked up to my account. And a key appeared to download with. This is what appeared with the key above:

l K E Y ~~~~~~~ H E R E l

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING AND PLAYING THE WINDOWS PC ALPHA



1.Download Origin.
2.Start Origin, and click on the "gear" icon on the main page directly to the left of your Origin name.
3.Select "Redeem Product Code."
4.Enter the 20 digit Code shown above, exactly as it appears, and hit continue.
5.Click on "My Games" in Origin, and download the client.
6.If the client doesn't appear right away, select the "gear" icon and select "Refresh My Games."
7.Download, then launch the game through either Origin or by going directly to Battlelog.

NOTE: If this is your first visit to the Battlelog, install the prompted plug-in and restart the browser if instructed to do so. Once the plugin is up to date, you will be ready to play the game.

Thank you for participating!





Alpha Testing Agreement
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Proof: Friend told me (reliable) and it worked. I can also provide with a screenshot if you don't believe me.

EDIT- Goto BF3 Alpha page, enter language, age, EA account, then you should have your key. I am not sure if you truly need BFBC2 linked to your EA/ORIGIN account but is is very likely.
Edited by INeedANewPC - 7/29/11 at 10:03pm
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I think it's just completely random, I have vet 4 & I own 3 (yes, 3) copies of BC2. I got it when it first came out for 360, then I got it through EA's download manager, then I got the the BC2+Vietnam+SPECACT Kit for $9.99 deal on Steam. I know, crazy right?
 
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I think it's just completely random, I have vet 4 & I own 3 (yes, 3) copies of BC2. I got it when it first came out for 360, then I got it through EA's download manager, then I got the the BC2+Vietnam+SPECACT Kit for $9.99 deal on Steam. I know, crazy right?
It must be, my vet status is 0 and i got an invite.
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It is. veteran level 8 and haven't gotten anything...
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Two of my friend's have gotten alpha keys. The only EA game they've ever purchased from them was Bad Company 2... through steam... for $6.... lol. No pre-order on BF3 or any other games from EA.

Greedy marketing anyone?

So instead of sending alpha keys to veterans and dedicated fans for detailed feedback from experienced gamers of DICE's battlefield series to help improve the game for release, EA sends keys to people who have not pre-ordered the game in hopes to increase sales?

Is my theory correct or did my friends just get really lucky when EA was randomly selecting emails from their list. Which begs the question, has anyone who has pre-ordered BF3 gotten an alpha key? I certainly have not, despite owning BF2, BF2142, Bad Company 2 (pre-ordered through EA store) + Vietnam and pre-ordered BF3.
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I own and have Bad Company 1 & 2 and Battlefield 1942 linked to my EA account... No key for me.
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Ihad the pre order of MOH for 360 that said it would give me early access to BF3, plus I had BC2 for 360 and now for PC, and I have never been given a damn thing. I play BC2 through steam since I bought it from them so I assume I am screwed. I do not think there is any way to change over to have BC2 access through Origin.
post #8 of 12
The invite has NOTHING to do with vet status or what games you have bought.
It's a cross section based on your machine, and possibly your bandwidth. They aren't just going to give alpha access to everyone with SLI 580's, because it doesn't represent a cross section of viable customers.
And the alpha is over tomorrow anyway.
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Quote:
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Ihad the pre order of MOH for 360 that said it would give me early access to BF3, plus I had BC2 for 360 and now for PC, and I have never been given a damn thing. I play BC2 through steam since I bought it from them so I assume I am screwed. I do not think there is any way to change over to have BC2 access through Origin.
Just got to BC2 in steam, CD key, copy it, go to origin, paste it. BC2 in origin.
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Very cool. But I have to download it again it looks like, so will I have to start all over again rank wise? IF so I wont bother.

+ REP comin at ya!

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Just got to BC2 in steam, CD key, copy it, go to origin, paste it. BC2 in origin.
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