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Stupid n00b question...but since its an OPEN beta, anyone can download it right? Even the people who have not pre-ordered? I wanted to wait until I saw what it was like before I bought it...

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Yep, you can download it.
    
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thanks for the reply. im waiting impatiently myself i doubt ill even be able to run the game on very low settings at 1080
my friend has your same cpu , its running fine on ultra, although he does have a 580 1.5gb card. @ 1080p.
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To those asking where to get the Open Beta when it's released, it says on the site...
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How do I get the Beta?
On Playstation 3, the Beta will appear automatically on the Playstation Network Store. On Xbox 360, it will automatically appear on Xbox Live Marketplace. On PC, it will automatically appear in the Origin application's Free Games page.
    
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Loving the Graphics, I am playing right now! 150+ FPS on Ultra Settings













 
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It will look much better in the official release. Just remember that when you are playing.
I figured that...was just curious if I could download it. Thanks,

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Well the Xbox beta is up..................guess I'll go play that
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First off, I just want to say that I consider myself a DIEHARD fan of Battlefield since BF2. With over 500+ hours logged on both BF2 and BC2. I top the charts in 95% of all games played. But since playing the alpha and the beta, I couldn't help but notice some huge issues in terms of gameplay.

Gameplay Issues
Metro
Been noticing a lot of campers, especially for the attackers... Of the 12-14 hours of metro I've played so far I've had about a 50% rate of passing the first set of MCOMs and a 0% rate of finishing the entire map. That says alot about both the complacency of players and imbalanced nature of the map (favoring the Defenders).

Caspian Border
No qualms about this map, its very fair to both teams and gameplay is as it should be. Though its still not a replacement for Strike at Karkland, Wake Island, or Valparaiso.

My Solution/Suggestion
I think the major feature missing from this game, just like in BC2 is Team voice chat. It shouldn't be a surprise that communication is critical in any team based effort. Which makes me question why this was never addressed in any Battlefield game.

Without this essential function teamwork is nearly impossible. You're not going to stop in the middle of battle to type out "Heres the plan, I want you 8 to go right and lay down suppressing fire while we 8 plant/guard the MCOM." Its just not practical. I would think that DICE would have learned their lesson after seeing the success its had in other fps shooters like TF2 (one that got teamwork right).

It would be incredibly beneficial to the overall gameplay if there was a shared voice chat for the entire team, making it more likely for players to follow commands or listen to suggestions for a coordinated strike of an mcom or capture point. Obviously, it would also require both the option to mute specific players and turn off the voice chat feature.


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its up on pc now.
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