Available earlier this week exclusively for those who pre-ordered special editions of the game, DICE has finally released the online multiplayer beta download for the highly anticipated title Battlefield 4, nearly a month before the launch of the complete single player version of the game on October 29th.
For information on how to access the beta and what the minimum system specification are, all details are posted on the official Battlefield 4 Beta webpage here.
PC users beware! The Beta will only work on a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8; however, the full version of the game will support a 32-bit version operating system.
The online beta is confined to a single map, “The Siege of Shanghai” (1 of the 10 maps available in the full-game) with two game modes: Conquest and Domination. Players are divided into two teams, US and Chinese forces (which are furthered separated into squads of 2 to 5 soldiers), and have 4 classes to choose from: Support, Engineer, Recon and Assault. Check out the video below for a more in-depth explanation of each of these aspects of the Beta.
As a considerate addition by the developers, if you suffer from color blindness there is a feature in the options menu of the Beta that allows you to change certain hues of the game in order to make team members and enemies easier to discern. The game allows adjustments of color for the 3 most prevalent types of color blindness: Deuteranopia, Tritanopia or Protanopia.
Access to the online demo will end on October 15th.