Battlefield 3 Beta Open to Everybody, Even You!

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What system do you like to play your games on? The PlayStation 3? The Xbox 360? Maybe you’re a PC person, what with your mouse and keyboard and whatnot.

Well, no matter what version of game playage you engage in, you can play the Battlefield 3 beta RIGHT FUCKING NOW.

The beta is available for download on PSN or Xbox LIVE Marketplace for consoles, and it’s available via Origin for the PC, all for free. The Battlefield 3 Beta Homepage has more details about snagging your own beta.

In fact, make SURE you check out the page, because I’m thinking that’s the main (if not only) way to get a copy of the beta onto your console. I just went and checked the Xbox LIVE Marketplace via my own Xbox 360, and the beta download was nowhere to be found—at least for me. I may not have been looking in the right place, but it seems as though you may have to add the beta to your download queue via your Xbox account page on the web. Go ahead and get started right here. For PC users, here’s the link to get Origin and get started.

The PS3 version, however, might be ready to go when you boot up the PSN, but the link isn’t active on the BF3 Beta page just yet. Should be all set to go by the end of the day, though.

Now, if you’re like me (and chances are you’re NOT), you might not be very good at first-person-shooters, and are going to need some pointers. Well today you are a LUCKY DUCK, because DICE has posted their top ten Battlefield 3 tips for not sucking so much, which I intend to study and follow to the best of my abilities later today:

  1. Stick to your team mates, and remember to spawn on them to stay close to the fight.
  2. Use your kit specific abilities to help your team mates. Assault can hand out med kits, Engineers can repair vehicles, and Support can hand out ammo.
  3. Make sure when you have armed an M-COM station, that you defend it to make sure it is destroyed.
  4. The bombed-out tunnel section in Operation Métro is an excellent place to use a flashlight as one of your weapon attachments. Use it to light the tunnels up – and to blind your enemies.
  5. Attach bipods to your weapon and deploy it automatically by pushing up against cover or going prone and zooming in – this gives you a huge increase in accuracy and stability.
  6. Use suppressive shooting (fire close to enemies behind cover) to negatively effect the enemy’s fighting capabilities.
  7. Watch out for falling debris as this can hurt you. But you can also hurt your enemies by taking out buildings with the Engineer’s RPG.
  8. Shotguns are excellent for CQC (Close Quarters Combat) in the tighter tunnels sections.
  9. Fire automatic weapons in short bursts for accuracy, or switch to single fire mode if applicable.
  10. To grab your enemy’s dog tag as a souvenir, do a stealth knife kill from behind.

What are you waiting for? Start playing already.

Happy Jewish New Year, everybody.

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