Report: Medal of Honor: Warfighter pre-orders pack Battlefield 4 beta invite

According to an ad reportedly spotted on Origin over the weekend and promptly pulled, you'll be able to get access to a Battlefield 4 beta by pre-ordering Medal of Honor: Warfighter.

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The existence of a Battlefield 4 is neither a surprise nor a secret, given that it's a hugely successful franchise and EA president Frank Gibeau casually mentioned it in November. What is news is that you'll supposedly score beta access to it by pre-ordering Medal of Honor: Warfighter, according to an ad reportedly spotted on Origin then quickly pulled.

The ad, captured by NeoGAF member 'SalsaShark,' appeared over the weekend. EA previously ran a similar offer, including BF3 beta access with the initial MoH reboot's Limited Edition.

The official Battlefield Twitter account responded, "Battlefield 4? If it isn't on Battlefield.com, it isn't official!" then later deleted that remark, PC Gamer reports.

Oh, and that $70 price tag? Fear not, it's the Digital Deluxe Edition. Regular is still $60. Though, of course, we don't yet know whether Battlefield beta access is limited to any particular edition. Or if this actually a real thing. We'll surely see soon, though.

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    July 16, 2012 7:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Report: Medal of Honor: Warfighter pre-orders pack Battlefield 4 beta invite.

    According to an ad reportedly spotted on Origin over the weekend and promptly pulled, you'll be able to get access to a Battlefield 4 beta by pre-ordering Medal of Honor: Warfighter.

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      July 16, 2012 7:47 AM

      Damn, BF4 so soon?

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        July 16, 2012 7:57 AM

        probably alternating years between these 2 games.

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        July 16, 2012 9:38 AM

        If you look at the history of all BF releases, this fits into the timeline.

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      July 16, 2012 8:10 AM

      After Battlefield 3 being a terrible disappointment, and not living up to the franchise's history, DICE have to prove themselves all over to me. I'll pass on Warfighter, and be extremely cautious regarding Battlefield 4.

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        July 16, 2012 8:11 AM

        lol


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        July 16, 2012 8:16 AM

        I think BF3 is pretty solid, and well worth the wait. They could improve on a few things tho; it did feel like a supped-up version of Bad Company 2, but overall I think it has many more years (with proper support) to go, kinda sad to hear they're already pumping out a 4. Unless it's going to be some brand new revelation.

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        July 16, 2012 8:20 AM

        lol

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        July 16, 2012 8:48 AM

        Wow...really? I feel the opposite. You must have meant CoD MW3

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          July 16, 2012 8:52 AM

          I think the CoD series has lived up to the franchise history as of 2007 quite depressingly well.

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            July 16, 2012 1:34 PM

            so you don't like change? :)

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              July 16, 2012 4:47 PM

              When it comes to games I do and don't? Sometimes I want new hotness, and it's out there. Sometimes I want tow-the-line reinforced nothing new formula, and that's there too.

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        July 16, 2012 8:54 AM

        I think the only really big mistake BF3 made was no VOIP ingame for the PC version. Unforgivable for a team shooter.

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        July 16, 2012 9:32 AM

        BF3 was pretty fucking amazing

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          July 16, 2012 9:34 AM

          Yeah. Every time I go back to it I'm reminded of how solid a game it is.

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        July 16, 2012 9:38 AM

        Front pager

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        July 16, 2012 9:48 AM

        I disagree, despite a few shortcomings BF3 is a really, really good game. What are the ways it was a disappointment? The only thing I really dislike is lack of VOIP on squads and repair being a bit too strong for vehicles currently taking combat damage.

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          July 16, 2012 9:58 AM

          My biggest complaints are the fan-rented servers and lack of destructible objects. BFBC2 really hit a home run in that way by opening up new gameplay paths. Enemies camping in a building? Fine. Knock the whole building down with a few tank rounds.

          Not to say I didn't have fun with BF3, just that I had higher hopes for its staying power.

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            July 16, 2012 10:01 AM

            they have commented on destructability being a tough balance. on rush, the offense could just grind everything into nothingness. some things go down spectacularly, other things need to just suffer cosmetic damage.

            regarding fan rented servers, you gotta give the masses what they want. I'm not sure how you would so it differently?

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              July 16, 2012 10:11 AM

              Just more of a balance between fan-rented and official servers is all. There do seem to be more official servers over the last few weeks, that said. It's still a fun game, I simply preferred BFBC2 over it.

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              July 16, 2012 11:02 AM

              I think BFBC2 hit the balance a lot better than BF3, but the gunplay in BF3 is so much better than BFBC2 i dont care

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          July 16, 2012 10:50 AM

          No true dedicated servers, need to rent. Bad server tools. No VOIP. Too many linear conquest maps. Punkbuster. Switched to COD style sped up gameplay (unlimited sprint, regen health, spawn on any teammate). 3d spotting. Removed ability to duck down in mounted weapons. Lack of small vehicles on capture points to move to other points quickly (probable design decision due to unlimited sprint) No random machine gun placements to use. Need to wait until patch for PS3 and 360 is finished and sent through certification before they release to PC which goes against one of the reasons of requiring origin in the first place which was to get patches out quickly.

          blue/grey bombed art style

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            July 16, 2012 3:43 PM

            Those are all pretty much just spergy complaints, that more or less tell me all you wanted was a re-skinned BF2, and DICE rightfully chose not to do exactly that, and for all the right reasons. It's one of the best FPS games I've ever played, and blows every past BF game out of the water, imo.

            BF1 was revolutionary. BF2 was a great evolution-- for what it was nearly a decade ago. Now, not so much. Genres/franchises need to evolve, and not hold on to what once worked/was considered passable.

            See Enemy Territory -> Quake Wars/Brink.

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              July 16, 2012 5:02 PM

              "Spergy" complaints about server issues and no voip etc. Hhave you ever tried to change a map in the bf3 server tools?

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                July 16, 2012 11:24 PM

                No I just play because I don't really care about hosting, so it's not really an issue for me. And while not being able to yell at the 1 incompetent pubbie in a squad of myself and 2 friends who are using battlelog's perfectly functional VOIP is sometimes a bother, it's also a bit of a blessing, too.

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                  July 17, 2012 12:29 AM

                  But it completely breaks any sort of team squad coordination and a huge gameplay element that used to exist in the series.

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                    July 17, 2012 10:45 AM

                    I don't think it breaks anything because I can count on one hand the number of times the chain of command element of VOIP was actually used, let alone used effectively, in all the years I'd played BF2. With the exception of private servers full of similarly motivated players, no one used the in-game VOIP, and if it was being used, it was usually either someone not aware their mic was broadcasting, so we all got to hear the latest episode of Montel in the background, or it was a sperglord raging at his teammates.

                    So, as far as I'm concerned, nothing has changed. Tacti-lol players can all jump on a mumble or teamspeak server (or use the built-in battlelog functionality) and VOIP to the heart's consent, and the other 99% of the playerbase can play in peace on public servers.

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            July 16, 2012 4:44 PM

            What mounted weapons are you trying to duck with when later in the paragraph you admit to nonexistent mounted weapons?

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              July 16, 2012 4:59 PM

              In certain vehicles where you would stand with mounted guns in the rear. One used to be able to duck down when taking fire.

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                July 16, 2012 9:03 PM

                I assume you mean the VDV buggy et al. Not particularly useful considering the buggy/jeeps are open on all sides.

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            July 16, 2012 7:23 PM

            Only thing I agree with you there is VOIP. What a shame on that.

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              July 16, 2012 8:28 PM

              They could fix it fairly simply with some modification to the Battlelog voice chat honestly. It should be trivial to group squads together using that. Why they don't do that, I don't know.

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        July 16, 2012 10:11 AM

        I agree with this, BF3 is a great game, but it is more or a sequel to BF:BC2 than a sequel to BF2/2142

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          July 16, 2012 10:55 AM

          how the hell do people say this. it has jets, tanks, AA guns, etc etc etc. it is battlefield 3. it stands as a sequel to BF2 in all regards.

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          July 16, 2012 10:57 AM

          i bet if the game was clunkier with bigger maps (containing non-destructable items and just massive empty spaces) and shitty infantry combat it would be a "true" sequel

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            July 16, 2012 11:03 AM

            haha, this is right. the lack of shittiness cements it as a poor BF sequel. I remember in BF2, standing on a ledge would be unstable and sometimes you would just fall off. jesus that game had issues but it was fun anyway

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            July 16, 2012 3:09 PM

            haha yes

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            July 16, 2012 3:44 PM

            lol fucking ^^^this

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        July 16, 2012 10:41 AM

        Pizzaput, you SUCK.

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        July 16, 2012 11:01 AM

        wat? BF3 was awesome

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        July 16, 2012 3:36 PM

        lol

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        July 16, 2012 5:11 PM

        They could've done far better with patching bugs and balance issues, and the glacial pace at which they deal with cheaters is/was ridiculous, but I still put a ton of time into the game before burning out.

        Not interested in MOH though. Military shooters only go so far with me.

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        July 16, 2012 7:15 PM

        Wow, BF3 is great and well setup. I loved playing this game and still do.

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      July 16, 2012 9:31 AM

      Not falling for that again. The last MOH promised the same....no beta access to be found. At best it gave you an extra day or two of access. What a joke.

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        July 16, 2012 9:39 AM

        Yea that was really stupid, it was 2 days and some people couldn't even sign in with the problems

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      July 16, 2012 9:49 AM

      wait, getting BF3 premium doesn't get you a BF4 beta? who the fuck runs these promotions

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        July 16, 2012 3:10 PM

        I don't recall Premium ever suggesting this was the case.

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          July 16, 2012 3:46 PM

          And I don't remember premium ever stating this wouldn't be the case, either. People need to relax.

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            July 16, 2012 4:35 PM

            Typically if a promotion is being offered the text is explicit in what you receive. The absence of text is not implicit of benefits received, thus you are not entitled to those benefits. I guess, I just don't understand your argument.

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      July 16, 2012 10:43 AM

      BF9 came out 9 months ago, I'd be pretty disappointed if they're already rolling out BF4 beta.

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        July 16, 2012 4:45 PM

        Wait, list all of the BFs. Are you counting Expansions?

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          July 16, 2012 4:55 PM

          Haha, I have no idea how BF3 became BF9.

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      July 16, 2012 3:52 PM

      http://i.imgur.com/iWZvw.png

      DICE is denying BF4.

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      July 16, 2012 8:19 PM

      For images to end up in their rotating ads, they have to be designed, passed through multiple hands before being uploaded.

      The idiocy of EA makes every other company better by comparison and they're all shit. Most of the games produced are shit and its likely nothing will ever live up to the games on the top of Metacritic so we should all baaah like sheep.

      Dragon Age 2 for example.
      Mass Effect 3 for another.
      Both disappointed a great deal of fans, maybe not you but enough people to make note of.

      EA put out Dragon Age 2 really close to Dragon Age's first expansion, and they stopped making the DLC's they were working on for it, DLCs that were more or less promised.

      Warfighter isn't even on my radar.

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