Battlefield 3 multiplayer beta launching this month

The beta trial version of the eagerly awaited Battlefield 3 will be commencing at the end of this month, publisher EA has announced.

Launching on September 29th 2011, the preliminary trial of the new shooter's deathmatch mode will allow participants to try out the Operation Metro map, which will see them engaged in tactical squad-based battles across Paris.

The beta is available to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC gamers, with those who pre-ordered the Limited Edition version of last year's hit Medal of Honor getting early access from September 27th.

It will also allow players to sign into the game's free social media network Battlelog, which they can use to track their statistics, compete with friends and share content across multiple devices.

The full version of Battlefield 3 launches in October 2011 and is set to present urban warfare, vehicle combat and team-based battles with stunning visuals, courtesy of the Frostbite 2 graphics engine.

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Release Date: 22/09/2011