Developer DICE has revealed that the open beta on PC for Battlefield 4 will require 64-bit OS to run.
Posting on the official Battlefield Blog, DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson said that the requirement of a 64-bit architecture is necessary for the game’s beta is necessary to test the said platform. At the same time he also assured that the full version will run on both 32 and 64-bit machines.
Troedsson also spelt doom for those hoping to use third-party mods to gain unfair advantages in the game. The game will use a newer version of PunkBuster for its anti-cheat, alongside Gameblocks’ anti-cheat engine FairFight. The two anti-cheat measures will be tested during the beta “to make the experience as good as possible for our players.” For more information on the anti-cheat solutions players can head over to the server browser pages on Battlelog.
Battlefield 4′s open beta will commence in a couple of days across the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Players will be able to access the Siege of Shanghai map in Conquest and Domination game modes. Battlefield 3 Premium members, those who have pre-ordered Battlefield 4 and those who bought the Limited Edition of Medal of Honor: Warfighter will gain access for three exclusive days from October 1-3. The rest of the world will get their turn starting October 4, 2013.
Battlefield 4 officially releases on October 29, 2013.