DICE details Battlefield 4 beta in new video

Multiplayer taster kicks off in early October

Battlefield 4 executive producer Patrick Bach has detailed the upcoming shooter's open beta.

Offering an early taste of the game's Siege of Shanghai map in Conquest and Domination modes, the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC beta will be open to all from October 4, though Battlefield 3 Premium members will have the opportunity to take part from October 1.

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EA has confirmed a Battlefield 4 release date of October 29 in the US and November 1 in the UK on current gen consoles and PC. Xbox One and PS4 versions will be console launch titles later in November.

The final game will ship with seven multiplayer modes playable on ten maps. Last week, EA released a new Battlefield 4 multiplayer trailer.