Battlefield 3 beta out September 29th

We’ve been waiting, and waiting, and waiting some more, and while all this waiting may have unreasonably gotten to our heads considering we’re not talking about the release of the actual game, excitement flows in the air as DICE and EA have finally let loose information on the September-bound — which we were slowly running out of — Battlefield 3 open beta.

It’s now known the beta will be out on all PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on September 29th through October 10th (there’s a dedicated site up too). Still a week and a half to go — unless you happen have pre-ordered the game on Origin or own a special edition copy of Medal of Honor, in which cases it’s only a week worth of agonizing wait for you (September 27th) — but with the announcement comes relief of finally knowing the unknown.

Those lucky to have been part of the alpha testing will be familiar with both the mode and map available in the beta; Rush on Operation Metro, which encompasses not the vehicular warfare Battlefield is known for, but the new kind of settings DICE is rolling with, which are not only vast, open areas, but tight enclosed quarters as well.

Battlefield 3‘s social media network, otherwise known as Battlelog, will be made available as well, letting players “communicate and compete with friends, track their stats and share their progress.”

The beta will automatically appear on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace and Origin’s application’s demo page when available.