Battlefield 3 Open Beta FAQs | PS3Blog.net
For those who have questions in regards to the Open Beta for Battlefield 3, those lovely chaps (and chapesses) on the Battlefield Blog have provided answers to any questions you may have.
How early is early access?
Early access to the Open Beta is 48 hours before the public is allowed to enter.
How will my early access to the Open Beta be delivered if I am eligible?
This will be communicated later. Stay tuned.
Who can participate in the Open Beta?
The Battlefield 3 Open Beta will be available to all, on all platforms, in September.
Can I get early access to the Open Beta by pre-ordering Battlefield 3 on Origin?
Yes, if you pre-order the digital download PC version of Battlefield 3: Limited Edition on Origin. This will also entitle you to the pre-order items Physical Warfare Pack plus the Shotgun and Beret for Battlefield Play4Free — see above.
I bought Medal of Honor Limited Edition/Tier 1 Edition and was promised entry to the Battlefield 3 Beta — is that a different Beta than the Open Beta just announced?
No, it is the same Open Beta, but as a first-hand buyer of Medal of Honor: Limited Edition/Tier 1 Edition, you will have 48 hours early access.
What if I bought Medal of Honor: Limited Edition/Tier 1 Edition as a digital download — do I still get early access to the Open Beta?
What are the exact dates for the Open Beta?
The exact dates for the Open Beta will be announced later.
What if I pre-ordered the digital download version of Battlefield 3: Limited Edition on Origin before they announced the early access to the Open Beta — do I still get this early access?
Source: Battlefield Blog