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EA confirms Battlefield 4

Medal of Honor pre-orders rewarded with beta access

EA has officially confirmed Battlefield 4 is in development, via a Medal of Honor: Warfighter pre-order scheme.

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Those who pre-order the Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited Edition will gain access to the Battlefield 4 beta, a video on the official Medal of Honor website confirms.

The Battlefield 4 beta will be available in autumn 2013, EA's confirmed, with additional details regarding the game itself set to be revealed at a later date.

The beta first leaked via EA's origin store earlier this week, and the sequel of course doesn't come as a huge surprise - Battlefield 3 released in October 2011 to widespread critical acclaim and 12 million copies shipped in its first month.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter is out in Europe on October 26.

Last month EA launched Battlefield 3's Premium service, which picked up 800,000 paid users in its first two weeks.

The Premium service acts as the sharp end of an ambitious DLC plan for the DICE shooter, with the Back to Karkand and Close Quarters expansions already released, and a further three DLC packs in the pipeline.

EA Labels president, Frank Gibeau said of the pre-order news: "Though Battlefield and Medal of Honor Warfighter each offer players a completely unique experience, they are united by their underlying technology base - Frostbite. These are two of the hottest shooters, coming together to deliver a one-two punch of action, intensity and shooter entertainment."

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