EA has today announced the dates when the open beta for Battlefield 4 will kick off, announcing that players will be able to try out the game earlier from October 1st 2013.

Designed to help the developers find problems they may not have noticed at first, the beta will be a chance to try out an early test version of the game, and will allow players to play the Conquest game mode on Siege of Shaghai.

However, only players who have pre-ordered the Battlefield 4 Deluxe Edition on Origin.com, or are a Battlefield 3: Premium Member, or own Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition will be able to access the beta.

Battlefield 4 will be available on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC October 29th 2013 in the US and November 1st 2013 in Europe.

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