PC gamers, make sure to check your inboxes. EA and DICE have already begun re-sending alpha invites for a selective number of gamers. It’s pretty much unclear the criterias in order to get invited, so be sure to check your inboxes. The available slots are limited to make sure to redeem your code as soon as you get it.
Here is a copy of the email message you’ll get if you are selected:
As one of our valued and trusted Battlefield players, we are happy to invite you to participate in the Battlefield 3 Alpha Trial. All the instructions you need to join are printed below.
We are inviting you specifically because we think you have a great interest in the Battlefield series, and because we think you understand the technical issues that might arise this early in a game’s development cycle.
The purpose of the Battlefield 3 Alpha Trial is to do a number of server-related tests in preparation for game launch, including load testing our back-end. We are also looking to you to provide us with any feedback on the entire Alpha Trial experience.
Please note that this is not the Open Beta due in September, it’s not the Beta promised to buyers of Medal of Honor: Limited Edition and this is not a public demo. This is a highly tech-focused Alpha Trial that does not represent final quality of the game. Performance at this early stage of development will potentially be choppy and far from optimal, and we will bring the servers down at our leisure if needed. There will be periods of downtime and periods when we run tests that will negatively affect the performance on the Alpha Trial servers (leading to lag and rubber banding, etc.).
The available slots are limited, so make sure to redeem your unique Alpha Trial code before they run out (see instructions below).
If you choose to join this Alpha Trial, please do not publicly post information, images, videos or your impressions of it. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave your feedback directly to us at DICE in the closed Alpha Trial forum we have set up specifically for this purpose.
The Battlefield 3 team and I here at DICE are looking forward to your participation.
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