Battlefield 3 Beta Helped Change Final Game
As should be the case with a beta, the results of the Battlefield 3 beta helped shape the final retail game for the better. Many things I remember complaining very vocally about myself. The developer outlined these changes on the PlayStation Blog recently. Hit the jump for details!
Improved Squad Functionality
There will be improved squad functionality in the retail game (including but not limited to): the ability to create squads prior to launching into a game, sticking with your squad when joining a game and continuing together through future games (if team balance on the server allows it), inviting friends to a squad, and changing squads once in game.
More Accessible Settings Menu
The ability to modify your settings via the deploy screen has been added into the retail game.
Improved Kill Cam
In the Open Beta, the Kill Cam would sometimes behave erratically. This has been fixed for the launch of the retail game.
The netcode is one of the many things that we tested as part of the Open Beta and it was not necessarily reflective of the final retail game. The DICE team appreciates, and has heard, the feedback you’ve provided and is further optimizing online play.
Also posted were statistics from the beta including number of kills, shots fired and points healed.