Electronic Arts has now confirmed that the beta testing of Battlefield 3 will begin next week. For those who has pre-ordered the PC version via Origin or gained access through last years Medal of Honor, the fun begins on September 27. The beta is made available for all players on September 29.

The map that DICE makes available in the beta is Operation Metro, the Paris-map that was playable in the alpha test.

The beta will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 simultaneously.