The open beta is said to contain conquest mode on the Siege of Shanghai map. Players on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC will have access to the open beta. The open beta is expected to run till the November 1st release for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions of the game. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the title will be released on console launch day giving both consoles a very hard hitting launch title for those that didn’t already buy it on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Battlefield 4 might have a difficult time attracting attention given the release of GTA 5 was just two weeks prior to the opening of the beta. Right now it is hard to say what kind of impact this will have or how much it will affect the number of beta testing hours the game will get prior to release.