EA has announced that the Battlefield 3 beta will begin on the 29th of September for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The beta will feature Rush mode on the Parisian Operation Metro map, where “players work their way from lush parks on the outskirts of the city to a dark, bombed-out metro station, to the vibrant streets around the Paris stock exchange.”

Those who pre-order the game via Origin, or who bought the Limited Edition of last year’s Medal of Honor, will be able to access the beta on the 27th of September.

Battlefield 3’s social media network will also be available. Called the Battlelog, players will be able to communicate, compare and compete with friends over console, PC and handheld device.

The beta will close on the 10th of October. Battlefield 3 will be released on the 26th of October for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.