Earlier today, GameStop outed a beta - with a launch date - for Battlefield Bad Company 2 in a preorder deal later taken down. EA confirmed to Blend Games that news is coming this week, but no beta date.
The scramble started when GameStop published a 24-hour promising deal promising access to the PS3 beta beginning Nov. 19. EA DICE's Twitter shot down the story and the deal was later unpublished.
Then, to Blend Games, EA said: "As for the beta, we'll have more details later this week." So, there you go. While those beta invite emails were bogus, it looks like the beta isn't, and might be coming sooner than we thought.