Battlefield 4 is scheduled to release on October 29th for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, followed by the next-gen consoles in November, but you can start the battle earlier by taking part in the open beta for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 4th.

I played a lot of the content you'll be seeing in the beta while I was over at Gamescom in Germany. Now that EA's also released a new trailer highlighting key features in the multiplayer, with extra information on how levolution will affect maps not previously shown before, I figured I should dissect some of that for you to show how these new features might change your playing experience.

You'll also get more input from me on what the maps for the beta are like, the game mode you'll be playing and some details on what it's like to play BF4 on the PS4.

Alex Mendez is a professional eSports broadcaster who has worked for companies such as Major League Gaming, World Cyber Games, IGN Pro League, Twitch TV, Electronic Arts, Activision, Sony Online Entertainment, and more. You can follow him on Twitter or check out his YouTube.