Battlefield Heroes beta re-opens

Next bout of testing to begin soon.

Developer DICE has re-opened beta sign-ups for promising online war game Battlefield Heroes.

Log in to or register an EA account then fill out the sign-up form on the official website to take part. DICE won't say when the next beta phase starts, but promises more information in the "coming weeks".

People who signed up for the previous bout of testing will be given preference, by the way, and when a slot opens for you a notification email will be sent through. DICE plans to add more testers as the beta progresses.

Battlefield Heroes, for those not following, takes a cartoon and MMO spin on the Battlefield series. And by MMO we mean character customisation and hotbars laden with abilities form the hook to keep players returning for more.

But the most unique part is that Battlefield Heroes will be free to download and play. Money will be made through non-intrusive advertising and micro-transactions, which buy pirate costumes or Freddie Mercury moustaches. It's all wonderfully camp.

DICE has also designed the game to work across a spectrum of PCs, from old computers to top-of-the-range muscle-machines.

There's no full release date for Battlefield Heroes yet. Developer DICE is happy to keep expanding the open beta until everything works perfectly.

Head over to our hands-on impressions of Battlefield Heroes for a little excitement.

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