Open beta = pretty much the final game. I don't think I've ever seen an open beta where its feedback was implemented in the final game.
I've seen DICE implement community feedback into BF2 and BF2142 patches.
One map. The beta has one map and one gameplay mode and it has no single player. True though that the game has to be going gold in the next week or two because it takes ~30 days to press the discs and ship to stores. So you might be right as far as how finalized it is.
So it's possible that DICE is using the current beta to squash critical show-stopping bugs, or maybe they are delaying PC release (which I think is needed). But in the last patch they did fix a more minor issue with the 'enter map' button, which was not critical but an annoyance.
I just looked at the recent screenshots and indeed the player models show them wearing body armour. Sorry, you probably can't kill seven people with one clip of ammo unless you can head shot seven times in a row.This comment was edited on Jan 31, 2010, 00:58.
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