The Battlefield 3 beta was a huge success for DICE, despite some criticisms levied towards the game. According to the recently released stats for the beta, 8.1 million players logged on to the various networks to play Battlefield 3. Alongside that impressive figure, as you can see in the image above (full size below), DICE was keeping track of all kinds of stats with that new fangled Battlelog.
The beta which lasted for only a few weeks saw players taking to the Operation Metro multiplayer map on consoles, while PC gamers got to experience some vehicle carnage on the Caspian Border map, but in that time 1.5 Billion kills were registered. DICE recently revealed the nine full maps for the final version of Battlefield 3 in two parts (Part 1) (Part 2), which included a map with 500M base jump into the fight.
Hopefully, most that encountered issues in the beta realized that the beta was more or less a stress test for the final game, and that issues that were prevalent in the beta should be already taken care of according to the developer.
Battlefield 3 is just one week away, where it launches on October 25th for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.