Console gamers tend to put up with a lot of indignities compared to their PC brethren where certain games are concerned. It's not unusual to see free PC DLC saddled with a price tag on your console marketplace of choice. The latest slap in the face comes in the form of DICE's newly expanded PC beta for Battlefield 3, which gets the jet-filled Caspian Border map today.
DICE notes on the Battlelog (via PC Gamer) that the expanded scope of the beta is meant to test out the server loads in 64-player matches, a count that's unique to the PC version of the game. That's not going to make it any easier for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 testers, who continue to be limited to the vehicle-free Operation Metro map. Fortunately, the beta ends on October 10 and the game is out on October 25, so the wait won't be much longer.