Battlefield fans who have been really excited to experience the brutal combat of World War II in Battlefield V will not have to wait much longer.
At Gamescom 2018, it was announced that the open beta for the first-person shooter will launch in early September. Those who pre-ordered the game or are subscribers to Origin Access, Origin Access Premier, or EA Access will get to play the Open Beta earlier on September 4th while everyone else will have access to it on September 6th. The maps that will be featured during the Beta will be Rotterdam which was featured in the recent Battlefield Gamescom 2018 for Conquest, as well as Arctic Fjord for Conquest and the game’s new Grand Operations mode. Arctic Fjord was recently featured in the Closed Alpha for PC last month. The Open Beta will be available for preload on September 3rd.
According to the EA press release the Open Beta will give players a chance to play through the game’s new dynamic destruction, fortifications, towable weaponry, and the Squad reinforcement’s system on both Rotterdam and Arctic Fjord on Conquest. They will have access to “two days” in the Grand Operations mode which will feature a progressing narrative experience inspired by historical events with each of the two days representing a round completed with player actions impacting the next round. Grand Operations will host 64-players with two modes being playable on the Arctic Fjord Map, Airborne and Breakthrough.
The game’s new Tides of War mode will be present in the open beta with players being able to play through a five-part chapter of it. Tides of War is a mode that is new to the franchise where new chapters will be released every few months and feature a different narrative aspect of World War II, with unique gameplay experiences to keep players invested. Players who successfully complete the five-part chapter will receive an exclusive dog-tag that they can showcase on their character in the game once it launches in October.
Enter mankind’s greatest conflict on Xbox One, PlayStation®4, and PC. On October 11, play the full game with Origin Access Premier or try it as part of the EA Access and Origin Access Play First Trials. Or, join the fight on October 16 with Battlefield™ V Deluxe Edition early enlister access, or October 19 with the Battlefield™ V Standard Edition.
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