Earlier today, DICE announced the start dates for the Battlefield V beta for both early access users, and for everyone else. Now, if you’re one of the many people who are itching to try DICE’s upcoming shooter, then chances are you want to know when you can pre-load the beta client ASAP.
Over on the official Battlefield website, DICE has announced that the Battlefield V beta pre-load time is set for September 3, 2018 8:00 UTC or 4 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT). In addition to that, a brief Q&A on the beta has been posted as well.
When Can You Start?
The Beta opens to the public on September 6 and runs for a limited time. So, tell your friends to wake you up when September begins.
Pre-load load starts on September 3, at 8:00 UTC.
How Do I Get in Early?
If you subscribe to either EA Access, Origin Access, Origin Access Premier, or pre-order** a copy of Battlefield V today on PC, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4, you’ll get early access to the Open Beta starting September 4.
What Multiplayer Maps and Modes Can I Play?
Players can jump into the up 64-player Conquest mode on the Rotterdam map, set in the embattled Holland city, or the Arctic Fjord map, set in icy Narvik, Norway. In Conquest, you must battle for control of key locations on a massive multiplayer map, using the new Fortifications, towable weaponry, and Squad Reinforcements system.
Two “days” of Grand Operations are also available to players in the Open Beta. In this modular narrative experience inspired by historical events, each day is represented by a round of play, and player actions have a direct impact on the next round. Up to 64 players can deploy in the Airborne and Breakthrough modes on the Arctic Fjord map.
A Quick Ride on the Tides of War
A preview of the Tides of War — the ever-evolving journey through WW2 featuring a new narrative every few months — also awaits players in September. Each chapter of Tides of War is designed to focus on an aspect of the era, with unique gameplay experiences to drive players forward.
A five-part Tides of War chapter will be part of the Open Beta. Players who complete the chapter will earn an exclusive in-game Dog Tag in Battlefield V at launch.
See that “limited time” thing regarding the beta schedule? The reason why there’s no end date yet is because DICE hasn’t decided when it’ll actually end! Over on Reddit, Battlefield Global Community Manager Dan Mitre confirmed that there’s “no word yet” on a definite beta end date.
In other Battlefield V news, analyst firm Cowen Research states that BFV pre-orders are lagging behind Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 by “more than 85 percent.” Another thing to concern yourself about is, it seems DICE isn’t developing the battle royale portion of Battlefield V.