While we already know that Battlefield V’s release date has been bumped back to November 20 to all platforms, getting the higher tier (read: more expensive) edition of the game will mean that you’ll be able to play it earlier than its official release date.
Those who are members of EA’s Play First Trials and Origin Access Premier, will be able to try it out on November 9. If you’re on the PS4, or not a member of those services, then you’ll need to fork over $79.99 ($20 more than the Standard Edition) for the “Deluxe Edition” which will let you play the game five days early (November 15, 2018).
The Deluxe Edition which is called the “Enlister Offer” will include the following (via GameStop):
Deploy early into an unprecedented take on WW2. Pre-order Battlefield V or Battlefield V Deluxe Edition and get the Enlister Offer which gives you early access to the Battlefield V Open Beta. Pre-ordering also gives you in-game benefits like soldier customization options and access to Special Assignments starting at launch week.
- Early Access to the Battlefield V Beta starting 9/4 – Try Battlefield V beforehand through early access to the Open Beta. Be one of the first on the frontlines and witness Battlefield – and WW2 – as you’ve never seen it before. Open Beta starts 9/6.
- Paratrooper Outfit – At launch, choose one of eight Special Soldier Sets available in Battlefield V and customize your troops.
- Special Assignments – Starting on launch week, earn rewards and get an edge over the competition by completing Special Assignments.
- Immediate Access to Five Battlefield 1 Weapons* – Ready for use in Battlefield 1, unlock five of the Great War’s most modern weapons and bridge the technological gap between the two world wars.
While this shouldn’t be an issue for single-player games, giving a five-day head start in a multiplayer-focused title like Battlefield V means that early enlisters will have a significant advantage with weapon unlocks, class equipment, map layout knowledge and more.
In other Battlefield V news, the beta is now live on all platforms, though you need an Early Access key in order to participate right now (it’ll be in open beta starting September 6). If you did pre-order or have an Origin key for early access to the beta, here’s how to redeem it in order to try it early. Finally, DICE has also revealed more details regarding the game’s battle royale mode called Firestorm in this new deep dive video.