Battlefield 1 Open Beta Coming This Month

War is coming

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First-Person Shooter fans have been eagerly honing their trigger fingers ever since the announcement of Battlefield 1. Even now its October release still feels like a long way off. Thankfully EA and Dice have announced that the game’s Open Beta will be arriving on August 31, making the wait a little less arduous.

PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 owners who have sign up as Battlefield Insiders through the game’s official webpage by August 21 will be eligible to receive early access to the beta. We also have details on the game modes and maps. The beta will incorporate two classic modes when the preview hits: Conquest and Rush. For those unfamiliar, Conquest sees two teams attempting to capture specific points on a map, while in Rush one team is on the attack and the other is on defense.

The playable map will take place in the Sinai Desert, and can encompass up to 64 people in an online match at one time. This location will also include a new controllable armored train, horses, which can be ridden, and fresh classes: Sentry, Flame Trooper, and the Tank Hunter.

These additions not only sound exciting, but it will also be interesting to see how the contrasting in-game weapons and vehicles will play out against one another. If you are on horseback and gallop by a tank, will you be easily obliterated? Or will there be a way for you counter the heavy machine? If you can’t wait until August 31 to find out, there will be a livestream showcasing gameplay on August 16, at 8pm BST on Battlefield’s official Twitch page.

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Battlefield 1 will release worldwide on October 21, those who pre-order the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition can play on October 18.


Dean Moses was born in England in February of 1991. At the age of nineteen he moved to New York City, where he hoped to fulfill two of his longtime dreams: marry the love of his life and become an author. For the past five years he has written for newspapers, including the New York Amsterdam News and the Spring Creek Sun, as well as transcribed for the New York Times’ Lens Blog. He is the author of A Stalled Ox from 1888's Black Hill Press. Dean currently resides in Queens, New York with his wife and two cats.

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