Battlefield 1 beta finishes on Thursday, expect some downtime from 'stress testing'

Not tried out the Battlefield 1 (opens in new tab) beta yet? You've still got time. The Battlefield Twitter account has revealed that the beta will finish on Thursday September 8 so that's another 48 hours or so of World War One action. 

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It's worth noting though that things might get a bit bumpy. The team will be doing stress tests on the servers to simulate "extreme launch situations." That's a very dramatic way to describe what happens when everyone buys the same game. 

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If you haven't already got involved, here are our top tips for the Battlefield 1 beta (opens in new tab). You might even still have time to earn those beta exclusive dog tags by reaching level 15. As is always the case, your progress in the beta won't transfer over to the full game. 

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