The Battlefield 1 open beta begins August 31, come get pumped with a new trailer

Battlefield 1 is a big departure for the long-running FPS franchise. Games in the series have taken place in WW2, the distant future, and modern day. But soon it'll give players a taste of World War 1 - AKA The Great War. How soon? How does an open beta starting August 31 sound?

The Battlefield 1 open beta will feature two modes set in the Sinai Desert map. Conquest mode will have 64 players battle for control of objectives littered across the map, with combatants able to fight on foot, in vehicles, or in the air. Rush scales things down to 24 players, split into two teams of Attackers and Defenders. Attackers will try to destroy the other team's Telegraph Posts, while the Defenders will, of course, try to stop that from happening.

Still not sure if you want to participate? I suggest watching this Gamescom 2016 trailer. It certainly helped make up my mind: 

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