No more waiting, the Battlefield 5 open beta is now playable for everybody. EA and DICE are inviting players of all stripes in to test out their latest online multiplayer shooter for the next several days. We've collected all the details for where and how you can start playing the beta right here, so let's get this pre-release war effort rolling.
Where can I play the Battlefield 5 open beta?
The Battlefield 5 open beta is playable on all the same platforms that the full game will support: PC, PS4, and Xbox One. There's no exclusive content (that we know of) in any of them, so pick whichever one works best for you.
When does the Battlefield 5 open beta end?
The Battlefield 5 open beta is set to conclude on September 11 at 7 am PDT / 10 am EDT / 3 pm BST. That makes for just about one full week of play time if you start in the early access period. EA has been known to extend Battlefield beta times in the past, though, so you may see the end date shift a little further out.
How do I get into the Battlefield 5 open beta?
All you need to do is go to your system's download store (Origin for PC players), search for Battlefield 5, find the beta, and download it. You'll need about 11GB of storage free to complete the download.
What does the Battlefield 5 open beta include?
The Battlefield 5 open beta gives players a limited look at the breadth of the full game. There are three points of interest to keep in mind.
- 64-player Conquest mode on the Rotterdam or Arctic Fjord (Narvik, Norway) maps
- A limited preview of Grand Operations, showcasing the first two "days" of Airborne and Breakthrough modes
- A five-part Tides of War chapter titled "Shock Troops"
Tides of War isn't a mode in its own right, but rather a set of meta-challenges that you can complete as you play. For instance, this first set includes a branching path that lets players either defuse a bomb or score a certain number of kills to progress.
Will the Battlefield 5 open beta unlock anything in the full game?
Yes, if you complete all five parts of the beta's Tides of War chapter, you'll get an exclusive Dog Tag that you can take with you into the full game.
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