Every day we stray closer to the release of Battlefield 5, but what if you simply can't wait until then? There is a small but not insignificant chance for you to get into the game's closed Alpha on PC this weekend, which is now live and running for those who've been invited. But how do you make the cut?
By luck of the draw, unfortunately. EA has said that access codes to the limited run test will be emailed to a small group of PC Battlefield players in Europe and North America by invitation only. That means if you're a European or North American inhabitant who's previously enjoyed Battlefield on your PC in the past, go check your emails right now. It's unlikely, but's not impossible that you're one of the lucky chosen ones.
The closed Alpha runs from June 28 from 8:00 UTC, and though no end time is given, EA explains that it'll be live for a "limited time only". You can check out more information about the Alpha, including all the PC specs you need to run Battlefield 5, on the game's website right here.
Otherwise, if you're signed up with EA Access on Xbox One, you can play the first early access trial on October 11. If you're not already a member of the service, it's worth knowing that it's $4.99 per month, or you can sign up for a full year for $29.99.
The Deluxe Edition of the game will be released on October 16, and the Standard Edition will follow on October 19. If you're a real eager beaver and pre-order Battlefield 5, you'll automatically secure access to the open beta later this year.
You can find out all about the game from our comprehensive report from the Battlefield 5 reveal event, including why it's the most ambitious evolution of the franchise in years, why new mode Grand Operations is inviting Fortnite comparisons, and the changes coming to weaponry.
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