How to access the Battlefield 5 open beta, and info on all the release dates

It's Battlefield 5 day today, so I hope you sent your mother a card and remembered to leave cookies out for EA. We now know that the game will feature some big changes for the series, and takes us to new fronts in WW2. One of the key bits of information you might've missed in that epic livestream was when you can actually play the game, so here are all the Battlefield 5 release dates. 

If you're signed up with EA Access on Xbox One, you can play the first 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.

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.

There's good news from EA for current Battlefield players too. Battlefield 4: Final Stand, the fifth expansion pack for Battlefield 4, and Battlefield 1's The Name of the Tsar DLC, are both free from today. 

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