Over 13 million people played the Battlefield 1 beta

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I didn’t get to play the Battlefield 1 beta, for reasons that largely involve me not really wanting to play the Battlefield 1 beta. Multiplayer shooter games just aren’t my bag, baby. Anyway, many of those who did play it, say its reinvigorated the series – and given them a good reason to purchase DICE’s upcoming World War 1 shooter. At least, if it wasn’t so expensive.

Anyway, many, many people played the beta. According to EA, its become the biggest beta in the company’s history, with 13.2 million people signing in and playing. In other statistics gleaned from an infographic, the assault class is the most popular, with 30% of players opting to shoot everything that moves. The scout came in at a close second with 28%.

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Battlefield 1’s week (and a bit) long beta tried to avoid the many issues that plagued Battlefield 4 when it was first launched. EA wanted to replicate its Battlefront launch success – instead of frustrating and annoying gamers with a broken game at launch.

“We’ve taken a lot of learnings from that experience, and we feel like we succeeded with Battlefront. We’ll take everything we learned there and apply it to Battlefield One as well.”

Did you play the beta? Has it got you convinced to pick up Battlefield 1, or do you have your eyes fixed on another multiplayer shooter this holiday season? Battlefield 1 is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One on October 21 this year.

Hey, that’s soon.

Last Updated: September 16, 2016

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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