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Battlefield 1’s beta won’t require PS Plus, but will need Xbox Live Gold

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Battlefield 1 needs Xbox Gold, not PS Plus 2

Battlefield 1 is finally entering open beta tomorrow ahead of its October launch, giving everyone with a stable internet connection and a smidge of interest in a shooter an early slice of multiplayer action. The beta is available across all three platforms (PC, Xbox One and PS4), with the download going up sometime tomorrow. PlayStation users will have fewer hurdles to climb over too, as DICE confirmed that the beta will it require PS Plus.

The PlayStation subscription service is required to play titles online, but DICE have waived the entrance free for their beta. That isn’t the same for Xbox One though, where you’ll need Xbox Live Gold to play the currently indefinitely long-lasting test. As much was confirmed via Twitter by DICE, although no real explanation as to why was given.

The beta kicks off for everybody tomorrow, with only a few lucky Battlefield Insider subscribers getting earlier access today. You’ll get the chance to play Conquest and Rush, which feature 64 and 24 players respectively. Both will be available on a single map, located in the Sinai Desert. That means combat on horse back, dynamic weather and armoured trains. The usual World War I fare.

If you don’t plan on getting in this weekend, don’t fret. EA hasn’t announced when the beta will end, and it’s like servers will be up for a good week or two. After that, it’s only a few weeks until the October launch, and the month of additional content that will follow afterwards with the game’s season pass.

Battlefield 1 is out on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and looks like an entry in the series that is taking some rather big risks with its established formula. Will you be playing the beta?

Last Updated: August 30, 2016


  1. Ottokie

    August 30, 2016 at 13:09

    Dedicating this to the PS4


  2. James Anderton

    August 30, 2016 at 13:20

    1 map does not a beta make.


  3. Original Heretic

    August 30, 2016 at 13:25

    If you need a reason, look no further.


  4. Melasco

    August 30, 2016 at 13:29

    I think I’ll just wait for the actual game as I’ve already thrown my money at it… Battlefront was boring the second you get over the “Star Wars” factor…. I have a feeling BF1 will make me forgive :p


  5. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    August 30, 2016 at 13:31

    Why bother, everyone knows it’s gonna launch like BF4 did.


    • Aries

      August 30, 2016 at 13:43

      Dont jinx


      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        August 30, 2016 at 14:01



    • Fox1 - Retro

      August 30, 2016 at 13:56



  6. HvR

    August 30, 2016 at 13:38

    Waiting for PS region locking announcement…..


  7. Aries

    August 30, 2016 at 13:42

    Busy with the download on PC 7.1gb, quite big for two modes on one map though


    • HairyEwok

      August 30, 2016 at 14:38

      Probably the smallest map as well. XD


  8. Pieter Kruger

    August 30, 2016 at 13:50

    Can’t wait! Currently at 79% downloaded…….


  9. Avithar

    August 30, 2016 at 14:34

    i have my xbo code locked and loaded


  10. The Order of the Banana

    August 30, 2016 at 14:48

    I got my code this morning – my body is ready! I will be downloading this baby tonight, and I might even call in sick tomorrow, because that’s how I roll!


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