You can pre-load Battlefield V’s open beta right now

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According to chart-tracking service and analysts, this year’s Battlefield isn’t doing especially well when it comes to pre-orders. According to some analysts, Battlefield V’s pre-orders are coming in 85% lower than those for Call of duty: Black Ops 4. EA won’t say as much, but being sandwiched between Call of Duty and Red Dead Redemption is at least partly responsible for the game’s one month delay. Battlefield V will be coming in November instead of October.

Thankfully, the wait is made more bearable by the fact that there’s an open beta for the game coming on all platforms, and you can pre-download it right now. Though the ZA store page for the game asks that you redeem a code or get EA access to access the beta, international versions let you just grab it – and you can do so here for Xbox One.  You can grab it here for PlayStation 4. If you’re a PC player, you can head over to Origin and click “Try it First.”

The open beta kicks off on September 6 and runs through to September 11, though pre-orders net access from today. If you’re playing on PC, you’ll need a PC this tall to ride:

Battlefield V Open Beta Specs:

MINIMUM SPECS

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
  • DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB

RECOMMENDED SPECS

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX 8350 Wraith
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
  • DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Available Disk Space: 50GB

Remember, those specs are for the beta, and not the final game. The beta will include two maps -Arctic Fjord and Rotterdam- alongside the conquest mode. It’ll also feature the new, progressional Grand Operations mode.

Last Updated: September 4, 2018

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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