EA and DICE's ambitious decision to turn back the clock on the Battlefield series to feature a World War I setting was first debuted back in May. Battlefield 1 is shaping up to be a gritty FPS that kills off the heavy saturation of modern technology in favor of more intense, in-your-face gameplay. We knew there would eventually be a beta for Battlefield 1 and, as of today, we now know when that beta will occur.
Starting August 31, the Battlefield 1 beta will kick off on the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC (via Origin). The beta appears to be open to anyone who wants to get an early feel for the action but there are a couple things you'll need to do if you want to participate in the beta.
To be eligible for the beta you need to first become a "Battlefield Insider" (link below) by August 21. Once you've become an Insider, you will receive an email confirming your registration which should include a link to the Insider web page. It's crucial that you visit the Battlefield Insider page and select a platform of choice for the beta or you will not get an invite.
During the beta, two game modes will be available for play on the game's Sinai Desert map:
- Conquest: An all-time fan favorite of Battlefield players, Conquest is a large-scale game mode with up to 64 players fighting for the control of key objectives. With large armies on foot or behind the wheel and the addition of fearsome Behemoths, Conquest brings together all the elements of the signature Battlefield All-Out War.
- Rush: A 24-player mode where the Attacking force must find and destroy the Defending force's Telegraph Posts, which can be used to call in artillery strikes. The Defenders can deny the Attackers their mission by disarming explosives they plant on the telegraph positions. Should the Telegraph Posts be destroyed, the Defenders must fall back to the next sector and protect the Telegraph Posts there.
There is no advertised end date for the Battlefield 1 beta at this time.
Source: Battlefield Website