Battlefield V Beta Starts September 4

Battlefield V Beta Starts September 4

Towards the end of the Nvidia conference ahead of Gamescom this week, the GPU manufacturer revealed that the open beta for Battlefield 5 will kick off in a fortnight.

As is always, people who pre-order will get access to DICE’s latest shooter a couple of days before the open beta proper. That start time is September 4, with the beta going live for all users on September 6.

The open beta will include the 64-player Conquest mode on Rotterdam or Arctic Fjord, two days of the Grand Operations mode on Arctic Fjord, and a five-part version of the Tides of War mode.

“Each chapter of Tides of War is designed to focus on an aspect of the era, with unique gameplay experiences to drive players forward,” DICE said in a blog post.

Subscribers to Origin Access, Origin Access Premier and EA Access will also get to play the BFV beta from September 4.

For more info, head to DICE’s FAQ.

The author travelled to Gamescom 2018 as a guest of Nvidia.


  • Meanwhile Australian and Kiwi BF1 players and server providers are still yet to receive compensation for the month long server issues in April. So this will take any value away from compensation related to BF1 as this will end its life effectively as a community. Nice dodge of responsibility by DICE and EA.

  • I’ve loved BF1 far more than any BF game since 1942.
    I like that it’s an enjoyable shooter that frames itself as a realistic representation of WW1.

    I’m hoping the new one doesn’t undermine that with too many artistic liberties (robot-arm women) and a focus on run-and-gun.
    The one trailer I watched looked like completely idiotic.

    • ‘frames itself as a realistic representation of WW1.’

      It can frame itself all it likes, it’s nothing at all like a realistic representation.

      It’s about as realistic as ‘robot arm women’ in WW2 and the fact people have been hooting about this issue just shows how poor their historical knowledge is.

      Being able to point at a kind of gun and identify it does not make you a ‘historical expert’.

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