It's not just Destiny and Spider-Man making noise this week: there's an open beta for the new Battlefield as well. And if you'd like to test your reservations or just see how your rig handles the new effects, you can do that.
Pre-loading for the beta will kick off from 1800 AEST tonight, with access to the beta opening for those with an Origin Access Premier, Origin Access, or EA Access subscription on Tuesday, 1800 AEST. If you've pre-ordered the game, you'll get a beta key as well.
As for actual requirements, DICE recommends 16GB of RAM along with an i7-4970 or an AMD FX 8350. That'll need an RX 480 4GB or GTX 1060 3GB GPU to go with it. You can run the beta with as little as a GTX 660/HD 7850, although I imagine you'd still want a decent CPU with either card to get the frame rate into playable territories.
While the HDD space is approximately 50GB, DICE producer Jaqub Ajmal noted that the build "will be coming in around 17GB" but users should have around 20GB available for some overhead.
The BFV Open Beta build looks like that it will be coming in around 17GB. I recommend you guys start clearing up space so that you have at least 20GB available.
— Jaqub Ajmal (@JaqubAjmal) August 31, 2018
The open beta will have the Arctic Fjord map and Rotterdam, the latter of which was shown at Gamescom recently. Two days of the Grand Operation mode will also be available, split over the Airborne and Breakthrough modes.
In Fall of Norway, Day 1 will be spent in the Airborne mode, where you’ll paradrop down to the battlefield and be on either side of a fight where explosives are deployed on control points. Day 2 features Breakthrough, where your team either attacks or defends vital sectors. In this mode, stay aggressive and tactical as an attacker – or use on-the-fly planning to keep the enemy at bay when defending.
The BFBulletin account also noted that Australia would have local servers for the open beta:
#Battlefield V Open Beta Server Location Availability. This list is NOT final as EA is still evaluating server locations for the full game ????
✅EU West - UK
✅EU Central - Germany
✅United Arab Emirates
✅Hong Kong pic.twitter.com/JIXVqENMAY
— Battlefield Bulletin (@BFBulletin) August 31, 2018
Pre-loading should be starting by the time you read this post. Given that it'll be free (by September 6), are you looking at giving the BFV open beta a go?