Battlefield V’s open beta is now available, scheduling and file size detailed

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As the launch for Battlefield V quickly approaches, fans can now pre-load the Open Beta client for this week’s tests. Additionally, EA has confirmed the dates, times, and what the beta will entail over the course of this week and weekend.

Earlier today, EA confirmed that the Battlefield V Open Beta client is now available for pre-load for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in order to prepare fans for the tests that will be well underway later this week. DICE and EA both have reinforced the fact fans will get to experience two of the game’s maps across two different modes including the soon-to-be-iconic Rotterdam map for the Conquest mode and the Arctic Fjord map known as Narvik for both Conquest and Grand Operations.

The maps will be used to show off the intricate designs and improvements made to the franchises go to engine known as the Frost Bite Engine. In this beta, fans will take to the streets of Holland as they fight back enemy forces, causing destruction and dynamic changes to maps as the battle gets well underway. This includes broken buildings, holes in the roads, debris floating about, and even smoke on the horizon as enemy structures are burnt asunder.

For PC users, the beta will not allow for the use of Nvidia’s RTX technology in time for the Open Beta as the 20-series GPUs will not be available at that time. However, EA has confirmed that RTX will be available once the game launches and the 20 series GPUs are made available to the public.

For those looking to get into the Closed and Open Beta’s can do so starting Sept. 4, 2018, for those with pre-orders and Sept. 6, 2018, for those who have yet to pre-order the game. You can see the official schedule down below. For Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the Open Beta clocks in at roughly 12GB after being downloaded. This does not include possible patches that may be released over the course of the beta.

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For those on PC you will need to meet the minimum system requirements as listed below by EA and DICE:

Battlefield V Open Beta Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz or AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

Battlefield V Open Beta Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 3 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11.1

Will we see you out there on the battlefield and storming the trenches? Let us know as we will be streaming the beta live this week! Battlefield V is set to launch on Nov. 16, 2018, for those who purchase the Deluxe Edition of the game and Nov. 20, 2018, for those who purchase the Regular Edition of the game.

Stay tuned for our impressions of the Open Beta coming next week.


About the Writer:

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Dustin is our native console game reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the borders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPGs, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on Twitter or Facebook.

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