If you enlisted as a Battlefield Insider, an early access code for entry into EA’s Battlefield 1 open access beta should be waiting for you in your email.
Those who joined EA’s Battlefield Insider program prior to August 21 should receive a code in their email that allows them to join the beta one day prior to its open access period. The open access beta begins on August 31 and features two modes.
Conquest, a 64-player mode considered an “all-time fan favorite of Battlefield players” where players must fight it out for control of key objectives. In Battlefield 1, players can expect “large armies on foot or behind the wheel and the addition of fearsome Behemoths.”
A second mode titled Rush, featuring 24 players, pits two sides against each other: the Attacking force is tasked with finding and destroying the telegraph posts of the opposite side, or the Defending force. It’s not that easy though – the Defending force can disarm the explosives the attacking force plants on each post.
“From infantry skirmishes in the narrow streets of the village of Bir el Mazar to dogfights above the majestic cliffs, you’ll need to make tactical use of the dunes as you engage in explosive battles,” said developer EA. “When all hope is lost, reinforcements will arrive in the shape of a powerful Behemoth: a deadly Armored Train charging through the desert sands.”
Battlefield 1 releases on PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 21.