Battlefield 1’s open beta test, which ended a week ago, was the most successful in Electronic Arts history with over 13 million participants.
EA announced in a blog post that Battlefield 1’s 13.2 million players topped, previous record-holder, Star Wars Battlefront’s 9 million players. Also, EA released an infographic that reveals a number of other statistics from the beta. Listed first is the most popular classes – 30% Assault, 28% Scout, 21% Support, and 10% Medic. The remaining 11% were split between Tanker, Pilot and Cavalry classes.
In addition, a number of death toll statistics are revealed, including 28.9 million melee kills, 13 million armored train kills, and 62.2 million kills while on horseback.
“I want to personally thank you all for the great feedback you’ve given us,” said Aleks Grondal, senior producer. “We’re trawling through forum posts, social media mentions, and digging into some great data. We’re identifying what worked well, and what didn’t work as well. We truly value your input. In the near future, we’ll have more details on the changes we’ll be making to the full version of the game (yes, the Light Tank performed a little too well, that will be addressed).”
Battlefield 1 launches October 13 for EA and Origin Access members, and worldwide October 21 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.