It's a big week for Battlefield, as the long-awaited Battlefield 5 open beta begins later this week on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Ahead of its start on September 6, you can now pre-load the beta client on whatever platform you're eager to play on.

It's very simple; you can add the Battlefield V open beta to your download queue by picking it up here for Xbox One and here on PlayStation 4. Meanwhile, Origin users can visit Battlefield V's store page and click the Try it First button and then add the beta client to your library.



While the beta officially starts on September 6, people who pre-ordered get to start two days early, beginning on September 4. Additionally, EA Access members on Xbox One can start playing 48 hours early, as can Origin Access members on PC (for Premier and Basic).

The Battlefield V open beta includes two maps--Arctic Fjord and Rotterdam--and the fan-favorite Conquest mode. Also included in the beta is the brand-new Grand Operations mode, along with a series of weapons, vehicles, and gadgets to try out. Be sure to click through the images in the gallery above to see a full rundown of what's in the beta.

Additionally, the open beta gives players a first look at the new "Tides of War," system, which is Battlefield V's ongoing events program. Each chapter will give players new challenges to complete to earn cosmetic gear; it sounds similar to Fortnite's seasons. In the beta, you'll get to try the Shock Troops Chapter event; successfully completing it gets you a Tides of War Beta dog tag to use in Battlefield when it launches.

On Xbox One, the open beta file size is 10.95 GB. Xbox Live Gold is required on Xbox One while PlayStation Plus is not needed for PS4. The minimum and recommended specs for Battlefield V's open beta on PC are available below; they do not necessarily represent the specs for the final version of the game.

The Battlefield V open beta ends on September 11. Also, note that none of your progress from the beta will carry forward to the full game.

Battlefield V Open Beta Specs:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
  • DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX 8350 Wraith
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
  • DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Available Disk Space: 50GB

Source: GameSpot