Battlefield 1 open beta is about to begin and it has been confirmed that that codes for PS4, Xbox One and PC players will be sent tomorrow onwards.
DICE and Electronic Arts are going for an open beta this time without making players wait for their codes. In the past, Battlefield games will be in closed beta for two weeks or so before it becomes open for everyone to stress test the servers. Battlefield 1 however will give out codes for the program a day earlier. With a short wait, everyone who have not signed up for the Battlefield insider program can experience the game.
Players who have signed up for the insider program before August 21st will receive their codes tomorrow. Only one platform of choice is allowed for a person. If you own a Playstation 4 and a PC, you have to pick on which platform you need the code for. The codes will arrive in your e-mail address. Just make sure to check it out and grab the codes so that you can start playing as soon as you finish downloading the files.
The announcement was officially made on the Battlefield 1 Twitter channel. There is no actual start time for the beta but it should be somewhere close to the period when the beta codes are rolled out to players around the globe. The developers have already confirmed the minimum and recommended PC specifications to play the game.
Being in the beta channel, the game not be perfect and fully optimized as the final version will be. Yet, it should be good on the whole and playable on most computers if you have purchased the graphics card in the last two or three years. In other words, any PC that could handle Battlefield Hardline and Battlefield 4 at medium settings could easily run Battlefield 1.
The open beta will host Conquest and Rush modes set in the Sinai Desert Map. DICE has confirmed that players will be able to ride horses during the period. It is the most anticipated feature in the game and quite different compared to loads of vehicles the developers introduced in the past.
Set during the World War I era, Battlefield 1 is the next gen game to feature a WWI setup after more than a decade. Player response is awesome so far and if the bugs are minimal, it could be a milestone game in the Battlefield series for EA and DICE.