Battlefield 1 is one of the many titles that will be shown during Gamescom this week, but if you're among those who cannot attend the event and try out the game, you will get a chance to do so in a few weeks thanks to the multiplayer Open Beta.
Today, EA and DICE have confirmed that the Battlefield 1 Open Beta will begin on August 31st on all formats. Battlefield Insider members will be getting early access, which will be available for sign-ups made by August 21st. The Battlefield 1 Open Beta will include the Sinai Desert map as well as two play modes, fan favorite Conquest and Rush, a 24-player mode.
The Battlefield 1 Open Beta will include the Sinai Desert map, a scorching hot battlefield located just East of El-Jifar. 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. When all hope is lost, reinforcements will arrive in the shape of a powerful Behemoth: a deadly Armored Train charging through the desert sands.
Two modes will be available as well:
Conquest. An all-time fan favorite of Battlefield players, Conquest is a large-scale game mode with up to 64 players fighting for the control of key objectives. With large armies on foot or behind the wheel and the addition of fearsome Behemoths, Conquest brings together all the elements of the signature Battlefield All-Out War.
Rush. A 24-player mode where the Attacking force must find and destroy the Defending force's Telegraph Posts, which can be used to call in artillery strikes. The Defenders can deny the Attackers their mission by disarming explosives they plant on the telegraph positions. Should the Telegraph Posts be destroyed, the Defenders must fall back to the next sector and protect the Telegraph Posts there.
On a related note, a new Battlefield 1 trailer has also been made available today, and you can check it out right below.
Battlefield 1 launches this October in all regions on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.