Battlefield 1 Open Beta Begins Soon, Duration and File Size Revealed

The Battlefield 1 store listing on the Xbox Store has been updated to include the beta client as well as details on the file size.

According to the page, the Battlefield 1 beta client will take 6.2 GB of space on your Xbox One hard drive. While the client has appeared for some console owners, online reports indicate that no one is able to download it as of yet. That being said, even if you were to manage downloading it, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to play the game until the servers go live.

The open beta is scheduled to commence next week and sees many fans of the franchise awaiting in anticipation. Regular players will be able to jump into the World War era on August 31 while those registered as Battlefield Insiders are guaranteed access sooner. The latter are going to soon receive codes via mail which will ask them to redeem the beta on the platform of their choice. Since the beta is just days away, keep an eye on your inbox!

Based on information released prior, the open beta is going to take place on the Sinai Desert map with support for up to 64 players. There’s a “deadly armored train” coming through the map and players can choose to chase after it on horseback. Those wanting to escape the dusty grounds can opt to pilot planes and bring down the pain from above. Furthermore, the presence of dynamic weather is going to help shift the harsh settings of the dessert from bad to worse for the unsuspecting and unready.

It’s still unclear as to how long the open beta will last. Responding to the same question from a fan on Twitter, developer DICE stated that it still not ready to announce the end date yet. It’s possible that if the open beta witnesses a large horde of testers, Electronic Arts just might sees it as a valuable opportunity to extend the beta period much like it did with Star Wars: Battlefront.

Battlefield 1 is scheduled to launch on October 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

via GameSpot

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