When Does the Battlefield 1 Beta Start?

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Now Playing: Battlefield 1 - Horseback Combat from Gamescom 2016

The Battlefield 1 open beta is almost here.

It's scheduled to kick off on August 31 for everyone on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You may be able to play earlier than that, however, as Battlefield Insiders can jump in a day early, starting August 30.

To be able to play early, you needed to have signed up for the free Insider program by August 21 and made a platform preference selection. Codes for Battlefield Insiders will be sent by email, though these do not appear to have been sent out as of 9 AM ET today, August 29. With the beta scheduled to begin tomorrow for Insiders, we'd expect codes to go out soon.

On August 31, you won't need a code to play the Battlefield 1 beta. You will be able to find it from the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, and on PC through Origin.

There is no official word yet on the Battlefield 1 beta's file size, but a recent report claimed it would be around 6 GB on Xbox One. Presumably the file sizes for the other platforms would be similar.

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The Battlefield 1 beta takes players to the Sinai Desert map, which features horseback combat, a deadly armored train, planes, and more. There are two modes in the beta: Conquest and Rush. Matches can support up to 64 players. Check out this post to learn even more about Sinai Desert.

Some other unknowns right now include the Battlefield 1 beta PC system requirements, if other maps and modes will be made available as the beta progresses, and when the pre-release play period will wrap up. GameSpot will update this post with new details on the Battlefield 1 open beta as they become available.

Battlefield 1 comes out on October 21.

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