A 6.1+GB download, the Battlefield 1 Open Beta client is now available through the PlayStation Store (North America, Europe) for PlayStation 4, and the beta itself is live for everyone. DICE says they “haven’t confirmed an official end date,” but it’s looking like it will end on September 8. We’ll let you know if that changes.
A PlayStation Plus membership isn’t required for the Open Beta, which allows you to play the Rush and Conquest modes on the Sinai Desert map. If you reach rank 15 and play on at least four different days, you’ll unlock a Battlefield 1 Beta Dog Tag that will be available when the game launches on October 21.
The beta description adds, “Fight your way through epic conflicts and adapt your gameplay to the most dynamic battles in Battlefield history. Please note that the game is still undergoing testing before its official release and the current Beta does not reflect the quality of the final product.” You’ll also need a persistent internet connection and an EA account to participate in the beta.
As a reminder: your beta progress won’t transfer to Battlefield 1.
If you’re experiencing class progression issues in the beta, users on Reddit have said that only the XP from your first match is counting, so you “have to leave after every match and find a new server for progression to count.” For details on your beta stats, head over to Battlefield.com/career.
The Open Beta is also live on Xbox One and PC.