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Everything You Need to Know About the Battlefield 5 Open Beta


On September 6, the open beta of Battlefield 5, one of the top shooters of 2018, officially kicked off. If, after a series of scandals that marked the new DICE game, you still want to try out the sequel to the cult multiplayer shooter, then you have a great opportunity for this, and most importantly - completely free. In this article, we've tried to answer all your questions about the Battlefield 5 beta.

Getting Started in Battlefield 5

First, you need to decide on the gaming platform on which you are going to play the beta. The game is available to download for free on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Important Note: Owners of a Microsoft game console will need an Xbox Gold subscription to run Battlefield 5 Beta. If everything is extremely simple with the console versions, then playing on computers requires a little confusion, of course, only if there is no active Origin account. Go to the official page of the game in Origin, register and click on the "Download Open Beta" button to download Battlefield 5.

Beta ends on September 11 at 6:00 pm Moscow time.

Maps and game modes available

The first map available in beta will be Polar Fjords, which takes players to the snowy regions of Norway. The map is classic for the series and offers 64 players to converge on a vast battlefield, both on foot and using an extensive range of ground and aircraft. There are two game modes available on Polar Fjords in Battlefield 5 (more than 8 in the full version) - the classic Conquest series with a war for control points and a special mode called Big Operations.

Battlefield 5 Open Beta

This mode can be called a kind of analogue of the story campaign, since on each map the "Big Operations" will be unique and offer a number of missions, the passage of which will take several days (one day - one game round). On the first day, the attacking team will need to mine control points, on the second day - the capture of important sectors on the map. As expected, the second team will have to counter-attack and prevent their opponents from carrying out attacks.

"Polar Fjords" has already been seen in numerous videos with the gameplay of Battlefield 5, so especially for the beta, the developers offer to try out a new map called "Rotterdam". Due to urban areas and multi-storey buildings, you will have to rely less on the help of technology, and battles take place mainly at medium and close range. On this map in beta, only one mode is available - "Capture".

Classes, weapons and vehicles

In the Battlefield 5 Open Beta, there will be 4 classes to choose from: Assault, Support, Medic, and Scout. It is also worth noting that there are several combat roles available for each class, allowing you to better adapt your character to different combat conditions. For example, playing as a scout, you can choose a "sniper" with a special skill "tactical retreat", which increases the speed of the soldier in case of serious injuries.

Each class offers a unique set of hand weapons from the Second World War to choose from. The scout is specialized for long-range combat and has such rifles as 4 Mk I, ZH-29 in his arsenal. Support soldiers will be able to suppress enemy units with machine guns and three-barreled M-30 weapons. Attack aircraft will be equipped with a StG 44 rifle and carbines like the M1A1. Medics' weapons are designed for close-range collisions, and there is a place in the arsenal for the STEN and EMP submachine guns.

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The vehicle fleet in the Battlefield V beta is represented by British and German tanks: T-IV, Tiger-I and Churchill Mk VII. For those who like to cut through the air over the battlefields, 7 types of aerial vehicles will be presented. Of course, stationary weapons have not been forgotten either. Among which are machine guns and anti-aircraft guns. Moreover, it is important to note that for the first time in the series there will be heavy guns that can be moved in tow.

Squad leaders, if they play well, can count on calling in specialized support facilities. Among them there will be a place for equipment (heavy tank Sturmtiger), aimed missile strikes on enemy positions and another innovation - the dropping of ammunition containers.

Battlefield 5 System Requirements

To Dice's credit, it's worth noting that the minimum system requirements haven't changed much since Battlefield 1 released in 2016:

  • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon ™ HD 7850 2GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce® GTX 660 2GB
  • DirectX: 11.0 compatible graphics card or equivalent
  • Internet connection requirements: 512 kbps or faster
  • Hard disk space: 50 GB

After completing the Battlefield 5 beta, you shouldn't expect all game elements to carry over to the full version without changes. Depending on the feedback from the players, the balance and the set of vehicles can be adjusted. By the way, if you want to be heard by the DICE team, you can write your impressions of the game on the official forum. Battlefield 5 will launch on November 20, 2018.

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Author: Jake Pinkman