According to the German community manager for Battlefield, the open for Battlefield 1 will kick off "shortly after" Gamescom, which runs August 17-21. The game is currently in closed alpha, but the little we've seen of the gameplay footage has us very excited about an open beta.

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As noted by VG247, all those registered in Battlefield's Insider community will be able to play the game three days before everyone else. If you're interested, you can sign up here.

And finally, Rush mode is coming back. Who's excited about the upcoming beta?