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Battlefield V open beta kicks off September 6 for everyone (update)

Battlefield V open beta kicks off September 6 for everyone
Battlefield V open beta kicks off September 6 for everyone

Outside of debuting its new RTX 20 series of graphics cards at Gamescom 2018, NVIDIA also had a special announcement for Battlefield fans. Alongside a new trailer showing off the company's RTX tech, NVIDIA and EA revealed that the Battlefield V beta will open its doors to everyone starting on September 6.

If you preorder the deluxe edition of the game, you'll get to hop in a little bit earlier, starting on September 4. For everyone else, you can head back to the front lines of World War II on September 6 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Throughout the beta, you'll get a chance to play on two maps. The first will be the "soon-to-be-iconic" Rotterdam map on Conquest mode. The other, Arctic Fjord, will be available to play in Conquest and Grand Operations modes.

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Updated August 31, 2018: In a follow-up blog post, EA has posted a more detailed recap of what to expect from the beta, along with a first look at the minimum and recommended PC specs. Keep in mind that these specs are specific to the open beta and aren't necessarily reflective of what you'll need for the final release.

Minimum specs

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and 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 video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB

Recommended specs

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX 8350 Wraith
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ RX 480 4GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB
  • DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Available Disk Space: 50GB

As for its final release, Battlefield V is expected to launch on November 20 across consoles and PC. Deluxe edition buyers will also get early access to the full game launch. You can preorder Battlefield V on all platforms now, starting at $59.99. If you need to upgrade, don't forget to have a look at our roundup of the best graphics cards out there.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

4 Comments
  • Preordered since announcement day one. Hope it's better than BF1 which stunk. I haven't played it in months. Went back to BF4.
  • BUT THERE ARE WOMEN! HISTORICAL ACCURACY! DERP DERP!
  • There is an error in the article, the release date is November 20th. Please change it.
  • Never. SJW nonsense.