The Battlefield 1 Open Beta began on August 31st, keep in mind this is open beta! Everyone can try the game! I just had the opportunity to try it out last night and it was a blast! There are currently tons of people playing right now and it is so quick to find a match. You'll get to try out 2 games modes, Conquest and Rush. If you aren't familiar with Origin, all you need to do is head over to their website, create an account and download their launcher. Once you have the launcher you can install the open beta.
There is currently only one map you can play on right now and that is the Sinai Desert map. It's a fairly open desert map with some cliffs on one side of it. There is a train that runs through the populated area of the map allowing some neat destruction. My favorite pass-time currently is riding down players while on a horse, Game of Thrones style. The only complaint I have is that it takes longer to get on a horse than it does to get in a car, it should definitely be the other way around!
The gameplay is very smooth and as it should be for a AAA game. I haven't noticed any bugs in my 3-4 hours of playing. With my new EVGA GTX 1070 and my i7 4790K, I am getting around 120-130 FPS on ultra settings and 1080p.
I highly doubt that they will be releasing a second map for us to test on but this map is great. If anyone would like to party up an play, you can add me on Origin. My Origin name is "hudsonrio". The end date for the beta is not currently set in stone, so just try it out while you have the chance. I would recommend everyone try out this game this weekend even if you haven't played a FPS shooter before, the timelime this is set in allows some extraordinary features.
Here are the minimum requirements for this beta:
- 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: 10GB