Battlefield V‘s upcoming open beta is likely not the last chance fans will have to test out the game prior to its fall launch.
Publisher EA recently held an earnings call, during which CEO Andrew Wilson discussed the positive feedback from its recent Battlefield V beta test (even though it was technically an alpha). Wilson also revealed that more tests are planned for the game, which is presumably in addition to the beta already confirmed to be coming.
“The Battlefield V beta results exceeded our expectations,” Wilson said. “The feedback was highly positive with players able to feel the advancements that DICE has focused on for the gameplay. This type of early play opportunity is now foundational to our development process. We are planning more hands-on opportunity for Battlefield V prior to launch.”
The recent alpha that ran at the end of June had three times more participants than expected, according to Wilson. This alpha test was both closed, meaning it required an invitation, and was PC-exclusive. The upcoming beta, which is expected for late August or early September, will be both open and available on all platforms, welcoming a much larger playerbase than the preceding alpha. As for when we can expect the second beta that Wilson teased, it will likely land in early October, a week or two prior to the game’s full launch.
Battlefield V is slated to launch October 19th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Early access unlocks on October 11th for those that are subscribed to EA/Origin Access, and October 16th for those that pick up the Deluxe Edition.