EA has announced that players can get ready to go to war as the Battlefield V beta kicks off next month. Best of all, it’s an open beta so everyone on PC, PS4 and Xbox one can jump straight in.
Early access players, those who pre-ordered or Origin Access Premier, Origin Access Basic or EA Access members, will get a two-day headstart on everyone else.
Players taking part in the Battlefield V Beta will have the opportunity to explore both the Rotterdam and Arctic Fjord maps. Both Conquest and Grand Operations will be available for Arctic Fjord while Rotterdam will only support Conquest during the beta.
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The Rotterdam map was only recently revealed and focuses on a battle in the streets of the Dutch city. Rotterdam allows Battlefield V players to experience the game’s real-time destruction up close and first-hand.
For a closer look at Rotterdam, check out the trailer below.
Grand Operations is an all-new mode coming to Battlefield V and takes place across multiple maps and modes. Similar to Call of Duty’s War mode albeit on a totally different scale, Grand Operations is the ultimate multiplayer narrative experience.
According to EA;
Grand Operations is our upgraded version of Operations in Battlefield 1 – but now much greater than the sum of its parts. This modular experience takes players across fictional in-operation “days,” where each day is represented by a round played on a combination of a map and mode that brings the narrative to life.
The actions you, your squad, and your team take on day one will have a direct impact on the narrative and gameplay start of day two, which in result will impact day three, and so on.
Play well on the first day and deploy with an adequate supply of ammo or vehicles when the map shifts, for example. Do poorly, and you’ll deploy the next day with perhaps fewer respawns, vehicles, or other resources.
DICE has also teamed up with NVIDIA to give a demonstration of Battlefield V running on the brand-new RTX technology. Battlefield V is one of the first games to be developed on the NVIDIA RTX platform that features real-time ray tracing.
Thanks to the RTX platform, DICE is able to accurately recreate the reflection of light in-game as it would appear in real-life. This gives Battlefield V and an enhanced level of fidelity and a feeling of 360-degree action.
Christian Holmquist, Technical Director at DICE said;
It’s always been important to us as a studio to stay one step ahead as we look to increase the graphical fidelity in games.
With this new NVIDIA RTX platform, more detail than ever before can now be seen on the battlefield, from recognising the flash of a muzzle being reflected off a car to spotting the detailed reflection of a devastated facade in a splash of water on the ground. Things in the environment will feel more lifelike and real and all-out war will never look the same.
The Battlefield V Beta kicks off on September 4 for early access and September 6 for everyone else.
Battlefield V launches for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on October 19.