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Tucked away inside latest (and excellent) Battlefield V developer talks episode was one very, very interesting clip showing a fighter plane taking off from a runway.
With the Battlefield V open beta now done and dusted, I should imagine plenty of you found an opportunity to head in and see what the fuss is all about. The months since the May 23rd reveal have been, er, turbulent to say the least. We had that controversial reveal trailer to kick it all off, of course, swiftly followed by the confirmation of no Premium Pass, and the announcement of a Battle Royale mode, before finally devolving into that cringe-inducing mess that was (and I guess still is) #NotMyBattlefield.
The introduction of battle royale to Battlefield V is a big deal, and it increasingly sounds as if battle royale was never part of the plan until PUBG and Fortnite blew the game mode up.
After our initial Battlefield 5 PC benchmarks yesterday, a number of GD community members also wanted to know about CPU performance in Battlefield V. So, this morning I did just that, benchmarking BF5 with the exact same system. This time though, CPU cores and threads were disabled in order to find out just how CPU-hungry Battlefield V really is.
The Battlefield V beta test has opened its doors to everyone today, allowing fans on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to get to grips with some 64-player action across two maps. Previously due to launch on October 19th, Battlefield 5 was recently pushed back to November 20th. Do we have reason to be worried? The BFV open beta should give us all the answers we need.
Early benchmarks of Battlefield V running on a GeForce GTX 2080 Ti pointed towards an incredibly demanding experience. Anyone remotely familiar with ray-tracing would’ve been aware it’s a setting that will tank performance. During Gamescom 2018 we saw ray-tracing brought the $1199 down to sub-60 frames per second in Battlefield V while playing at 1080p.
DICE has revealed a few tantalising new details on Battlefield V during an extensive new gameplay trailer, running through the Battle Royale mode, taking a look at single-player War Stories, post-launch support, and ongoing live events.
The Early Access phase of the Battlefield V open beta has rolled out, allowing EA Access, Origin Access, and Origin Access Premier subscribers, or those who’ve pre-ordered Battlefield V, to get in and play the beta early. The rest of us will have to wait until Thursday, September 6th, but Battlefield V will be playable all the way through until September 11th.
UPDATE: DICE has updated the Battlefield V PC system requirements yet again, this time revealing revised specs for the imminent BF5 open beta test. The Battlefield V open beta is available to pre-load now through Origin and is open to everyone from Thursday, September 6th, through to Tuesday, September 11th.
The saga of Battlefield V rumbles on, this time with the announcement of a delay. Battlefield V is now due to launch on November 20th, 2018, compared to its previous target of October 19th.
Following hot on the footsteps of reports of low Battlefield V pre-order numbers, a rumour has emerged that EA has big plans in place should the initial sales disappoint. This includes making Battlefield 5’s Battle Royale mode free-to-play, as well as bundling in a full remaster of the beloved Battlefield: Bad Company 2.