Battlefield 1 Beta Draws Over 13 Million Players; Becomes Largest Beta in EA’s History

on September 15, 2016 12:39 PM

Taking players back into the throws of World War I, the highly-anticipated Battlefield 1 is already shaping up to be one of the holiday season’s biggest hits, with the most recent beta for the title drawing a record-breaking player count.

In an update from EA, the company announced that over 13 million players across PS4, Xbox One, and PC engaged in the most recent open beta for Battlefield 1, which took place from August 30th – September 8th, 2016.

Along with the numbers presented by EA, the company also added that the most recent beta is officially the biggest beta that the company has ever held, breaking the previous record set by Star Wars Battlefront last year with 9 million players.

EA also provided an infographic with additional info and stats from the beta, including over 62.2 million kills on horseback and many more. EA also broke down the most popular classes picked during the beta, with the Assault class taking the top slot at 30%, with Scout in a close second at 28%.

DICE Senior Producer Aleks Grondal also thanked fans for their participation in the beta earlier this month and for the valuable feedback that was provided in its testing state. Grondal added that the team is currently “poring over the data and will adjust the game accordingly,” with Grondal specifically mentioning that the Light Tank “performed a little too well” and will be adjusted for the game’s final release.

Battlefield 1 will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 21st, 2016 – in the meantime, you can check out the full infographic from the game’s recent open beta below:

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