During a recent interview with Sebastian Moritz, Battlefield community manager in Germany, revealed that the Battlefield 1 beta will start “shortly after” gamescom. Gamescom takes place 17-21 August, so a late August/ early September launch is highly likely.
Moritz also said that Battlefield insiders will get early access to the beta, possibly three days before everyone else. Battlefield insider is a programme you opt into to receive a newsletter and other Battlefield promotional material.
Finally, Mortiz confirmed the return of Rush mode for the full game. However, he didn’t give any idea as to the content of the beta.