How to Participate in the Battlefield V Open Beta

Since Battlefield V's open beta is now open to everyone, here's how you can start playing it on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

on September 6, 2018 12:09 PM

Even though Battlefield V got pushed back to November 30, the open beta is still going on according to schedule. Here’s how you can get your boots on the ground.

If you’re looking to play in the open beta on consoles, you can find the link to download the beta for Xbox One here on the Microsoft Store, similarly, you can download the beta for PS4 here on the PlayStation Store.

If you wanted another talking point for the debating which platform is the best, at least you can say that downloading Battlefield V is easier to install on a console. It’s a different story for PC players.

To begin, you’ll need the Origin Launcher which you can find here. While you’re installing it, be sure to uncheck the “run on startup” option. Who needs more processes slowing down your PC on startup? After that, you can navigate to the game’s page on the Origin website and download the open beta. Or do it in the launcher itself. You can find the minimum and recommended specs for the beta below.

MINIMUM SPECS

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 2GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce® GTX 660 2GB
  • DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB

RECOMMENDED SPECS

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX 8350 Wraith
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ RX 480 4GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB
  • DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Available Disk Space: 50GB

It’s important to note that clicking the button to “get the beta” will only add the game to your library. You’ll need to head there to actually begin installing the game. The open beta began on September 4 for players who pre-ordered the game so don’t be surprised if a lot of people have unlocked things you haven’t.

Battlefield V will release on November 30 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. You can check out the latest trailer, which features some footage of the new Battle Royale mode, here.

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Noah Buttner is a staff writer at Dualshockers. He specializes in textual and visual analysis and is based in New York, where he recently obtained a degree in Journalism from Stony Brook University.