The open beta for Battlefield V will begin on September 6 for all players across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Origin, with early access beginning on September 4, publisher Electronic Arts and developer DICE announced. To gain entry to early access, you must have either pre-ordered the game, or be a member of Origin Access Premier, Origin Access Basic, or EA Access.
Here is an overview of the open beta, via Electronic Arts:
The Open Beta will showcase the soon-to-be-iconic Rotterdam map on Conquest mode as well as the Arctic Fjord map on both Conquest and Grand Operations. Revealed just last week, the Rotterdam map will immerse players in a battle fought throughout the streets of Holland where the game’s dynamic physicality and destruction will be on full display. New to the Battlefield franchise, Grand Operations is a multiplayer experience across multiple maps and modes that takes players through a powerful narrative journey inspired by historical events.
If you are attending Gamescom 2018, which runs from August 21 to 25 in Cologne, Germany, all of the open beta content can be played in Hall 6 on the show floor on Xbox One and PC.
Outside of the open beta news, DICE also announced that the PC version of Batltefield V will utilize Nvidia’s new RTX technology announced today and be one of the first games to feature real-time ray tracing as a rendering technique. Additionally, both Nvidia Ansel and Highlights will also be integrated into the game for GeForce PC users. Here is an overview of each of those:
Real-Time Ray Tracing
Previously used to pre-render lifelike worlds in movies, ray tracing with the Nvidia RTX platform brings real-time, cinematic-quality rendering to video games. In Battlefield V, Nvidia RTX allows DICE to imitate the way light is reflected in the real world enhancing the fidelity of reflective surfaces in every level, map and locale in the game. This will ensure Battlefield V feels more lifelike and dynamic, leading to a more immersive experience that makes players feel like the battle is unfolding in a full 360-degrees around them. The use of real-time ray tracing in Battlefield V is made possible by Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 20 series GPUs.
Nvidia Highlights automatically captures a gamer’s greatest gaming achievements in video. Integrated directly with the game, it knows precisely when that magic moment will happen and automatically records it using Nvidia ShadowPlay technology, making it easier to capture those Only in Battlefield moments.
Nvidia Ansel, available in the single-player War Stories in Battlefield V, is a revolutionary way to capture in-game photography. Users can compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share their screenshots with the world.
Battlefield V is due out worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Origin on October 19.
Watch the Battlefield V Nvidia RTX technology trailer below.