Video game publisher Electronic Arts officially announces this Thursday as the end date for the open beta for its World War I first-person shooter Battlefield 1.
For those fans who have yet to take part in Battlefield 1's open beta, Electronic Arts has now assured gamers that there's still plenty of time left to get in on the action. As a matter of fact, the test for the publisher's World War I-themed shooter is officially set to end this Thursday, on September 8, which leaves fans of the franchise approximately three more days from now to try out Battlefield 1 before it launches in full next month.
As seen in the tweet below, while Electronic Arts did confirm the actual end date of Battlefield 1's beta, the publisher did not state a specific time during Thursday in which fans should expect the test to close down once and for all. With this being the case, developers will hopefully provide an exact hour sometime before the end of this week so as to give gamers a better chance to get in as much play time as possible.
On top of Electronic Arts' announcement regarding the final day for Battlefield 1's beta, the publisher also unveiled an alteration for the game's Conquest Mode — that is, the multiplayer arena featuring 64-player action to capture and defend Control Points — relating to the duration of its matches. The change comes about through an update released for the beta today that disables the round timer for the aforementioned mode.
While Battlefield 1's Conquest Mode has received a tweak, Electronic Arts didn't mention whether or not the open beta's other mode, Rush, would get any changes as well. Nevertheless, fans have been encouraged to capture as many points as possible in Conquest before they're no longer able to do so when Thursday arrives.
After beginning on August 30 for Battlefield Insiders and launching for the rest of the general public the very next day, Battlefield 1's beta went on to have its servers hit with a DDoS attack, which temporarily made it difficult to log into the online multiplayer test due to connectivity issues. However, DICE and Electronic Arts have managed to rectify things slowly but surely so that the maximum amount of players possible can charge back into the fray.
Although Battlefield 1's open beta will be ending soon, this means that fans of the title will then be able to look forward to the full contents of its release, which ought to contain plenty more environments, modes, vehicles, and weapons. As a matter of fact, thanks to the numerically named Redditor "1033149," folks can get a good idea of what's to come due to the leakage of several map names and images discovered while datamining the open beta.
Battlefield 1 is set to release on October 21, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.