In a response on Twitter, the official Battlefield account reveals that while PlayStation Plus is not required to participate in the Battlefield 1 open beta, Xbox Live Gold is.
After taking some time off to work on other projects like Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and Star Wars Battlefront, DICE is finally returning to the Battlefield franchise. Before Battlefield 1 launches in October, the team at DICE are readying an open beta which is scheduled to kick off today for Insider subscribers, before fully going open tomorrow for everyone to try. Interestingly enough however, there are some technicalities to keep in mind if you are an Xbox One user.
In a response to a fan over Twitter, the official Battlefield Twitter account confirmed that PlayStation 4 users do not need to have a PlayStation Plus subscription in order to get access to the Battlefield 1 open beta. When asked about the Xbox One version, the social media account confirmed that the opposite was true and a valid Xbox Live Gold subscription was needed first. The account did later go on to confirm that once the full game launches, PlayStation Plus will be a requirement for all players in order to participate in the multiplayer portion.
@SpartanB013 You do not need a PS Plus account to play the Battlefield 1 Open Beta on PlayStation 4.— Battlefield (@Battlefield) August 26, 2016
@Ossieastborn You will need an Xbox Live Gold account to play Multiplayer during the Battlefield 1 Open Beta.— Battlefield (@Battlefield) August 29, 2016
Once inside the open beta, players will have access to two game modes: Conquest and Rush, two traditional Battlefield modes. The map shown off at Gamescom 2016, Sinai Desert, will be available for both modes, featuring everything from horses to sand storms, and a massive armored train running through the middle of the map. Before players can drop into the World War I inspired title, they’ll need to make sure they have at least 6.2 GB of free hard drive space in order to download the beta.
Players curious about the Premium service that has been associated with the franchise for a number of years now finally got their answer last week as DICE revealed its plans for post launch content. Known as the Premium Pass, it gives players immediate access to a bunch of content including additional vehicles, weapons, customization options such as dog tags, and new elite classes.
The biggest piece to this season pass however is access to all four expansion packs as they release over the following two years. While DICE didn’t go into much detail, the first one is known as They Shall Not Pass, and introduces the French army into the game along with four additional maps. A specific launch date wasn’t given, but the first pack is expected sometime in March of 2017.
Are you looking forward to trying your hand at the shooter when the open beta kicks off tomorrow? Let us know which class you’re going to start off with down in the comments below.
Battlefield 1 launches on October 21 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Source: Battlefield Twitter Account