Battlefield 1 is expected to release on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on October 21, or October 18th if you pre-ordered the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition. EA Access and Origin Access members were supposed to deploy onto the Battlefield on October 13, but it appears EA just plum forgot what day it is as it has set the game loose on both PC and Xbox One today.
For those who are EA Access or Origin Access members, you can proceed to log into your accounts on your respective platforms to download Battlefield 1 before the original October 13th release date. PC owners should expect a 40.39GB download, while Xbox One owners will need to wait a tad longer for their 44.95GB installation to complete.
While you’ll be able to gain access to Battlefield 1 prior to most players, it should be noted that you won’t be able to experience the entire game. That’s because the early access version of Battlefield 1 features two campaign missions, Storm of Steel and Through Mud and Blood, and access to five maps across four game modes: St. Quentin Scar, Amiens, Sinai Desert, Fao Fortress and Suez in the Conquest, Rush, Operations, and Domination modes.
If you decide to take a dip into Battlefield 1’s single-player campaign, know that EA is allowing your progress to carry over if you decide to purchase the full game after your 10-hour game time trial comes to an end. Those who actually reach ten hours of game time will also be given access to a Battlepack once you gain access to the full game.
We enjoyed our time with Battlefield 1's numerous betas, especially its open beta which the company says was its "biggest beta in EA history." So we have no doubt you're going to want to head over to your platform of choice and download the game sooner rather than later.