Battlefield 1 early access trial goes live early on both PC and Xbox One

PC and Xbox One players who are Origin Access or EA Access members can proceed to get into the fight prior to anyone else now that the trial has launched.


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.

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    October 12, 2016 1:00 PM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Battlefield 1 early access trial goes live early on both PC and Xbox One

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      October 12, 2016 1:03 PM

      Symthic got their weapons stats page up already too.

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      October 12, 2016 1:11 PM

      So you need to have pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition *and* be an EA or Origin access member to play currently?

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        October 12, 2016 1:22 PM

        just an additional 20-30 bucks canadian. no problem!

        this sure is shitty. don't worry if you just pay the 20ish canadian you can play starting on tuesday instead like the poors who bought standard and can't play til next friday.

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          October 12, 2016 1:24 PM

          I don't like it one bit, Dan.

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            October 12, 2016 1:27 PM

            Fragmentation of the fragmentation. It is getting to be like airline boarding groups.

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              October 12, 2016 4:01 PM

              Pre order from GameStop and you get to play for a preview day on Tuesday, from EB and you can play Wednesday and from Origin Thursday.

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      October 12, 2016 1:27 PM

      So tempted to do this, and get the deluxe too.

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        October 12, 2016 1:45 PM

        gonna get standard. see you next week :'(

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      October 12, 2016 1:32 PM

      So the game is ready and they're artificially holding it back? For shame

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      October 13, 2016 6:54 AM

      Why can't the gray market have cool things like this.

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        October 13, 2016 11:19 AM

        because it is a five-year minimum felony to take home a copy of GTA5 that falls out of a damaged box in a shipping hub.

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