How to Play Battlefield 1 Early

The Battlefield 1 release date is confirmed for October 21st but there are several ways to play earlier than that.

In early May, EA DICE took the stage and announced the next entry in the Battlefield series. Battlefield 1 is confirmed and it’ll be taking gamers back to World War 1.

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With a Battlefield 1 beta release date confirmed and the game’s final release just a few weeks away, gamers around the world are started to get excited.

EA DICE won’t release a full demo of the game but you can still get your hands on Battlefield 1 before the October 21st street date.

Here’s how.

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The Battlefield 1 release date is confirmed and we already have four dates to look forward to. One in August and three in October.

The worldwide Battlefield 1 release date is October 21st. The early Battlefield 1 beta release date and the two other dates come earlier than that.

Battlefield 1 Beta 1 Release Date

Your first chance to play Battlefield 1 early comes in late August.

EA DICE will be running an open Battlefield 1 beta that will give anyone and everyone a chance to play a part of the game ahead of its release date. The beta will include a new desert map and a couple of game modes but it won’t feature the entire game.

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The Battlefield 1 beta release date is set for August 31st on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. If you sign up to become a Battlefield Insider, you’ll get early access.

Signing up for Battlefield Insider is free but you’ll need to put your name in before August 21st if you want to get early access to the beta.

Earliest Battlefield 1 Release Date

The earliest you can play the full version of Battlefield 1 is October 13th.

EA Access and Origin subscribers will get Battlefield 1 on October 13th thanks to Play First Trials. Both EA Access and EA Origin require monthly subscriptions.

We expect the game to unlock for EA and Origin Access subscribers at Midnight Eastern on October 13th, 9PM Pacific on October 12th.

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For more on EA Access, take a look at our review.

Early Enlister Battlefield 1 Release Date

If you don’t want to sign up for EA Access or Origin Access, the next Battlefield 1 release date lands a few days later on October 18th. That’s three full days ahead of the worldwide release.Battlefield-1-23

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If you don’t want to go EA Access route, you have a couple of other options. You can pre-order the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition which nets you the early release date and some unique items. It’s $80, or, $20 more than the standard version of the game.

You can also go with the Battlefield 1 Collector’s Edition. This bundle includes everything the Deluxe Edition offers plus some extra goodies.

It’s extremely expensive, it’s $220, and it’s only recommended if you’re a die-hard fan of the Battlefield series.

Battlefield 1 Deals

At this point you’ll need to pay for early access to Battlefield 1. Fortunately, you don’t have to pay full price for it if you don’t want to.

Battlefield 1 deals are scarce but there are a few ways to save. One way is to take advantage of a deal on the Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition and/or Collector’s Edition.

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If you have an Amazon Prime account, Amazon is offering deals on both the Deluxe and Collector’s Edition. These deals drop the price of the Deluxe to $63.99 and the Collector’s to $175.99.

If you don’t have an Amazon Prime account, you can signup for a free trial and still take advantage of this offer.

Keep that in mind if you’re looking to play Battlefield 1 early but aren’t feeling overly enthusiastic about that $80 price point.

Is Early Access Worth It?

Everyone’s situation is a little bit different but here are a few things to think about before you buy.

If you’re a huge fan of the Battlefield 1 series and want to jump into World War 1 as soon as humanly possible, the early access is a no-brainer.

It’s also worth it if you want a bit of an edge on everyone else. Those three days will allow you to get situated with the guns, combat, movement, maps, upgrades, vehicles, and more. There’s a lot to do in Battlefield 1 which means there’s a lot to learn.

While you probably won’t be able to master everything in three days, you’ll have a bit of a head start and that could make the early days a little more enjoyable.

Paying for early access might not be worth it for everyone though. If you’re new to the Battlefield series or if you have limited time to play during the week (October 18th falls on a Tuesday), you might want to wait or buy the standard version.

If you’re on the fence, it might be a good idea to wait for the Battlefield 1 beta to arrive in late August.

11 Things to Know About the Battlefield 1 Release

Battlefield 1 Release Date

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Battlefield 1 Release Date

Battlefield 1 will arrive on October 18th. For some of you.

This early release date is for those who pre-order the early access version of Battlefield 1. The Early Enlister version of Battlefield 1 will run you $80. There's a way to play it earlier than that though. 

EA Access and Origin subscribers will get Battlefield 1 on October 13th thanks to Play First Trials. This is the earliest street date for the game so if you want to play the final product as soon as possible, this is the route to go.

The Battlefield 1 Play First Trial includes five maps and four modes and your progress will transfer over when the full version of the game is released a few days later.

EA Access is $5 a month. It's worth a look if you want to start playing the next Battlefield game as soon as possible.

If you don't buy the Early Enlister Edition or latch onto EA Access, your Battlefield 1 release date will arrive a few days later on October 21st. 

If you plan to order a physical copy of Battlefield 1 note that some retailers will be hosting midnight launch events. Only select stores will be open late so you'll want to check with your local retailer to make sure doors will be open.

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