The Battlefield 5 launch is getting closer, but DICE continues to release Battlefield 1 updates for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.
EA DICE supposedly ended monthly support for Battlefield 1 back in June, but the company’s still rolling out monthly patches as we push toward Battlefield 5’s release date in November.
Today the company released its Battlefield 1 Autumn Update. Like the August patch, the September update delivers some key bug fixes for lingering issues.
The new update doesn’t come with a long list of changes, but those still roaming the battlefields of World War I should appreciate the continued support.
Now that the September patch is live we want to take you through the most important things to know if you’re planning to jump onto the battlefield today or in the near future.
September Battlefield 1 Update Size
The update’s change log is short, but the Battlefield 1 September update still requires a sizable chunk of space on your platform’s storage.
- Xbox One: 2.13GB
- PS4: 1.8GB
- Windows PC: 1GB
If you’re running out of room, and you want to play Battlefield 1 today, now’s a great time to comb through your storage and delete files you no longer need.
This is a mandatory patch for all Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC players.
September Battlefield 1 Update: What’s New
The Battlefield 1 Autumn update is one of the smallest patches we’ve seen in the year plus since launch, but it does have some important fixes on board.
Specifically, there are three patches on board and they are aimed at improving the game’s Operations mode and the mid-round team balancer function:
- Fixed an issue where an incorrect message would display, depending on the attack rating at the end of an Operation.
- Fixed an issue where the mid-round team balancer wasn’t aware of players from pre-round.
- Fixed an issue where the end of round screen would appear, instead of the pause menu, in Operations.
The update doesn’t have any new features on board.
While the update is focused on fixing bugs, there’s also a chance it brings issues of its own. If you run into problems after installing the new patch, take a look at our list of fixes for common Battlefield 1 problems.
With Battlefield 5 just weeks away from launch, we expect Battlefield 1 updates to become more sporadic. Once this patch rolls out it could be months before we see the next patch emerge.
That said, we don’t expect the company to drop support completely. Look for the company to issue additional bug fixes (and if we’re lucky, new features) in late 2018 and beyond.
Battlefield 5 launches in November on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.
Pre-Order if You Want to Play Battlefield 5 ASAP
If you want to play Battlefield 5 the second it goes live you'll want to pre-order a very specific copy of the game.
Pre-ordering the game's Deluxe Edition will grant you early access to the final version of the game in November. That isn't a typo. The game has been delayed a month so EA DICE can add more polish.
Those who pre-order the regular version of the game ($60) will get access to Battlefield 5 on November 20th while those who pay a little bit more for the Deluxe Edition ($80) will get access to the game on November 15th.
If you want to play even earlier than that, you should think about getting an EA Access (Xbox) or Origin Access (PC) account.
The Battlefield 5 Play First Trial for EA Access and Origin Access members will open up on November 9th. Both of these require a paid subscription, but they'll give you the earliest access to the game.
If you think you might want to start ranking up your character the second Battlefield 5 goes live, think about putting in a pre-order.
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