The Battlefield 5 release date for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC is delayed, but the game will still launch this fall.
With less than two months to go before the official release, EA DICE has pushed back the Battlefield 5 release date for all platforms.
While the company says it has received a lot of positive feedback about the game via alpha testing and the Gamescom build, EA says the game needs more polish before its officially released to the public.
In a post on the official Battlefield 5 website, Oskar Gabrielson, General Manager of DICE, says the company is going to “take the time to continue to make some final adjustments to core gameplay” and make sure it delivers on the potential of the new Tides of War.”
Thus, EA has pushed the final release date back to November 20th, a little more than a month after the game was expected to hit shelves. Battlefield 5 was originally set to arrive on October 11th for EA Access and Origin Access subscribers, October 16th for those who pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition, and October 19th for everyone else.
November 20th is the global release date while those who pre-order the Deluxe version will now get it on November 16th. EA Access and Origin Access will now get access to the game on November 9th.
Fortunately, the delay doesn’t impact the release of the Battlefield 5 open beta. The open beta will still open up on September 4th for EA Access/Origin Access subscribers and those who pre-order and September 6th for everyone else. The beta ends on September 11th or just about two months before the game will make its debut.
It’s unclear what the delay means for features that were likely going to be missing from the final version of Battlefield 5.
We already knew that the highly anticipated battle royale mode wouldn’t launch in October, but we recently learned the new co-op mode, Combined Arms, wouldn’t be available in October either.
Other missing features include mortars, the ability to drag downed teammates (it’s still under development), and vehicle customization.
The Battlefield 5 release date delay is sure to anger many fans of the series, but EA DICE says it’s going to take its “time to make sure we get it right.”
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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