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How to Download the Battlefield 5 Beta

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The Battlefield 5 beta is live, but downloading it can be a bit tricky. In this guide we’re going to show you how to download the beta quickly so that you can get a good feel for the game ahead of its release date this November.

EA DICE is testing the Battlefield 5 for bugs and performance issues ahead of its official release and those who pre-ordered a copy of the game can jump into Grand Operations, Conquest and Tides of War right now via the Open Battlefield 5 beta.

The beta is currently limited to those who pre-order and EA Origin and EA Access subscribers, but that will change in the near future.

EA DICE plans to open the beta up to everyone on September 6th with testing stretching until September 11th at 22:00 PM BST. There’s a chance the company will extended the beta due to the release date delay, but it hasn’t communicated those details just yet.

The Battlefield 5 beta is available for three platforms (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC) and it’s a substantial download for all three.

PlayStation 4 owners are looking at a 14.8+ GB download while Xbox One owners are looking at a 10.9+ GB download. Those of you playing on Windows PC can expect a 12.4+ GB download.

With the public release imminent and download problems swirling, we want to show you how to properly download/pre-load the beta onto your console or PC.

How to Download Battlefield 5 Beta on PC

  1. First, click this link.
  2. Once there, click the Try it First button to see the Open Beta client.
  3. After that, click Add to Game Library.
  4. Download it.

How to Download Battlefield 5 Beta on Xbox One

If you pre-ordered a digital copy:

  1. Go to the Microsoft Store.
  2. Search for and download the Battlefield 5 Enlister Offer and the Battlefield 5 Beta.
  3. Install both.
  4. Note: You might have to restart the Battlefield 5 beta once in order for early access to work.

If you pre-ordered a physical copy:

  1. If you pre-ordered a physical copy you’ll need to first redeem your pre-order code.
  2. You can add the pre order code on Microsoft’s Xbox website for your account or you can do it on your console.
  3. Once you’ve redeemed it, download the Battlefield 5 beta client from the Microsoft Store.

How to Download Battlefield 5 Beta on PS4

If you pre-ordered a digital copy:

  1. Go to the PlayStation Store.
  2. Search for and download the Battlefield 5 Enlister Offer and the Battlefield 5 Beta.
  3. Install both.

If you pre-ordered a physical copy:

  1. Find and redeem your pre-order code.
  2. Download the Battlefield 5 client from the PlayStation Store.

How to Download the Battlefield 5 Beta from a PC or Mac

If you’re working late this week and won’t be able to find time to turn your console on to get the beta, you can still download it from your PC or Mac and have it ready for when you find time to play.

Xbox One Battlefield 5 Beta

First, you need to make sure your Xbox One has an internet connection and that you’re using the Always Connected power option. Always Connected means your Xbox One goes to sleep instead of shutting off completely.

When you’re ready, you’ll want to follow these instructions:

  • Go to Xbox.com in your web browser.
  • Click on the Sign In link in the top-right corner. In order for this to work you must use the same Microsoft Account that’s connected to your Xbox Live Gamertag and Xbox One.
  • Type Battlefield V into the search box in the top-right corner of your screen.
  • If you pre-ordered, you’ll need to get the Early Enlister Offer.
  • Once you redeem your code you’ll need to get “Battlefield 5 Early Access” and download the “Battlefield 5 Open Beta” client. If you’ve got access it will say “Install on my devices” or “Get” in a blue box.
  • Click that button to install.

If your Xbox One doesn’t download new games and game updates when it’s sleeping, you’ll need to manually download these from the My Games and Apps on your Xbox One when you get home.

PS4 Battlefield 5 Beta

Here’s how to download the PS4 Battlefield 5 beta from a PC or Mac.

  • Go to Store.PlayStation.com in your browser.
  • Click Sign In in the top-right corner of the screen. For this to work, this account needs to match the account you use on your PlayStation 4.
  • Use the search box to look for Battlefield V.
  • If you pre-ordered you’ll need to get the “Early Enlister Offer“.
  • Once you’ve got that, you’ll need to download the “Battlefield 5 Open Beta“.
  • Click on Add to Cart and complete the checkout process.

Once you get home you’ll want to look for the Battlefield 5 in your collection of games. If it’s not there, you’ll need to manually start it and wait for the download to finish.

4 Reasons to Pre-Order Battlefield 5 & 6 Reasons to Wait

Pre-Order if You Want to Play Battlefield 5 ASAP

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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