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Electronic Arts have dated the Open Beta for upcoming World War II shooter, Battlefield V, on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The Battlefield V Open Beta will start on September 4 for members of EA’s two Access programmes, and September 6 for the game’s pre-order customers. Pre-load for the beta starts on September 3, 2018.

The open beta will feature the Rotterdam map on 64-player Conquest mode, and the Arctic Fjord map on both Conquest and Grand Operations modes. Grand Operations is the franchise’s new narrative-focused multiplayer strand that tells a story inspired by real events across several maps and gameplay modes.

The open beta content will also be playable on the show floor at this week’s Gamescom expo in Cologne.

It was also confirmed today that Battlefield V will support NVIDIA’s new RTX technology. The game is one of the first to feature real-time ray tracing as a rendering technique. According to the developers DICE, the technique helps to realistically light every surface in the game.

Christian Holmquist, technical director at DICE, says:

“It’s always been important to us as a studio to stay one step ahead as we look to increase the graphical fidelity in games. With this new NVIDIA RTX platform, more detail than ever before can now be seen on the battlefield, from recognizing the flash of a muzzle being reflected off a car to spotting the detailed reflection of a devastated facade in a splash of water on the ground. Things in the environment will feel more lifelike and real and all-out war will never look the same.”

Battlefield V will be released worldwide on October 19, 2018 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Origin. If you pre-order the Battlefield V Deluxe Edition you will get three days early access.

Origin Access Basic members and Xbox One EA Access members will also be able to access the Play First Trial from October 11, 2018.

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