Electronic Arts has announced that the upcoming Battlefield 1 Open Beta will start on the 31st of August on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Battlefield Insiders will get early access to the beta, but EA didn't specify by how long.
The open beta will include the Sinai Desert map, which can be seen in the Gamescom gameplay trailer below. While it only features one map, the beta will allow players to try out two different game modes: Conquest and Rush.
Conquest is a large-scale game mode with up to 64 players fighting for the control of key objectives. With large armies on foot or behind the wheel and the addition of fearsome Behemoths, Conquest brings together all the elements of the signature Battlefield All-Out War.
Rush is a 24-player mode where the Attacking force must find and destroy the Defending force's Telegraph Posts, which can be used to call in artillery strikes. The Defenders can deny the Attackers their mission by disarming explosives they plant on the telegraph positions. Should the Telegraph Posts be destroyed, the Defenders must fall back to the next sector and protect the Telegraph Posts there.
Battlefield 1 releases on the 21st of October on PS4, Xbox One and PC.