If you are an Origin Access subscriber on PC or an EA Access subscriber on Xbox One and you are looking forward to Battlefield 1 then there is good and bad news.
First, the good news. Battlefield 1 will be available to play earlier than the game release. Starting on the 13th October you’ll be able to load up the game and start playing.
Now for the bad news. You won’t get access to the whole game. Instead, you will have access to five maps, four modes and two single-player missions.
In multiplayer, you’ll be able to play Rush, Operations, Domination and Conquest modes on St. Quentin Scar, Amiens, Sinai Desert, Fao Fortress and Suez. In single-player, the two missions you’ll be able to get your teeth into are called Storm of Steel and Through Mud and Blood.
As with all early access titles through Origin Access and EA Access, you’ll have 10 hours of game time to use and all progression will carry through when the game launches fully. DICE is incentivising you to play during early access and to use up your full 10 hours before launch. If you play during the early access period you will get a Trench Raider dog tag, if you use up the full 10 hours before the 20th October, you will get a Battlepack when you boot the game on launch day.
If you do not use up your 10 hours, then starting on the 18th October when the Early Enlister owners gain access, then the EA Access and Origin Access subscriptions will allow you to play the full game.
Battlefield 1 hits the shelves on the 21st October 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, if you purchase the Early Enlisters Edition, you will be able to start playing the full game on the 18th October 2016.