A Battlefield 5 open beta is planned for September, DICE today detailed.
“There will be a new build of Battlefield  at Gamescom, too,” DICE confirmed, “and then there is the Open Beta in early September to look forward to.”
The open beta will allow eager players the chance to get hands-on with the game ahead of launch, something that’s proven a little difficult at present.
“Our server capacity and the total number of players needed to successfully complete our tests were limited – and so was the number of players in the Closed Alpha,” DICE admitted. “We sent out a limited number of invites to Battlefield 4 or Battlefield 1 veterans that had opted in to receive marketing material from EA, and we handed out Alpha keys through social media to invite players that showed strong interest in joining.”
The developer also promised “several more tests of Battlefield V – internal and external – before the October launch.”
The news came alongside a series of lessons DICE learned during the game’s closed alpha. DICE touched upon features that didn’t work so well, including matchmaking, revives, ammo, and reinforcements. But hey, clunky code is exactly what an alpha is supposed to uncover.