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Battlefield V

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: DICE
Release Date: Oct. 19, 2018

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'Battlefield V' Second Closed Alpha Starts Next Week

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2018 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT

Enter mankind's greatest conflict with Battlefield V as the series goes back to its roots with a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2.

Assemble your Company of customized soldiers, weapons, and vehicles – then take them on an epic journey through the Tides of War. Experience the most intense, immersive Battlefield yet. You will never be the same.

Featuring a fresh portrayal of one of mankind’s biggest conflicts, Battlefield V allows players to feel the unmatched intensity of all-out war and travel to unexpected but crucial moments of World War 2 through new and signature multiplayer modes, single-player War Stories and the cooperative Combined Arms. In Battlefield V, embark on a continuing, grand journey post-launch in the brand new Tides of War, created to make sure the battlefield is constantly evolving with new events, challenges, battles, and rewards that are always within reach – for all Battlefield V owners.

Battlefield V multiplayer will deliver the most immersive gameplay of the franchise in a sandbox environment that portrays the battles of World War 2, allowing players to feel the force of the fight and truly shape the war as the war shapes them. Players’ soldiers can now tow stationary weapons, build fortifications and repair war-torn structures to turn the battlefield to the player’s advantage. Whether dragging a squad mate to safety or shooting a grenade out of the sky, players will forge a deeper connection to the ever-evolving world around them and achieve victory against the toughest odds. With the freedom to adapt and evolve the battlefield in new and unseen ways, the battlefield will never be the same.

The Battlefield V Closed Alpha 2 is set to start on August 14 and will run for a limited time.

This is a short play test and we will need as many invited players as possible to act fast and jump into our Closed Alpha servers in order to make it successful!

Note that game content, gameplay mechanics, and other Battlefield V aspects covered in this article may change between the Closed Alpha and the game's launch.

Is the Closed Alpha the Same as the First Closed Alpha Build of Battlefield V?

The second Closed Alpha is built directly from the first Closed Alpha and it will not contain any content like maps, modes, weapons, and vehicles. However, there are a few important changes we want to evaluate with you.

What Is Being Tested?

The focus of this test is player progression speed. We have made some changes that we think will better cater to players across all play styles and skill levels based on how fast players scored points, and how quickly they progressed through the ranks in the first Closed Alpha.

We’ve also made improvements to matchmaking and fixed issues related to joining squads. Additionally, we have also tuned the weapon balancing. To find out more in-depth details about the changes please visit here.

Gameplay aspects such as map, weapon, and vehicle balance are still being tested so that we can make sure matches are fun, fair, and reward skilled players. We are also assessing our new systems, like attrition and soldier movement, to find that gameplay sweet spot. On the technical side, we’re assessing Battlefield V in a live environment. Think, server stability, backend connectivity, and matchmaking.

Why Are You Doing a Closed Alpha?

On the heels of last month’s Closed Alpha and the lessons learned therein, it will be another opportunity for us to stress-test servers and improve several aspects of the game, thanks to the participation and feedback from those taking part. Each test and the resulting feedback will help ensure Battlefield V stability, balance, and more as we work our way towards the October launch.

And while this is certainly a test of the game, the Closed Alpha is as much, if not more, about giving players a fun hands-on experience with Battlefield V.

We’ve read and acted on much of the feedback that we received during the first Closed Alpha. You’ll get a better glimpse of those changes during our Open Beta period, but for Closed Alpha 2, we would like you to focus on the matchmaking, squad joining functionality, as well as simply playing as you normally would, so that we can evaluate our tweaked leveling curves.

Who Can Join the Closed Alpha?

The Battlefield V Closed Alpha is invite-only. It is designed for PC players, will be in English only, and will be available in these regions:

  • Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Georgia, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Moldova, Montenegro, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Spain, San Marino, Turkey.
  • North America: Canada, Mexico, United States.

How will Invitations Work?

Invitations with codes for the Closed Alpha will soon be sent to a small group of Battlefield players. These codes can be redeemed in the Origin client.

Players that have a valid Battlefield V Closed Alpha entitlement from the first Closed Alpha on Origin are automatically invited back into the Closed Alpha 2. Just reinstall it when it becomes available in the Origin client. Those that have already redeemed their codes will indeed get an email with the same code, just in case.

Codes that have not been redeemed yet can also be used to access the Closed Alpha 2. Additionally, we will be sending out more invites through email to give even more players the chance to try Battlefield V.

When will the Battlefield V Closed Alpha 2 Be Live

The Closed Alpha will begin on August 14 and will be available for a limited time only. 

What are the System Requirements?

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX-8350
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1050 / GTX 660 2GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 2GB
  • DirectX version: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Internet: 512 KBPS or faster, stable Internet connection
  • Free hard-drive space: 50GB

Recommended specifications:

  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent
  • Memory: 12GB RAM
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ RX 480 4GB
  • DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Internet: 512 KBPS or faster, stable Internet connection
  • Free hard drive space: 50GB

Please note that these specifications are for the Closed Alpha and not necessarily for the final game.

What Modes and Maps will the Closed Alpha Contain?

Conquest mode or the Grand Operation Fall of Norway. Taking place on the map Arctic Fjord, Fall of Norway lets you experience two of its in-game “days” and play two of the modes that the Grand Operation strings together: Airborne and Breakthrough.

When playing Airborne, you’ll either paradrop down to the battlefield to deal with enemy artillery, or counterattack if you’re on the opposite team. In the frantic fights of Breakthrough, you must capture sectors as an attacker or keep the opposition at bay through on-the-fly planning.

As for Conquest – this is the timeless Battlefield classic where two teams use infantry and vehicular combat to seize a majority control of key control points.

Are There In-Game Challenges and Rewards?

No, the second Closed Alpha will not have any Special Assignment or Daily Orders, as this time we are focused more on testing gameplay fixes.

Can I Capture Video and/or Stream Gameplay from the Closed Alpha?

Absolutely! Participants are free to share footage of their Closed Alpha sessions, as there are no non-disclosure agreements in place. We're excited to see the content you create and to hear your constructive feedback, so make sure to tag our official Battlefield channels when your content is live.

For our console players, we also want to hear what you think of the Closed Alpha. As there is no embargo in place for captured/streamed content for Closed Alpha #2, please keep an eye on gameplay videos and streams that will likely show up shortly once the Closed Alpha has been launched. Let us know if you have any feedback for us.

 

In new and classic multiplayer modes, players can lead their own unique Company to victory in a dynamic multiplayer experience where every battle is unique. The Company allows players to create and deeply customize their soldiers, weapons and vehicles that will evolve as they progress, covering everything from the way they look to the way they play. Fan favorite modes like the 64-player Conquest return, with the game’s multiplayer culminating in Grand Operations, an all-new live, event-based experience within Tides of War. These multimap, multi-mode dynamic events take players through vast historical battles to relive moments of bravery and desperation while fighting to the final objective.

The acclaimed single-player campaign mode from Battlefield 1, War Stories, returns for Battlefield V. Witness the conflict through the eyes of men and women of World War 2 and experience untold stories of human drama, filled with Battlefield moments. Experience the freezing Norwegian landscapes as a young Norwegian resistance fighter or come ashore into the desert heat of North Africa - and more.

Tides of War is DICE’s new approach to live services, where players will set out on an epic journey with their Company in unexpected battles throughout World War 2. There will be no premium pass, all players will have access to the same maps and modes, keeping the community unified as they progress through Battlefield V. In Tides of War, their journey through World War 2 will grow through themed experiences that will include events and all-new ways to play like Grand Operations, while also unlocking the latest themed rewards such as weapons and vehicles to further shape their Company.

Battlefield V will be available worldwide October 19th on Xbox One, PS4 and Origin for PC. Those that order the Battlefield V Deluxe Edition will get access three days early on October 16, while EA Access and Origin Access members will be able to jump into the Play First Trial on October 11. Players that pre-order any edition of the game with the Battlefield V Enlister Offer will get early access to the Open Beta and other in-game benefits including soldier customization options, access to Special Assignments starting at launch week and immediate access to five weapons to use in Battlefield 1


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