Battlefield 1 beta was biggest in studio history

Battlefield 1 beta breaks player records for developer DICE.

Published Thu, Sep 15 2016 7:32 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:58 AM CST

Battlefield just keeps bigger and bigger. Once the distant cousin Call of Duty forgot it had, the series appears to stepping into the limelight finally, as evidenced by newly released numbers for the recent open beta.

Battlefield 1 beta was biggest in studio history |

Developer DICE says the game was played by a stunning 13.2 million total players, making it the biggest beta in series history. Funnily enough, that's also double the amount of forces of the British and Ottoman empires in the Middle East during World War I (when the game takes place).

The resounding success one might say is due in part to a natural franchise growth over time but also the rare setting and DICE's unique take on it.

Battlefield 1 launches October 21.


Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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