How and When You Can Play Battlefield 5 (Hint: Right Now)

It’s getting hard to keep track of video game release dates. Battlefield 5 for example technically releases on November 20. Origin Access Premium members are supposed to be able to play the game tomorrow, a full 11 days early. For some reason though, EA has pushed the game live on PC and it’s available to play right now.

You know things are confusing when the game publisher itself has to put out a guide for the different dates the game becomes available.

Ways to Play

Origin Access Basics and EA Access members can play a free 10 hour trial. If you pre-order the Deluxe Edition you get this time next week on November 15, five days before release. Then of course there’s the Standard edition which comes out on the 20th.

Each also comes with a variety of other benefits.

Battlefield 5 release date chart

Premium members get the Deluxe Edition bonuses including five Sets of Paratrooper Outfits, the chance to take on Special Assignments and Starter Assignments, 20 weekly Airlifts, the Firestorm Ranger Set, one additional Special Soldier Set, and immediate access to five Battlefield 1 Weapons.

Regular Origin/EA Access members get 10% off the game should they decide to purchase it.

The game is about 50 GB in size so make sure to set aside some time for the download unless you’ve got blazing fast internet.

Oh and if you’re planning on jumping into Firestorm, the game’s version of Battle Royale, you’ll find it missing from the game. Despite many anticipating it being a launch feature, it won’t actually be coming to the game until March 2019.

We’ll be publishing our review of Battlefield 5 in the coming days. Prior to release we rounded up all of the available information on the game’s various classes including Medic, Recon, Assault, and Support.

Throughout the next weeks we’ll be bringing you more Battlefield 5 guides and more. Check our Battlefield 5 hub throughout the week for all of our coverage!