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Battlefield V's second closed alpha: PC requirements and other details

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Battlefield V's second closed alpha kicks off on August 14, and is again limited to PC, South Africa isn't included in the regions invited to participate, and it will be limited to a select few Battlefield players. If you participated in the previous alpha, then you are automatically invited to the second alpha. As far as we know EA DICE will still run the Battlefield V open beta in early September.

"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," announces EA. "We’ve also made improvements to matchmaking and fixed issues related to joining squads."

The PC system requirements are the same as the previous Alpha:

Battlefield V Closed Alpha - 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

Battlefield V Closed Alpha - Recommended Requirements

  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core  i7 4790 or equivalent
  • Memory: 16GB RAM 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

DICE will also focus on improving the new attrition and player movement system, as well as the reinforcements feature. A wide variety of weapons, vehicles, reinforcements, classes, and gadgets will be tested. When it comes to gameplay, the focus will be on map, vehicle, and weapon balance. On the technical side, DICE will look at improving server stability, matchmaking, and backend connectivity.

The second alpha will use the same maps and modes as the previous test. Modes will be Grand Operations Day 1 and 2 of the Fall of Norway, which includes Airborne and Breakthrough. 64-Player Conquest is the second mode, with the map again being Artic Fjord. The only change for this Alpha is that participants will not receive Special Assignments or Daily Orders.

Three of the biggest issues players had with the previous alpha was the limited ammo, the Time to Kill mechanic, and visual clutter. DICE listed the ammo issue as one of the upcoming gameplay changes so it will be interesting to see if the increased loot crate drop will have a significant enough impact as DICE decided to stick with the limited ammo on spawning for now. The TTK gameplay mechanic will be one of the biggest things DICE will have to focus on with this alpha as they previously stated that they will make two significant changes, and if that didn't work they will turn to a change in weapon damage.

Battlefield V releases worldwide on October 19 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out your South African price list as well as all the pre-order details. If you want to get into the action before the street date, then you should take a look mat what Origin Access Premier is offering.

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