DICE and Electronic Arts have announced that the second closed alpha testing for Battlefield V will begin on August 14th. Fans who are expecting new content will be disappointed, as the second Closed Alpha is built directly from the first Closed Alpha and it will not contain any changes to the available maps, modes, weapons and vehicles.
Dice explained that the focus of this test is player progression speed. They have made some changes to 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.
Dice also made improvements to matchmaking and fixed issues related to joining squads.
Gameplay aspects such as map, weapon, and vehicle balance are still being tested so that matches are fun, fair, and reward skilled players. Dice is also said to be assessing their new systems, like attrition and soldier movement, to find that gameplay sweet spot.
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.
Invitations with codes for the Closed Alpha will soon be sent to a small group of Battlefieldplayers. 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.