KEY POINTS

  • "Battlefield 1" is currently free to claim for Amazon Prime Gaming subscribers
  • "Battlefield 5" will soon be free on the same subscription service
  • Both games can only be claimed within a limited time window

World War 1 multiplayer shooter “Battlefield 1” is currently free for subscribers of Prime Gaming, Amazon’s monthly gaming subscription. This is the second mainline “Battlefield” game that went free on the service as “Battlefield 4” was previously offered to subscribers last month.

This announcement has confirmed the previous leaks regarding the possibility of “Battlefield 1” getting offered for free to a certain audience. Prime Gaming subscribers will be able to claim their free code for the game until Aug. 4, and they have until Aug. 20 to redeem it on Origin, EA’s exclusive game store and launcher.

Fans will also be glad to know that “Battlefield 5” will also be coming to Prime Gaming on Aug. 2. With a bit of luck, these promos should revitalize the player counts of both games on PC even more and further fuel the hype for “Battlefield 2042,” which is set to release this October.

Players should note that both the free “Battlefield 1” and “Battlefield 5” games from Prime Gaming are the standard editions of the games. DLC content such as new maps and weapons won’t be included in the free giveaway.

This means that standard edition players will not have access to the four main DLCs of “Battlefield 1,” locking them out of a sizable portion of the existing game’s content. However, this is less impactful for “Battlefield 5” as most of the game’s extra content was given away for free by the developers themselves shortly before they ceased further production for the game.

Additionally, players will miss out on the benefits of the Premium Editions of each game. Apart from not getting any of the DLCs, they will also miss out on exclusive Premium perks like higher server queue priority and unique cosmetic items like melee weapons and dog tags.

To claim these freebies, interested gamers must sign up for an Amazon Prime Gaming subscription via its official website. Prime members are entitled to all of the service’s free games as well as other benefits, including in-game items, boosts, Prime status on Twitch and all of the perks and benefits available to Amazon Prime members.

Battlefield 1 paid special attention to historical accuracy, from the uniforms of each soldier to the arsenal of weapons, gadgets and vehicles Battlefield 1 paid special attention to historical accuracy, from the uniforms of each soldier to the arsenal of weapons, gadgets and vehicles Photo: Electronic Arts