See Battlefield 1's new map in action, featuring horses, swords and a deadly train

Take a look at Sinai Desert, the map you'll play in the beta later this month.

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The Battlefield 1 open beta kicks off at the end of the month, with action taking place on the just-announced Sinai Desert map. While you have to wait a little while longer to play the map yourself, EA has now released a lot of footage of it from a livestream event this week at Gamescom in Germany.

GameSpot captured some of the footage, showing off horse combat, swords, and a deadly armored train, among other things. You can see all of this in the two videos embedded in this post, above and below.

Battlefield 1 is set during World War I and aims to shine a light on some of the lesser-known elements of the Great War, including horseback combat and more. In addition to multiplayer, there is a single-player mode that sees players traveling across the war's various fronts. However, EA has yet to provide much in the way of specifics about the campaign.

The Battlefield 1 beta begins on August 31 for everyone. However, Battlefield Insiders can jump in ahead of that; it's not too late to sign up for this free service, either; sign up here.

The Battlefield 1 beta will feature two modes -- and they are the bread and butter of Battlefield. Beta players will get to try out Conquest (64 players) and Rush (24 players). Official descriptions of these modes and how they work for Battlefield 1 can be found here.

Battlefield 1 launches on October 21 for all platforms, though there are multiple ways to play early.