Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Rumored For October

Alongside the game's overall delay, EA has shifted the shooter's Early Access and open beta periods.


Battlefield 2042 has been officially delayed to November 19, and this impacts a number of other particulars about the game, including its Early Access release date and the open beta. Community manager Freeman cleared up some of the specifics on Twitter. In addition to that, rumors emerged that the open beta will begin in early October.

The Early Access period has shifted to November 12. As announced previously, the Gold and Ultimate editions of the game release one week early. Previously, this would have been October 15, but now it's November 12 to match up with the delay.

As for the open beta, the dates have shifted, too. DICE never said when the open beta was previously slated to launch, but it was rumored for late-September. Now, it's seemingly been delayed to coincide with the game's overall delay. Don't expect to learn the new dates this week, however, but the reveal will happen this month.

According to insider Tom Henderson, the Battlefield 2042 beta will take place starting October 6 for people who preorder and October 8 for everyone else.

It's been a long road to release for Battlefield 2042 already, as DICE took an extra year to develop the game to help give developers more time to make the most out of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. The game supports 128 players on those platforms, compared to 64 on PS4 and Xbox One.

Plenty of games planned for 2021 have shifted to 2022, due to the impact of the pandemic and other factors. For more, check out GameSpot's roundup of all the games delayed so far.

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