Battlefield 2042 open beta coming in September, EA reveals

We won't need to wait much longer for Battlefield 2042's open beta, and leaks might have spoiled the exact date too.

Following the Battlefield 2042 showcase at EA Play Live, DICE has revealed that the game's open beta test will take place sometime in September. Considering the October 22 release date of the game, that's cutting things pretty close - but seeing as we're already nearing the end of July, the timeline is pretty rapid either way.

Battlefield 2042 is expected to release on October 22, 2021.

Battlefield 2042 was the main attraction of EA's "not-E3" game event, with the crazy mash-up Portal game mode revealed for Battlefield 2042, alongside other details. The open beta will be fans' first opportunity for some hands on time with the upcoming multiplayer-only near future shooter, so understandably it is one of the most popular topics about the game.

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While we now know that the beta is coming in September, a whole month is a pretty broad ballpark. However, apparently EA themselves accidentally leaked the exact dates via a now-removed page on the Battlefield 2042 website. The beta will last from the 6th of September to the 11th, with EA Access subscribers getting access on the 4th. Pre-loading the beta will begin on the 3rd.

Of course, there is a chance that this information was removed from the website because these plans are going to change and the beta will take place at a different date - however, for now, this remains our best bet. The open beta will not include all maps and gameplay modes, but will rather offer fans a limited snapshot of the content that will be included in the full game.

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Battlefield 2042 will skip single player entirely.

Battlefield 2042 is set in the near future following a global resource crisis and the collapse of most smaller governments. Two remaining superpowers are duking it out over the dwindling resources with the use of proxy no-pat mercenaries, and players will take on the role of one of these hired soldiers.

Battlefield 2042 will launch on the 22nd of October across PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Aron Gerencser
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