Tom Henderson is one of the most reliable leakers in the video game industry. It's always worth listening to what he has to say, whether it's a leak about GTA VI or Treyarch's next Call of Duty game. For his most recent leak, Henderson claims that he has information on the Open Beta dates for Battlefield 2042.
When is the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta going to be held?
EA's lead community manager has said that "NEW dates" for the #BATTLEFIELD2042 Beta will be announced next week.
As there has been no official announcement on the actual date, apart from September, new dates would indicate that it's pushed back to October, which it has been.
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) September 16, 2021
According to Henderson, Battlefield 2042's beta dates are October 6 for early access and October 8 for everyone else. Of course, this isn't official information, so may not be entirely accurate. However, as we've already mentioned, Henderson is almost always correct with his leaks. It's going to be worth circling the said dates on your calendars just in case.
If Henderson's intel is true, then we can expect an official announcement from EA or DICE anytime soon. Coincidentally, EA's lead community manager mentioned that fans can expect details on the Open Beta "later this month".
New dates for the Open Beta will be shared later this month.
We likely won't share those dates today, or tomorrow - and I'll give you further heads up next week.
— Freeman 🇸🇪 (@PartWelsh) September 16, 2021
Hopefully, EA and DICE have something special in store for Battlefield fans. Battlefield 2042's delay came off as a bit of a surprise. Earlier this year it appeared that EA was going to launch Battlefield 2042 on its intended date. Because the game will not release in October as planned, Battlefield 2042 will have its work cut out for it. For starters, it's going to have to contend with Call of Duty: Vanguard, which will come out first.
With that said, the pressure is on EA and DICE to make sure that Battlefield 2042 meets if not exceeds expectations. Battlefield 2042 has already received negative criticism for being a multiplayer-only title. Further delays could discourage fans from the game and force them to get their shooter fix somewhere else. But, if it's any consolation, EA and DICE are promising high amounts of destruction and chaos in Battlefield 2042 that's currently not available in other games on the market.
Whether or not EA and DICE's vision for the game will match the actual product remains a big question mark right now, but fans should be able to decide for themselves come November 19.