Electronic Arts pushes Battlefield 2042 back to November


By Ray Ampoloquio September 15, 2021

DICE and Electronic Arts just delayed Battlefield 2042 a little over a month ahead of its original release date.

Earlier this year, EA confirmed that the latest Battlefield game was going to be available to play starting on October 22.

Unfortunately, EA has announced that Battlefield 2042 won't be available for a little while longer.

Just a few weeks ago, we covered reports about internal delays that are affecting Battlefield 2042.

Back then, there were no hints that these delays were going to affect Battlefield 2042's actual launch.

Now, we've just received confirmation that EA is going to delay Battlefield 2042.

DICE general manager Oskar Gabrielson dropped the disappointing news on Twitter earlier today.

Gabrielson explained that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the studio to continue working on the game from home.

Because of the circumstances, EA has no choice but to push the game's release date back by almost a month.

The silver lining here is that there's a playtest that's reportedly scheduled for September 22.

If we're being honest, the upcoming Battlefield installment could probably use more time in the lab.

It's set to go up against tough competition later this year.

One of Battlefield 2042's biggest competition, Call of Duty: Vanguard, will release on November 5. 

At the same time, Halo Infinite is also scheduled for December 8.

Battlefield 2042 will want to impress fans with its upcoming beta tests.

Otherwise, gamers might decide to play Call of Duty: Vanguard or Halo Infinite instead.

Only time will tell how the delay will affect Battlefield 2042.

Stay tuned to Xfire for more Battlefield 2042 news!