Battlefield 2042 Beta: Release Date, How To Play, And What's Included
It feels like the Battlefield 2042 beta release date has been around the corner for a few weeks now, especially after the leak that led us to believe we'd be playing the beta by this point. We do have more insider information from a reliable Battlefield 2042 source though, so if you're keenly awaiting the Battlefield 2042 beta and want to know everything there is to know about it, you've come to the right place.
Battlefield 2042 Beta: Release Date
While the leak from Italian retailer Media World stating the Battlefield 2042 beta dates would be September 6-11 turned out to be false, we do know the open beta still isn't far away. In fact, according to industry insider Tom Henderson, the September 6 release date was delayed at the last minute, and the new Battlefield 2042 beta start date is September 20.
A recent discovery by Twitter users @PlayStationSize and @Okami13_ unveiled that the files for the early access of the Battlefield 2042 beta have been added to both the PlayStation Store and the Microsoft Store. This news further confirms that the official Battlefield 2042 beta release is imminent.
The sooner the Battlefield 2042 beta is out, the better for everyone involved. Not only are Battlefield fans eager to test out the new title, but the earlier the beta action begins, the earlier DICE and the Battlefield devs can get the feedback and data they desire. With the full game releasing October 22, the developers should have about a month and some change to make the necessary adjustments based on the information they gather through the Battlefield 2042 beta.
Battlefield 2042 Beta: How To Play
When the Battlefield 2042 beta’s release date is finally announced, players can head to their platform’s store and download the trial version of the game.
While DICE and EA classify the Battlefield 2042 beta as an open beta, individuals that are active EA Play subscribers, Xbox Game Pass members, and those that pre-order any of the Battlefield 2042 editions will receive early access to the beta.
Everyone else will need to wait patiently until the beta goes fully public a couple of days later.
Battlefield 2042 Beta: What’s Included
Like the release date, the Battlefield devs have kept the details of the beta largely under wraps. There’s no official word on what sort of content will be available in the Battlefield 2042 beta.
We know of the existence of Battlefield Portal and Hazard Zone, Battlefield’s new Escape From Tarkov-like squad-based game mode. It’s possible that Battlefield fans will get to check out these rousing new game modes early, but the Battlefield 2042 beta could also be restricted to just the traditional Battlefield multiplayer gameplay.
We can also expect the opportunity to experiment with a limited selection of maps, weapons, vehicles, and specialists. Battlefield dataminer, temporyal, has dived deep into the game files to uncover a ton of juicy details. The full game will contain over 22 weapons, including the SCAR, Vector, SAW, and the Cobra R9 Crossbow. Furthermore, DICE itself has confirmed the existence of at least ten different specialists, seven new maps and six returning maps, and a series of vehicles.
We do not know what of this content will be included in the Battlefield 2042 beta, but there’s surely a lot to look forward to.
Battlefield 2042 Beta: What’s Next?
The Battlefield 2042 beta will likely run for a week at most. After that, it's a dreadful wait until the game officially releases on October 22. Battlefield fans who pre-order the Gold Edition or Ultimate Edition of Battlefield 2042 will get to play the game a week early starting on October 15. Battlefield 2042 will be available on all platforms, including PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. There will also be Battlefield 2042 cross-play and cross-progression.
That’s everything you need to know about the Battlefield 2042 beta. Stay tuned here at GGRecon for Battlefield 2042 news, guides, features, and more.