Here's a quick turnaround on the rumor below: Electronic Arts and DICE
officially confirm the schedule for open beta testing of Battlefield 2042.
As was speculated, those who've preordered the military shooter can access the
beta on October 6th, and everyone else gets to join in two days after
Electronic Arts and DICE today revealed that the Battlefield 2042
Open Beta* will be available on October 8 for Xbox® One, Xbox® Series X and S,
PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5 and PC. EA Play members and individuals who
pre-order the game can gain access two days early on October 6. All players can
preload starting on October 5th**
The Battlefield 2042 Open Beta will feature the iconic Conquest
experience on the Orbital map, previously showcased in the game’s reveal
trailer. PC and next-gen console players will receive first-hand experience of
playing the new, epic 128-player battles (64 players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox
One) through Conquest’s large-scale game mode, and will fight for control of key
objective points on the map.
During the Beta, participants will have a chance to jump into the franchise’s
signature brand of All-Out Warfare as one of four unique Specialists each
equipped with their own individual styles, specialties and traits. Players can
step into the shoes of Boris, a Russian engineer who comes with a SG-36; Casper,
a South African camouflage and long-ranged attacks expert; Falck, a skilled
German medic who specializes in Support; and Mackay, a Canadian outdoorsman and
nomad who is equipped with a Grapple Gun.
Set in Kourou, French Guiana, the Battlefield 2042 Orbital map lets players
experience a race against time in hostile conditions as they battle around the
site of an imminent rocket launch. Sectors found in this map include the
Assembly Building, the Launch Platform and the Crawlerway connecting the two.
During a Conquest match, players will experience Battlefield’s signature dynamic
maps featuring an automated rocket launch sequence, zipline traversal between
lightning towers, vehicular combat in adverse weather, including an unexpected
tornado event altering the flow of battle, and much more.
**Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Duration
Duration: October 5-10, 2021
Oct 5: Downloads enabled for all players
Oct 6-9: Early Access window (triggers Oct 6 at 9am CEST)
Oct 8-9: Open Availability (triggers Oct 8 at 9am CEST)