Next Week's Battlefield 2042 Beta Confirmed

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 that:
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)
    • Oct 10, 9am CEST: Sunset

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RogueSix wrote on Sep 28, 2021, 16:26:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 28, 2021, 11:48:
I am not going to play the beta, but hopefully people test the shit out of it, I do plan on getting suckered in to getting BF2042 at the retail release.

phinn wrote on Sep 28, 2021, 13:37:
Not going to play the play the open beta because let’s face it it’ll launch as a paid beta. That said I can’t wait to get this game and don’t want to be turned off. I need a new FPS damnit.

I don't get it. So here's the chance for a free open beta (demo) and yet you guys would rather spend $60 while expecting it will be garbage anyway? What? Especially @phinn and the highlighted part... in what universe does that make any sense? Yeeeaaahhh let's stay away from that scary free open beta that might turn one off from the game because blindly buying the game is a much better idea? Wow.

Well, whatever floats your boat. It's your money. I, for one, will surely play the open beta as a free demo, and depending on the outcome, I might sub to EA Play Pro for a month after release. I'm old and can't keep up with the kiddies anyway. Nor do I have the time or the will to sink weeks or months of my life into a rather boring repetitive multiplayer treadmill like BF.
A $14.99 month of EA Play Pro should be more than enough to play as much BF 2042 as I can tolerate. There are too many other (better) games to play anyway.

Oh, I don't think it'll be garbage; I've got a minimum of 100 hours out of every Battlefield game I've ever bought, I'm sure BF 2042 will be at least that much. The DICE videos and unscripted alpha videos look great. I tend to shy away from open or closed betas/alphas though, purely because I don't like putting time into unfinished games, when as you say, there is so much else to play. Plus it's only like 2-3 days? I'll be at work or driving to and from work, the majority of that time. EA Play Pro makes sense financially for most people, I agree, but I can't bring myself to do video game subscriptions yet. I'll buy the digital copy, unless beta/release reviews indicate it's utterly unplayable.

Hackers and release day bugs can't scare me off.
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