Sad news this week, as Battlefield 2042 was delayed until November 19. The three-week delay is a result of the developer’s need to tweak the game just slightly before launch. However, fans of the franchise are wondering whether this move will impact the upcoming open beta. It’s the first chance that all Battlefield players will have to try out the game – so it’s no surprise there’s some worry. Fear not, as we take a look at whether the Battlefield 2042 beta is delayed.
When Is the New Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Release Date?
Prior to the game’s delay, the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta was due to kick off in late September. It is now due to start on October 6 for those who have pre-ordered the game, and October 8 for public access.
As part of the beta, you’ll be able to try out the Conquest game-mode on the map Orbital. Conquest is the classic Battlefield mode, with vast lobbies and fights based around control of several checkpoints throughout the map. There are four playable operatives: Webster Mackay, Maria Falck, Pytor Guskovsky, and Wilkus Van Daele. It means there will be plenty to enjoy once the beta does launch.
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Previously, it wasn’t certain when the beta would launch. In the statement announcing Battlefield 2042‘s delay, they said an update on the beta “will be coming this month.” Therefore, an official announcement was bound to happen sooner rather than later..
With this being a free beta, it’ll be very easy to join. As with most playtests of this kind, you’ll be able to download the Battlefield 2042 beta from your platform’s store. This will be the PlayStation Store, Xbox Shop, or Origin, depending on how you’re playing. The good news is it’ll be free and accessible to all, which will give you the chance to try out Battlefield 2042 before it finally releases in November.
Luke Hinton is a freelance culture journalist living in Cardiff, Wales. He graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism, Media and Communications, and currently balances his freelancing work with postgraduate studies. He specialises in film, TV and entertainment writing.