Battlefield 2042’s launch was delayed to November 19 which brought into question the launch timing of the game’s promised open beta and early access period. Freeman, the game’s lead community manager, took to Twitter to address these concerns, confirming that the early access period will now kick off a week prior to launch on November 12.
Early Access allows those who pre-ordered the Gold and Ultimate editions of the game a chance to dive into Battlefield 2042 a week early. Unfortunately, the dates for the public open beta remain undetermined but rumors have pointed to the launch taking place in either late September or early October.
Thanks to everyone who have sent their messages of support this past 12 hours or so – it’s deeply appreciated by all of us on the team 💛 #BATTLEFIELD
I’ll be helping to answer questions as we move towards November 19th. To help clarify on the below
Early Access = 12th November https://t.co/GDwneaclZs
— Freeman 🇸🇪 (@PartWelsh) September 16, 2021
Battlefield 2042 takes the series to the near future and is set on a version of Earth ravaged by war and the effects of climate change. Catastrophic storms such as tornados dynamically rip through gigantic firefights featuring a staggering 128 players. The game is a multiplayer-only experience and features revamped versions of the Conquest and Breakthrough modes, as well as a new mode called Hazard Zone. 2042 also includes Battlefield Portal, an advanced logic editor that allows players to create their own battlefield matches using maps, vehicles, weapons, and other assets from across multiple entries in the series.
Battlefield 2042 will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Will you be diving into the Battlefield 2042 early access beta and are you excited for the eventual open beta? Let us know in the comments!