EA DICE has confirmed the inevitable and announced that Battlefield 2042 is being delayed - this is after weeks of "radio silence" from the developers on the state of the game, so we're hardly surprised. Where does this leave the Battlefield 2042 Beta, though? Well... There are a couple of new Battlefield 2042 Beta dates out there worth talking about. Here's the latest...
RELEASE DATE - When is Battlefield 2042 due now?
Battlefield 2042 is now going to launch about a month later - on November 19th - than originally expected. Here's what EA DICE had to say in the statement released recently...
" We've made the decision to shift the launch of Battlefield 2042. The game will now be released on November 19th, 2021.
" Building the next generation of Battlefield during a global pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for our development teams. Given the scale and scope of the game, we had hoped our teams would be back in our studios together as we move towards launch. With the ongoing conditions not allowing that to happen safely, and with all the hard work the teams are doing from home, we feel it is important to take the extra time to deliver on the vision of Battlefield 2042 for our players.
" Your enthusiasm for the game has been very inspiring. We believe in the game we're making, and we thank you for your patience as we put some finishing touches into the experience.
" Updates on the Open Beta will be coming later this month."
There's still time to register for the Battlefield 2042 Beta, in any case, so that's a win - right?
NEW BETA DATES - What are the leakers saying?
As you can see in the statement above, there's a mention of the Battlefield 2042 Beta... But, there are no actual new Beta dates to talk about.
Thankfully, Tom Henderson - the man who would leak ice to an Eskimo - has revealed what he believes to be the confirmed set of new Beta dates for Battlefield 2042.
To his credit, he's usually right about these things and we can't imagine he would go about sharing information he doesn't believe to be true. There are only a couple of weeks left of September, so we should hear something more official from EA DICE and the Battlefield 2042 Development Team soon. Henderson has mentioned September 22nd, so... this could be when we hear more about these new Beta dates.