14 Jun 2021 6:34 AM +00:00

A Battlefield 2042 Beta will be coming this summer

Battlefield 2042 is the latest entry in the long-running Battlefield franchise of large scale multiplayer shooters.

As the name implies, Battlefield 2042 is set in the near future, reversing the trend of the most recent games being set during both World Wars.

A new Battlefield game is always a landmark event amongst the competitive multiplayer community, and 2042 looks to be no different.

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Battlefield 2042 Beta

Developer EA DICE has announced a Beta ahead of the games full launch, as is common practice ahead of such a big game.

Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming event.

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Battlefield 2042 Release Date

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Battlefield 2042 is set to launch on October 22.

Battlefield 2042 will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and via PC Steam, Origin, and the Epic Games store.

How to Get Open Beta Access

There will be an Open Beta held for Battlefield 2042 in the coming months, although we don't have an official date as yet.

Players who pre-order Battlefield 2042 will receive early access to the Open Beta before it goes live.

Features

The Battlefield 2042 Open Beta will offer a sneak peek at the features available in the full release.

Revamped versions of both Conquest and Breakthrough will be available to play.

The player count in a match has been increased from 64 in previous games to 128 in Battlefield 2042.

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Some maps will change mid-match in response to certain factors, examples given were sandstorms and hurricanes on certain maps.

The Class system has been given an overhaul and will be replaced with the Specialist system, allowing players to create more dynamic and flexible squads.

A variety of new equipment will be available to try out, from a grappling hook for mobility to a syrette pistol that allows revival of downed teammates from a distance.

As more information becomes available, we will update this page to make sure you have the latest on the upcoming Battlefield 2042 Beta.