Battlefield 2042 Release Time: Early Access, Game Pass, and EA Play

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Battlefield 2042 early access will give players a definitive look at the game on all platforms ahead of launch day - and it's almost here!

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Here's everything you need to know about Battlefield 2042 early access including its release time, game modes, preload info, and more.

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That's right, it's time!

Battlefield 2042 early access is now finally available- so hop in and give the game a try ahead of launch. With tons of game modes to choose from, there's plenty to be excited about from day one.

How to Get Early Access

You can get early access to Battlefield 2042 in two ways. First of all, you can purchase either the Gold or Ultimate Edition of the game to unlock the full game on November 12 - 7 days early.

Alternatively, you can play a 10-hour free trial via EA Play or Xbox Game Pass. To play the full game after, however, you'll need to buy the full game.

Battlefield 2042 Early Access Release Time - Game Pass & EA Play

As for when you can actually play the game once you've locked in how you're getting early access, that's not completely straightforward.

EA and DICE haven't confirmed exactly when Battlefield 2042 will release on all platforms, but we know some and can make an educated guess at the others.

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According to Origin, Battlefield 2042's release time is November 12 at 3am ET / 8am GMT, although that has not been officially confirmed for other platforms.


However, that is the same time that the beta went live a couple of weeks ago, so we'd expect it to be the same for the early access and Game Pass releases. If it's live on PC, it would make sense that it's live on other platforms at the same time too.

Therefore the Battlefield 2042 release times will be:

  • Midnight PT
  • 3am ET
  • 8am GMT

As soon as the release times for console and other PC launches are confirmed, we'll be sure to let you know. The times above will likely be correct however.