Battlefield 2042’s release date was pushed back to November 19, casting doubt on the game’s promised open beta and early access period. Freeman, the game’s lead community manager, addressed these concerns on Twitter, confirming that the early access period will now begin a week before the game’s November 12 launch.
Early Access gives those who pre-ordered the Gold and Ultimate editions of Battlefield 2042 a week early access to the game. Unfortunately, the dates for the public open beta are still unknown, but rumours suggest that it will launch in 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— Freeman 🇸🇪 (@PartWelsh) September 16, 2021
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
Battlefield 2042 is set in the near future on a version of Earth that has been devastated by war and the effects of climate change. Tornadoes and other catastrophic storms dynamically rip through massive firefights with up to 128 players. The game is only for multiplayer and includes updated versions of the Conquest and Breakthrough modes, as well as a new Hazard Zone mode. Battlefield Portal, an advanced logic editor that allows players to create their own battlefield matches using maps, vehicles, weapons, and other assets from multiple games in the series, is also included in 2042.
Battlefield 2042 will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.