Some sort of Battlefield 2042 build seems to have appeared on the PlayStation Network

Some version of Battlefield 2042 seems to have appeared on the PlayStation Network, but we’re not entirely sure what it is.

Spotted by PlayStation Game Size and reported by MP1st, Electronic Arts has uploaded a PlayStation 4 game with the file name “LOREMIPSUM43KING.” So what does that have to do with Battlefield, you say? Well, an Origin leak for Battlefield 2042 prior to its reveal listed the codename as “Kingston.”

King? Kingston? Hello? Bueller?

(MP1st later confirmed that it is, in fact, related to Battlefield.)

The question then is, what is it? The file size is way too small—20.666 GB with a 19.6 GB update—to be the full game. If anything, it has to be one of the game’s upcoming technical tests. We do know that EA is hosting a behind-closed-doors, heavily-NDA’d technical test for Battlefield veterans in the next couple of weeks, so this could be part of that.

It could also be a hint that the previously announced open beta is coming sooner than we think. EA Play Live is happening on July 22nd at 10 a.m. PT, and we know DICE LA is unveiling its mysterious contribution to Battlefield 2042 at the event. But can we expect a sort of “available now” beta announcement at the show? One can dream.

Until then, you can read up on everything we know so far about Battlefield 2042‘s Specialists, maps, modes, vehicles and weapons, and post-launch live service.

Battlefield 2042 launches on October 22nd for Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Image: Electronic Arts

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