The dates for Battlefield 2042’s open beta may have leaked
The open beta for Battlefield 2042 is reportedly launching on September 22nd for those with early access and on September 24th for everyone else, according to noted leaker Tom Henderson.
While neither Electronic Arts or DICE have confirmed the date, Henderson says that he’s as “confident [about the dates] as I was when I saw the internal trailer with my own eyes,” referring to a video that Henderson credits as the source for the major pre-reveal leaks about the game, including its near-future setting and its 128-player servers.
Henderson accurately leaked details about the game’s narrative as well, such as the fact that 2042 features a war between the U.S. and Russia that’s fought by nationless “non-patriated” soldiers. While not all of his predictions have come true, Henderson has always been upfront about whether he’s just speculating or basing his leaks on actual, verifiable documentation, so we’re inclined to believe him on this one.
DICE previously announced that the open beta would launch sometime in September when it revealed Battlefield 2042‘s customizable sandbox, creator-driven mode, Battlefield Portal. The only official word from the Battlefield marketing team is that 2042‘s beta is still on track to launch in September via a cheeky, meme-driven tweet.
Last month, DICE released the “Exodus” short film that revealed Battlefield 4‘s Irish as one of 2042‘s Specialists, followed by a quick snippet of gameplay showing Irish in action. Since then, DICE and EA skipped Gamescom 2021, an event that has traditionally featured new Battlefield titles.
Battlefield 2042 is scheduled to launch on October 22nd for Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game will feature cross-play between compatible hardware generations.
Michael Goroff has written and edited for EGM since 2017. You can follow him on Twitter @gogogoroff.