Battlefield 2042 has been officially revealed, and it’s a multiplayer-only game with 128 teammates. Developer DICE also unveiled its plans for a beta test and a separate tech test, and this is everything we know so far.
A FAQ posted on the Battlefield website unveils that there will be an open beta for Battlefield 2042 that will be published “in the months leading up to launch.” The beta will be available on all platforms, which includes PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
The FAQ also says that people who preorder a copy of Battlefield 2042 will get “early access” to the beta. DICE will also reveal more details on the open beta in the future, at which point we should learn more about its release timing and content.
There will also be a technical playtest for Battlefield 2042 taking place in July. However, DICE says this will not be a closed alpha-like
Each new season will add new free and paid content through its Battle Pass. In the first 12 months, DICE will launch four battle passes, four new Specialist characters, and “more fresh content.”
Battlefield 2042 will come out on October 22. A cinematic announcement trailer can be seen above, while the first gameplay footage will be released during the Xbox E3 2013 briefing on Sunday, June 13. For lots more, check out GameSpot’s preview content linked below.
It’ll be “done in a closed setting where we’ll be using a grey box environment.” Those included will be under an NDA, so we likely won’t hear any information about what’s included unless someone violates the agreement.
Battlefield 2042’s live service elements, DICE says the studio is taking a “new approach” with the new game with the purpose of keeping the community together “for years to come.” While the game has no campaign, DICE says it will deliver new storytelling elements throughout the game’s seasons. Each of these will last “about three months.”