With the official announcement of Battlefield 2042, DICE announces a new shooter experience set in the not too distant future. Battlefield 2042 Open Beta has been identified for those who want to call themselves what the game calls “non-patriots.” This is what you need to know.
Battlefield 2042 is planned for an open beta “in the months leading up to launch.” There is no release window on when these dates will be removed, but we know that the beta is not platform specific. This means that PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players can all join the action early.
In addition, DICE has confirmed that it will conduct separate technical tests separately from the initial beta version. This is all before the release to make the first day run as smoothly as possible. If you pre-order Battlefield 2042, you will have an “early access” period to the planned beta. Details about these test dates will be revealed shortly, so we don’t anticipate the harsh dates set during the gameplay scheduled for June 13.
However, I know a little more about technical testing. DICE has confirmed that this will drop sometime in July. It is different from the previous closed test period. Instead, it runs in a “closed setting with a gray box environment”. An NDA will be attached to anyone participating in this test period. In other words, there are limits to what players can and cannot speak.
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