When is the Battlefield 2042 Beta?
Fans had also expected the open beta to launch in September, but it sounds like that's unlikely to happen. The Battlefield 2042 release date is now set for November 19, 2021, slightly less than one month after its previously-planned release on October 22. PCGamesNBattlefield 2042 is delayed – details on the open beta are coming this month
The multiplayer-only game will still arrive this year
In a statement released on Twitter, DICE general manager Oskar Gabrielson explained that the delay was largely due to the challenges of working from home during the pandemic.
“Building the next generation of Battlefield during a global pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for our development teams,” Gabrielson said in a statement also attributed to the Battlefield 2042 development team. “Given the scale and scope of the game, we had hoped our team would be back in our studios together as we move towards launch. With the ongoing conditions not allowing that to happen safely, and with all the hard work the teams are doing from home, we feel it is important to take the extra time to deliver on the vision of Battlefield 2042 for our players.”
While news of the delay may be disappointing for all involved, Gabrielson also said that DICE will have more information on the game’s open beta sometime later this month.
Battlefield 2042 was announced in June and will be an all-multiplayer foray into the near future. The game will feature mostly modern weapons and vehicles, with a few futuristic twists, as well as gadgets designed to make battles more interesting. Of course, it will also feature the Battlefield series’ signature game design elements of massive maps and environmental destruction.
The new Battlefield game will also feature a new mode called Battlefield Portal, which will allow players to create their own unique changes to maps and game types, crafting something entirely new to share with the community.
While 2042’s original release date of Oct. 22 would have positioned it as the first big multiplayer shooter of the fall, it’s now in a slightly more complicated position. The game’s new release date puts it directly between Call of Duty: Vanguard, which is set to release on Nov. 5, and Halo Infinite, which is scheduled for Dec. 8.
Battlefield 2042 is set to come to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
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15 September, 2021 - 10:50pm
UDPATE 9.10pm: DICE has officially confirmed reports of a delay for Battlefield 2042, announcing the game's release will be pushed back by a little over five week due to "unforeseen challenges" related to the ongoing pandemic.
Battlefield 2042 was initially due to launch on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC next month, on 22nd October, but will now arrive on 19th November this year.
"Building the next generation of Battlefield during a global pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for our development teams," DICE wrote in a statement shared on Twitter "Given the scale and scope of the game, we had hoped our teams would be back in our studios together as we move towards launch. With the ongoing conditions not allowing that to happen safely, and with all the hard work the teams are doing from home, we feel it is important to take the extra time to delver on the vision of Battlefield 2042 for our players."
"Your enthusiasm for the game has been very inspiring," the developer concluded in its statement. "We believe in the game we're making, and we thank you for your patience as we put some finishing touches into the experience".
DICE says it will have more to share on Battlefield 2042's open beta later this month.
ORIGINAL STORY 2.29pm: Battlefield 2042's release date looks set to slip back, according to various reports today - although the wait may not be too long.
Word of an imminent delay first emerged from Venturebeat's ever-chatty Jeff Grubb, who alluded to an impending launch of a major game being postponed - before naming Battlefield 2042 via his Discord. Reliable Battlefield insider Tom Henderson then reported he had heard Battlefield 2042 would be delayed "by several weeks and not months" but all of this was still "unfolding" at EA internally.
Officially, the long-awaited next installment in DICE's Battlefield series is still currently set to arrive for PC, PlayStation and Xbox on 22nd October. EA declined to comment on whether this date still stood when contacted by Eurogamer this afternoon.
EA is also still to confirm final dates for Battlefield 2042's open beta, which was previously set for September. There's no word on whether this will also be delayed - but only two weeks of the month now remain.
Whenever it does finally arrive, Battlefield 2042 will be the first new game in DICE's shooter series since 2018's Battlefield 5. It is set to showcase a near-future conflict between the US and Russia after the collapse of the EU - and will also depict the devastating impact of climate change.
You can watch a live-action prequel above starring the late Michael K. Williams, who reprises his role of Kimble "Irish" Graves from Battlefield 4.
It also seems like all of this is an unfolding thing right now internally - But we will definitely hear what's up by the end of the week. Dates are horrible to tweet about because they can change so easily, but this is what I've heard.
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15 September, 2021 - 10:50pm
Update: Following the claims made by insiders over the past 24 hours, EA DICE has confirmed Battlefield 2042 will be delayed. The game now releases on 19th November 2021, and an update on the open beta will arrive later this month.
Taking to Twitter, the development team said: "Building the next generation of Battlefield during a global pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for our development teams. Given the scale and scope of the game, we had hoped our teams would be back in our studios together as we move towards launch. With the ongoing conditions not allowing that to happen safely, and with all the hard work the teams are doing from home, we feel it is important to take the extra time to deliver on the vision of Battlefield 2042 for our players."
Original story: Battlefield 2042 may be subject to a short delay that will be confirmed at some point this week if the very latest round of rumours is to be believed. Chatty gaming insider Jeff Grubb last night tweeted: "Welcome to delay season. More delays coming this week." This is off the back of Techland's decision to push Dying Light 2 back to February 2022, and now more delays are said to be expected for other titles in the coming days.
Since Grubb's claim, those supposedly in the know have come out to clarify he means Battlefield 2042, which is currently scheduled to release for PlayStation 5 and PS4 on 22nd October 2021, or a week earlier if you cough up the cash for the more expensive version. However, the delay in question may not push the FPS back a dramatically long time. According to Tom Henderson of Dualshockers, who has been proven to have some inside information in the past, says the title should still make it out this year. Late November is the current suggestion.
He goes on to clarify: "It also seems like all of this is an unfolding thing right now internally - But we will definitely hear what's up by the end of the week. Dates are horrible to tweet about because they can change so easily, but this is what I've heard."
A Battlefield 2042 delay doesn't come as too much of a surprise; EA has been surprisingly quiet about the game considering it's exactly a month away from launch. Secret beta tests have been held, but nothing the public can easily access. There's also still the final mode to be fully revealed, although a recent leak may have spoilt that party.
Should the game indeed be delayed, we'll bring you that news right here on the site. Would you be okay with a Battlefield 2042 delay? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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They should delay it to February. There's not enough games coming out in February.
Unfortunately for me I still have to wait for two of my friends to pick up a PS5 anyway. Seeing as we're locked out of cross-gen play
Delay season? I'm surprised when something doesn't get delayed anymore.
That’s a bummer. I’ve been really looking forward to playing this with friends. As long as it’s around for winter, however, it’s not the worst thing.
I'd love to see this fully playable in PSVR2 at some point.
Unleashing hell in an attack chopper, along with some friends as crew members would probably be so fun I'd never want to leave the headset again
At this rate it will be released in the correct year….. 2042
@Voltan hahahaah, it appears february is the new November
They should delay this long enough to give it a proper single-player campaign. Then I would buy it. As it stands, I'm not interested in the slightest...
I'm ok with a delay no matter how long it is. I like Battlefield, the Single Player mainly but tbh I have plenty of shooters in my Library already.
Just hope it gets resolved with no issues
@Fiendish-Beaver oh no what will ea do without your patronage
This makes sense considering there hasn't been a beta test yet, and it's supposedly coming out next month.
They already delayed this by a year lol. Its okay I'm sure its gonna kill it this year.
Never ever 29 days before the official release....
@Jslade beta is 1 month before the Release... so it is this month. Why else was there the alpha test weeks ago?
Why do I feel like this will be buggy as hell on release lol
Bummer news indeed! Welp I guess I’ll be copping the demon slayer game in October since it was for Battlefield 2042. If Far Cry 6 turns out good then maybe but it’s Ubisoft so I’ll wait for the reviews. Crysis Remaster Trilogy also releasing in October as well.
Sucks for fans, hard pass on the game myself due to no single player campaign.
I'm actually glad. October was already super packed for me with Guardians of the galaxy, Demon Slayer, Alan Wake, Far Cry 6, and House of the Ashes.
I only have Endwalker to look forward to in November.
And here I thought they'd release it a broken and buggy mess with the promise of "we're listening and we care and we'll fix it" just like EA's usual MO. Oh well, a small delay still gives them the opportunity to do that so don't let me down!
@Iver Love to live in your non covid parallel universe.
That sucks, but for a different reason than you might think. I don’t care that it’s delayed. I was hoping that it released in Oct and by the time I bought it in December or later it would have a handful of patches and be in a pretty good place quality wise. Now, with it releasing in November, it’ll probably be January or February before it is decent.
@SM1FFY01 I'm not bothered by delays, nor interested in the reason. I was merely remarking that it feels like delays are commonplace. Plenty of Covid in my part of the world.
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15 September, 2021 - 04:25pm
Battlefield 2042 has run into a slight delay. The military shooter, which was originally slated to launch on Oct. 22, will now arrive on Nov. 19.
"Building the next generation of Battlefield during a global pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for our development teams," developer EA DICE explained in a statement shared on Twitter.
"Given the scale and scope of the game, we had hoped our teams would be back in our studios together as we move towards launch. With the ongoing conditions not allowing that to happen safely, and with all the hard work the teams are doing from home, we feel it is important to take the extra time to deliver on the vision of Battlefield 2042 for our players."
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EA DICE said that updates on the Battlefield 2042 open beta test, scheduled to occur in September, "will be coming later this month."
Battlefield 2042 is the latest entry in publisher Electronic Arts' long-running shooter series. Unlike the previous installment, 2018's WWII-themed Battlefield V, Battlefield 2024 features. The game will launch on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.