Battlefield 2042 Beta: Schedule and Specs Revealed

Published: Sep 30, 2021

Battlefield 2042 is, without a doubt, one of the most highly anticipated shooters of 2021. It has been almost three years since the last title in the franchise, Battlefield V, launched, and fans are eager for more. This year, Battlefield (with 2042) will need to contend with Halo Infinite and Call of Duty: Vanguard, but the open beta should help kick off the competition.

Recently, it was revealed that the Battlefield 2042 beta will take place over the course of just two days for regular users, and four days for early access players. Although it offers a minute window to appreciate Battlefield 2042, it should be a more stable experience than the somewhat lacklustre beta recently offered by Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Try Before You Buy

There’s a general consensus spreading throughout the internet that suggests that this is the year of Battlefield. There have been far too many controversies surrounding Call of Duty and Activision in recent months, and now, there’s an opportunity for a competitor to capitalise. With the Battlefield 2042 beta, EA hopes to entice millions of new users to the platform, dragging them away from Call of Duty.

From the 6th of October, early access players (those that have pre-ordered) can begin to enjoy the Battlefield 2042 beta. However, if you have not pre-ordered, you’ll need to wait until the 8th of October to start playing the game. This will give you a mere 48 hours to enjoy the title, as on the 10th of October, the beta will close.

Then, if you want to play Battlefield 2042 earlier than the rest, you’ll need to pre-order a hefty package through a digital storefront. For instance, pre-ordering the Gold Edition of Battlefield 2042 will permit you access to the full game a week in advance, on the 12th of November.

Although, you’ll be paying £79.99 for the advantage, whereas the Standard Edition is just £49.99.

Making A Grand Reveal

EA pushed out a slew of content in the space of just a few minutes, including a reveal trailer and more information on the title itself. We now know the specification required for the Battlefield 2042 beta and, assumedly, the Battlefield 2042 PC specs in general.

Here’s the breakdown:

While these are the minumum and recommended specs, we can’t determine at what level they’ll push the game to run.

Of course, while the Battlefield 2042 PC specs matter to some, there’s little concern for console-based players. It’s one of the leading advantages to picking up Battlefield 2042 on PS5 or an Xbox Series console: install, and go. Although, for many years, Battlefield has dominated in the PC gaming markets, and if we discount accessibility, it performs better on PC than on any other format.

Now, once you’ve got the game running, you’ll want to know what’s in store for you in the Battlefield 2042 beta. Like many other Battlefield betas before it, 2042’s offering featuring one game mode on one map. Throughout the beta period, fans will be welcomed to the title’s Orbital map, which we’ve seen in many trailers to-date.

When playing on this map, users will be granted access to the biggest, most iconic mode in Battlefield history – Conquest. It’s sure to please veteran fans and excite new fans alike.

Ultimately, it’s there for you to enjoy, even if you’re not a fan of Battlefield… Yet. If you don’t want to play it yourself, consider taking the time to view some of the content pushed out by the world’s best Twitch streamers.


Grant Taylor-Hill
Grant Taylor-Hill

Since: February 12, 2021

Grant is a lifelong, multi-platform gamer with a passion for journalism and more than ten years' experience in the industry. He'll try any game once, and when he's not playing them, he's watching them, being as he is an avid esports fan.

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