EA and DICE have offi­cial­ly revealed the open betas for Bat­tle­field 2042. As pre­vi­ous­ly rumored, the beta begins right towards to the start of Octo­ber. How­ev­er, if you’ve pre­ordered the game or are a mem­ber of EA Play, you can access the beta on Octo­ber 6th–this includes those with a Xbox Game Pass Ulti­mate subscription.

Pre­load­ing for all plat­forms begins on Octo­ber 5th. Just a side note, all progress made dur­ing the open beta will be wiped clean before the full launch.

Battlefield 2042 Beta Dates And Preload Details

  • Dura­tion: Octo­ber 5–10, 2021
  • Oct 5: Down­loads enabled for all players
  • Oct 6–9: Ear­ly Access win­dow (trig­gers Oct 6 at 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET)
  • Oct 8–9: Open Avail­abil­i­ty (trig­gers Oct 8 at 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET)
  • Oct 10, 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET: Sunset

Content Included In the Beta

Play­ers will get access to Bat­tle­field­’s infa­mous Con­quest mode on the new Orbital map, which was fea­tured in the Bat­tle­field 2042 reveal trail­er. Con­quest con­sists of two teams of 64 play­ers (32 for PS4 and Xbox One) duk­ing it out over objec­tive points across the map.

Four Spe­cial­ists will also be avail­able, including:

  • Boris — A Russ­ian engineer
  • Casper — A South African long-range expert
  • Fal­ck — A Ger­man medic
  • Mack­ay — A Cana­di­an out­doors­man who has a grap­ple gun

PlaySta­tion Plus is not required to par­tic­i­pate in the Bat­tle­field 2042 open beta, but Xbox users will need a Gold sub­scrip­tion to play.

PC System Requirements

MINIMUM PC REQUIREMENTS:
  • OS: 64-bit Win­dows 10
  • Proces­sor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Proces­sor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
  • Mem­o­ry: 8GB
  • Video Mem­o­ry: 4GB
  • Graph­ics card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
  • Graph­ics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 560
  • Direc­tX: 12
  • Online Con­nec­tion Require­ments: 512 KBPS or faster Inter­net connection
  • Hard-dri­ve space: 100GB
RECOMMENDED PC REQUIREMENTS:
  • OS: 64-bit Win­dows 10
  • Proces­sor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • Proces­sor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790
  • Mem­o­ry: 16GB
  • Video Mem­o­ry: 8GB
  • Graph­ics card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060
  • Graph­ics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
  • Direc­tX: 12
  • Online Con­nec­tion Require­ments: 512 KBPS or faster Inter­net connection
  • Hard-dri­ve space: 100GB SSD

Bat­tle­field 2042 recent­ly suf­fered a delay, but is still set to launch before the end of the year. If you’re still look­ing to pre­order the game, you can check out our guide.