Battlefield 2042’s first technical test will begin next week, and email invites detailing how to join are going out now for select players. It will begin August 12th and end August 16th, with specific three-hour windows each day.
The test is under a non-disclosure agreement, unlike the Halo Infinite closed beta, so streamers won’t be broadcasting this one. Those who sign up for an EA Playtesting profile have a chance to join the test, but EA previously stressed that signing up doesn’t guarantee access. The tech test is only for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S, with a small pool of invited participants.
“This Technical Playtest will be focused on gathering intel on our core gameplay loop, technical performance, and stability,” the email invites read. “This will all be done in a closed environment and under a strict NDA — you don’t want to miss out!”
Data from the test will be used to help DICE to launch the game “as smoothly as possible.”
A technical test was originally scheduled for July, before being pushed back to later this summer to add a cross-play function between Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC. It’s unclear if next week’s test will support this feature, or if this will come in a later technical test.
An open beta for Battlefield 2042 is coming in September, shortly before the game’s October 22nd release. Players who preorder the game will get early access to the open beta.