Published on October 6th, 2021 | by Adrian Gunning


Starting today, all EA Play members and players who pre-ordered Electronic Arts and DICE’s upcoming Battlefield(™) 2042 can now get in on the action with the game’s Open Beta* – now available for Xbox® One, Xbox® Series X and S, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5 and PC. The Open Beta will also be available for all players** starting October 8 through October 9.

In the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta, players can look forward to the iconic Conquest experience from the franchise’s signature brand of All-Out Warfare on the Orbital map, as seen in the game’s original reveal trailer. PC and next-gen console players will be able to experience new, epic 128-player battles (64 players on Xbox One and PlayStation 4) and through Conquest’s large-scale game mode in a fight for control over key objective points within the Orbital map.

The Open Beta allows fans to jump into the boots of one of four unique Specialists, each equipped with their own distinctive styles, specialties and traits. Participants can try out the Russian engineer, Boris who boasts a SG-36 in his arsenal; the South African camouflage and long-ranged attacks expert known as Casper; the skilled German medic, Falck who specializes in Support; and the Canadian outdoorsman and nomad named Mackay, who comes with a Grapple Gun.

Battlefield 2042’s Orbital map is set in Kourou, French Guiana – where players will race against time as they battle through the site of an incoming rocket launch. The Orbital map features individual Sectors, including the Assembly Building, the Launch Platform and the Crawlerway connecting the two. During a Conquest match, players will experience Battlefield’s signature dynamic maps with an automated rocket launch sequence, can traverse between lightning towers through ziplines, engage in vehicular combat in adverse weather –  including an unexpected tornado event that can change the course of the battle – and much more.

Battlefield 2042 is available now for pre-order and is set to launch on retail and digital storefronts on November 19 for $59.99 on Xbox® One, PlayStation®4 and PC, and $69.99 on Xbox® Series X and S as well as PlayStation®5.

Owners of Battlefield 2042 on the standard Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 digital edition will have dual entitlement, giving them access to the game on the previous generation hardware for the respective platform. All progress made on previous generation hardware will carry over when players upgrade their hardware.

For more details on the game, and information on pre-order, EA Play and EA Play Pro subscriber offerings, visit or follow the game on YouTube, Twitter or Instagram.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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