PC gamers are already hitting Battlefield 2042 hard in the Technical Playtest, which is essentially a restricted-access beta of the game at an early stage. This technical test allows users to play an unfinished version of the game while collecting interesting data for the DICE team, this will help balance the endgame better.
Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S users will also have access to this beta. In principle, players on Playstation 5 would also have access to it, but a technical problem forced DICE to cancel the test on this console. And that’s a shame because you could try cross-play. This is the email that Japanese console players receive.
No drama: another tech test on Xbox and PS5 is coming next month
The first wave of this technical test was scheduled for July, but was ultimately delayed so that the cross-platform play could be tested. Currently only the PC version is active and according to EA and the Battlefield Lead Community Manager, the first 48 hours have been spectacular.
At any rate, another tech test for both consoles is expected to arrive next month and DICE, they claim they’ve identified the Playsation 5 critical error, so there shouldn’t be any problem for users of both consoles to wage war together.