Update from July 15, 2021
EA has in one new blog entry announced that the Tech Playtest for Battlefield 2042 but will not take place in July as planned. The new period is now roughly “later this summer”.
In addition to the negative news, there is also an important reminder from the publisher to all those who want to get one of the strictly limited places for the game test: You should definitely get your personal one EA Playtesting-Profil update to increase the chances.
Another advantage resulting from the shift: Crossplay will already be on board! Players on the PC, the Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5 can already play together – if they want to. If you only want to be put in a match with players on your own platform, you should have the option of deactivating the feature. We have put together all further information about crossplay in Battlefield 2042 for you here:
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Crossplay, Crossprogression und Crosssave in Battlefield 2042
Just recently there was a first trailer for the new Battlefield game, which revealed not only the setting but also interesting gameplay content. The official release is scheduled for October 22, 2021. Fans will have the chance to put the game through its paces in advance – in the course of a technical game test and an open beta.
Open beta and technical game test planned: Players should have at least two ways to play Battlefield 2042 before the release. And at least one of them is strictly limited. A technical game test will take place in the summer of this year, followed by an open beta in the weeks leading up to the release. And that should then offer access to a lot more fans.
The most important information from the first trailer for Battlefield 2042 can be found in our detailed trailer analysis. We provide you with everything you need to know about the new multiplayer shooter:
Battlefield 2042 Trailer Analysis: You Must Know Now!
How you can play Battlefield 2042 before release
Technical play test in summer
What’s the matter? Access to the technical game test of Battlefield 2042 is strictly limited. Only “selected players” should be allowed to take part in the test phase. This primarily refers to Battlefield veterans who have spent countless hours in previous titles and therefore have a high level of expertise. According to EA, the test should only be carried out in the US and EU regions.
How to participate: However, you cannot apply to participate. Players must be selected by EA for the Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest. So you need good luck and hopefully have enough Battlefield game hours in your account to be eligible.
What’s in it: The official mail it can be seen that the test on the orbital map is planned as part of a conquest result for 128 players. First and foremost, the search for players, joining parties or troops and loading times should be tested.
In addition, players will have the opportunity to try out some of the new features. In addition to new weapons and means of locomotion, players also have access to the four new specialists who replace the old classes. You can find more information about the specialists of Battlefield 2042 in the following article:
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The new classes of Battlefield 2042: Specialist system explained
This first test may not only be used to test the technical performance, but could also offer a platform to obtain initial feedback. This allows various weaknesses to be corrected and further adjustments made.
Open beta in the weeks leading up to release
What’s the matter? Of course, an open beta is also planned for Battlefield 2042. Concrete information on this is still limited. For example, the period is only limited to »in the weeks prior to publication«.
How to participate: Pre-orderers of Battlefield 2042 should get guaranteed access to the open beta. Anyone who has an EA Play subscription can also play in advance. Whether there are other ways and means to participate remains to be seen at the moment.
What’s in it: There is currently no information available about the content of the Open Beta. We will of course keep you up to date as soon as we learn more about it.
If you want to find out more about Battlefield 2042 in as much detail as possible, take a look at the detailed Battlefield 2042 preview from our shooter expert Phil. Phil explains in his column why he is so optimistic about the latest part of the series with a personal conclusion on everything he has seen behind closed doors so far:
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Battlefield is finally back on track
Do you want to take part in the pre-release test options for Battlefield 2042? Or do you prefer to wait until the finished game is out? Let us know in the comments.