A technical preview for the upcoming EA shooter is currently taking place Battlefield 2042. In order to participate in this preview, players had to have one NDA state that they will not share any details or videos of the test. But as you might expect, some people don’t take the NDA seriously. EA says this is a bug and warns that players who violate this agreement may be banned from playing 2042 when it starts later that year.
As reported by EurogamerSoon after the tech preview went live for some players on PC earlier this week, people started uploading and streaming footage early 2042
That leads us to yesterday when EA firmly reminded the playtesters of the signed NDA and warned them what could happen if they kept breaking it.
Adam Freeman, Senior Community Manager at EA Studios Europe, shared on Twitter a number of tweets and updates on the ongoing BF2042 preview. He stated that EA had already received a bunch of useful data, said the PS5 portion of the test was canceled this weekend, and other tidbits. But Freeman ended his thread with a series of warnings.
“Xbox codes have been introduced,” Freeman tweeted. “And if you’re thinking of passing them on to a friend, don’t do it – they won’t work. You don’t want to share your account information with anyone either, this will end badly for you. Super bad. “
He went on to remind people who get access to this preview under a strict NDA that bans all video, screenshots, and streaming. He also stated that breaking this NDA could lead to strikes against canals. He ended the thread with a warning that breaking the rules could have long-term consequences.
“Break the rules, expect to lose access to both the Technical Playtest and future EA tests and possibly access to” 2042
This seems a little harsh compared to how Microsoft and 343 handled the issue Halo infinite technical preview Last month. Players involved in this test were allowed to freely stream and share information about the game’s footage. We even wrote about it a couple of times on this page. However, it seems EA and Dice aren’t keeping things that open with their testing. This could also be more of a scare tactic than a real plan. Kotaku contacted EA about these warnings.
Regardless of whether you are currently testing Battlefield 2042 this weekend and would like to play the full game when it launches October 22, 2021, I would avoid streaming it.