Battlefield 2042 Fans Dismayed as Reports Suggest Disheartening News on Beta and Full Game Release

Published 09/16/2021, 11:50 AM EDT


Disheartening news for all the upcoming shooter Battlefield 2042 fans. The game’s open beta and full game release dates have been pushed to October and November 2021 respectively due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The news is official as both Electronic Arts and DICE have announced this delay on their official Twitter handle. Earlier, the game was all set to launch the open beta test on 22 September 2021, but now it looks like that may no longer be the case. Fans have to wait one more month to finally get their hands on the beta.

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Another reliable insider, Tom Henderson, said that 2042 Beta will now begin on 6 October 2021 (pre-orders) for early access ahead of its availability on 8 October 2021 for all the customers. Looks like this time the open beta test will drag on for more than a few days. Players can also pre-order the game if they want to enjoy the title for an extra couple of days.

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Battlefield 2042 delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions

According to the press release, the pandemic has created some unavoidable challenges for the development team. The company wants to take the extra time as the team is working from home currently.

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Oskar Gabrielson (general manager of DICE) acknowledged all the fans for showing so much interest and enthusiasm towards the title so far and promised to announce details of the Open Beta test later this month (September). A lot of major titles and films have suffered a lot in this pandemic. Both industries have been plagued Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions, with some incurring losses.

Some big titles like God of War: Ragnarok, Grand Theft Auto V (remastered), Grand Theft Auto Online, King of Fighters XV, and Horizon Forbidden West have been already pushed for next year. According to other rumors and leaks, the next installment in the GTA franchise has been pushed to 2025  due to Covid-19 restrictions and concerns.

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Vitasta Singh

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Vitasta Singh is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her graduation in English Literature and Psychology. Before joining EssentiallySports she used to write articles for Silver Mantle Solutions on various niches such as games, fitness, business, entertainment, and fashion.

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