Battlefield 2042’s PlayStation 5 Open Beta Could be Doubtful Owing to a ‘Critical Issue’

Published 08/15/2021, 12:04 PM EDT


Disheartening news for all the PlayStation 5 owners who were eagerly waiting for the Battlefield 2042 open beta. Dice canceled the technical playtest officially for PlayStation 5 due to some ‘critical issue’. It was called off at the last minute. Adam Freeman (Community Manager) shared this news on Friday. However, the invites for Xbox have been started to dispatch, so Xbox owners don’t have to worry about this issue at all.

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While PC owners are already enjoying the Tech test, now it looks like Xbox is the only console that will be able to experience this tech test. For PC, the test has been running since Thursday, and now Xbox invites are also going out currently. Well, this news is unfortunate, but it is also creating some doubts about the open beta as well. PlayStation 5 fans might not get an open beta for the game. However, this is not official yet.

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We’ve been testing our builds in the background on console ahead of the cross playtesting this weekend. We have already identified critical issues with our submitted build on PlayStation 5 have notified folks that will not be tested on PlayStation 5 this weekend. Thanks to folks on PlayStation who initially signed up, keep an eye on the EA play testing website for any future playtests we might do.” Dice Freeman Said.

We successfully tested our server scaling and got a lot of new positive data back from people stressing our closed networks for the first time. Thanks to everyone for jumping so far, ” he added.

The original Playtests were scheduled to take place back in July, but it was unfortunately detailed due to the cross-play functionality. The testing will accommodate ”a few thousand participants” ahead of the wider testing in September. The technical test was leaked all over the internet on Friday.

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Cost of Battlefield 2042

Standard edition (October 22, 2021)

  • $59.99 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC
  • $69.99 for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5

Gold Edition (October 15, 2021)

  • $89.99 for PC
  • $99.99 for consoles

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Ultimate Edition (October 15, 2021)

  • 109.99 for PC
  • 119.99 for consoles

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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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