Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Announced

Battlefield 2042 Open Beta

Publisher Electronic Arts and developer DICE have announced a Battlefield 2042 open beta, and it’s kicking off early October 2021.

The Battlefield 2042 open beta runs from October 6 to the 9, and early access is available from October 6-7 for all players who pre-ordered the game or who are EA Play members. This includes all three main platforms the game is launching on – PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.

Here’s what is included in the new Battlefield 2042 open beta, as well as its requirements:

MODE: CONQUEST – Battlefield’s massive, iconic sandbox mode returns – the action now centers around sectors consisting of several flags instead of individual control points

MAP: ORBITAL – It’s a race against time and hostile conditions as you fight around the site of an imminent rocket launch.


Meet the four Specialists you can try out in the Open Beta.

  • Webster Mackay
    • Grappling Hook – Fires a rope that attaches to surfaces. When attached, the rope is retracted and the player gets pulled towards the attach point.
    • Nimble – Allows the player to move more quickly while aiming down sights, further enhancing their speed-related advantages.
    • Outdoorsman. Nomad. Soldier. Mackay is an ass-kicker with a conscience. Following his father’s footsteps, Mackay joined the Canadian military in his teens. At the height of his military career, he was a member of Joint Task Force 2 as a part of a counter-terrorism unit. After retiring from the military, he followed his dreams of exploring and living off the grid. Now, this Assault soldier fights for the Non-Patriated to make right a regret from his military days.
  • Maria Falck
    • S21 Syrette Pistol – Fires a syringe at friendlies to provide healing. If fired at an enemy, the syringe will do damage.
    • Combat Surgeon – Allows the player to return to downed allies to combat with full health when reviving
    • A veteran Support, Maria Falck, has a strong will that cannot be shaken by danger, fear, or rank. A skilled medic, she served in the German army for six years, touring North Africa and the Middle East – in an effort to bring a positive impact upon the world. Now, she searches for her missing son, David, after hearing that he may have become involved with a No-Pat group.
  • Pyotr “Boris” Guskovsky
    • SG-36 Sentry Gun – Automatically spots and engages enemy targets detected within a certain area.
    • Sentry Operator – Spots the enemy target when the sentry gun locks on to the enemy in question.
    • Self-motivated and self-fulfilling, Boris seeks to acquire power and control in a chaotic world. While his leadership skills may be a bit aggressive to some, there is no denying his skills in the field. This Russian-born Engineer is a very experienced weapons expert on the Task Force, particularly when it comes to defensive tactics, although his true attachment to the team is suspect. Nevertheless, Boris is trusted to get the job done, albeit with maximum collateral damage.
  • Wikus “Casper” Van Daele
    • OV-P Recon Drone – Spots nearby moving targets and can disorient enemies by using EMP blasts. Can also be used to designate targets for lock-on weapons.
    • Movement Sensor – Alerts the player to approaching enemies, both while boots on the ground and when piloting the Recon Drone.
    • Recon soldier Wikus is a loner – and the unflappable, calm presence on the Task Force. A former intelligence-gathering operative in South Africa, Wikus is a master of camouflage and long-range engagement. After stumbling onto a conspiracy involving a senior officer that put the lives of those of his unit and local civilians in danger, Wikus was falsely accused of murder and fled the country. He aligned himself with the No-Pats in hopes of being able to return home one day if there is still a home to return to.



  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Video Memory: 4GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 560
  • DirectX: 12
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 100GB


  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790
  • Memory: 16GB
  • Video Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
  • DirectX: 12
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 100GB SSD

Here’s a new trailer:


Battlefield 2042 was recently delayed to November 19 across Windows PC (via Steam, the Epic Games Store, and Origin), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

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