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Battlefield 2042 beta explained

Everything you need to know about the Battlefield 2042 open beta period.

A hovercraft hurtles through the desert at high speed

 Battlefield 2042 has been fully released and the beta has concluded.

The Battlefield 2042 beta gave us our first hands-on with the revolutionary Battlefield title. Unfortunately, it didn’t go down a treat with many, despite the major, exciting changes that the game introduced.

While it’s long since wrapped up, here is everything that happened in the Battlefield 2042 beta and how we got a taste of one of the best FPS games.

Battlefield 2042 beta release date

The Battlefield 2042 beta ran from Wednesday, October 6 to Thursday, October 7, 2021, for early access and Friday, October 8 to Saturday, October 9, 2021, for everyone on Xbox PlayStation, and PC.

As you can see, the BF2042 beta was actually rather short, especially if you didn’t gain access early. With the limited content available in the beta though, there was enough time to at least give everything it offered a go.

Battlefield 2042 beta access

You could access the Battlefield 2042 beta early by preordering any edition of Battlefield 2042. The later open beta period was available to download by anyone.

Battlefield 2042 beta: Tanks rumble across a battlefield, with a helicopter flying fast a plume of smoke.

Battlefield 2042 beta platforms

The Battlefield 2042 beta came to all major platforms – PC, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 with 128-player support. However, Xbox One and PS4 users were limited to 64-player battles only and smaller maps given the reduced power of the older systems.

Battlefield 2042 beta modes

The Battlefield 2042 beta only featured the All-Out Warfare mode with four Specialists available (which have since been changed to reflect the traditional Battlefield classes). Battlefield 2042’s Hazard Zone and Battlefield Portal modes were not available in the beta.

That’s everything you need to know about the Battlefield 2042 beta if you’re taking a trip down memory lane. Check out all the Battlefield 2042 maps and Battlefield 2042 crossplay guide for more information.