Battlefield 2042 beta – when is it and how can I join?

Everything we know so far about the Battlefield 2042 open beta

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We’re creeping ever closer to the Battlefield 2042 release date, and with confirmation that fans are going to be able to try the game out in the couple of months before launch, there’s one question on the lips of fans: ‘When is the Battlefield 2042 beta?’

The short answer is soon, but the long answer is somewhat more complicated. While we’ve been given a few glimpses of the game so far, we’re still being kept in the dark about several things, including two new modes, specialists, and, of course, the beta.

The open beta will give fans a chance of playing Battlefield 2042 for the first time and many are understandably very excited about this prospect. So if you’re looking for details on when you’ll be able to play with a gun-toting robot dog and fight your way across icy tundras, you’re in luck. Here’s everything we know so far about the Battlefield 2042 beta, including when it’ll take place, how you can join, and what platforms it’ll be available on.

Battlefield 2042 beta release date

When is the Battlefield 2042 beta taking place? The Battlefield 2042 beta will run from October 6 to October 7 for Early Access and October 8 to October 9 for everyone.

Battlefield 2042 beta sign up

If you’re looking for news on how to sign up to the Battlefield 2042 beta, you’re out of luck at the moment. Since EA has yet to talk about its plans for the beta, we still don’t know whether sign ups will be included or not.

We do know, however, that anyone who’s preordered an edition of Battlefield 2042 will get an invite to the open beta. Origin and EA Play subscribers might also be included, but we’ll have to wait until EA Play Live to hear more.

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Battlefield 2042 beta platforms

The Battlefield 2042 beta is coming to all major platforms – PC, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on October 6 with 128 player support.

However, Xbox One and PS4 users will be limited to 64-player battles only.

Battlefield 2042 beta modes

The Battlefield 2042 beta will only feature the All-Out Warfare mode with 4 Specialists available. Battlefield 2042’s Hazard Zone and Battlefield Portal modes will not be in the beta.

That’s everything we know so far about the Battlefield 2042 beta, but we’ll update this guide as soon as we hear more from EA in a couple of weeks. For now though, make sure to check out our Battlefield 2042 maps and Battlefield 2042 crossplay guides for more information.