KEY POINTS

  • "Battlefield 2042" was originally set to release in October
  • DICE announced the game is now set to launch on Nov. 19
  • "Battlefield 2042" Early Access and Open Beta reportedly have new dates

A new set of leaks has revealed "Battlefield 2042" Beta dates after EA and DICE announced this year's series installment will be delayed.

DICE did not reveal the open beta dates of "Battlefield 2042" even when the game was announced in October. However, earlier rumors suggested players could get their hands on the game through open beta tests in late September.

With the game officially delayed to November, a new set of beta dates and details were leaked online by reliable industry insider Tom Henderson. On Twitter, Henderson said Early Access is scheduled on Oct. 6, while Open Beta is set for Oct. 8.

Battlefield 2042 title card Battlefield 2042 title card Photo: Electronic Arts

"These dates are yet to be sent to media/creators and are expected to be sent in the next couple of days," Henderson said on Twitter on Thursday. "The dates found are in an internal system that I cannot share." 

"EA's lead community manager has said that 'NEW dates' for the #BATTLEFIELD2042 Beta will be announced next week," the insider added in another tweet. "As there has been no official announcement on the actual date, apart from September, new dates would indicate that it's pushed back to October, which it has been."

Henderson's claims on the new Early Access and Open Beta schedules of "Battlefield 2042" seemingly align with the information provided by GamesBeat journalist and insider Jeff Grubb. 

"I've heard that the Sept. 22 beta may also get delayed, but EA did not confirm that. Just said 'updates on the open Beta will be coming later this month,'" he said as he sparked rumors on the game's delayed release ahead of EA's official announcement.

"Battlefield 2042" has been officially delayed to Nov. 19 and this affects several particulars of the game, including its Early Access and Open Beta. DICE announced the new release date recently, saying, "Building the next generation of Battlefield during a global pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for our development teams."

"Given the scale and scope of the game, we had hoped our teams would be back in our studios together as we move towards launch," DICE studio GM Oskar Gabrielson said Wednesday. "With the ongoing conditions not allowing that to happen safely, and with all the hard work the teams are doing from home, we feel it is important to take the extra time to deliver on the vision of Battlefield 2042 for our players."