KEY POINTS

  • "Battlefield 2042" has a new release date
  • It has been moved from Oct. 22 to Nov. 19
  • EA and DICE are yet to unveil its Beta schedule

A new leak may have revealed the "Battlefield 2042" Beta dates, including its possible start and end dates, ahead of EA and DICE's official announcement.

Following DICE's notice about the delayed release of "Battlefield 2042," industry insider Tom Henderson revealed the game's beta schedule has also been moved. According to the tipster, those who pre-ordered the title won't access its beta build until Oct. 6. Meanwhile, the Open Beta will only be available starting Oct. 8.

Henderson's claims are now backed by a new leak, which recently surfaced on the Chinese video-sharing website Bilibili. The site's livestream page said "Battlefield 2042" Beta is scheduled to roll out from Oct. 6 to 9.

Player models from Battlefield 3 are returning as part of Battlefield 2042's Portal mode Player models from Battlefield 3 are returning as part of Battlefield 2042's Portal mode Photo: Electronic Arts

In a follow-up comment, Henderson, who also shared an image of Bilibili's live stream page, made some clarifications. "It says events from Oct 6th - 9th (doesn't mean the Beta ends then)," he explained.

"It's from the Bilibili live stream page, and BF2042 was recently added to the general categories section. BF2042 has an official account on Bilibili, so the info is real," Henderson noted in a tweet Tuesday.

The insider also claimed on the same day that EA and DICE are set to officially unveil the "Battlefield 2042" Beta schedule Wednesday. The team is also believed to roll out a new trailer during the supposed announcement. However, Henderson suggested the plan may have been affected by the recent leak on Bilibili.

It can be recalled that EA delayed the release of "Battlefield 2042" from Oct. 22 to Nov. 19. Prior to this delay, the game publisher mentioned in July that the game's Open Beta could launch sometime in September. But now it seems the plan changed anew when the game was once again delayed.

After the title's delayed release announcement, EA said it would update the Open Beta later this month. It is worth noting, however, that while Henderson has provided accurate leaks in the past, the details released in the latest one remain unofficial. Fans should therefore manage their expectations.

"Battlefield 2042" is set to launch on PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.