KEY POINTS

  • "Battlefield 2042" releases on Oct. 22, 2021
  • The game launches on various gaming platforms
  • "Battlefield 2042" technical playtest starts next week

EA and DICE sent out some invites to community members Thursday to register for the "Battlefield 2042" technical playtest.

The technical playtest of "Battlefield 2042" was initially scheduled in July but was pushed back to give DICE the chance to test the game's cross-functionality feature. Based on the invitation sent to some community members, the technical playtest is slated to start next week. There will be six sessions, which will be made available to the players from Aug. 12 until Aug. 15.

Five playtest sessions will run for three hours while the other one will last for nine hours, the invitation noted. The technical playtest will focus on collecting "intel on the core gameplay loop, technical performance and stability" of "Battlefield 2042."

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

Gamers who want to be a part of the technical playtest should register for EA Playtesting, which is still subject to approval. The tests will only be available on PC, PS%, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Moreover, the playtest will be done in a closed environment and participants will be required to observe s strict NDA.

Meanwhile, DICE also revealed the PC system requirements for the upcoming "Battlefield 2042" playtest

The recommended PC system requirements are as follows:

OS: 64-bit Windows 10

Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790

Memory: 16GB

Video Memory: 8GB

Graphics card (AMD): Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

Graphics card (NVIDIA): AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT

DirectX: 12

The minimum PC system requirements are as follows:

OS: 64-bit Windows 10

Processor (AMD): AMD FX-8350

Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K

Memory: 8GB

Video Memory: 4GB

Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 560

Graphics card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

DirectX: 12

Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

It is worth noting that these are not the final PC requirement for "Battlefield 2042" but just for the technical playtest. DICE has not yet revealed the game's final system requirements.

"Battlefield 2042" is scheduled to release on Oct. 22. The standard edition retails at $59.99 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners. Meanwhile, PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S owners will have to purchase the copy at $69.99.