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Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Dates and PC Requirements

Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Dates and PC Requirements
NEWSSep 29, 2021, 5:00 PM

As the final release date for Battlefield 2042 closes in, players are queuing up for a chance to play the game ahead of release through an open beta. Thankfully, developers have now announced dates for the beta test: October 8 to 9, for all supported platforms. Those who have pre-ordered the game get in even earlier, on October 6 to 7.

 

 

It’s Open Beta Time 

EA’s blog mentioned that the beta will last from 7 AM UTC on October 8 to 9. You may start preloading Battlefield 2042 beginning October 5 (see below for the required HD space). The game will be unlocked for those who pre-ordered by October 6 to 7, while the rest have to wait until October 8.

The only accessible mode on the beta test will be the 128-player Conquest mode using the Orbital map (note that Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners won’t have access to the 128-player version). 

Likewise, only four Specialist characters will be available: grappling-hook specialist Webster Mackay, field surgeon Maria Falk, engineer Boris Guskovsky, and recon specialist Casper Van Daele. Plan your teams accordingly. 

 

 

Battlefield 2042 hardware requirements

If you’re planning on taking part in the beta, keep in mind the PC requirements to be able to play:

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 560, 4GB
  • Storage: 100GB HDD

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790 or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 or AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, 8GB
  • Storage: 100GB SSD

Battlefield 2042 releases on November 19 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. You can check out cheap prices for Battlefield 2042 with our price comparator.

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