Following Battlefield 2042’s initial delay from Oct. 22 to Nov. 19 earlier this month, Electronic Arts and Dice promised to keep fans updated on an open beta that would be running in the near future. Now, a previous insider’s claims have seemingly confirmed that the beta will begin on Oct. 6.
The original report came from known Battlefield insider Tom Henderson, with a new set of images from Chinese live streaming platform Bilibili backing the info that said the beta would also be delayed.
Before Battlefield 2042 received its official delay announcement on Sept. 15, the open beta was reportedly set to launch on Sept. 22, but that didn’t happen. Henderson noted a day later that early access for the beta would start on Oct. 6, with the actual open beta going live on Oct. 8, based on data found in an “internal system.”
Now, promotional images on Bilibili confirms that “events” will be held from Oct. 6 to 9. This does not mean that the beta will end on Oct. 9, but rather, seems to be some form of bonus for broadcasters on the platform to coincide with the beta launching.
None of this information has been confirmed by Dice or EA, but if either company plans to keep true to the “updates coming later this month” portion of the delay statement, an announcement should be coming within the next few days.