After much waiting, a delay of a few weeks, this weekend the Battlefield 2042 open beta finally begins. This will be the first chance for shooter fans to drop onto the battlefield and get to grips with the new features introduced in 2042.
Developer Dice has confirmed that the beta will allow players to experience the series’ ever-popular Conquest mode on the new Orbital Map; that’s the one showcased in all the trailers with the giant rocket launch site at its center. Players will also be able to choose from four unique Specialists each with their own individual abilities and equipment.
The open beta will run on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC and is scheduled to start on October 8 at 3 a.m. ET before concluding on October 9. However, early access players will be able to play from 3 a.m. ET on October 6 — that’s a whole 48 hours of extra playtime.