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'Battlefield 2042' Beta Dates Announced, Here's How You Can Get In Early

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'Battlefield 2042' Beta Dates Announced, Here's How You Can Get In Early

Battlefield 2042 launches in a few months time, and Electronic Arts has announced a beta period where you will be able to put the anticipated shooter through its paces.

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DICE has opted for a futuristic setting for the new entry to the established series, where uncontrolled climate change and the collision of orbiting satellites has ravaged the planet. The United States and Russia are the last formally recognised powers as the rest of the population has become "No Pats," attempting to escape the disasters and the continual conflict between the two states. You'd be forgiven if you thought that this is the stage for the single-player side of Battlefield 2042, but there isn't one.

Instead, DICE is delivering the story through the game's Battle Pass in Seasons, and multiplayer will be the priority. This makes sense, seeing as live service titles like Warzone, Fortnite and Apex Legends enjoy some serious success, and those who purchase the Battle Pass will only receive extra cosmetic content as the remainder will be free for all players.

Check out this compilation of jaw-dropping wins and excruciating fails from the Battlefield community below!

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In EA Play Live, the publisher revealed that Battlefield 2042 is getting a beta period and it's not too far away. According to Express, those interested in going hands-on with the game should scribble down a reminder for September 3rd. That'll be when you're able to pre-load the first beta and customers who have pre-ordered the game will drop in on September 4th. Then, the masses will arrive on September 6th and the trial period will end on September 11th.

As evidenced, if you pre-order Battlefield 2042, you get an enviable seven days with the game one month before it launches. Additionally, players who are members of EA Play will also be able to hop into the beta ahead of the crowds. However, what isn't enviable is the price of its premium versions. The Gold Edition is $89.99 on PC and $99.99 on consoles, whereas the Ultimate Edition is $109.99 on PC and $119.99 on consoles. If you're a Battlefield boffin and this is simply chump change, then more power to you. But, no matter which way you look at it, it's quite the investment.

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Battlefield 2042 comes to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on October 22nd.

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Topics: DICE, News, Battlefield 2042, EA

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