Battlefield 2042 open beta starts October 6 for select users

jsilva

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In brief: Battlefield 2042 open beta is right around the corner. Those who pre-order the game or have an active EA Play subscription may start playing it as soon as October 6th. If you don't have either, you can still try the next-gen Battlefield starting October 8th.

The preload of the Battlefield 2042 open beta client will be available on October 5th at midnight Pacific / 3 a.m. Eastern. Early access starts a day later at the same time, and open access will be available two days after that. The open beta will run throughout the weekend and end on October 10th.

During the beta period, users will be able to play the Conquest game mode on the Orbital map set in Kourou, French Guiana. This game mode consists of a clash of two teams with up to 64 players (32 on Xbox One and PS4) fighting to control zones in an all-out war with infantry, aircraft, land combat and transport vehicles.

The beta will only include four specialists, which more or less represent the classes in previous Battlefield games. Mackay, for example, offers a lot of extra mobility through its grappling hook, while Casper looks more like the classic sniper class. Then we have Falck, which works similarly to the medic class of previous games. The last one is Boris, who carries a sentry gun that also works like a spotter.

EA also revealed the system requirements for the open beta. Most of today's machines should be enough to play the game, even if at low settings.

Minimum PC requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5-6600K
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Video Memory: 4GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 560
  • DirectX: 12
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512Kbps or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 100GB

Recommended PC requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7-4790
  • Memory: 16GB
  • Video Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
  • DirectX: 12
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512Kbps or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 100GB SSD

It's worth reminding that these system requirements only apply for the open beta. The full release, scheduled for November 19th, might be more or less demanding.

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Burty117

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So no 128 players? In-fact, they're leaving out anything new, 64 players with the same classes we're used to? What's the point of calling it a beta if it means you don't actually test anything. Just call it a demo...
 

cuerdc

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Minimum vs recommended specs would the 3600 not out perform the 2700x or are 8 cores needed.
Currently sitting with a 3600x so would I need an upgrade🤔
 

Theinsanegamer

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Minimum vs recommended specs would the 3600 not out perform the 2700x or are 8 cores needed.
Currently sitting with a 3600x so would I need an upgrade🤔
It's coming out for the PS4/xbone as well, so much liek previous battlefield games it will run at 60 FPS on a quad core from a decade ago. A ryzen 1500 would be more then sufficient.
 

hahahanoobs

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It's Battlefield so I'm only interested in medium quality preset at most so my 2070S should be enough for me. Hoping for at least 120fps avg @ 1440p/165Hz.
 

cuerdc

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It's coming out for the PS4/xbone as well, so much liek previous battlefield games it will run at 60 FPS on a quad core from a decade ago. A ryzen 1500 would be more then sufficient.
Yeah thought should be plenty, just with the minimum/recommended quotes on cpu are a bit odd is it just 6 core vs 8 core?