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Battlefield 2042 leaker claims “internal delays” could be reason behind Beta hold-up

Renowned Battlefield leaker Tom Henderson has been told that “internal delays” could be the reason why 2042’s Open Beta hasn’t been announced.

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Notable industry insider Tom Henderson, who accurately leaked a ton of information about Battlefield 2042, has received a tip-off that “internal delays” have caused the lack of announcements, including Beta dates.



Battlefield fans have grown increasingly frustrated with the lack of announcements for Battlefield 2042. We have a ton of information about the game including its backstory, Specialists, and mechanics, but fans are desperate to see, or preferably get their hands on, raw gameplay.

Along with the Battlefield Portal announcement, DICE confirmed that 2042’s Open Beta will occur in September. Notable leaker Tom Henderson understood that we’d hear more about the Beta in early September but now believes that new information has made this unlikely.

Battlefield 2042 tanks with explosion in background

Tom Henderson tweeted on August 30 that “we should finally hear something on [Battlefield 2042] between August 31st – September 2nd.”

He then followed up this tweet saying that “This time frame is increasingly looking like it’s not true.” One of Henderson’s contacts, who he has trusted for the past several years and has “always been upfront with everything,” gave him an update on 2042’s progress.

The contact explained that from what they have heard, “there have been some internal delays with Battlefield 2042 that could explain the lack of announcements on the game.”

The source did clarify that they’re “not sure what those delays entail, but it’s believed that it’s not having an effect on the release schedule.” So, even though the Beta and any other announcements may have been delayed, it sounds like 2042 is still on track for its October 22 release.

The source told Henderson, “If I hear anything I will let you know, but things are very hush hush at the moment.” He then concluded that “the consensus is no one knows what’s going on.”

Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL and our Battlefield Twitter account, @bravoINTEL, for all updates on 2042 and its upcoming Beta.

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Battlefield 2042 PC Beta requirements: Minimum & recommended specs

With the Battlefield 2042 Beta just around the corner, here are the minimum and recommended PC specs and requirements required.

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Battlefield 2042 PC Requirements

Battlefield 2042 is officially on the horizon, and the minimum and recommended PC specifications and requirements required to run the huge FPS title have been revealed alongside the Open Beta announcement.

Battlefield 2042 has been confirmed for both next-gen and last-gen consoles, with minor differences separating them due to computing power differences. The PC version will be the same as the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, boasting greater visual effects and 128 player lobbies.

Many are wondering about the PC version of the game, intrigued as to what minimum specs will be needed and the recommended specs to run the game at full capacity.

Thankfully, we now have a much better idea of what kind of requirements the PC version of Battlefield 2042 will need after the details have been announced alongside the Open Beta.

Battlefield 2042 PC minimum requirements

As confirmed by DICE, players will need at least 8GB of RAM and either an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intel Core i5 6600K CPU to run the game.

In terms of graphics cards, players will need 4 GB of Video Memory at least, with DICE stating that a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is the lowest NVIDIA card that will actually run the game. You can view a list of the full specs below.

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • VRAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: NVIDA GeForce 1050 ti / AMD Radeon RX 560
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage Space: 100 GB
Battlefield 2042 PC requirements

Battlefield 2042 PC recommended requirements

To run Battlefield 2042 at high settings, players will need an extremely powerful rig, with DICE recommending a Ryzen 7 or Intel Core i7 CPU and the hard-to-get NIVIDA RTX 3060 card.

You can view the recommended PC specs below.

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790 / AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • VRAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: NVIDA GeForce RTX 3060 / AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage Space: 100 GB

Battlefield 2042 isn’t the only shooter releasing towards the end of 2021, so you can check out the minimum and recommended specs for both Call of Duty: Vanguard and Halo Infinite.

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Battlefield 2042 Open Beta: Dates, early access, Specialists, maps, modes, PC Requirements

Battlefield 2042 is just around the corner, so here’s everything you need to know about the action-packed Open Beta including dates and Specialists.

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Battlefield 2042 is confirmed to have an Open Beta, allowing players to get a taste of the massive battles ahead of its official launch. Here are the dates you can play the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta and the content you will be able to enjoy.

Now that Battlefield 2042 has officially been revealed, players are eager to get a first-hand look at what DICE has been cooking up for the past few years.

After being delayed, the game is now on the slate for a November 19, 2021 launch, but DICE also has plans for an Open Beta ahead of its release. This will give you a taste of the game’s content, such as maps, weapons, and Specialists early.

Here’s everything we know about Battlefield 2042’s Open Beta. 

Battlefield 2042 Open Beta dates

Battlefield 2042 Open Beta

On September 28, 2021, EA and Dice officially revealed that the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta dates will be October 6 to October 9. October 6-7 will be Early Access, while October 8-9 will be an Open Beta for everyone to jump in and try out. Players will be able to pre-load the Beta starting on October 5.

Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Dates and Times

With the showcase at EA Play Live, the developers announced a September release date for the Battlefield 2042 Beta. This would give players the chance to check out the new Specialists, massive maps, and new game modes

However, the game’s delay has affected the Open Beta’s release, which is now taking place in early October.

Adam ‘PartWelsh’ Freeman, EA’s Lead Community Manager, tweeted on September 16 that “New dates for the Open Beta will be shared later this month.”

He clarified that “We likely won’t share those dates today, or tomorrow – and I’ll give you further heads up next week [week beginning September 20].”

This in itself doesn’t outright guarantee a delay, but according to industry insider Tom Henderson, the Open Beta will occur on October 8, with Early Access happening on October 6.

Henderson said that “The dates found are in an internal system that I cannot share. So it’s another ‘trust me bro’ for now.”

Earlier in September, Twitter account @PlaystationSize reported that the Beta Early Access has been added to the PlayStation database for both the PS4 and PS5 editions.

Battlefield 2042 Open Beta early access

Battlefield 2042 editions

Battlefield V’s Beta allowed those who preordered the game to get two days of early access. Battlefield 2042 will follow the same model, with the developers confirming that those who preorder the game will play the Beta first.

This Early Access period for the Battlefield 2042 Beta will be taking place between October 6-7.

If you’ve preordered the game, you’ll get early access to a Closed Beta. As of 22 September, a few players have reported receiving emails with promo codes for the Battlefield 2042 Early Access Beta.

The product description now states: “Pre-Order Battlefield 2042 for PC by September 23rd, 2021 to unlock early access to the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta. Must be shipped and sold by Amazon. Codes will be sent within 24 hours of early access start date.”

Since the Open Beta was originally rumored to go live on 23 September, it’s possible that the team forgot to change the date when sending the codes out. Hopefully, that means that there won’t be any further delays.

If you haven’t preordered Battlefield 2042, don’t worry, as you won’t have to spend a penny to play the Open Beta. It will likely appear on your platform of choice’s store as a free download. 

Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Specialists

Those who jump into the adrenaline-fueled action of the Beta will be able to try out four different specialists who all bring their own unique talents to the battlefield. You can find all of the Battlefield 2042 Beta Specialists that will be available below:

  • Webster Mackay
  • Maria Falck
  • Pyotr “Boris” Guskovsky
  • Wikus “Casper” Van Daele
Specialists

Maps & modes

One game mode and one map have been officially announced to be in the Open Beta. Players will be able to jump into the Orbital Map while dominating their enemies in the Conquest game mode. We will update this piece with any new modes or maps if they are added to the Beta during its dates.

Battlefield 2042 Beta PC Requirements

Recommended PC specs

  • 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: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 100GB SSD

Minimum PC specs

  • 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: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 100GB

Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL and @BravoINTEL for all updates on Battlefield 2042, and we will continue to update this hub with any new information for the Battlefield 2042 Beta when it is made available.

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Battlefield Mobile: Release date, Beta, gameplay, maps, weapons & setting

EA is bringing the Battlefield experience to mobile and tablet, here are all the big details such release date, gameplay, and Specialists.

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EA is finally bringing an exclusive Battlefield game to mobile and tablets, so get all the latest information on DICE’s Battlefield Mobile: including its release date, and crucial details such as setting, weapons, and gameplay features.

For years Battlefield has reigned on consoles and PCs, delivering one rich, compelling war experience after another. From the acclaimed Bad Company series to the epic Battlefield 2142, EA’s premiere first-person shooter franchise has been the king of large-scale gunplay.

But now, players will be able to enjoy the same authentic feeling in the palms of their hands thanks to Battlefield Mobile. The game has now appeared on the Google Play Store, meaning we have tons of new information about it.

Here’s everything we know about Battlefield Mobile on tablets and phones.

Battlefield Mobile release date

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The game’s official press release indicated that DICE is “developing a completely new Battlefield game bringing all-out warfare to smartphones and tablets in 2022.”

The fact that it’s now on the Google Play Store is a good sign and means that the game is closer to its beta testing.

Unless the game’s development is disrupted in some way, we would expect the completed version of Battlefield Mobile sometime in 2022.

Battlefield Mobile gameplay

The first Battlefield Mobile playtest has officially gone live in Indonesia and the Phillipines, giving fans of the series their first opportunity to look at gameplay from Android phones.

At the moment, only the Grand Bazaar map is playable, with classic mode Conquest the only mode available to choose from.

EA have stated that more regions will be able to try out the game in the near future, stating: “Once the game becomes available in your region, you’ll be able to pre-register on your Google Play Store and be informed automatically when testing opens in your area.”

Battlefield Mobile Beta: Start date & sign-up details

An FAQ regarding the Battlefield Mobile Beta outlined EA’s plans for the game, including its Beta start date and who’d be able to play it.

They said: “We’ll be steadily rolling out Battlefield Mobile starting with a series of smaller playtests in Indonesia and the Philippines” and that “the first of these begins Autumn 2021, and will only be available on Android devices.”

As time goes on, they will widen the availability of the Beta, and EA says “you’ll be able to pre-register for it on your local Google Play Store page, and you’ll be informed automatically when the playtesting opens up in your area. Testing slots are limited, so those who pre-register aren’t guaranteed access to playtesting, but you will be notified of later releases.”

Battlefield Mobile free-to-play

Also in the EA FAQ, they confirmed that Battlefield Mobile will be free-to-play, meaning that the only sort of things that would require payment are cosmetics

These are the optional purchases that users can choose between:

  • Battle Passes
  • Collectible cosmetics
  • Unlockables unique to Battlefield Mobile

Battlefield Mobile crossplay

EA has confirmed that Battlefield Mobile will not feature crossplay in any way shaper or form. The game is “being built specifically for mobile,” so it will only see the light of day on mobile.

Battlefield Mobile Specialists

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As with usual Battlefield games, Mobile seems like it will make use of the Specialist system, allowing players to spawn into a game with one of several different options.

Players will be able to select from the following Specialists:

  • Assault
  • Support
  • Medic
  • Recon

Each will have its own special traits and skills that differentiate them from one another. Depending on how the game you’re in is going, you might need to chop and change to adjust to the fight.

Battlefield Mobile weapons

battlefield mobile weapons

The game’s official description on the store says: “Find your personal play style and customize your soldier to maximize their capabilities. Weapons, gadgets, skins, and more can be personalized and upgraded to match your class and progress.

“War heroes with unique narratives prepare for battle, each with their own assignment. Learn their stories, immerse yourself in the war and stand out on the battlefield with the best customization to date.”

With Battlefield Mobile Mobile expected to be a live-service game, we expect that new weapons and skins will be continuously added similarly to CoD Mobile.

Thanks to the screenshots, we know some weapons that will be in Battlefield Mobile:

  • F2000
  • P226
  • SMAW
  • Frag Grenade

Battlefield Mobile vehicles

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With huge maps and locations, you need big, beastly vehicles that can help to turn the tide in a game of Battlefield.

Per the game’s bio, there will be opportunities to “commandeer an ATV” and use a “fully-armored tank.” Another line also states “Battle in land, sea, and air,” so expect the usual array of boats, planes, and helicopters to control as well.

Battlefield Mobile setting

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The much-lauded franchise has explored different reaches of human history with games set in different World Wars, the present day, and even way into the future.

DICE has indicated that Battlefield Mobile will be “A completely different game from the one we’re making for console and PC, designed specifically for the mobile platform.”

So whereas the new console version of Battlefield is rumored to be set during an alternate modern-day, it seems likely that Battlefield Mobile will venture off in a different direction. In terms of the game’s maps and content, the leaks say that it will contain “maps and modes both new and familiar.”


Once more official details about Battlefield Mobile reach us we’ll be sure to update this page and keep you up-to-date with all the happenings with the game.

Also, make sure you’re on top of DICE’s PS5 & Xbox Series X-only Battlefield game with all the latest on the next console and PC version of Battlefield.

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