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Battlefield 2042: What is the player count?

Battlefield 2042 will feature an unprecedented amount of players for next-gen, but will feature a different player count for current and last gen consoles.

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Of course, fans of DICE’s FPS franchise are excited about the upcoming installment, but they may also be wondering what the Battlefield 2042 player count is.

We’ve seen a gameplay trailer and also had details on map scale and specialists, but there are still more questions fans have regarding the upcoming title.

Although we’ve had no updates on cross-platform, we have had details regarding the number of players we can expect in the lobbies.

Battlefield 2042 player count

Players are eagerly awaiting the release of Battlefield 2042, which is set to arrive on Friday, October 22, 2021, or for those who buy the Gold or Ultimate editions, Friday, October 15, 2021.

Before we get into the player count for Battlefield 2042, keep in mind that there will also be AI bots and differences between last-gen and next-gen consoles, which will, of course, impact the overall number of online players in the lobby.

Battlefield 2042 player count

As always, Battlefield 2042 will be pushing the limits when it comes to map scale and player count, with more players than ever battling it out on huge maps.

Next-gen player count

The next-gen Battlefield 2042 player count will be set at 128 players in a single match.

Due to the power of both the PS5 and Xbox Series X, players will be able to experience this unprecedented amount of players across huge scale maps, which will be the biggest scale for the player count in the franchise’s history.

Battlefield 2042 player count

Last-gen player count

The last-gen player count will cut the 128 players in half, as the power of both the PS4 and Xbox One will only be able to handle the 64 play count we have seen in previous titles.

This is still a great number of players and will most likely equate to a similar experience. However, the 128 players on next-gen will definitely be noticeable and something that fans of the franchise will definitely want to witness.

With the next-gen consoles still in short supply, especially the PS5, players will be reassured to know that the game will at least be getting a last-gen version, as there was a rumor suggesting the game would be exclusive to next-gen.

That’s all for Battlefield 2042’s player count. Check out why Warzone player JGOD thinks Battlefield won’t kill Warzone’s popularity.

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How to sign up for Battlefield 2042 technical playtest

Battlefield 2042 is on the way, and for those looking to give it a try early, here’s how you can sign up for the technical playtest.

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For those who are fans of the Battlefield franchise, there is indeed a way you can test the new installment if you’re lucky by getting access to the Battlefield 2042 technical playtest.

In recent months, we’ve had a decent amount of information concerning Battlefield 2042, from the in-game specialists to the map scale and modes players can expect.

With some fans pre-ordering the title to gain beta access, there is also another way for players to get their hands on the game early through the Battlefield 2042 technical playtest.

Battlefield 2042 technical playtest sign up

EA’s playtesting system allows players to play games early and test the latest builds to give the developers feedback.

Over on the EA website, they have all the information on the Battlefield 2042 technical playtest how you can sign up to have a chance of getting access.

How to sign up for Battlefield 2042 technical playtest

The first of the six Battlefiled 2042 playtests will be taking place next week, with sessions running from August 12 to August 15, according to a report by VGC.

The playtests will house “a few thousand participants” ahead of wider testing in the upcoming open beta scheduled for September.

Those who are interested in taking part in a Battlefield 2042 technical playtest will need to own either a PC, PS5 or Xbox Series X/S and will need to register through the EA Playtesting website.

Remember, this will not guarantee access to the Battlefield 2042 technical playtest but will put you in contention to be picked for one of the sessions, so if you’re truly interested, make sure you register fast.

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Technical playtest PC requirements

The minimum and recommended PC system requirements for the Battlefield 2042 technical playtest have also been revealed.

Minimum specs:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX-8350
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Video Memory: 4GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 560
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
  • DirectX: 12
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

Recommended specs:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790
  • Memory: 16GB
  • Video Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
  • DirectX: 12

There you have it. That’s how you can gain a chance at playtesting the new Battlefield 2042 game before its launch on October 22, 2021.

For more on Battlefield 2042, check out our article on whether or not the game will feature the Rental Server Program.

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Battlefield 2042 PC requirements: Minimum & recommended specs

With Battlefield 2042 playtests just around the corner, here are the minimum and recommnded PC specs required to run the game.

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Battlefield 2042 is officially on the horizon, and the minimum and recommended PC specifications required to run the huge FPS title have been revealed in an email from EA.

Battlefield 2042 is very much on the minds of those who love FPS games, especially after their showcase at the EA Play Live event, which announced a new Portal mode and that we can expect the Open Beta in September.

Battlefield 2042 has been confirmed for both next-gen and last-gen consoles, with minor differences separating them due to the difference in computing power.

Battlefield 2042 PC requirements

With that being said, many may still be 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 were apparently released in an email ahead of six technical playtests.

Battlefield 2042 PC minimum requirements

According to Henderson, players will need at least 8GB of RAM, and either an AMD FC-8350 or Intel Core i5 6600K to run the game.

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

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K / AMD FX-8350
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • GRAPHICS CARD: DirectX 12 Compatible video card with 4 GB VRAM (AMD Radeon RX 560 / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti)
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Battlefield 2042 PC recommended requirements

To run Battlefield 2042 at high settings, players will need a powerful rig, with DICE recommending a Ryzen 5 or Intel Core i7 CPU, and 8GB of VRAM in your graphics card.

You can view the recommended PC specs below.

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790 / AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or equivalent
  • RAM: 16GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • GRAPHICS CARD: DirectX 12 Compatible video card with 4 GB VRAM (AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT / Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060)

Although these Battlefield 2042 PC requirement have not officially been confirmed by EA or DICE, Henderson’s credibility with leaks about the game means it’s likely that these are close to what the developers will be asking for from your rig.

If you would like to see how older Battlefield games run on your gaming PC, you can check out our guide on how to get Battlefield 1 and V for free.

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How to watch Battlefield 2042 Exodus short film

Here’s everything you need to know about the Battlefield 2042 Exodus, the upcoming short film that explains the events leading up to the game.

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Although Battlefield 2042 won’t launch with a single-player story, DICE is releasing a short film to showcase the events that led to all-out warfare. Here’s everything you need to know about Exodus, including how to watch it.

Battlefield 2042 is set in the near future, where the world has been decimated by natural disasters and war. The United States and Russia are at war, and Specialists from fallen nations will join the fight as Non-Patriated, or No-Pat, soldiers.

But how did the world of Battlefield 2042 get in this state, and how will that affect the ongoing story of the game? These questions are set to be answered in Exodus, an upcoming short film set in the world of Battlefield 2042.

Here’s everything you need to know about the film, including how to watch it.

How to watch Battlefield 2042 Exodus

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Battlefield 2042 Exodus will debut on Battlefield’s YouTube channel on August 12, 2021, at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM BST.

Exodus is already on YouTube, where you can wait for the premiere. From here, you can also set a reminder so YouTube will give you a notification before it begins.

We’ve embedded Battlefield 2042 Exodus below for your convenience.

What is Battlefield 2042 Exodus?

Battlefield 2042 Exodus is a short film set in the Battlefield universe. This “standalone short film set in the World of 2042” gives players a way to “Witness the events that will trigger an all-out war.”

While Battlefield 2042 won’t feature a campaign at launch, fans are hoping that this is how Battlefield’s ongoing story will be told, similar to Apex Legends Stories from the Outlands.

On top of that, there will be four seasons throughout its first year that are set to bring a ton of content.

How long is Battlefield 2042 Exodus?

Eagle-eyed players have spotted that Battlefield 2042’s Exodus short film will be around 9 minutes long.

By searching the trailer in Google, we can see that the YouTube card says the short film lasts 9:07 minutes, so this gives us a decent amount of time to see plenty of Battlefield storytelling and action.


And that’s all we know about Battlefield 2042’s Exodus short film so far! As we approach the date, we’ll keep you updated with any new story developments.

For more Battlefield, check out how to play in the Open Beta and if you can create a battle royale mode in Portal.

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