Here's when the next installment of EA's first-person shooter franchise will launch.

Battlefield 2042 Delays Deployment One Month

Here's when the next installment of EA's first-person shooter franchise will launch.

Battlefield 2042 will now launch one month later than originally planned, according to developer DICE and publisher EA. Previously set to launch on October 22, the first-person shooter will now deploy on November 19. 

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In an update provided by EA DICE General Manager Oskar Gabrielson and the development team, it’s clear that Battlefield 2042 needs a bit more polish before release, but more importantly, that the team needs to be able to do so safely.

It also appears fans will be learning more about the Open Beta very soon, though no further details were shared.

We’ve made the decision to shift the launch of Battlefield 2042. The game will now be released worldwide on November 19th, 2021. 

Building the next generation of Battlefield during the global pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for our development teams. Given the scale and scope of the game, we had hoped our teams would be back in our studios together as we move towards launch. With the ongoing conditions not allowing that to happen safely, and with all the hard work the teams are doing from home, we feel it is important to take the extra time to deliver on the vision of Battlefield 2042 for our players. 

Your enthusiasm for the game has been very inspiring. We belive in the game we’re making, and we thank you for your patience as we put some finishing touches into the experience. 

Updates on the Open Beta will be coming later this month. 

EA DICE provided an extensive, and impressive, look at Battlefield 2042 earlier this year, in which the game’s multiplayer modes and weather systems were showcased. The game will release on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Series X|S. 


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