Set to officially be released on November 19, Battlefield 2042 Open Beta started today and gives fans a taste of the upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by DICE. It’s set to hit the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 | 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | S platforms. Unlike previous games, this one will only be multiplayer and not have a single-player campaign, although cross-platform play will be enabled for the first time ever. Read more for an early look at some gameplay.
This installment is set in the near future, complete with innovative weapons and gadgets, such as deployable turrets as well as drones. Players are able to request a vehicle air-drop to any location, while introducing a new “Plus” system to customize their weapons in real-time. One immediate change that you’ll notice is the revamped class system that lets players assume control of a specialist who falls under the four traditional Battlefield gameplay classes of Assault, Engineer, Medic and Recon. What are the minimum PC requirements to run this game? An AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intel Core i5 6600K processor, 8GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 560 GPU with 4GB of memory, DirectX 12 and at least 100GB of hard drive space. Sign-up here.
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6 Graphics up to 1585MHz at 80W TGP
- Quad-core Intel Core 15-10300H Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.5 GHz, 4 cores)
- 144Hz17.3” Full HD (1920x1080) IPS-Type display
- 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD | 8GB DDR4 2933MHz RAM
- Durable MIL-STD-810H military standard construction
Building the next generation of Battlefield during a 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,” said Oskar Gabrielson, DICE Studio GM.