EA is apparently sending out emails inviting players to several technical tests for the upcoming Battlefield 2042 scheduled for mid-August.
That’s according to Video Games Chronicle, who say they’ve seen the emails that say six playtest sessions will take place over the next weekend. Between August 12 and August 15, a “few thousand participants” will be invited to test the game before it goes into a wider open beta in September.
The tests, apparently, will only be available on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC and will call up recruits from a pool selected from those who sign up to the EA Playtesting website. However, it should be noted that signing up does not guarantee access. A technical test was originally meant to take place earlier this summer, but was delayed so that developer EA Dice could implement cross-play functionality.
Meanwhile EA also released the first of several promised chapters of fictional reports giving some story background to the world of Battlefield 2042. The first entry in the Journey of the No Pats focuses on the city of Doha, rocketed by extreme sandstorms. There’ll be several more of these leading into the release of a short prequel film entitled Exodus set to go live on Thursday of next week.
Battlefield 2042 is currently scheduled to release on October 22 for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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