Is Battlefield 2042 on Game Pass – availability on Xbox and PC explained

Is Battlefield 2042 on Game Pass – availability on Xbox and PC explained
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Is Battlefield 2042 on Game Pass? The latest version of EA’s FPS shooter series, Battlefield 2042 has been providing a bunch of multiplayer action and destruction since it launched in 2021.

Most recently, the game is enjoying a revival with Season 6 thanks to new gear, new weapons, and new content. While a Battlefield 2042 campaign is still nowhere in sight, its multiplayer components have been steadily improving since launch. Set in large all-out warfare environments in a near-future world, its class-based gameplay is still loads of fun.

Here’s what we know about Battlefield 2042 as it pertains to Xbox Game Pass.

Is Battlefield 2042 on Game Pass

Yes. As of November 22, 2022 Battlefield 2042 is available on Game Pass on both Xbox and PC – with a few caveats.

The main one is that it’s only available to subscribers on the Ultimate Tier. This is because it’s part of the EA Play library – a companion service run by EA that spans multiple platforms, but subscription to this service is an additional perk on the Ultimate tier. Those on just the standard Console Game Pass do not get access to the game. PC Game Pass still gets access to the game, though.

Note that you also need Xbox Game Pass Core or PlayStation Plus to play its multiplayer component.

Look out for the $1 Game Pass promotion to try out Battlefield 2042

Microsoft occasionally lowers the price of the first month of Game Pass in a bid to tempt new players to join their subscription service.

Will Battlefield 2042 become free for all players

Even if you don’t have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, there are still some options for those who’d like some free ways to experience the game.

In October 12, 2023, Battlefield 2042 Free Access on Steam and Xbox allowed players to dive into its many modes right when the MW3 beta was picking up its pace. It led to a resurgence in player counts, even competing with newer shooter titles. Battlefield Portal let you return to classic Battlefield titles too, letting fans return on an unprecedented scale to familiar maps like the Noshahr Canals of BF3.

Any progress you made during the free access could be kept, should you decide to purchase the game after the free period is over. This included battle pass progress too. You’ll also be able to get the game at a discount should you pick it up in the holiday sales that run once every couple of months.

That covers Battlefield 2042 on Microsoft’s subscription service. Check if Battlefield 2042 is down if you’re experiencing issues while logging into the game. And if you want to bring friends along from other platforms, check if Battlefield 2042 has crossplay support. Hazard Zone is particularly tense without a squad backing you up in unexpected battles. The Electronic Arts game is live on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and PlayStation 5 devices.

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Battlefield 2042 Game Pass FAQ

Is Battlefield 2042 leaving Game Pass?

At the moment, there is no specified date for when the game will leave.

Is Battlefield 2042 a part of EA Play Pro?

Yes, this subscription will let you play BF 2042.