Originally, the highly-anticipated Battlefield 2042 was slated to release on October 22. But developer DICE has now confirmed that the game’s release has been delayed to November 19.
The official statement, released via Twitter and other media channels, should look pretty familiar to gamers by now. The developers point out that the COVID-19 pandemic brought “unforeseen challenges” to game development because they couldn’t easily everybody back into the studio. Regarding the delay, they said that “we feel it is important to take the extra time to deliver on the vision of Battlefield 2042 for our players.”
If you’re a Battlefield fan, this might feel even more familiar. That is because Battlefield 5 was similarly pushed from an October release date to a November release date back in 2018. Then and now, though, players grudgingly accepted that a minor delay is definitely worth it if it results in a better game.
And while the game’s delayed release is now official, there are also unconfirmed reports that the beta for Battlefield 2042 will be delayed as well. This news comes courtesy of Tom Henderson, an industry insider who rarely misses the mark.
Henderson claims that the beta has now been pushed back to October 6 for early access players and October 8 for everyone else. While not yet confirmed, a delayed beta only makes sense given a delayed release for the full game.
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