Battlefield 2042 open beta announced, PC requirements revealed

Mayhem starts October 6.
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Despite the numerous leaks, EA and DICE have finally confirmed and announced that the Battlefield 2042 open beta starting October 6 until October 9.

For players who have pre-ordered the game and for EA Play members, early access will be from October 6 – 7 (October 6 at 3 PM Philippines). For the general playing public, get ready to do battle come October 8 – 9 October 8 at 3 PM Philippines). Preload will start on October 5.

Battlefield 2042 open beta will feature one game mode (Conquest) and one map (Orbital). Conquest is Battlefield’s iconic sandbox mode that will now focus on sectors with several flags. This time around, Conquest is also ready to support a whopping 128 players for the PS5, Xbox Series, and PC.

The Orbital map lets players experience a race against time in hostile conditions as they battle around the site of an imminent rocket launch. Sectors found in this map include the Assembly Building, the Launch Platform, and the Crawlerway connecting the two.

4 Specialists will be available during the beta – Boris, a Russian engineer who comes with a SG-36; Casper, a South African camouflage and long-ranged attacks expert; Falck, a skilled German medic who specializes in Support; and Mackay, a Canadian outdoorsman and nomad who is equipped with a Grapple Gun.

Battlefield 2042 PC Requirements

Battlefield 2042 will require the following specs for gamers who are playing from the ‘master race’:

Minimum requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Video Memory: 4GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 560
  • DirectX: 12
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 100GB

Recommended requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790
  • Memory: 16GB
  • Video Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
  • DirectX: 12
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 100GB SSD

Battlefield 2042 will release on November 19 after a slight delay for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.


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