Battlefield 2042 Beta Preloads: Preloads for the Battlefield 2042 beta has officially gone live on all platforms, including:
Game players can fully download and install the beta ahead of its incoming launch, with two sessions, first exclusive to preorders on October 6, 2021, later followed by general public availability on October 8.
Battlefield 2042 Download
Fans of Battlefield 2042 can start downloading the beta build by searching for it in their platform’s store and clicking the Download button.
Because the Battlefield 2042 beta download is 20GB in size, it is an intelligent idea to preload the game now so you can jump right into the action when access to the build opens and avoid having to wait for it to install.
You can find the Battlefield 2042 beta start time and dates in our dedicated schedule.
Players will be able to test out Battlefield’s traditional objective mode, Conquest, on the Orbital map as part of the beta.
Orbital is a significant core rocket launch site surrounded by wide-open zones ideal for vehicular action and small, infantry-focused areas.
Battlefield 2042 has a higher maximum player count of 128 than previous Battlefield titles with 32v32 servers.
This means that each team will have 64 players, the most significant number ever seen on a Battlefield.
Note: that on last-generation consoles like the Xbox One and PS4, matches are limited to 64 total players.
We expect other new features in Battlefield 2042 to debut in the beta, including the game’s plus and vehicle drop systems.
The former allows players to swap out weapon attachments in the middle of gameplay, while the latter gives players the ability to airdrop vehicles to their location.
These additions are pretty exciting, and overall, there is a good chance Battlefield 2042 could end up being one of the best Xbox shooters available.
Battlefield 2042 Platforms
Battlefield 2042 is slated to launch on November 19, 2021, on:
- Xbox Series X
- Xbox Series S
- Xbox One consoles
Battlefield 2042 preorders are available now, and preordering gives you early access to the beta from October 6, 2021, to October 7, 2021.
How To Download The Battlefield 2042
EA will be rolling the Battlefield 2042 Beta in multiple phases. Obviously, like other games, players who have bought the game already will be getting some benefits.
If you have pre-ordered the game already, you will be getting access to the Battlefield 2042 Beta on October 6, 2021, at the following timings.
- 12:00 am PT
- 03:00 am ET
- 08:00 pm BST
- 02:00 pm CT
If you have not pre-ordered the game, you can still access the Beta as an EA Play subscriber.
Moreover, players who own Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will also be getting access to this phase of the Beta, as EA Play is included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
If you do not want to pre-order the game and do not have an EA Play or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership, you will have to wait a little longer, but EA has something in store for you.
The Battlefield 2042: Open Beta will begin on October 8, and everyone, regardless of pre-order or subscription status, will be able to participate.
There is a slight catch here.
However, Xbox players need Live Gold Membership to take part in the Beta.
On the contrary, PlayStation players can enjoy it without subscribing to PS Plus.
Battlefield 2042 | Open Beta Trailer
FAQ’s on Battlefield 2042
Can you preload Battlefield 2042 Beta?
What time can I preload Battlefield 2042?
4:00 AM EDT / 9:00 AM BST on October 5
Where to preload Battlefield 2042 beta?
Epic Games Store