The Battlefield 2042 open beta has begun and unfortunately, there are a number of problems across platforms, ranging from graphical errors to performance issues. As it turns out, the beta build is “months old”, and according to DICE, there are already big improvements in place for the final game.
Typically in a beta this close to release, we'd expect some small issues and some balancing problems which will be ironed out in the final polishing phase ahead of launch. However, in the case of Battlefield 2042, there are known physics and collision issues, graphical errors, bugged animations and audio issues. It is a much rougher version of the game than we had hoped for, particularly after the month-long delay, which was announced last month.
According to DICE GM, Oskar Gabrielson, the beta build is at least a couple of months old and some of the issues players are experiencing in the beta have already been ironed out ahead of release:
“We've made amazing progress over the last couple of months, including improvements to the visuals and stability that didn’t quite make it into the Open Beta build. And we want you all to know that in these final few weeks leading to launch, we’re making huge strides and are super focused on delivering an amazing experience when early access begins on November 12th”.
Battlefield 2042's beta was originally supposed to begin in early September, with a full release in October. However, DICE recently made the decision to delay the game, with the beta taking place now and the full release coming on the 19th of November – or the 12th of November for early access pre-order customers.
For the full list of ‘known issues' with the beta, check DICE's FAQ, HERE.
KitGuru Says: Have you had the chance to play some of the Battlefield 2042 beta yet? Have you had any issues, or has the game been stable for you?