Electronic Arts and DICE recently revealed the dates for the Battlefield 2042 beta phase, along with the minimum and recommended specs for players on PC.
DICE and Electronic Arts (EA) recently confirmed the dates for Battlefield 2042’s first technical beta tests, which will kick off on Thursday, 12 August 2021, and conclude on Sunday, 15 August 2021.
However, fans should remember that the first beta playtest will be under a strict non-disclosure agreement, and only selected players will have access to it.
While sign-ups for the beta will remain open until Sunday, 8 August 2021, DICE and EA revealed on Wednesday, 4 August 2021, that the testing would be able to accommodate a few thousand players, but the exact number of players that will be invited was not disclosed.
However, an open beta phase for Battlefield 2042 that will be available to all players is set to happen sometime in September 2021.
Other than confirming the first beta test, DICE and EA also revealed the minimum and recommended technical specifications needed for players to run it on their personal computers (PC).
The minimum specifications required is an operating system (OS) of 64-bit Windows 10, an AMD FX-8350 or Intel Core i5 6600K processor and 8 Gigabytes (GB) of memory.
In addition, a video memory of 4GB, and an AMD Radeon RX 560 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, as well as Direct X: 12.
Even though the recommended technical specifications mention the same operating system, it advises an Intel Core i5 4790 or an AMD Ryzen 5 36000 processor, along with 16GB of memory and 8GB video memory.
Additionally, it recommends an AMD Radeon RX 5600XT or Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card, with the same version of Direct X.
According to DICE and EA, the first playtest will be divided into six different sessions, with the first five being three hours long, while the other will run for nine hours.
Regrettably, apart from the general overview of what to expect, the invitation to the playtest does not really provide any information on the different modes that will be made available during the test.
However, DICE and EA will likely be focusing on the gameplay, overall performance, and stability to ensure everything is ready when the open beta test launches in September.