The Battlefield 2042 Open Beta is now available to download for free on Steam. Starting today, October 6th, the beta is available for players with early access via preordering the game or EA Play account holders. An EA Play account is $4.99 a month, so the cheapest way to play the beta immediately is to subscribe, play the beta, and then cancel your subscription directly after. Finally, on Friday, October 8th, the open beta will open to all players who download the beta until Sunday, October 10th.
While this beta process is a little convoluted, we are still excited to be boots on the ground for DICE's latest shooter. The near-future setting opens up a vast world of exciting gameplay mechanics, and we hope 2042 returns the series to the highs it saw when Battlefield 3 and 4 were released.