The beta for Battlefield 2042 has already kicked off for EA play members and pre-order customers. However, according to its developer, DICE, the build that it’s running on is an older version of the game that’s already a few months old.
As spotted by VGC, one of EA’s lead community managers recently tweeted about the build that players are currently experiencing during 2042’s open beta.
“Our Open Beta is now a few months old,” reads the tweet. “We polish and enhance it to make sure that it’s representative of the game we’ve built, but naturally we’re making daily improvements, changes, and enhancements all the time.”
Our Open Beta is now a few months old. We polish and enhance it to make sure that it’s representative of the game we’ve built, but naturally we’re making daily improvements, changes, and enhancements all the time.
Pardon our dust – and enjoy the gameplay! pic.twitter.com/vMArHkpLAD
— Freeman 🇸🇪 (@PartWelsh) October 5, 2021
While the studio continues to learn and receive feedback across its open beta period, DICE general manager Oskar Gabrielson offered a little more detail about the changes that aren’t apparent in the beta for the game. “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,” Gabrielson said on Twitter.
As part of the same thread of tweets, Gabrielson further justified the studio’s recent decision to delay Battlefield 2042, by explaining that it is using the time to make good progress on the game before it launches into early access. “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,” he concluded.
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!
See you on the Battlefield! pic.twitter.com/h91nrdltaK
— Oskar Gabrielson (@ogabrielson) October 6, 2021
Concerning Battlefield’s open beta, EA has published a list of FAQs and known issues where players can go to learn more about problems that the team is aware of in the game. According to the page, the list will be updated throughout the week and currently highlights a number of problems including server connection issues, minor visual, performance and graphical issues as well as features that the team has currently disabled such as HDR mode for PC.
Battlefield 2042 is set to enter early access one full week before its full release on November 19. For more on the game, make sure to check out our hands-on impressions of its beta. Meanwhile, if you’d like to find out how Battlefield 2042 runs on last-gen consoles, then take a look at this article showing how the game plays on Xbox One.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN currently battling his way through the Battlefield 2042 beta. You can follow his time with the game over on Twitter.