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Battlefield 2042 technical playtest dates and PC requirements revealed | VGC


DICE will hold Battlefield 2042’s technical playtests next week.

Six playtest sessions will be available between August 12 and August 15, five lasting for three hours and the other one for nine hours, according to email invites distributed by EA and viewed by VGC.

The technical playtests were originally scheduled to take place in July but were delayed to give DICE the opportunity to test the game’s recently announced cross-play functionality.

Testing will accommodate “a few thousand participants” ahead of wider testing in an open beta scheduled for September.

Players interested in taking part in the technical tests, which will only be available on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, are advised to register for EA Playtesting, although this will not guarantee access.

Battlefield 2042 technical playtest dates and PC requirements revealed
Battlefield 2042’s technical playtests will accommodate “a few thousand participants”

The minimum and recommended PC system requirements for next week’s Battlefield 2042 playtests have also been revealed.

Minimum specs:
OS: 64-bit Windows 10
Processor (AMD): AMD FX-8350
Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
Memory: 8GB
Video Memory: 4GB
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 560
Graphics card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
DirectX: 12
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

Recommended specs:
OS: 64-bit Windows 10
Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790
Memory: 16GB
Video Memory: 8GB
Graphics card (AMD): Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
Graphics card (NVIDIA): AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
DirectX: 12

The standard edition of Battlefield 2042 is set to release on October 22, 2021 priced at $59.99 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and $69.99 for Xbox Series X/S and PS5.

However, players who choose to pre-order the Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition for $89.99 on PC and $99.99 on consoles, or the Battlefield 2042 Ultimate Edition for $109.99 on PC and $119.99 on consoles, will receive early access to the game beginning on October 15.