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Battlefield 2042 Leaks Surface During Technical Preview

Footage from the Battlefield 2042 technical preview has made its way online.
Footage from the Battlefield 2042 technical preview has made its way online. / Photo courtesy of DICE/EA

Gameplay footage from the closed Battlefield 2042 technical preview has leaked online, and publisher Electronic Arts is rushing to take down the leaks before they spread too far.

EA only announced the technical preview a few days before it began, and invites sent to prospective players forbid them from even discussing the invites they had received. Only a few thousand players were selected to take part in the tests, and participants were reportedly made to sign strict nondisclosure agreements in order to participate.

Despite the attempts at secrecy, footage of the technical preview has surfaced on YouTube, Streamable and other video streaming websites. Many of the leaks have since been hit with copyright claims from EA, forcing them to be removed.

The Battlefield 2042 technical previews are set to continue through Aug. 15. EA also plans an open beta for September. The game is scheduled to launch a month later, on Oct. 22.