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Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Release Date Leaked by Italian Retailer

The release date for the highly-anticipated Battlefield 2042 beta may have been leaked by a game retailer in Italy, says VGC.
The release date for the highly-anticipated Battlefield 2042 beta may have been leaked by a game retailer in Italy, says VGC. / DICE, EA, Criterion

The release date for the highly-anticipated Battlefield 2042 beta may have been leaked by a game retailer in Italy, says VGC.

The news broke early on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 1—the month EA originally confirmed for the Open Beta release. During its announcement, EA neglected to pin down a date or date range for the launch. However, it seems as though a few retailers abroad missed the "momme's the word" memo. VGC's Chris Scullion discovered that one Italian game seller, Media World, may have let the date slip.

Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Release Date Leaked by Italian Retailer
Approximate translations of the promotional image on Media World's Battlefield 2042 open beta release date / Media World

When is the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Release Date?

The Open Beta could kick off as early as next week, according to a screenshot posted by Scullion. A promotional image just under the game's listing states that players who preorder Battlefield 2042 before Sept. 3 will "receive access to the early beta of the game from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11."

When asked about the potential leak, EA stated that the company "cannot comment" on the dates, but will keep fans posted. It's also worth noting that EA Play service subscribers will gain access to the beta along with their pre-order—regardless of whether the leak checks out.

"Our Open Beta release window is September," EA wrote.

Battlefield 2042 will be available on PlayStation 5/4, Xbox One/Series X|S, and Microsoft Windows.