One Xbox user has already secured access to Battlefield 2042 a week ahead of its release through an error with the console’s pre-load mechanic.
Clips of the gameplay have made their way to Gamer DVR, according to VGC, over a week before the game is officially slated for public launch. It appears that a glitch with this particular user’s account caused their pre-loaded game to accidentally unlock—allowing them access to the full game.
Battlefield 2042 Accessed Early Via Pre-Load Glitch
The user, who published the primary clip under the gamertag aaronfrogy, originally uploaded to Gamer DVR on Saturday, Nov. 6.
In the clip, aaronfrogy can be seen flipping through titles and user interface options in order to set up a custom match. They check the servers—which, unsurprisingly, are completely empty—and end up hosting their own match as a result.
Following this clip, they begin a battle against computer-controlled AI players since the servers are entirely empty.
It’s not uncommon for companies to allow certain sections of players early access to their game. In Battlefield 2042’s case, players had several options, from the 48 hour open beta in early October to a recently confirmed 10-hour free trial.
EA Play and Xbox Game Pass users can access the 10-hour trial beginning on Nov. 12. It’s currently unclear whether aaronfrogy accessed the trial or the full version of the game at the time of writing.
Battlefield 2042 will be available to the public on Nov. 19.