Despite being designed for the next generation of consoles, Battlefield 2042 will also feature a port for the previous generation. These versions will include limited smaller size combat for up to 64 people and will be developed on the previous Frostbite 3 engine, whilst the Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC versions will have the new Frostbite 4 engine and servers with up to 128 players.
DICE says that the experience will be the same across all platforms, with PS4 and Xbox One gamers able to enjoy the same weapons, vehicles, and even tornadoes accessible in the next generation, limiting itself to the smallest map size and the fewest player count.
So far, all marketing for Battlefield 2042 has focused on next-generation consoles and PCs, but DICE today revealed the first screenshot of the Xbox One Original edition, providing a little sample of what the platform experience will be like.
Early beta access for all platforms begins tomorrow, October 6th. As a result, there are only a few hours remaining to obtain a feeling of the whole experience in both past and present generations.
You must have pre-purchased or subscribed to EA Play, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, or PC Game Pass to obtain early access to the beta. The download is now available, and the servers will reopen tomorrow.
Those who did not have early access will be able to participate in the open beta on October 8th. The Beta period will end on October 10th at 4:00 a.m.
Battlefield 2042 will be available for the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and PC on November 19.