The preload date and time for when you can download the Battlefield 2042 open beta is almost here and you can still get early access.

It’s one of the most anticipated games of the year, but it has unfortunately been delayed to November. While this delay is only slightly annoying, there are rumours that the game may be delayed to March 2022 if the forthcoming demo isn’t received well.

Another delay is only a rumour as of writing, meanwhile the demo’s download date is official.

Battlefield 2042 | Open Beta Trailer

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Battlefield 2042 | Open Beta Trailer
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What time can you download the Battlefield 2042 beta?

The release date and time for when you can preload and download the Battlefield 2042 open beta is 00:00 PT, 03:00 ET, and 08:00 BST on October 5th.

All of the above hours and day are confirmed on EA’s FAQ. You will be able to preload it from the PSN, Microsoft, Steam, or Origin stores at the above times. However, if you’ve opted for early access, you should be able to install it right now.

As for the file size, the PlayStation Game Size Twitter account says that it is 16.861 GB on PS5 (without update). It should differ between platforms, and it will be available on PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Series X, and PC.

How to get early access to Battlefield 2042 open beta?

You can get early access to the Battlefield 2042 open beta by pre-ordering any edition of the game.

However, if you’d rather not pre-order, you can instead get early access by subscribing to EA Play for as little as £3.99 per month (£0.79 per month for first timers). Either that or you can join Xbox Game Pass on PC for £7.99 per month or get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for £10.99 per month.

Whichever Game Pass subscription you buy will come with an EA Play subscription allowing you to play the demo two days before everyone else. Early access starts on October 6th while the open beta starts for the whole community on October 8th.

Pre-order bonuses

Below are all the prices and bonuses if you choose to pre-order the game:

Standard (£59.99 PS4/£69.99 PS5)

  • Early Access to Open Beta
  • Baku ACB-90 melee takedown knife
  • “Mr. Chompy” Epic Weapon Charm
  • “Landfall” Player Card Background + “Old Guard” Tag

Gold (£89.99 PS5)

  • Pre-order Pack
  • 7 Days Early Access to Game Launch
  • Year 1 Pass
  • Cross-Gen Bundle

Ultimate (£109.99 PS5)

  • Pre-order Pack
  • 7 Days Early Access to Game Launch
  • Year 1 Pass
  • Cross-Gen Bundle
  • Midnight Ultimate Bundle
  • Official Digital Artbook
  • Exclusive Digital Soundtrack

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