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Did EA Cancel Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Pre-Order Bonus?

EA clarifies the Battlefield 2042 pre-order fiasco.

By Md Armughanuddin

September 22, 2021

The next installment in the Battlefield franchise is all set to arrive pretty soon, and fans are quite eager to get their hands on the game.

  • MORE: Why Battlefield 2042’s Hazard Zone Could be Delayed to 2022

Recently, rumors related to the game being delayed were making rounds on social media, which even led to EA’s stock dipping sharply. Thankfully, the delay was just by merely a few weeks, and we are still getting the game this year.

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Did EA Cancel Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Pre-Order Bonus?

Recently, players noticed that the pre-order bonus was not visible for Battlefield 2042. For those who are unaware, the Battlefield 2042 pre-order bonus included Open Beta Access along with the Pre-Order Pack.

This was spotted by Okami Games, who mentions that the PS4 page of the game doesn’t mention the Open Beta Pre-Order Bonus anymore. This sparked a debate in the community, with many believing that EA will be excluding last-gen consoles from the open beta. While that makes sense to some extent, a large number of players still own last-gen consoles, considering how difficult it is to get your hands on the new consoles.

Thankfully, all this has been clarified by EA. The Lead Community Manager of EA Studios, Adam Freeman confirmed on Twitter that this was merely a bug and PS4 players will indeed be getting the open beta pre-order bonus. With the announcement, last-gen console players should breathe a sigh of relief.

When is the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta?

As of now, we have no information regarding this since EA is yet to make an announcement. That being said, several rumors point towards an end September release date, so players can expect it to arrive then.

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Md Armughanuddin
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Md is the Head of Content- India for DualShockers. He is pursuing Computer Science Engineering and is really passionate about gaming and technology. You can find him cracking complex coding problems during the day, and covering the latest happenings in the industry at night.

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