Battlefield 2042 Has Been Officially Delayed, But is Still Clinging to a 2021 Release Date

Nathan Birch
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Update: EA and DICE have confirmed that Battlefield 2042 has been delayed due to "unforseen challenges." The game is now coming out on November 19, and new info on the open beta will be coming "later this month."

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Original story: Numerous holiday 2021 titles have already been delayed, but thus far, the three big tentpoles – Battlefield 2042, Call of Duty: Vanguard, and Halo Infinite – have held strong. Well, that may be about to change. Last evening a number of well-known leakers chimed in, all saying they’re heard Battlefield 2042 will be the latest game to be bit by the delay bug.

As is often the case, this was all kicked off by Jeff Grubb, who hinted another major delay was coming down the pipe. He would later confirm on his Discord that it was Battlefield 2042.

Other insiders, including Shpeshal Nick/Ed and Dealer are also claiming they’ve heard about a delay, although it was Tom Henderson who really clinched it. Henderson has as solid a track record as you can get when it comes to Battlefield 2042, and according to him, the delay is happening, although it may not be quite as bad as some are hinting.

Of course, take this with a grain of salt for now until EA and DICE confirm a delay. That said, it’s rare to see this much smoke without some sort of fire behind it. Hopefully, we’ll learn the fate of Battlefield 2042 before the end of this week.

Battlefield 2042 launches on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and PS5 on November 19.

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