Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Won’t Require PS Plus, But You Will Need Xbox Live Gold

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EA finally officially confirmed the dates for the upcoming Battlefield 2042 open beta, but will it actually be truly 100 percent open on consoles? Well, apparently it will be on PlayStation, as it participating in the beta won’t require a subscription to PlayStation Plus. Unfortunately, this won’t be the case on Microsoft consoles, as you’ll need to be signed up for Xbox Live Gold to get in on the action. This is all laid out in a recently updated Battlefield 2042 FAQ

The Battlefield 2042 Open Beta is available to play on PC (via Origin, EA app, Steam, and Epic) and console (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S). Please note, PlayStation Plus is not needed to participate in the Open Beta, however, if you're playing on Xbox you will need to be an Xbox Live Gold subscriber.

A somewhat annoying discrepancy if you’re an Xbox owner, but PlayStation fans will have to sign up to PS Plus eventually if they want to play the full game. The Battlefield 2042 beta kicks off on October 6 if you pre-ordered the game, and October 8 for everyone else. You can get the rundown on everything included, and what kind of PC you’ll need to run the beta, right here.

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Haven’t been keeping up with Battlefield 2042? Here are the game’s key features:

  • Welcome to 2042 - Battlefield 2042 is a first-person shooter that marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. Adapt and overcome in a near-future world transformed by disorder. Squad up and bring a cutting-edge arsenal into dynamically-changing battlegrounds supporting 128 players, unprecedented scale, and epic destruction.
  • All-Out Warfare - The next generation of fan-favorites Conquest and Breakthrough features the largest Battlefield maps ever and up to 128 players. Experience the intensity of all-out warfare on maps filled with dynamic weather and spectacular world events.
  • Battlefield Portal - Discover unexpected battles and enter the wide universe of Battlefield in a community-driven platform that gives you the power to change the rules of war. The possibilities are endless when you can customize weapons, gear, rules, and more in this creative sandbox mode. Replay classic experiences with select content from Battlefield 1942, Battlefield 3, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2, or leverage the modern content from the world of Battlefield 2042 to discover, create, and share something completely new.
  • Battlefield Hazard Zone - Hazard Zone is a tense experience that combines edge-of-your-seat gameplay with the best of the Battlefield sandbox. More details to come soon.

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

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