If you want to enjoy the full four-day experience, you’ll need to pre-order the game to get early access October 6-7. The beta and preload are available to all players, on all platforms, but those who haven’t pre-ordered will have to wait until October 8 and 9 for access. Pre-orders are available now on PlayStation, Xbox and PC. After a postponement of the open beta, Battlefield 2042, EA and DICE’s first-person shooter, will finally be released to the public. This highly anticipated Open Beta will launch simultaneously on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on October 6 and run through October 9, but starting October 5, players can preload the Open Beta. Related: Battlefield 2042: PC Requirements & System Specifications Players participating in the Beta will have access to Conquest Mode, which will feature some new tweaks. EA answered questions from fans in an article where they broke down many of the game’s features. Changes to Conquest mode have revealed a shift in the focus of flag hunting from sector to sector. Rather, players will gain a foothold in each sector and only move forward after that whole sector has fallen. Also available in the beta is an intense new map named Orbital, where players will battle each other in massive storms amidst a giant launch rocket. DICE announced a five-week delay for the game’s release date earlier this month, citing a desire to create the best experience for gamers. The wait won’t be too excruciating for players who can’t take advantage of the beta; Battlefield 2042 will officially launch on November 19, 2021 and is available now for pre-order on the PlayStation, Xbox and PC platforms. Stay tuned to Guides for more information and the latest updates and guides on Battlefield 2042.