Expect to encounter some issues that have already been addressed.
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On October 6, the open beta for Battlefield 2042 will begin for those who have pre-ordered the game and also for those with EA Play. Before you dive into the game, it needs to be noted that there are issues with the beta. DICE is aware of them and have already noted a fair number of them in a new posting from PartWelsh on the official EA Answers HQ page.

I have also included a list of those known issues for you below. For instance, there are already changes and fixes in place for the final game concerning issues such as buggy visuals, poor performance, and other graphical issues. You also cannot form squads with players on other platforms during the beta.

This isn't a comprehensive list, but it seems to cover some of the major highlights of what is already fixed and in place for the final release of the game. PartWelsh says to keep an eye on that EA Answers HQ page for updates in the days ahead for any changes or additions.

Of course, all bugs encountered in the beta should be reported on the official Battlefield 2042 forums. Pre-loading for the beta has begun on all platforms.

Minor Visual, Performance, and Graphical Issues

Our Open Beta is representative of progress made earlier in our development cycle. Many of the issues you encounter throughout the Beta have already received a great deal of new attention, and will continue to do so as we complete the final work on 2042. Enjoy the experience you can have with our Gameplay, and take confidence that there’s more to show you on 2042, and natural optimisations that are made to raise performance above our high standards in these final weeks heading to launch.

Cross Play Parties

In the Open Beta, you’ll be matchmade into Conquest Servers with players on relevant platforms. Players on PC are playing alongside those on the Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5; with players on Xbox One playing together with those on PlayStation 4. During the Open Beta, you will not be able to squad up with players on different platforms, but you will encounter players from other platforms. We’re making great progress on our plans to have this feature fully available at launch, and we'll keep you updated on our progress towards that goal.

Adaptive Triggers - PlayStation 5

You will not experience the full range of supporting functionality for PlayStation 5 controllers during this Open Beta, that is otherwise presently being developed and tested for possible inclusion later down the road.


Battlefield Veterans will be familiar with this staple of the gameplay experience. In the Open Beta, you’ll be able to play with our Ping feature, and use the Right Shoulder button, or Q on PC, to ping locations, and enemy targets, with supporting VO that helps to reference to your Squad what’s being highlighted. If all goes well, we'll look to show you the complete Commorose that otherwise didn’t make this build. Look forward to seeing that soon!

HDR mode on PC

We’ve disabled this feature on PC for the Open Beta. We observed that it was causing issues that we weren’t happy with. Console players will otherwise find options for this in the Video Settings, and we’re tracking positively against restoring this on PC ahead of time for the full release.


VOIP is disabled in the Open Beta. We’re working to have this available in the full release, including for Players who are squadding up Cross Platform. We otherwise encourage you all to make use of the Ping functionality in the game, as well as to Squad up in Parties on Console, or join us over on the Battlefield Discord if you’re looking to chat whilst playing.

Sustained EMP Effect

There are very specific, and rare circumstances in which players can find that the visual effect associated with the EMP Blast will persist after death, and can last through the remainder of the round. We’re confident that we’ve addressed the underlying issues that caused this to take place in our full release testing, but during the Open Beta if you run into this rare issue, please just leave the server and rejoin so that you can get back to experiencing our gameplay.

Xbox Gameplay Recording

An issue we spotted late on with the Open Beta is the inability to use the DVR functionality to record and share gameplay clips. This is unintentional, and for those who have access to extra hardware that enables you to record and share gameplay, please do! Our Beta is fully open to be posted and shown online, even through Early Access. We have since resolved this issue, and we’re not anticipating that you’ll experience this same problem after the Open Beta.