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Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest: Release date and how to register

What you need to know about the Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest, from the release date to the number of sessions, and how to register.
The highly-anticipated Battlefield 2042 is releasing on 22nd October 2021. While there will be an Open Beta for Battlefield 2042 ahead of its release, and those who pre-order get Early Access to it, we know fans of the Battlefield franchise would absolutely love to get into the game as soon as humanly possible. That's where the Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest comes in, and we've got the release date for this test, and instructions on how to register!

Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest: Release date and sessions

The Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest was supposed to take place in July this year but EA and DICE delayed it a bit to test the game's cross-play functionality

According to a report by VGC, email invites distributed by publisher Electronic Arts, the release date of the Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest has now been revealed, alongside the number of sessions.

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Lucky players will dive into the Technical Playtest starting on 12th August. (Picture: EA / DICE)

The release date for the Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest, according to the aforementioned report, is 12th August 2021. This test will run until 15th August, but it won't be continuous. 

Instead, the Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest will feature five sessions of three hours each, and one session clocking in at nine (9) hours.

How to register for Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest

The Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest should not be considered even close to the full game or upcoming beta experience. It is more for testing the cross-play between PC and PS5 as well as Xbox Series S/X consoles.

It is also just for "a small group of participants" so the chances of getting in are not great. Before you even try to register for this Technical Playtest on PC, make sure you meet the Battlefield 2042 system requirements

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Only a few thousand will get in! (Picture: EA / DICE)

Follow the steps below to register for a chance at the Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest:

  • Create an EA Account if you don't have one already.
  • Head to the EA Community Playtesting website and update your profile.
  • Wait for EA or DICE to contact you if you are accepted into one of the sessions.

In a blog post earlier this year, EA and DICE explain what the Technical Playtest is all about: "A few thousand participants will join us to help us test some of our new features and functionality that we’re building from the ground up for Battlefield 2042.

"Do keep in mind that the Technical Playtest is purposefully not intended to be the full experience you will see in the Open Beta, or at launch. It is a development-led environment with only a subset of features, focused on technical performance."

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Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest players will be under NDA (Picture: EA / DICE)

While you can throw your hat into the ring by registering for the Technical Playtest of Battlefield 2042, keep in mind that the developers note "a few thousand" participants, which means most players won't be getting in.

Good luck trying to get into the Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest. While it will require some luck, there's always a chance of getting in.

This will be a "closed environment" test, and those who get it will be under a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

Don't forget to check out our dedicated Battlefield section, featuring news, guides, leaks and much more from the iconic franchise.