The nature of game development means that beta clients are often well behind where the game is at currently with the developers, and this is also true for Battlefield 2042.
Battlefield 2042’s beta is available now for EA Play and preorder customers, and plenty of people have reported a variety of bugs and other issues with it. Part of that comes down to the fact that the beta represents the game in a months-old state.
DICE also published a list of known issues with the Battlefield 2042 open beta, some of which have already been fixed for the full game’s release in November.
“Our open beta is now a few months old,” Battlefield’s community manager said on Twitter. Players can expect to see improvements, changes, and enhancements to Battlefield 2042 at launch. “Pardon our dust,” the developer said.
The list of known issues also touches on the PS5’s adaptive triggers. The beta does not include the “full range of supporting functionality” for this, and the full game might not either. This is being tested for “possible inclusion” down the track, DICE said.
For the graphics and performance specifically, DICE said “many” of the issues players are experiencing have “already received a great deal of new attention” with the developers, and this work will continue up to launch in November. “Enjoy the experience you can have with our gameplay, and take confidence that there’s more to show you on 2042, and natural optimizations that are made to raise performance above our high standards in these final weeks heading to launch,” DICE said.
You can see the full list of known issues for the Battlefield 2042 beta below.
Cannot Connect to the EA Servers
We’ve deployed a targeted fix today to ensure that there’s less bottlenecking when attempting to reach the Main Menu. You should find that you’re facing an error message much less, and not needing to hit ‘Retry’ as often. The QR Code Screen is still showing for eligible Early Access players
Our teams have deployed multiple fixes ensuring EA Play subscribers are now correctly identified to join us in Early Access, with the latest update yesterday, targeting EA Play subscribers on PlayStation 4 and 5. Once again, thank you for patience and please stay in touch if you encounter further issues. A rare controller issue is not allowing players to bypass the main menu
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.
TRACKED ISSUES In rare instances, some players are unable to press A/X, Y/△ to get past the welcome screen. There’s an issue here that we’ll need to resolve Post-Beta, but for now, we encourage you to use a different controller, to connect the controller directly to your console with a USB Cable, and to disconnect any headsets/additional USB or bluetooth devices, as we have found that this helps remove the problem.