The latest game in the Battlefield series was expected to be heading into Open Beta on Wednesday September 22nd 2021.
However, a recent leak seems to indicate that the full retail version of the game may well be getting delayed for some time.
Several notable leakers on social media have reported the news, which has left fans unhappy at the current state of the title.
@Dealer_Gaming initially confirmed that they had heard of the delay to the new title. They tweeted: “Battlefield 2042 delayed to 2022, that’s what I’m hearing. #BATTLEFIELD2042.”
Another high profile leaker, @Shpeshal_Nick, also verified that he had heard similar rumours regarding the planned new release by simply writing “Yeah, hearing the same.”
The leaker would also verify that he had heard there would be a delay, but not necessarily till 2022. He wrote: “I should clarify, I'm hearing ‘delay’ not necessarily 2022.”
The third big name in gaming that has alluded to a delay is @JeffGrubb, who alluded to a major delay going to a AAA title in the near future.
While Grubb did not confirm specifically if the title would be Battlefield 2042, it would certainly make sense given the other reports of a delay. He tweeted: “Welcome to delay season. More delays are coming this week. I'll add that I'm actually referring to a singular delay.”
Fans responded to the comments from Grubb, indicating that the overall feeling was that Battlefield would end up getting delayed, however we do not know this to be the case officially at this point.
There has not been much in the way of official news regarding Battlefield 2042 over the past few weeks, with the rumoured Beta release having not been confirmed.
Hopefully, we will be able to get some sort of update soon on the status of the game, as fans have been eagerly awaiting to play the open beta later this month.
Tom Henderson had previously leaked the expected dates for the player base to gain access to the game. Writing back on 5th September, he said: "The #BATTLEFIELD2042 Beta being on Sept 22nd isn't speculation or a guess.
"Like I said with the #Vanguard leaks... Take it with a pinch of FACT. I'm as confident as I was when I saw the internal trailer with my own eyes.
"September 22nd seems to be early access because that's when the media embargo lifts (media are recording Sept 20th)."
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