After a summer of building up hype for Battlefield 2042, Electronic Arts and DICE have decided to push back its launch to November 19, 2021.
In the announcement released today, the developers cited the reason for the delay has to do with ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. According to the press release, the team has faced some unforeseen challenges by working from home. Meaning they just need a little more time.
Despite the launch date being pushed back to mid-November, EA and DICE are still intent on allowing players to preview the game through the Open Beta. Expect further updates on the Beta to arrive later this month.
The delay itself isn’t all that significant really. Battlefield 2042 is only moving from October 22 to November 19. So, it’s only a month. However, what is very interesting is that the developers have now positioned Battlefield 2042 to release just two weeks after their series rival Call of Duty. How that will effect sales remains to be seen, but it’ll be very fascinating to see how the war for November pans out.
Battlefield 2042 releases on November 19, 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.