Battlefield 2042 has been delayed until November 19th, 2021, about a month after its original October 22nd release date.
An update from the Battlefield team pic.twitter.com/K53VNM2tTz— Battlefield (@Battlefield) September 15, 2021
Announced on Twitter, development of the latest entry in the Battlefield series has been impacted by the global pandemic. In particular, the team had hoped that a fall return-to-office would give the team enough run time to collaborate in-person to finetune the game. However, with the recent surge, both the game and planned return needed to be delayed.
However, the team did communicate that the next Open Beta would happen later this month.
Battlefield 2042 is set to be the biggest game in the Battlefield franchise. On current generation consoles, players will get to join 128-player lobbies in one of three main game modes. Additionally, the game will use the power of the current-generation consoles to add environmental hazards as key gameplay elements players will have to work around during battle.
The game will also come with an expansive workshop mode where players can create their own game modes. They will even be able to mix and match content from previous Battlefield titles including Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3.