The upcoming first-person shooter, Battlefield 2042, has been delayed to November 19, 2021. The game’s delay was announced by DICE through the official Battlefield Twitter account yesterday.
An update from the Battlefield team pic.twitter.com/K53VNM2tTz
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) September 15, 2021
Battlefield 2042 Delay – New Release Date: November 19, 2021
The official statement reads:
“We’ve made the decision to shift the launch of Battlefield 2042. The game will now be released worldwide on November 19th, 2021.
Building the next generation of Battlefield during a global pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for our development teams. Given the scale and scope of the game, we had hoped our teams would be back in our studios together as we move towards launch. With the ongoing conditions not allowing that to happen safely, and with all the hard work the teams are doing from home, we feel it is important to take the extra time to deliver on the vision of Battlefield 2042 for our players.
Your enthusiasm for the game has been very inspiring. We believe in the game we’re making, and we thank you for your patience as we put some finishing touches into the experience.
Updates on the Open Beta will be coming later this month.”
Thankfully, the Battlefield 2042 delay is only less than a month, instead of getting moved all the way into 2022, unlike some other big-budget games that have suffered delays due to the ongoing pandemic. DICE has yet to reveal the updated dates for the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta that will surely have to be adjusted due to the delay, but we’ll make sure to keep you all updated when they do.