Originally set for an October 22, 2021 release date, EA and developer DICE are delaying the highly anticipated Battlefield 2042 to November 19, 2021.
DICE general manager Oskar Gabrielson made the announcement on the official Battlefield Twitter account.
“We’ve made the decision to shift the launch of Battlefield 2042,” Gabrielson said. “The game will now be released worldwide on November 19, 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.”
Battlefield 2042 was announced back in June with a campaign taking place in the future and an innovative multiplayer mode where players will be able to create their own games and rules. The game is now sandwiched between two major releases, Call of Duty: Vanguard on November 5 and Halo: Infinite on December 8.