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Battlefield 2042 early access release time and all Battlefield 2042 release dates explained

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The Battlefield 2042 release date isn't as straightforward as one would hope, as it includes multiple access points depending on the version you have access to.

Whether you have an ongoing subscription with a number of services, or happened to purchase a specific edition of the game, you may be able to start playing early or take part of a substantial trial.

This page covers every Battlefield 2042 release date, including when you can start if you have the standard version of the full game, plus the Battlefield 2042 early access so you can start playing as soon as possible depending on your platform or service of choice.

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When is Battlefield 2042 early access? Battlefield 2042 early access date on EA Play explained

Ahead of the Battlefield 2042's full release date is the opportunity to play 10 hours of the game early through an EA Play subscription (the basic tier) and Xbox Game Pass (either edition as they already include EA Play).

If you're already subscribed in either service, you can take part of the Battlefield 2042 10-hour trial. And yes, your progress will carry over to the full release.

EA Play Pro members (PC only via Origin and EA Desktop App), meanwhile, get also complete access to the game on this date - no need until next week if you want to play more than the trial period.

In summary, Battlefield 2042's early access release date is Friday, November 12th, with the early access release times are as follows:

  • UK: 8am (GMT)
  • Europe: 9am (CET)
  • West Coast US: 12am (PT)
  • East Coast US: 3am (ET)

All Battlefield 2042 release dates explained

There are technically four 'releases' for Battlefield 2042 when you factor in the EA Play and Xbox Game Pass subscription offerings as well as full retail editions, and most of them differ in their release dates.

In short, the Battlefield 2042 release dates are as follows:

  • EA Play 10-hour trial (Xbox Game Pass subscribers are also eligible): Friday, November 12th
  • EA Play Pro early access to full game: Friday, November 12th
  • Gold and Ultimate Editions: Friday, November 12th
  • Standard Edition: Friday, November 19th

The above release dates are global and apply to all platforms. For PC, they will likely go live at the following release times, based on the early access start time:

  • UK: 8am (GMT)
  • Europe: 9am (CET)
  • West Coast US: 12am (PT)
  • East Coast US: 3am (ET)

However you're accessing Battlefield 2042, we hope you enjoy your time with it!

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