Finally! After months of teases, leaks, and more - Battlefield 2042 has been announced and is heading to Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S on October 22, according to the Microsoft Store page. It's also shown that anyone who purchases the Gold or Ultimate Edition will gain early access on October 15.

The first official trailer gave us a CGI view of the game, and its looking crazier than ever before. Wingsuits, dramatic weather, and even a robotic dog - the near future instalment may just be the biggest entry in the franchise so far. A full gameplay reveal is said to be coming June 13, which has been confirmed to be part of the Xbox E3 2021 Showcase.

Battlefield 2042 is a first-person shooter that marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. In a near-future world transformed by disorder, adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad and a cutting-edge arsenal.

With support for 128 players on Xbox Series X and Series S, Battlefield 2042 brings unprecedented scale on vast battlegrounds across the globe. Players will take on several massive experiences, from updated multiplayer modes like Conquest and Breakthrough to the all-new Hazard Zone.

It certainly sounds like a huge step forward for the series, and one we know EA is diverting a ton of its resources into. There will also be an open beta available to try before launch, hopefully resulting in stronger servers at release.

Anyone who pre-orders the game via the Microsoft Store will get early access to the beta, along with the Baku ACB-90 melee takedown knife, a “Mr. Chompy” epic weapon charm, and a "Landfall" player card background + "Old Guard" tag.

EA has also confirmed that subscribers to EA Play (and therefore, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate), will get a free ten-hour trial of the game beginning on October 15, and members will also be eligible for early access to the beta.

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