Battlefield 2042 is the latest installment in the Battleground franchise and players have been eagerly diving into the experience throughout the beta. There's something for everyone and no doubt gamers will want to get all the details ahead of the long-awaited release date. This guide article will walk you through Battlefield 2042 release time, preload details, and the file size you'll need to ensure you have gigabytes for storage in your system.
Battlefield 2042 release time
The game will officially launch on November 19 for gamers, however, for those who subscribe to “EA Play Pro” and also for those who pre-purchased the $90 or $110 editions, Battlefield 2042 will be playable at from Friday 12 November. Including a full week before the official release date, which will be a fact to generate excitement.
This extra week will allow players to start their ranking journey much earlier and simply be able to enjoy the experience at a higher level knowing that they are among the first to enter the battlefield before others. If you want to start the experience sooner, be sure to purchase an "EA Play Pro" subscription and you'll be ready to start when the release date rolls around.
Preload details for Battlefield 2042
In terms of preparing for the release, pre-loading the experience is a great way to prepare. Preloading is now available for Xbox users and has been since November 6.
However, for PC and Playstation players, preloading is available from November 10, which is tomorrow at the time of writing. The exact time you can preload Battleground 2042 is 05:00 ET and 10:00 GMT on November 10 for PC specifically. While PlayStation users can download the game on November 10 at 00:00 local time.
Preloading the game brings great benefits in terms of not having to wait any longer for the game to release so you can enjoy the experience as soon as possible.
Battlefield 2042 file size
The file size of Battleground 2042 is much smaller than most gamers thought, surprisingly the experience on PlayStation 5 is estimated at 42,389 GB in the US and 42,717 GB in the EU. These numbers had arrived via leak, so it's not yet clear what to expect for the file size when it's officially released.
However, for Xbox One it is available for around 27,60 GB for preloading and for Xbox Series X/S it is around 51,42 GB. Considering the new hardware of PS5 and Xbox Series X, this is probably why the file sizes could be optimized and kept to a minimum, unlike some other triple-A titles where the file size exceeds 90 GB.
There are only a few days left before some players can start playing, will you be playing this Friday?
Battlefield 2042 is scheduled for November 19 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Steam and PC.