Battlefield 2042 early access beta date leaks are everywhere, but there's no consensus yet

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The Battlefield 2042 early access beta dates might have been leaked via an Italian retailer or by a prominent Battlefield insider, except neither agree on the dates.

In a leaked image spotted by Redditor DE8inem, Italian retailer Mediaworld, or Mediamarkt as it's known throughout the rest of Europe, appears to confirm Battlefield 2042's early access beta as going live Monday, September 6 and running until Saturday, September 11. It's worth mentioning that the retailer has since removed the promotional image with the dates from its product page, but you can see what it looked like in the archived version.

However, Tom Henderson, who has form with Battlefield 2042 leaks, has refuted that suggestion and said that the beta is set for September 22. As you can see from the tweet below, Henderson is keen to stress his credentials on this issue. 

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Who's right? Well, the good news is, we won't need too long to wait to find out. As part of its official FAQ page for the game, EA has been saying the Battlefield 2042 beta would be kicking off "in the months leading up to launch," and since the game's October 22 release date is now fast-approaching, fans eager to jump in have started to voice their frustrations over the lack of official dates.

Still, as September rolls along, Battlefield 2042 fans will get a chance to test out the game before its official launch this October on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and PC.

If you just can't wait any longer, perhaps check out this list of the best FPS games to play right now.

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