Update: It’s been announced that the release of Battlefield 2042 is being delayed. The anticipated military shooter will now be released November 19, five weeks past its original launch date and two beyond that of Call of Duty: Vanguard. DICE announced the delay via Twitter, saying “”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 delver on the vision of Battlefield 2042 for our players.”
An update from the Battlefield team pic.twitter.com/K53VNM2tTz
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) September 15, 2021
Original Story: Multiple sources are claiming that a Battlefield 2042 delay is on the cusp of being announced, with suggestions that DICE’s combined arms shooter could have its release date put back to November. At worst the Battlefield 2042 release date might be set back as far as next year.
The Battlefield 2042 beta is still set to take place on September 22, but it could be some time, we’re told, before EA officially announces any delay to the release of the game. Like, maybe never.
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Expect a Battlefield 2042 delay to be announced soon.https://t.co/XvQ4JrOoFg
— Okami Games (@Okami13_) September 15, 2021
At the moment Battlefield 2042 is due for release on PC and consoles on October 11. Three weeks later will be the release date of Call of Duty: Vanguard. If Battlefield 2042’s release is pushed back into CoD release territory, it could end up in fisticuffs. Two alpha predator shooters stalking the same virtual shelf space – it’ll be carnage!
Ok, it won’t. Both games will sell in their millions and the fans of both will claim theirs is better than the other, while those with column inches to fill write visceral sensationalist reports about gaming superpowers going to war and which of them might stand victorious over its rival, one with a severed head held aloft, dripping blood onto the twitching corpse below.
Er, so anyway, Battlefield 2042 might be delayed. We’ll let you know.