The buggy Battlefield 2042 open beta is dated late August

The Battlefield 2042 open beta has left gamers with a mixed aftertaste. Many of them encountered performance issues and bugs that were fixed in the previous parts of the series. Formerly DICE statedthat the reason for this is an old build. Insider Tom Henderson talked to the developers and figured out what was happening.

Source: Electronic Arts

Source: Electronic Arts

On the official Electronic Arts forum, the developers said just a day before the test launch date: “The open beta was split from our full client a few months ago, refined and improved to provide a great snapshot of the full experience.”… However, then the players independently made sure that this does not correspond to reality.

Initially, Tom Henderson thought the Battlefield 2042 beta was fresh enough – it may not have been a month old. However, the longer the insider immersed himself in the investigation, the more he realized that this was not the case. After the initial material was published, he was contacted by the DICE studio staff to explain that Henderson was wrong.

According to two developers, the beta was separated from the full build in the second half of August: they indicated two dates – 19 and 24 August. And the timestamps that Henderson found in the game files don’t matter: “After separation, it doesn’t matter what the assembly time stamp is. All that is important is what was in the code and data at the time and date of separation “… The same information was confirmed to the insider by another person – a former employee of the studio.

It turns out that the beta build is about seven weeks old.

Source: Electronic Arts

Source: Electronic Arts

Battlefield 2042 launches November 19 on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

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