Gameplay footage of the upcoming shooter Battlefield 2042 has been leaked on various video platforms. These images are from the game’s Technical Playtest, which started this week.
EA is working to get the images off the internet, writing GameSpot and Eurogamer, among others. Nevertheless, links to screenshots and gameplay footage are posted on platforms such as Reddit. The images include new gadgets, vehicles, and the ‘Plus’ menu that allow users to customize their weapons in-game.
EA explicitly banned users from sharing gameplay footage of the test version. The game contains a watermark for each user with a unique code and a username. Since the images are from the Technical Playtest, they probably won’t be fully representative of the final version of the game, which will be released on October 22.
The Technical Playtest is mainly intended to test the infrastructure of the game, such as the stability of the multiplayer servers. Later, publisher EA and developer DICE will release a beta of the game, which should be closer to the release version of the game.
The current Technical Playtest runs from August 12-16 and will allow some users to play an early version of Battlefield 2042 every day for three hours. The test is available to invited people with an EA Playtesting profile and is now full. EA has test versions for PC, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, although the game will also be released for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 upon release.
EA released a short Exodus movie earlier this week, which outlines the story behind the world of Battlefield 2042. The game will not get a single player campaign and therefore has no in-game storyline. Later, the developer will come with details about a Hazard Zone game mode.