The playtest will be conducted in a grey box environment with the purpose of collecting feedback from a group of Battlefield veterans.
While PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will have large-scale maps for up to 128 players, the game's PS4 and Xbox One versions will have smaller variants of maps for a maximum of 64.
Taking a page out of Ubisoft's book, DICE says Battlefield 2042 – set in a world brought to the brink by climate change – has no social commentary.
Each map supports 128 players on current-gen consoles with locations ranging from Antarctica to South Korea and Singapore.
"The experience that DICE LA specifically is building is this love letter to our long-term players and fans," says Battlefield 2042 design director Daniel Berlin.
"We're going to put all that emphasis and all those resources into building depth into the multiplayer," says Battlefield 2042 design director Daniel Berlin.
Meanwhile, EA has also confirmed a Year 1 Pass for the game, which will include 4 new Specialists, 4 battle passes, and 3 epic skin bundles.
The next mainline Battlefield game has been officially unveiled, showcasing in-engine footage with its reveal trailer. A gameplay reveal is set for June 13.
The first person shooter is set to be revealed in a couple of hours, but leaked screenshots seem to have confirmed several previously rumoured details.
The reveal trailer for the DICE's next Battlefield game, rumored to be Battlefield 2042, will go live on June 9th at 7 AM PT.
A leak reveals potential details on the next Battlefield, including its name, an upcoming beta, and more. The first person shooter is getting officially unveiled on June 9.