As we head into the season of fall video game releases, there had been much speculation surrounding the upcoming installment in the Battlefield franchise. The rumor mill had been churning, with several sources indicating that the first-person shooter game would not be not be launching on its original date. These rumors proved to be true, as EA has now announced that Battlefield 2042 is being delayed to November.
Battlefield 2042 was originally scheduled to launch on October 22, 2021, but will now be released on November 19, 2021. EA and DICE announced the move in a post to the game’s Twitter account on September 15, 2021. The delay puts Battlefield 2042 roughly a month after it was originally scheduled to hit shelves.
An update from the Battlefield team pic.twitter.com/K53VNM2tTz— Battlefield (@Battlefield) September 15, 2021
“Building the next generation of Battlefield during a global pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for our development teams,” the letter reads. The developer cites issues surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as a leading cause of the delay. “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 deliver on the cision of Battlefield 2042 for our players.”
If you’ve been monitoring the 2021 fall release schedule, then you know that Battlefield 2042 is set to launch in the same season as other major first-person shooter titles such as Call of Duty: Vanguard and Halo Infinite. The move to November 19 puts Battlefield 2042’s release less than three weeks from the new Halo game.
Battlefield 2042 will miss its original October 22 release date as it’s been delayed to November 19. As we get closer to launch, stick with us here at Shacknews for future updates on Battlefield 2042.