This week could bring news of Battlefield 2042's delay. According to Jeff Grubb, the season of delays will continue this week with one more title getting pushed back.
Battlefield 2042's open beta is expected to go live sometime this month, but the rumours regarding the actual open beta launch date have been having a hard time pinning down the exact start day. The latest news from the mill set the open beta start date on September 22, 2021, with the game officially launching on October 22.
Now, we're hearing reports that Battlefield 2042's release date could be pushed back at least a month: First, Jeff Grubb tweeted out that more delays will be coming this week, before later correcting himself and offering that only one delay will, in fact, be happening.
An avalanche of speculation ensued, with everyone placing their bets on which game will get the dreaded "D". Enter Dealer_Gaming and Shpeshal_Nick with their sources telling them that Battlefield 2042 is going to hit the shelves a bit later than expected.
Dealer shared his intel and informed the Twitterverse that EA are eyeing a 2022 release date, while Nick was more conservative with his speculation and put forward a slight delay of only a month or so.
If Nick turns out to be right, that would place Battlefield 2042's release date squarely into the 2021 Holiday season, which tracks with the release dates of most of the games' predecessors.
An argument for a delay comes from the fact the fans did not react positively to the announcement that Battlefield 2042 will ship without its campaign. This may have given the devs some pause and the powers that be decided that the best course of action is to buy themselves some more time.
As always, take everything that isn't an official announcement with a grain of salt. Thankfully we might not gave to wait much longer to see what game, if any, gets delayed this week.