Fans of Battlefield, who have had lots to look forward to regarding the upcoming game, may have seen some unfortunate rumors in the past few hours, that Battlefield 2042 is facing a possible delay to its release date.
The rumors have been circulating after well-known and reliable gaming insider Jeff Grubb posted on his Twitter ‘Welcome to delay season. More delays coming this week’. He followed this tweet up by stating that he was referring to a singular delay, and many began to think this is Battlefield 2042.
All of this comes from a leaked discord message stating that the delayed game will be Battlefield 2042, and whilst its validity is still being debated, another known insider Okami has confirmed the screenshot to be legit, and that Battlefield 2042 is indeed facing a delay. It is important to note however that it is unconfirmed how long the delay may be, whether it be a couple of months or pushed back into 2022.
Of course, for many, this makes perfect sense. EA and Dice have been rather quiet regarding Battlefield 2042, with little being discussed or shown over recent weeks, with the latest discussions being about the upcoming beta. This can translate to many as the game being behind schedule, and a delay being necessary. 2042 isn’t alone in this situation either, with many other games announcing delays, such as Dying Light 2 and Horizon: Forbidden West, so it’s not uncommon to see in recent times.
Whilst this news is spreading like wildfire, it is important to remember that it is unconfirmed. It could be entirely accurate, or simply a story that has been exaggerated and out of control. For the time being, we need to wait for any announcement from EA that will address this news. Anyone familiar with leaks like this will know that news such as this surfaces shortly before an announcement, so expect word from EA soon.
Battlefield 2042 is expected to release on October 22, 2021, but we will wait and see if this release date changes.
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