What is the exact release time of Battlefield 2042? – preload times, unlock times, and file sizes

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Battlefield 2042

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As Battlefield 2042 plans to return the series to the modern-day, introducing fun new modes, Specialists, and all manner of weapons and vehicles to use, people are getting very excited for the release. Anybody who was turned off by recent installments seems to be willing to jump on the hype train for the upcoming release.

In this guide, you will find an assortment of important information such as preload times, unlock times, and files sizes. The information will not be complete at the moment, as not all the information is available for all platforms. We will be updating this guide as more information is made public by DICE and EA.

Preload Information

The game is available to preload on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and S right now.

Release Date and Times

Early access

If you own the Ultimate Edition or the Gold Edition or are an EA Play Pro member, you’ll get full access to the game on:

  • PC: November 12, 8 a.m. UTC (Global simultaneous release on Origin, EA Desktop, Steam and Epic)
    • London: 8 a.m. GMT
    • Paris: 9 a.m. CET
    • New York: 3 a.m. EST
    • San Francisco: Midnight PST
    • Johannesburg: 10 a.m. SAST
    • New Delhi: 1:30 p.m. IST
    • Sydney: 7 p.m. AEDT
    • Moscow: 11 a.m. MSK
    • Rio de Janeiro: 5 a.m. BRT
  • PlayStation: November 12 (Rolling release, day starts at midnight):
    • London: Midnight GMT, November 12
    • Paris: Midnight CET, November 12
    • New York: Midnight EST, November 12
    • San Francisco: 9 p.m. PST, November 11
    • Johannesburg: Midnight SAST, November 12
    • New Delhi:Midnight IST, November 12
    • Sydney: Midnight AEDT, November 12
    • Moscow: Midnight MSK, November 12
    • Rio de Janeiro: 2 a.m. BRT, November 12
  • Xbox: November 12 (Rolling release, day starts at midnight):
    • London: Midnight GMT, November 12
    • Paris: Midnight CET, November 12
    • New York: Midnight EST, November 12
    • San Francisco: 9 p.m. PST, November 11
    • Johannesburg: Midnight SAST, November 12
    • New Delhi: 12:30 a.m. IST, November 12
    • Sydney: Midnight AEDT, November 12
    • Moscow: Midnight MSK, November 12
    • Rio de Janeiro: 11 p.m. BRT, November 11

If you are an EA Play member or an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member, you’ll have access to a 10-hour trial from:

  • PlayStation and Xbox: Global release on November 11, 2021 at 4 p.m. UTC
    • London: 4 p.m. GMT
    • Paris: 5 p.m. CET
    • New York: 11 a.m. EST
    • San Francisco: 8 a.m. PST
    • Johannesburg: 6 p.m. SAST
    • New Delhi: 9:30 p.m. IST
    • Sydney: 3 a.m. AEST, November 12
    • Moscow: 7p.m. MSK
    • Rio de Janeiro: 1 p.m. BRT
  • PC: Global release on November 12, 2021 at 8 a.m. UTC
    • London: 8 a.m. GMT
    • Paris: 9 a.m. CET
    • New York: 3 a.m. EST
    • San Francisco: Midnight PST
    • Johannesburg: 10 a.m. SAST
    • New Delhi: 1:30 p.m. IST
    • Sydney: 7 p.m. AEDT
    • Moscow: 11 a.m. MSK
    • Rio de Janeiro: 5 a.m. BRT

Note: PlayStation and Xbox have rolling release schedules, the times shown for each city are the scheduled local release times for their country.

Worldwide launch

  • PC: November 19, 8 a.m. UTC (Global simultaneous release on Origin, EA Desktop, Steam and Epic)
    • London: 8 a.m. GMT
    • Paris: 9 a.m. CET
    • New York: 3 a.m. EST
    • San Francisco: Midnight PST
    • Johannesburg: 10 a.m. SAST
    • New Delhi: 1:30 p.m. IST
    • Sydney: 7 p.m. AEDT
    • Moscow: 11 a.m. MSK
    • Rio de Janeiro: 5 a.m. BRT
  • PlayStation: November 19 (Rolling release, day starts at midnight):
    • London: Midnight GMT, November 19
    • Paris: Midnight CET, November 19
    • New York: Midnight EST, November 19
    • San Francisco: 9 p.m. PST, November 18
    • Johannesburg: Midnight SAST, November 19
    • New Delhi: Midnight IST, November 19
    • Sydney: Midnight AEDT, November 19
    • Moscow: Midnight MSK, November 19
    • Rio de Janeiro: 2 a.m. BRT, November 19
  • Xbox: November 19 (Rolling release, day starts at midnight):
    • London: Midnight GMT, November 19
    • Paris: Midnight CET, November 19
    • New York: Midnight EST, November 19
    • San Francisco: 9 p.m. PST, November 18
    • Johannesburg: Midnight SAST, November 19
    • New Delhi: 12:30 a.m. IST, November 19
    • Sydney: Midnight AEDT, November 19
    • Moscow: Midnight MSK, November 19
    • Rio de Janeiro: 11 p.m. BRT, November 18

PC Requirements

Minimum system requirements:

  • Intel Core i5 6600K or AMD FX-8350 CPU
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 4GB of video memory
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 560 GPU

Recommended system requirements:

  • Intel Core i7 4790 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU
  • 16GB of RAM
  • 8GB of video memory
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT GPU
  • 64-bit version of Windows 10