Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Begins October 6: Get Ready With The Game Ready Driver, System Requirements and New Trailer

By Andrew Burnes on September 28, 2021 | Featured Stories GeForce RTX GPUs NVIDIA Reflex

Battlefield 2042’s release is fast approaching, and to ensure everything’s ship shape, EA and DICE are running an Open Beta October 8th to 9th. But if you want even more time to enjoy the epic 128-player matches, full of only-in-Battlefield moments, GeForce Rewards is offering a chance to get early access to the Open Beta on October 6th! Keep reading to learn more.


The Battlefield 2042 PC Open Beta is enhanced with NVIDIA Reflex, enabling several generations of NVIDIA GeForce users to reduce system latency, for a more responsive experience that may give you the competitive edge. To enable it, download and install our latest Game Ready driver, then head to Display > Video > “NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency” in-game.

NVIDIA DLSS is also coming soon to Battlefield 2042, giving GeForce RTX PC and laptop players even faster performance. For further details, stay tuned to And if you need a system to take advantage of DLSS and Reflex, be sure to check out our Battlefield 2042 PC and laptop bundle.

Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Pre-Load & Launch Times

The Battlefield 2042 Open Beta can be pre-loaded from Tuesday, October 5th, 00:00 PDT / 09:00 CEST.

If you have an Early Access key from pre-ordering, or from our GeForce Rewards giveaway detailed below, you can begin playing Wednesday, October 6th, at 00:00 PDT / 09:00 CEST.

Everyone else can start playing from Friday, October 8th, 00:00 PDT / 09:00 CEST.

The Battlefield 2042 Open Beta will conclude Sunday, October 10th, at 00:00 PDT / 09:00 CEST.

Battlefield 2042 Open Beta System Requirements

For the Open Beta, EA and DICE are recommending the following specifications for min spec and optimal experiences:

Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Minimum System Requirements Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Recommended System Specifications
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Video Memory 4GB 8GB
Processor (AMD) AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Processor (Intel) Core i5 6600K Intel Core i7 4790
Memory 8GB 16GB
Operating System Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit
DirectX 12 12
Online Connection Requirements 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
Hard-drive space 100 GB 100 GB SSD

Playing the Open Beta with an NVIDIA GeForce 900 Series or newer GPU will unlock NVIDIA Reflex, reducing system latency, making gameplay more responsive, and players more competitive. Learn more about Reflex and system latency in our deep-dive, and get more tips on how to further reduce system latency in our guide.

Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Game Ready Driver

Our most recent Game Ready driver will optimize your Battlefield 2042 Open Beta experience, so be sure to download and install today via GeForce Experience or

Battlefield 2042 GeForce RTX Bundle Ends October 4, While Supplies Last

To celebrate GeForce RTX being the official Battlefield 2042 PC graphics platform partner, we’re currently offering a GeForce RTX Battlefield 2042 bundle.


With the purchase of an eligible GeForce RTX desktop or laptop at participating retailers, you can enjoy Battlefield 2042 at its very best, and you’ll receive a Battlefield 2042 PC Standard Edition game code. And as an extra bonus, you’ll receive early access to the Open Beta on October 6th*, and bonus pre-order cosmetics to use when the full game launches November 19th.

To add the Battlefield 2042 GeForce RTX bundle to your arsenal, head to one of our participating retailers, and simply select an eligible RTX desktop or laptop powered by a GeForce RTX 3090, 3080 Ti, 3080, 3070 Ti, or 3070. Once your new system is in grasp, you’ll receive digital codes gifting you Battlefield 2042 and aforementioned goodies.

Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Early Access Via GeForce Rewards

Ahead of the public Open Beta, GeForce Rewards is giving a limited number of Early Access Battlefield 2042 Open Beta keys to GeForce gamers with an active NVIDIA account (to be eligible, ensure you’ve opted-in to rewards on your NVIDIA profile page).

If you’re selected to receive an Early Access key, you’ll get a notification via GeForce Experience on October 5th. Follow the prompts to claim and redeem the key, and you can immediately start pre-loading, so you’re ready to play as soon as Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Early Access begins on October 6th at 00:00 PDT / 09:00 CEST. 

For those who didn’t get an early access key with GeForce Rewards, you’ll still be able to experience the game prior to its official release during the public Open Beta starting on October 8th. Or you can pre-order Battlefield 2042 via select retailers to get instant early access.

For word of future GeForce Reward giveaways, stay tuned to

Battlefield 2042: GeForce Is Ready

We hope you have a great time playing the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta. We’ll be back before the game’s official November 19th release with more news regarding its technology. And we’ll of course have our Battlefield 2042 Game Ready driver, ensuring you receive the definitive experience from day 1.

For that, and more, keep an eye on