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Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest Reveals Anti-Cheat, Destruction, and More

Battlefield 2042 is only a matter of months away, and its Technical Playtest is revealing more about anti-cheat, destruction, and more this week.

In case you hadn’t heard, the Technical Playtest for Battlefield 2042 is active this week. From 12-15 August, selected EA playtesters will get to experience the upcoming FPS firsthand.

Of course, you’re under a strict NDA when playing DICE’s upcoming shooter, but that doesn’t appear to be dissuading gamers from spilling the beans almost immediately.

And within hours of the playtest going live, testers are leaking details about Battlefield 2042’s anti-cheat, destruction physics, and more.

Speaking of anti-cheat, it looks like Warzone is finally getting an anti-cheat alongside Vanguard‘s launch. However, with thousands of gamers quitting Warzone already, who knows if it’ll be enough to save the popular battle royale.

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Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest Leaks

In Battlefield 2042’s Technical Playtest, fans are able to get an early look at what’s to come in the upcoming shooter.

We’re sure there are many gamers out there wishing they had access to the Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest. We’re certainly looking on from afar with a bit of jealously.

And while not every tester is reporting positive details, we are getting some good information from those willing to share.

Take a look at this leaked Battlefield 2042 gameplay from the Technical Playtest here – before it’s taken down!


First of all, it looks as though Battlefield 2042 does have an anti-cheat software active – even in its Alpha stages. This is definitely an important addition if Battlefield hopes to be back in a big way this Holiday.

After all, Warzone is a terrible experience for casual players right now, as they deal with hackers and hardcore players alike. Thankfully, Activision is now teasing an anti-cheat coming soon.

It looks as though Battlefield 2042 will use Easy Anti-Cheat, an industry-leading anti-cheat service used in games such as Apex Legends, Fall Guys, Halo, and more.

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Battlefield 2042 Destruction Physics

When it comes to destruction physics, we’ve seen very little from Battlefield 2042 as of yet. Despite promises of next-gen destructible environments, we’ve seen little destruction on that scale in the trailers so far.

Now, certain playtesters are reportedly comparing Battlefield 2042’s destruction physics to that of Battlefield 3. With that in mind, we may be seeing a small step backward from the destructive environments that appear in Battlefield 5.

However, it’s worth noting that this is just a Technical Playtest of the title, and not necessarily reflective of the full release. After all, putting intensive features such as next-gen destruction in the game’s Alpha may not be what EA is going for right now.

Combat Leaks

According to leaker Tom Henderson, Battlefield 2042 now has 4 different types of bullets, with Light, Medium, Heavy, and Armor Piercing all available in the Technical Playtest.

On top of that, Knife Executions are now set to take place in third-person, rather than the usual first-person style. This will make the game a little more like Apex Legends and Warzone in this regard.

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From what we can tell, Battlefield 2042 also plays faster than standard Battlefield titles. Snappier movement, sliding, and map traversal all seem to give us the impression of a high-quality, modern Battlefield experience.

Meanwhile, we’ve got all the new details about Battlefield 2042’s minimum and recommended PC specs. Make sure you’ve got a powerful enough rig to handle the game at launch.

And this Battlefield 2042 short film is dropping today, so we can finally learn more about the game’s lore and storyline.

Finally, here’s everything we know that’s coming to Battlefield 2042 after launch!

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