Battlefield 2042 is finally here – at least in a Technical Playtest Alpha state – and the title’s first gameplay is already emerging.

Right now, playtesters around the globe are finally getting to try out Battlefield 2042 for the first time. EA’s Technical Playtest for the new Battlefield will run from August 12-15 and show off a fraction of what the game has to offer.

Everyone involved is made to sign an NDA, of course. But with the hype surrounding a game like Battlefield 2042, it didn’t take long for footage to get out there.

We already know all about Battlefield 2042’s anti-cheat, destruction, combat, and more – thanks to the Technical Playtest leaks. And now, we’re getting our first real look at Battlefield 2042 gameplay too.

Battlefield 2042 Gameplay Leaks

We’ve seen very little actual Battlefield 2042 gameplay up until now, but that’s all changing thanks to Technical Playtest leaks.

Although many gamers will be keeping quiet about their Battlefield 2042 Technical Playtest experience, not all users are quite so eager to keep secrets. Already, leaks are appearing on Twitter, YouTube, and other platforms, revealing exactly what the game looks like in its current state.

It should be noted that this isn’t the finished product in any way. And graphics and gameplay will only receive further upgrades in the road to launch.

Console users are also reporting that their games are locked to 30 FPS throughout this Technical Playtest.

In the footage below, the playtester makes no effort to hide his identity. But it’s thanks to him that we can see some fast-paced Battlefield 2042 gameplay.

New Battlefield 2042 Technical Preview Gameplay

The first clip shows off the M5A3 Assault Rifle, with the tester playing as Casper. Battlefield 2042 Specialists are unpopular in the road to launch, but we don’t yet know how effective each one will be.

With a quick hail of bullets, the tester puts down an enemy before shooting and teabagging their corpse. It’s worth pointing out that the environments aren’t looking their best at this point in time, from what we can tell.

Next, the footage reveals a more industrial area named Crawlerway, where Caspar wields the SWS sniper, using only an iron sight. Of course, players can choose to switch weapon attachments on the go in Battlefield 2042.

Running and sliding into cover, Battlefield 2042 looks snappier than past titles in the franchise. Movement looks quick and clean, like titles such as Call of Duty Warzone more so than Battlefield 5.

An enemy rounds the corner and the playtester downs him immediately with one shot from the SWS. Sadly, that’s all the clip had to offer – but we’re certain that this won’t be the final Battlefield 2042 gameplay leak.

We don’t imagine that the leaker’s footage will be up for long. However, it’s very hard to remove gameplay like this from the internet once it’s up there.

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