Battlefield 2042’s Technical Playtest Is Doing Better on Xbox Than PC

This amidst the absence of PS5 in the playtest

Battlefield 2042 has garnered massive anticipation all across the spectrum for itself. After all, the large-scale FPS has a tremendous fanbase and has a bunch of enticing features up its sleeve⁠— one being cross-play functionality and the other being Battlefield Portal, which is a community-centered game mode intended to deliver a Battlefield experience like no other. Going forward, you can expect to replay the iconic maps of the franchise with present-day weaponry and vehicles. The possibilities are seemingly endless, and it appears that EA has prioritized making the game fun above everything else. 

In recent times, the first technical playtest for Battlefield 2042 was rolled out on an invite-only basis. Reportedly, it’s scheduled to happen between 12-15 August, so players must be having one heck of a time at the time of writing, but not all players, unfortunately. It seems that the tech test has gone live for Xbox Series X|S and PC, but not the PlayStation 5. 

The call to make that happen was last-minute, as EA spotted something shady for the PlayStation 5 build of Battlefield 2042. “We’ve already identified a critical issue with our submitted build on PlayStation 5 and have notified folks that we will not be testing on PlayStation 5 this weekend,” said Freeman on Twitter who is the Lead Community Manager at EA Studios.

In the midst of all this, Tom Henderson says that the Xbox version of Battlefield 2042 is “much smoother than the PC version.” Henderson is a renowned leaker who previously managed to leak Battlefield Portal ahead of time. If his report has any truth to them, then the Xbox Series X is bound to be more optimized for Battlefield 2042. 

Tom Henderson on Twitter
Tom Henderson on Twitter

For PC users, this spells an alarm for concern. The alleged “Master race” dwellers have expressed their contempt while replying to Henderson’s tweet, but others have said that games like Battlefield and COD lean more towards the side of console gaming. 

What do you think about this report? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments section. 


Matt Hunter


With 4 years of experience as a tech writer on a multitude of websites, Matt Hunter currently reports to Exputer with news-based articles.
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