Last week, EA announced that they will run six technical playtests between August 12 – August 15 for their upcoming shooter game Battlefield 2042. Players participating in the playtests have to sign-up through EA’s insider program and sign a non-disclosure agreement that states that players are not allowed to share information about these playtests.
However, players posted images and videos from the playtest, perhaps without thinking of the consequences. EA’s Lead Community Manager Adam Freeman took to Twitter to highlight the consequences of leaking the playtest information.
He states that for breaking the rules, players will be slapped with a channel strike and they might lose access to not only future playtests but also to the final release of the game.
An Update on how things are going with the Closed Tech Test ahead of the weekend. Details on the thread below so check it out and feel free to ask questions I’ll answer what I can #BATTLEFIELD
Reminder: Our Technical Playtest is under NDA, and via invitation only
Thread 🧵👀 pic.twitter.com/6eXqQmJ1Ki
— Freeman 🏳️🌈 (@PartWelsh) August 13, 2021
End up losing access to Battlefield 2042’s features
Players that get banned won’t be able to experience Battlefield 2042’s features like the Battlefield Portal and the All-Out Warfare mode that pits up to 128-players (next-gen consoles and PC) against each other in multiplayer action. EA has built some of the largest maps ever seen in Battlefield titles for this game mode. Last month, EA also confirmed that Battlefield 2042 will support cross-play and cross-progression.
Battlefield 2042 is scheduled to release on October 22 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5, and PC through Steam, Origin, and the Epic Games store. The game is getting open beta next month.