EA has announced it's rolling out a Battlefield Mobile tech test this fall. The test will initially be available only in a select couple of regions and will then expand outwards as it continues, but to start with, it'll only be available to Android players.
What can we expect from the Battlefield Mobile tech test?
The first tests will start in Indonesia and the Philippines this fall, with EA promising to expand the tests and bring in new regions as time goes on. Testing slots will be limited, but if you don't get a chance to test at first, you'll be informed of later tests so you can try again. The test will consist of Battlefield Mobile's Grand Bazaar map and classic Battlefield Conquest mode, with more information about launch content becoming available closer to full release.
When Battlefield Mobile does launch, it'll be free-to-play and will "only [include] cosmetic items", according to EA. There will be a battle pass system, and you'll be able to buy cosmetics and unlock content within the game. All content will be unique to Battlefield Mobile, and there won't be any cross-play, as it's a totally new game. This means that if you want to play Battlefield on console or PC, you'll have to stick with Battlefield 2042. That game will, at least, feature cross-play, and will also save all of your purchases between platforms should you play it on a different console or on PC.
When is the Battlefield Mobile release date?
Unfortunately, right now, we don't know when the Battlefield Mobile release date will be. EA is emphatic that the game is "still in development", and that these early tests are just "a series of smaller play tests" intended to iron out some of the development kinks and get players into the game to try it out. Battlefield Mobile is being developed by Industrial Toys, a team led by former Halo dev and Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian. It'll be a collaborative effort between Industrial Toys, DICE Studio, and "other partners", according to EA. At the very least, there'll be an audience for this one; the Battlefield community is still pretty active, including for older games in the series, so Seropian and his team are likely to find their crowd.
If you are lucky enough to take part in the tech test when it starts in your region, you'll only be able to download it via Google Play. EA says it doesn't recommend sideloading the game via third-party platforms or APK downloads. Once Battlefield Mobile is ready for a wider release, EA says it'll introduce a pre-registration page and a news platform so you can learn more about future tests. In the meantime, we wish you the very best of luck getting into the Battlefield Mobile test when it comes to your area.
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