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Don't download the wrong Battlefield 2042 beta on Xbox One, Series X|S

Battlefield 2042
Battlefield 2042 (Image credit: Electronic Arts)

What you need to know

  • You can currently pre-load the Battlefield 2042 beta.
  • There are two different versions of the beta available on Xbox: one for Xbox One and one for Xbox Series X|S.
  • There's a couple of small ways to tell them apart but it's very easy to get confused.
  • The Battlefield 2042 beta begins on Oct. 6 for early access players and is set to run until Oct. 10, 2021.

Battlefield 2042 is just a few weeks away, with the Battlefield 2042 beta beginning very shortly for any players with early access. This includes anyone who preorders the game or is currently subscribed to EA Play, a service that's included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Unfortunately, if you go to download the beta and you're not sure which version to get depending on if you're playing on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S or Xbox One, you're not alone. There aren't many clear signs of which version to get, leading to many players incorrectly downloading the wrong beta for their system.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

There are however a couple of signs you can use to tell the difference. For starters, if you scroll down on the page for the beta meant for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, there will be a small Xbox Series X|S tag at the very bottom. Alternatively, if you just download both, you can tell the difference this way, as the Xbox One beta is smaller due to the lower-quality textures not taking up as much space.

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

Battlefield 2042 is currently set to launch on Nov. 19, 2021 for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, PS5 and PS4. Depending on how the final game turns out it could end up being one of the best Xbox games available this year.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

3 Comments
  • If EA had used Smart Delivery instead of their own proprietary "Dual Entitlement" system, this would be a non-issue.
  • Smart Delivery is aging better and better as time goes on, indeed.
  • It doesn't allow u to dl the sx version. I tried