Battlefield 2042 – Will It Be On Game Pass?

by Ben Stroud

As the holiday season begins to approach, Battlefield 2042, a heavy hitter among game releases this year and its playable beta is upon us. As of writing, today is the final day of the closed beta for players who either pre-ordered the game or are EA Play members. Set to release worldwide on the 19th of November 2021, Battlefield 2042 sees players return to massive online battlegrounds up to 128 players in near-future warfare, with various game modes available at launch. However, many have asked if the popular first-person shooter will be available on Xbox’s famous Game Pass service from day one.

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Update: While Battlefield will not be on Game Pass a perk of being a Game Pass subscriber will allow those a chance to play Battlefield 2042 early.  Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will get 10 hours of gameplay via EA Play beginning on November 12th.

Unfortunately, from launch Battlefield 2042 isn’t available on either Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean this will remain the case in the future. As of currently, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers have the addition of EA play at no extra cost.

With this added feature, certain bonuses are given to you, such as discounts on EA micro-transactions and being able to take part in the closed beta of Battlefield 2042. Ultimately, EA could use their Play service as a way to get their latest title onto Xbox’s Game Pass, bringing even more fans to its most recent entry in the popular series.


Overall, having Battlefield 2042 opt-out of joining Game Pass isn’t a negative thing, as all previous Battlefield titles are currently available. Down the line into the game’s future, DICE may decide to bring the whole series’s family together under one roof. No further developments on the subject have occurred,  however, there could be a slight chance of things changing further into the first-person shooter’s lifespan.

Battlefield 2042 releases worldwide on the 21st of November 2021, on PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One & Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows.

- This article was updated on November 3rd, 2021