Android-only play tests for Battlefield Mobile will begin this Fall in two countries: Indonesia and the Philippines.
EA announced this news on its Battlefield mobile play test FAQ page, adding that as EA continues with testing, more regions will be added to the play tests. EA didn’t mention which regions, however.
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“We’ll be steadily rolling out Battlefield Mobile starting with a series of smaller play tests in Indonesia and the Philippines,” the blog post reads. “The first of these begins Autumn 2021, and will only be available on Android devices. As we continue testing, we’ll expand the size of these tests [and] add new regions.”
EA says that when the play tests grow broader in scope and size, it will launch a page that allows would-be players to pre-register for the game and sign-up for future play tests. According to the FAQ page, players will need to have a device running on Android 7.0 or a later version of Android.
At the start of the play tests, only the Grand Bazaar map will be available and players will only be able to play in the classic Battlefield game mode, Conquest.
A Google Play Store page is up alongside this news as well and it reveals more details about this upcoming mobile Battlefield game. For the most part, it sounds like a standard Battlefield experience except it’s on mobile devices: there’s ATVs, parachuting, destructible buildings, tanks, classes, custom loadouts, customizable soldiers, Battlefield game modes, and more.
“Make no mistake, this is a standalone game,” EA DICE general manager, Oskar Gabrielson, said earlier this year when Battlefield Mobile was announced. “A completely different game from the one we’re making for console and PC, designed specifically for the mobile platform.” He added that Battlefield Mobile will be a “fully-fledged, skill-based” game as well.
Battlefield Mobile does not yet have an official release date, but the game is due out in 2022. It will be a free-to-play title with cosmetic-only items available for purchase in-game.
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While waiting for your chance to get into a Battlefield Mobile play test, read more about what EA hopes to accomplish with this game and then read about the rumored Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone game mode detailed in a recent datamine. Check out this story about how Battlefield 2042 includes a returning character from Battlefield 4 after that.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.