Following the launch of the Battlefield 2042 technical playtest last weekend, people who were lucky enough to get invited to participate in the early access ‘beta’ have undoubtedly been pumping more than a few hours into it and finding out if the next title from the franchise is as good as it would appear to be. However, given the relatively exclusive nature of these invites, people who did decide to join in were effectively made to sign NDA’s stating that they would not reveal any information, images, or videos from the game.
As you might expect though, while the majority of people have been able to keep quiet and enjoy their access, others have not been able to resist this temptation. Following a report via Eurogamer, however, EA has issued the community with a pretty firm warning. Put simply, if you can’t keep your metaphorical mouth shut, you’re risking being permanently banned from it!
The announcement has been made following EA already having to act to quickly shut down leaked footage from the title that various playtesters posted online. So, just in something of a firm reminder as to what these people initially agreed to, they have felt compelled to just reiterate that people who share Battlefield 2042 content face being permanently banned from the title. This even includes those who have attempted to ‘share’ codes or allow access to those not ‘invited’.
“You’re under NDA for this playtest, so videos, screenshots and streaming from this playtest result in strikes on your channels. Break the rules, expect to lose access to both the technical playtest, future EA tests, and potentially access to 2042 itself when it releases.
We’ve already removed plenty of people from the playtest in these past 48 hours, and they won’t be able to play this weekend.”
While this might sound a little meanspirited, the bottom line is that EA did make it abundantly clear that while they were happy to give some people limited access to the upcoming Battlefield 2042, it wasn’t unconditional. Such NDA’s are clearly necessary as anyone who decides to give the game’s current state a rather scathing appraisal may impact sales. This is a particular concern when the title isn’t yet in its ‘ready to release’ state.
That being said, though, leaks were always going to happen. Just be warned, though, that if you were one of the lucky few to get an invite, as hard as it might be if you’ve been enjoying the game so far to keep quiet about it, it might be wise to keep your opinions to yourself or at least off the internet. Well, unless you like the idea of getting perma-banned from a game that hasn’t even been released yet!
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