EA and Dice are entering a war they can’t afford to lose with Battlefield 2042. At one point, the Battlefield community appeared to be fading as gamers flocked to the attention-grabbing Battle Royale shooters of the moment. First-person shooter fans now have a chance to see why the series has lasted so long.
To be successful, it must avoid the pitfalls of the past, many of which were caused by the organization itself. To make matters worse, Battlefield 3 arrived in 2011 with a bevy of bugs, and by 2013, Battlefield 4 had become even more unplayable. A sequel to Battlefield 1 called Battlefield V was released, although the game garnered negative reviews from fans before its release and did not meet sales expectations.
Despite recent setbacks, Battlefield 2042 is still a highly anticipated game for the community. Rather than releasing it every year, DICE, the firm behind every entry so far, has chosen to build the game over a two-year period. DICE, on the other hand, isn’t holding back when it comes to marketing the game and making grandiose promises like how big it will be. And based on what we’ve seen thus far, it appears to be up to the task.
Massive areas, 128-player battles, a Portal mode where you can mix and match pieces from new and old games, and dynamic weather events are just a few of the attractions.
There isn’t much left to learn about Battlefield 2042 now that Dice has publicly unveiled it.
Everything you need to know about Battlefield 2042 is right here.
When will Battlefield 2042 be available to buy and play?
There will be a Battlefield 2042 release on that date in the year 2021. Origin, Steam, and Epic Games Store will all have it when it launches on October 26th for the personal computer version of the game. However, EA confirmed in September that the game’s release had been delayed for one month due to the development team’s inability to resume in-person office work because of Covid-19.
There will be PC/console crossplay and cross-progression in Battlefield 2042, as well as a release on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. While Battlefield 2042 will be available on older PS4 and Xbox One platforms, it will not enable 128-player matches or cross-play with the PC or new consoles.
Beta for Battlefield 2042 available for download
Before its November release, Battlefield 2042 will have an open beta for all platforms.
Depending on where you are, you can begin testing on October 8 and 9, with early access available as early as October 6 and 7.
The following tweet details the precise launch times for the Battlefield 2042 game mode.
Battlefield 2042: Is Released On PS5 and Xbox Series X?
According to EA, Battlefield 2042 will be released for PlayStation 5 and Xbox One X / Xbox One S, and will take “full advantage of the potential of next-generation platforms.” “The new consoles’ technical breakthroughs are helping the team to execute on a truly next-gen vision for the franchise,” says the team “Wilson said.
Battlefield 2042 will also be available on consoles from the previous generation. That’s not surprising given supply constraints, as just a small percentage of gamers have upgraded to the latest systems. Of course, if you want the greatest experience, you’ll need to play on a PS5 or Xbox One X, as they’ll have better physics, AI, and a more “immersive nature.” Most significantly, only current-gen consoles will be able to play 128-player maps, whilst last-gen consoles will only be able to play 64-player maps.
Trailers for Battlefield 2042
On June 9, Dice and EA published an official Battlefield 2042 trailer. Battlefield 2042 will feature wingsuits for soldiers to glide around in, weaponry that can be changed during battle (not just on the loadout menu), and tornadoes that will damage structures and throw players across a battlefield, as shown in the frantic teaser.
There were also robot dogs, weaponized hovercars, and some intriguing sci-fi technology on display.
Following the release of the reveal trailer, EA released a 3-minute gameplay clip that was essentially the movie trailer but played out in real-time. We watched vehicles fall from the sky, epic firefights through dense urban jungles, on-the-fly weapon customization possibilities, and a sneak peek at the dynamic weapons and events you’ll face during a round.
Maps, weaponry, and destruction in Battlefield 2042
Hourglass (Doha, Qatar), Orbital (French Guiana), Kaleidoscope (South Korea), Manifest (Singapore), Discarded (India), Breakaway (Antarctica), and Renewal will be accessible at launch (Egypt). Players will compete for oil on a map set in Antarctica; sandstorms will be present in a new version of Doha; a parched seabed in India is littered with ship wreckage, and Kaleidoscope is a South Korean city. The clip makes it obvious that dynamic events (such as missile launches) occur during rounds, and that dynamic weather will play a significant part.
See EA’s Battlefield 2042 explanatory page for more information.
Battlefield Portal, a game mode that combines aspects from new and old games, will feature these new maps alongside classics (more on Portal below).
The recreated maps so far include:
- The Battle of the Bulge was fought between 1944 and 1945. (Battlefield 1942)
- El Alamein is a city in Sudan (Battlefield 1942)
- Valparaiso (Battlefield: Bad Company 2) Arica Harbor (Battlefield: Bad Company 2)
- Border with the Caspian Sea (Battlefield 3)
- Canals of Noshahr (Battlefield 3)
What can the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One X bring to the franchise?
Battlefield 2042, according to Wilson, will “bring enormous and immersive conflicts to life with more people than ever before.” This entails dynamic settings and maps with up to 128 players. Battlefield has long matched two 32-player teams against each other, resulting in frenetic 64-player conflicts.
Maps for Battlefield 2042 are currently being developed “The game was created with 128+ players in mind.
” Maps will be of “unprecedented scale,” Wilson added, and the new Battlefield will take “all of the destruction, player agency, and vehicle and weapon fighting that the brand is known for and raise it to another level.”
Henderson claimed to have images of buildings in Battlefield 2042 taken before and after combat. According to the photos, players will be able to demolish entire towns. Only the latest generation of consoles will be able to play the 128-player maps, so Xbox One and PS4 owners will have to settle for the usual 32 vs. 32 game types, which will also be available to PS5 and Xbox Series X owners.
There will be visual degradation and less destructibility for those using older gear. Battlefield Portal is a feature that allows you to construct your own matches or play in pre-made ones that incorporate components from Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, and Battlefield 2042. DICE demonstrated how you may play as a WWII soldier (from BF 1942) with modern weapons (from BF3) in a futuristic scenario in a weird teaser for the mode (from BF 2042).
With the ability to modify settings, modifications, weapons, vehicles, maps, and more, the possibilities seem unlimited. All of these choices can be tweaked via the Logic Editor, a program that allows you to define rules, win conditions, and the repercussions of specific in-game occurrences, among other things.
“You’ll be able to alter squad ratios, tweak victory conditions, restrict weapons, and even pit various sides from different times in Battlefield’s history against one another,” according to EA.
Campaign for Battlefield 2042
Battlefield 2042 does not include a campaign mode, only a multiplayer mode. Regardless, gamers can practice their abilities against AI in any of the new maps before taking on actual players.
Future warfare is the setting for Battlefield 2042.
Battlefield 2042 is a spiritual successor to Battlefield 2142 and is set in the near future. The premise, according to EA, is a world on the verge of collapse, with dozens of failed nations crippled by a lack of food, energy, and water storage. The United States and Russia have declared war on one other, with “No-Pat” Specialists joining both sides in the fight for a new world.
Antarctica, Doha, India, and South Korea are among the confirmed destinations. The leaked trailers feature drones, quadcopters, and military robots that resemble the robotic canines from the Black Mirror episode “Metalhead.” I expect the Battlefield faithful to enjoy a return to modern warfare. Some of the franchise’s best games — Battlefield 2, Bad Company, and Bad Company 2 — were set on a modern battlefield during a non-specific conflict rather than a previous conflict (Battlefield Vietnam, Battlefield 1, etc.).
Dice now have more options when it comes to weaponry, skins, and other customization possibilities by going modern. The company took a lot of heat for the historical mistakes that were visible in early Battlefield V gameplay. The game was also subjected to sexism from individuals who believed the inclusion of female soldiers detracted from the game’s authenticity.
If DICE chooses a non-historical conflict, these critiques will be avoided.
Specialists in Battlefield 2042
We’re waiting for EA to reveal more information about weapon classes, but Battlefield 2042 appears to be taking a different route. A section dedicated to “Specialists” may be found on the Battlefield 2042 launch page. These are referred to as “Specialists have one unique Specialty and Trait based on Battlefield’s Classes, while the rest of their loadout is completely customized. By selecting and equipping your Specialist, you can create synergies among your squad and equip yourself to face any battle circumstance.”
Surprisingly, five Specialist types have already been disclosed, with another five on the way. Webster Mackay (nimble grappling hook), Maria Falck (Syrette Pistol, Combat Surgeon), Boris (SG-36 Sentry system, Sentry Operator), Casper (OV-P Recon Drone, Movement Sensor), and Kimble “Irish” Graves (Fortification system, Veteran) are the five we know about.
Will Crossplay be supported in Battlefield 2042?
Yes, Battlefield 2042 may enable cross-play, allowing gamers on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC to compete against one another. According to Henderson, BF6 will support crossplay across all platforms, including last-gen consoles. While I am personally opposed to PC gamers being included in the mix, crossplay should help with matchmaking, especially in rounds with 128 participants.
The time it took to join a match in Battlefield V’s Firestorm Battle Royale mode was one of the game’s biggest flaws. Long wait times may be alleviated via crossplay, which allows for a larger player base.
How about a Battle Royale game?
This is another ambiguous situation. Firestorm, a Battle Royale mode for Battlefield V, was published many months after the game’s release. It was well-received (after several improvements), but the mode was finally terminated by high load times caused by a lack of players queuing up.
The Hazard Zone feature in Battlefield 2042 will allow you to “Squad up and drop down into the Hazard Zone – an all-new, high-stakes multiplayer experience.” This, according to Dice, is not the same as Battle Royale.
Battlefield 2042 will, of course, include the traditional Conquest and Breakthrough modes. Dice is promising a third game experience on the Battlefield 2042 page, which is now [Redacted].
On July 22, we’ll learn more about it at EA Play Live.
What we’re looking for in Battlefield 6
Do not participate in the campaign (Confirmed: Battlefield 2042 has no campaign) It is not necessary to run a campaign. Take the Battlefield Vietnam course and focus all of your efforts on the multiplayer mode.
Battlefield campaigns, with the exception of the Bad Company titles, have failed to make an impression.
The vignette-based story mode in Battlefield V was at least a unique attempt to portray the unsung stories of WWII (in the same way Battlefield 1 gave an interesting perspective on WWI). However, the campaign was short and linear, and it didn’t offer anything that wasn’t also available in the multiplayer modes.
Add a Battle Royale mode to the game.
The Battlefield faithful are already rolling their eyes at me. While I’m a Conquest fan at heart, I had a lot of fun playing Firestorm for the first few months after it was released, when there were a lot of people waiting to play.
It wasn’t flawless, but in a squad full of pals, some of my favorite Battlefield V experiences outlasted others.
Oh, and if EA decides to include a Battle Royale option, make it free so that as many people as possible can enjoy it.
Modern warfare is making a comeback
(It’s been confirmed that Battlefield 2042 takes place in the near future.) With Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V, DICE accomplished what it set out to do, but now it’s time to return to the present era. The weapons, vehicles, and geography encountered in historical conflicts inherently limit games based on such events. With modern combat, the sky is the limit: you can fight in skyscrapers, stadiums, dense urban jungles, or beautiful landscapes all around the world. DICE can also express its creativity with custom skins, weaponry, add-ons, and other improvements.
Conquest modes should be separated.
DICE finally split its Conquest modes into Strategic and Tactical conquest after several months, allowing players to choose between a collection of smaller or larger maps. Tactical maps are denser and infantry-heavy, while Strategic maps are larger and incorporate vehicles. If players aren’t provided server filters, DICE should do the same in Battlefield 6, but preserve an umbrella Conquest for those who wish to cycle between every map.
The “bleeding out” mechanic needs to be fixed.
At launch, the “bleeding out” mechanism was the single most annoying aspect of BFV. If you’re new to Battlefield V, after you run out of health, you don’t immediately die and return to the redeploy screen. Instead, your soldier is injured and must be revived by a squad member or medic.
Your only alternatives are to speed up or slow down the respawn timer based on your chances of getting revived.
It has its advantages: being revived does not count as a death, and you do not need to respawn at a squad member’s base. However, bleeding out too frequently feels clumsy and should be revisited.
Don’t pay attention to the naysayers.
It’s all right.
You may be as creative as you want with the customizations, Dice. Because there was no color in World War II, we don’t need 1,000 different colors of green boots. Ignore the naysayers and offer us as many customizations and upgrade possibilities as you can (as long as the weapons remain balanced) – this will boost the replay value and have people spending 100 hours in multiplayer to get that cool weapon skin.
I’m sure I will.