Electronic Arts (EA) officially announced the latest FPS series “Battlefield 2042“. The stage of this game seems to be in the near future. It is scheduled to be released on October 22, 2021. It was also announced that the Battlefield 2042 gameplay video will be released on June 13, 2021.
Unfortunately, the game doesn’t seem to be what fans imagined, as Daniel Berlin, design director on Battlefield 2042, revealed in an interview with the Eurogamer website that the game will not have an offline campaign.
I believe this is something that simply allows us to bet seriously on what we are best at. If you look at the DNA of the studio, which we’ve been doing for a long time, allowed us to say ‘we won’t have a traditional single-player campaign this time around, but we’re going to put all our effort and all our resources into building depth into multiplayer.’ That’s what we do best.
Also, the game will not feature the popular battle royale mode. According to Berlin, the game will have its own experiences with over 100 players, which will be revealed in the future.
Battlefield 2042 game modes confirmed by EA below:
- Total War: The next generation of popular Conquest and Break modes features the biggest maps ever and, for the first time, matches for up to 128 players and females. Experience the intensity of Total War in large-scale battles and maps with dynamic weather, environmental hazards, and spectacular world events, with tornadoes crossing the map or sandstorms blocking the sun.
- Hazard Zone: A new squad-based high-risk game mode that is a modern take on DICE’s multiplayer experiences, but very different from the Conquest or Breakthrough modes of Total War.
- TO BE ANNOUNCED: The third experience, which is being developed by DICE LA, is yet another exciting new game mode for the franchise. This experience is a declaration of love for Battlefield fans and will make older players and players feel right at home. Watch the EA Play Live broadcast on July 22 for more details.
Another change brought about by the game is Specialists, a new type of playable soldier inspired by the four traditional Battlefield classes. Specialists will have their own Traits and Specialties and will be equipped with fully customizable items. As Specialists, players will have access to a state-of-the-art arsenal, equipment, and vehicles to use in battle.
So far, in the Battlefield series, it was a maximum of 64 players, but in this new game, it will be possible to play with a maximum of 128 players. The supported platforms are PC / PS5 / PS4 / Xbox Series X / Xbox One, but it seems that 128 players will only be supported on PC / PS5 / Xbox Series X.
Battlefield 2042 Official Reveal Trailer
Battlefield 2042 Pre-Order
Battlefield 2042 is now available for pre-order and will be released on October 22nd for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC. EA Play subscribers will have access to a 10-hour trial starting October 15, 2021. EA Play subscribers and players who pre-order the game will receive early access to the Open Beta.