Battlefield 2042 Explodes onto Consoles and PC this Fall
Battlefield 2042 has arrived with Tornadoes and Rock n' Roll.
Today, in spectacular fashion, DICE revealed the latest installment in the franchise with Battlefield 2042. As Mötley Crüe’s “Kickstart my Heart” echoed in the background fans were treated to a chaotic next-gen warzone.
I highly recommend listening to the full song as you read this for greater dramatic effect, air guitars welcome.
During the over 4-minute pulse-pounding video new gameplay mechanics were revealed. The segment mixed both gameplay and cinematic content. A full gameplay world premiere is slated for June 13th, 2021. The biggest addition being new weather effects, massive tornadoes will now sweep through the map while the battle unfolds.
"The biggest addition being new weather effects, massive tornadoes will now sweep through the map while the battle unfolds."
Players will also have access to wingsuits to even further increase mobility. The weapon system also has also been overhauled to allow for on the fly modifications, it looks like you won’t need to wait for loadouts. Take a look at the full reveal here:
The multiplayer-centric trailer didn’t make much reference to a single player storyline. EA did offer some details on the setting:
“In Battlefield 2042, the world is on the brink. Shortages of food, energy, and clean water have led to dozens of failed nations, creating the greatest refugee crisis in human history. Among these Non-Patriated, or No-Pats, are families, farmers, engineers – and even soldiers. Amidst this crisis, the United States and Russia draw the world into an all-out war. No-Pat Specialists join both sides, not fighting for a flag, but for the future of the Non-Patriated in this new world.”
EA is looking to deliver the biggest, most ambitious title in the franchise yet offering a first look at massive maps and 128 player counts. The larger player will be exclusive on next-gen consoles and PC. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will have player counts come in at 64 players with smaller maps.
Battlefield 2042’s All-Out Warfare
Today’s event revealed two new modes, here is the official descriptions per EA:
“All-Out Warfare – the next generation of fan-favorite modes Conquest and Breakthrough, featuring the largest maps ever for the franchise and for the first time, up to 128 players*. Experience the intensity of All-Out Warfare in large-scale battles like never before on maps filled with dynamic weather, dangerous environmental hazards, and spectacular world events that see tornadoes rip across the map and sandstorms block out the sun.”
“Hazard Zone – an all-new, high-stakes, squad-based game-type for the Battlefield franchise that is a modern take on the multiplayer experience that is distinctly DICE but very different from All-Out Warfare’s Conquest or Breakthrough modes.”
“TO BE ANNOUNCED – the third experience, being developed by DICE LA, is another exciting new game-type for the franchise. This experience is a love letter to Battlefield fans and one that long-time players will feel right at home with. Tune-in to EA Play Live on July 22 for all the details.”
There you have it, the next big reveal will come in the form of a gameplay reveal on June 13th and more information at EA Play in July.
The next generation of Battlefield launches on October 22 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Origin, Steam, and the Epic Games Store.
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