Are you ready to mark the return of all-out epic warfare? EA and DICE are, so much so that today they have detailed, dated and dropped the bomb on everything surrounding Battlefield 2042 for Xbox, PlayStation and PC.
Coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC through Origin, Steam and the Epic Games Store, Battlefield 2042 will usher forth the next generation in the Battlefield series, marking the return of all-out warfare on a new, epic-scale. When? Well, how does October 22nd 2021 suit you?
EA and DICE have today confirmed that Battlefield 2042 will be a groundbreaking first-person shooter that is set to revolutionize the modern multiplayer sandbox. Powered by cutting-edge technology that pushes the capabilities of next generation hardware, the game drops players into a near-future, all-out-war experience that includes the franchise’s hallmark, game-changing destruction.
Expect to be found featuring in battles and matches filled with up to 128 players on the latest consoles of Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PC, with that dropping down to 64 players and smaller scale maps for those on Xbox One and PS4. This unprecedented scale adds a new dimension to multiplayer battles, yet Battlefield 2042 also ups the action with the inclusion of real-time events that reshape the battlefield and tactical combat. All-new weapons, vehicles, and gadgets give players the freedom to be strategic and create jaw-dropping, only-in-Battlefield moments.
Battlefield 2042 tells of a world that 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.
Players will jump into the boots of Specialists, an all-new type of playable soldier for the franchise. These Specialists have been inspired by the traditional four Battlefield classes, but will be equipped with their own unique Specialist Trait and Speciality, and will have fully customizable loadouts. As a Specialist, players will have access to a cutting-edge arsenal of weapons, equipment, and vehicles to use in battle. These powerful new tools give creative players a wealth of options as they find the perfect combination to fit their play style and outsmart and outgun opponents on the battlefield.
“Battlefield 2042 is an evolution of the franchise and embraces what our players want – the ultimate Battlefield multiplayer sandbox with intense combat and a ton of incredible, unexpected events,” said Oskar Gabrielson, General Manager of DICE. “All of us across DICE in Stockholm, DICE LA, Criterion, and EA Gothenburg have had so much fun developing this game and now it’s time to let players jump in. What they’ll find is that we’ve built three distinct, absolutely epic experiences that we think they’ll love.”
Battlefield 2042 is the biggest, most ambitious title in the series yet, and it will include:
- 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.
Sold? You should be. And if you are you’ll find the usual digital stores becoming capable of providing you with pre-order access. You’ll find Battlefield 2042 available in many flavours, with older gen versions coming in slightly cheaper than the next-gen editions. What that means is the Standard Xbox One edition will set you back £59.99, the Xbox Series X|S version meanwhile comes in with a £69.99 price tag. Further is the cross-gen Gold Edition covering both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S games for £89.99 with a £109.99 Ultimate Edition topping the range. What you decide to pick, is totally up to you. Just remember, you get a 10% discount if you have EA Play.
It’s well worth pre-ordering too as you’re likely to get some goodies thrown in – in this case early access to the Open Beta, a new takedown knife, a weapon charm and some background and tag additions.
Battlefield™ 2042 is a first-person shooter that marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. In a near-future world transformed by disorder, adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad and a cutting-edge arsenal.