Battlefield 2042: All you need to know (November 2021)

Battlefield 2042

This article shares everything we know about the upcoming Triple-A title, from the Battlefield 2042 release date to the juicier details.

Last updated: November 2021

ARTICLE GUIDE:

BATTLEFIELD 2042: SPECIALISTS

BATTLEFIELD 2042: MAPS

BATTLEFIELD 2042: GAME MODES

BATTLEFIELD 2042 FAQs

After three years of waiting, DICE is finally releasing the next installment of their renowned franchise. Unsurprisingly, long-time fans and FPS gamers alike are excited to get their hands on the next-gen title to enjoy some multiplayer fun. Similar to franchises like that of Call of Duty and Halo, Battlefield has been around for a long time. In fact, the first game in the series came out nearly 20 years ago.

Battlefield 1942 was released in September 2002 for the PC. Since then, the franchise has gone on to create countless sequels and even more spin-offs. But whether you’re a longstanding fan or a more casual supporter, the newest title is sure to have something for you.

So, scroll down to learn everything we know so far about the upcoming Battlefield title.

Want to see something cool before delving into details? Check out this Battlefield 2042 trailer/short film:

BATTLEFIELD 2042 GAME OVERVIEW

As per the title, Battlefield 2042 is set in the future — 21 years from now. So, you can expect a sci-fi setting with hyper-advanced weapons and futuristic landscapes. Here’s what we know so far:

BATTLEFIELD 2042: SPECIALISTS

Battlefield 2042 unveiled a new Specialist system. Unlike the old Class system, Specialists will now have a single unique Specialty and Trait. Apart from these unchanging elements, the rest of their loadout will be open to customization.

As of today, only five Specialists have been unveiled. DICE plans to introduce ten before the game’s release.

Kimble “Irish” Graves

Specialty: Fortification System
Comes with a deployable shield and weapons that can take down explosive projectiles.

Trait: Veteran
Provides armor for downed enemies, giving them special bonuses.

Webster Mackay

Specialty: Grappling Hook
Allows the player to move swiftly across the map.

Trait: Nimble
Allows the player to move quickly, even while aiming.

Maria Falck

Specialty: S21 Syrette Pistol
Heals when fired at friendly units and damages when fired at enemies.

Trait: Combat Surgeon
Allows the player to revive downed teammates to full health.

Pyotr “Boris” Guskovsky

Specialty: SG-36 Sentry Gun
Deploys a turret that automatically seeks out enemies.

Trait: Sentry Operator
Reveals any enemies spotted by the sentry gun to the player.

Wikus “Casper” Van Daele

Specialty: OV-P Recon Drone
Releases a drone that spots mobile targets in the immediate vicinity and can stun them.

Trait: Movement Sensor
Alerts the player to any enemies closing in while they are grounded and using the drone.

BATTLEFIELD 2042: MAPS

The new Battlefield 2042 maps are huge in scale, allowing for as many as 128 players to battle it out at a time. But if you’re feeling nostalgic, you can opt to try older maps from older titles in the franchise.

New Maps
  • Hourglass (Doha, Qatar)
  • Discarded (Alang, India)
  • Manifest (Brani Island, Singapore)
  • Kaleidoscope (Songdo, South Korea)
  • Orbital (Kourou, French Guiana)
  • Breakaway (Queen Maud Land, Antarctica)
  • Renewal (Eastern Desert, Egypt)
Classic Maps
  • Battle of the Bulge from Battlefield 1942 (The Ardennes, Belgium)
  • El Alamein from Battlefield 1942 (El Alamein, Egypt)
  • Arica Harbor from Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Arica, Chile)
  • Valparaiso from Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Valparaiso, Chile)
  • Caspian Border from Battlefield 3 (Turkmen-Iranian border)
  • Noshahr Canals Battlefield 3 (Noshahr, Iran)

BATTLEFIELD 2042: GAME MODES

Interestingly enough, the developers have revealed that Battlefield 2042 will not have a single-player campaign. It will, instead, tell its story through multiplayer gameplay. Here are the game modes that will be available during the game’s release:

All-Out Warfare

Allowing for up to 128 players (or 64 vs 64) per session, this battle royale mode is one of the biggest variants in the entire gaming industry. And players are excited to battle it out in such a huge level with the weapons that Battlefield 2042 has to offer.

Battlefield Portal

If you’re a long-time fan, you’ll love this game mode. Battlefield Portal allows you to enjoy maps from previous games with all the technological advancements present in Battlefield 2042.

Hazard Zone

Lastly, a new game mode. Hazard Zone is a high-stakes, strategy-heavy game mode that requires four players to enter a map, retrieve Data Drives, then arrive at a dropoff where they can leave the precious cargo. We’re unsure of what the obstacles will be, for now. But the developers are hyping this mode up to have “edge-of-your-seat gameplay.”

Now, if you wanna check some FAQs, click on the next page.

About James Sterling

James Sterling received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). His Bachelor of Science was completed in Computer Science (Games) and his Master of Science was completed in Game Development. James spends his free time contributing on popular forums such as Tom's Hardware and AnandTech while hanging out with his cat Jonathan. Humorously, his favorite youtube channel is Jimquisition by Jim Sterling.

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