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
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.
Provides armor for downed enemies, giving them special bonuses.
Specialty: Grappling Hook
Allows the player to move swiftly across the map.
Allows the player to move quickly, even while aiming.
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.
- 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)
- 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:
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.
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.
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.”
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