We now know that Battlefield 6 is actually Battlefield 2042 and that the next chapter in the Battlefield franchise will be coming out later this year. Set in the nearish future, Battlefield 2042 aims to take those classic large scale multiplayer matches and crank them to 100, quite literally. Let’s take a look at what we know about Battlefield 2042 so far.
EA have officially confirmed that Battlefield 2042 will be releasing on 22nd October 2021, with an open beta coming in the Summer and Early Access for the owners of the Gold Edition. Keep your eyes on the Battlefield social media channels for any new info.
Where is Battlefield 2042 releasing
It has been confirmed that the next installment of Battlefield will be releasing across multiple platforms including – Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, and on PC via Steam, Origin and the Epic Games Store. It looks like Google Stadia and Nintendo Switch will be missing out.
Will there be a single player campaign?
Battlefield 2042 will not feature a single player campaign and will instead focus on delivering the biggest and best multiplayer experience to date.
With the lack of single player campaign there is obviously going to be a much bigger focus on multiplayer. One of the first big changes is that multiplayer matches will now support up to 128 players, doubling the player count of previous Battlefield games. But what else has been confirmed?
The classic gamemode Conquest will be in the game as usual. A true fan favourite no doubt!
Breakthrough has also been confirmed and we see teams trying to rush through objectives across the map.
A new mode called Hazardzone has been confirmed although specific details about the game mode are still unknown. We do know that it will be a squad based mode and will feature ‘high-stakes gameplay’ the official site describes Hazardzone as “tense experience that combines edge-of-your-seat gameplay with the best of the Battlefield sandbox”
Rumours are circling that it will be DICE’s take on an Escape from Tarkov style game mode. But that’s just speculation at this point.
It has also been confirmed that a Battle Royale mode will NOT be coming to Battlefield 2042.
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Will there be a free trial?
Members of EA Play will have access to a 10 hour trial of Battlefield 2042. If you’re a member of Xbox game pass Ultimate you have EA Play bundled into that so you will also be able to try 10 hours of the game. If you own the more expensive EA Play Pro membership you will have full access to the game included with that from the 15th of October.
Battlefield 2042 is already looking like it could be the perfect next instalment to the franchise. With more of an emphasis on bigger battles we’re likely to see even more of those famous Battlefield moments taking place when we get hands on with the game later this year.
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