Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042 has been officially announced, with DICE revealing a new shooter set in the not-too-distant future. In addition, the Battlefield 2042 open beta has been confirmed for anyone willing to be labeled as “Non-Patriots” by the game. Here’s everything you need to know.

Battlefield 2042 will include an open beta “in the months leading up to launch.” We don’t know when those dates will be released, but we know that the beta will not be platform-specific. As a result, users on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC will be able to participate in the action early.

There will be no single-player campaign in Battlefield 2042, unlike previous games in the franchise. Instead, DICE focuses on multiplayer, expanding the maximum number of players in a single game to 128.

Battlefield 2042 is set in a bleak future 21 years from now, where humanity is struggling over scant resources, forsaking DICE’s ancient origins. Although there is no story mode, mythology is supplied to contextualize the multiplayer battles.

From an oil rig in Antarctica to a rocket launch site in French Guinea, Battlefield 2042 will begin with seven maps, all of which will be different sizes and placed in dramatically diverse settings. There will also be several driveable vehicles to assist you in traversing the map, including helicopters, jets, and tanks.

There will be ten Specialist playable soldiers at launch, each with unique bonuses such as a controllable drone and a grappling hook to enable a variety of play styles. The Recon, Assault, Support, and Engineer classes have been revealed thus far by EA.

While Battlefield 2042 will not be free to play, it will be released as a live service with plenty of post-release additions. In the first year, EA DICE plans to release four seasons, each of which will be accompanied by a Battle Pass that includes new specialty characters, locales, and other content.

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There will be free and premium tiers with every Battle Pass. However, EA has stated that the premium tiers would only charge for cosmetic items, so you won’t have to worry about paying extra for new characters or maps.

Continue reading for more information on Battlefield 2042, and bookmark this page for future updates.

Battlefield 2042 Release Date

Battlefield 2042 will be released for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and Series S on October 22, 2021. However, the PS4 and Xbox One versions will have more miniature terrain than the others, and multiplayer battles will be limited to 64 players instead of the maximum 128 on other platforms.

EA will host a ‘Technical Playlist’ in early July, where ‘Battlefield veterans from around the US and Europe’ will be invited to play under NDA for those anxious to get their hands on the game as soon as possible. There will also be an Open Beta before the game’s release, which will be available to those who pre-order it.

Battlefield 2042 Price and Edition

Battlefield 2042 comes in three different editions listed below.

  • Standard Edition
  • Gold Edition
  • Ultimate Edition

Battlefield 2042’s Standard Edition costs $59.99 on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox One. While you’ll have to spend $69.99/for the Xbox Series X or PS5 version.

The Gold Edition on the other hand contains early access to the game’s debut, a one-year pass to the premium tier battle pass, and various cross-gen cosmetic bundles. On PC, the Gold Edition costs $89.99/£79.99, while the rest of the platforms will cost $99.99/£89.99.

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Finally, the Ultimate Edition includes everything from the Gold Edition plus an official digital artbook, an exclusive soundtrack, and a Midnight Ultimate cosmetic pack. On PC, the Ultimate Edition will cost $109.99/£99.99, and on console, it will cost $119.99/£109.99.

Battlefield 2042 is now available for digital preorder for all the three Standard, Gold, and Ultimate Edition of the game.

Gameplay

Battlefield 2042 is solely a multiplayer game. You can play by yourself if you choose, but there is no story-driven campaign. Thus AI bots will take the place of online teammates and opponents.

Notably, the first official Battlefield 2042 gameplay reveal is set for at Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase Live on Sunday, June 13th | 10:00 AM PT, so don’t forget to check that out today. Meanwhile, you can check out the official game reveal trailer below.

Battlefield 2042 Modes

There are three multiplayer modes: All-Out Warfare, Hazard Zone, and a third that won’t be revealed until the EA Play Live event on July 22. According to DICE, Hazard Zone is a “squad-based game-type” that’s a “contemporary twist on online games,” but it’s not a Battle Royale mode.

Battlefield 2042 Modes

The All-Out Warfare mode, which pits up to 128 players against each other for objectives on enormous multiplayer battlefields, received a lot more attention from DICE. This isn’t a ‘last man standing’ game like Fortnite or Call of Duty Warzone, but players will be divided into two teams: attackers and defenders.

All-Out Warfare maps will also have dynamic weather and environmental hazards, such as tornadoes tossing debris that can crush you like an ant and sandstorms engulfing a battlefield to reduce visibility. On some maps, there will also be ‘spectacular global events,’ such as the rocket launch on the Orbital map, which can go tragically wrong if specific conditions are met, according to DICE.

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Vehicles

There will also be various vehicles, both land, and air, that will allow you to travel quickly over the landscape. In addition, you’ll be able to order a car to be transported to any position on the map via an in-game tablet, so you won’t have to waste time looking for an abandoned tank. Finally, EA teased the wingsuit in its trailer but clarified that it would only be available with certain characters.

Weapons

Of course, a vast number of weapons will be made available as well. In addition, players will alter scopes, barrels, and even ammo type in real-time thanks to a new ‘Plus System,’ which eliminates the need to pause the game and go into the settings.

With the different post-launch battle passes, there will be much more material. Any post-game stuff that can affect gameplay will be free, but premium plans will be available for people who desire fancy cosmetic goods.

Battlefield 2042 EA Play and EA Play Pro Offers

  • Full access to the Battlefield 2042 Ultimate Edition starting October 15, 2021
  • Early access to the Open Beta
  • Exclusive member-only rewards every month
  • Get 10% off purchases of EA digital content
  •  Access to The Pro PlayList

While the EA Play members will get the following offers with the game.

  • 10-hour trial starting October 15, 2021
  • Early access to the Open Beta
  • Exclusive member-only rewards every month
  • Get 10% off your pre-order
  • Access to The Pro PlayList

We’ll keep this page updated when additional information on Battlefield 2042 becomes available, so bookmark it now for future reference.

Editor-in-chief at Cyberockk, Rizwan is an avid mobile geek and a gaming lover. He loves to keep a tab on new tech and loves to share the latest tech news and reviews on Smartphones, Gadgets, Apps, and more.

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