E3 2021: BATTLEFIELD 2042 (2021)
LET THERE BE WAR!
Bang! Boom! Crash! And any sort of sound effect that simulates catastrophic warfare can describe what we all just witnessed — 11am EST — as DICE revealed the trailer for the brand new installment to the FPS-warfare franchise, Battlefield 2042.
Battlefield 2042 is due to release, October 22nd of this year. The way the trailer came off, you can see the developer’s is going big on a scale that the franchise hasn’t seen before from futuristic weapons of war, real-time destructive weather like tornadoes and sandstorms and massive maps that support up to 128 players at once.
The world in Battlefield 2042 is on the brink of destruction. From a shortage of food, energy, and clean water that’s led to dozens of nations to collapse completely. There’s two separate groups amidst the superpowers of United States and Russia known as Non-Patriated or No-Pats. These groups are families, farmers, engineers and soldiers that are in mix of the world going into all-out war.
Here’s a breakdown of what this means via EA,
Players will jump into the boots of Specialists, an all-new type of playable soldier for the franchise. Inspired by the traditional four Battlefield classes, Specialists will be equipped with their own unique Specialist Trait and Specialty, 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.
There are also three features that will accompany this monumental release for Battlefield 2042:
- 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.
General Manage of DICE, Oskar Gabrielson had a few words to say about the upcoming title
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. 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 available now for pre-order and is set to launch on retail and digital storefronts on October 22 for $59.99 on Xbox® One, PlayStation®4, and PC, and $69.99 on Xbox® Series X and S and PlayStation®5. EA Play members get a 10-hour trial starting Oct 15, 2021. EA Play members and players who pre-order will receive early access to the Open Beta**. Players who pre-order have three different editions to choose from, including the Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition for $89.99 on PC and $99.99 on console, or the Battlefield 2042 Ultimate Edition for $109.99 on PC or $119.99 on console.