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Battlefield 2042 is one of the most anticipated games of the year - we already know the official release date and the game is already available to pre-order!

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Wednesday November 4, 2020
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Battlefield 2042 is the sixth chapter of one of the most epic and popular war games in the world. Developed by EA, the latest Battlefield comes with an original storyline, new game modes, the largest maps ever created for the game, and the possibility to play as a team in breathtaking combats. You want to find out the main highlights of the game and the complete release schedule of the game? Then read on - we can’t wait to tell you all about it!

Note: Until Battlefield 2042 is released later this year - the above link is to the Steam Store where you can pre-order the game.

Key features

  • Game Modes: Battlefield 2042 (also called Battlefield 6) will bring back the classic Conquest and Breakthrough modes that fans of the series are already familiar with. In addition, there will be two other modes. The first one, called Hazard Zone, promises a brand new, high-stakes, and squad-based experience. The second new mode is still shrouded in mystery and confidentiality, however, EA will present in details on July 22nd, 2021 during their EA Play Live event. However, what we know is that the game won’t feature a single-player campaign or a classic battle royale mode.

  • Maps: The Battlefield 2042 maps will be the largest ever created for the franchise and will allow up to 128 players, which is also the highest number ever in the series. There will be a total of seven maps when the game launches. Each map aims to provide players a unique experience from real-life places: Orbital will be set in Kourou, French Guiana, Hourglass will be in Doha, Qatar, Kaleidoscope in Songdo, South Korea, Manifest in Brani Island, Singapore, Discarded in Alang, India, Breakaway in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, and Renewal in Eastern Desert, Egypt .

  • Specialists: Another new feature of Battlefield 2042 is the Specialist system. Based on the four original game classes, each Specialist will have their own Specialty and Trait, with the possibility to customize all the rest! This also means that players will be able to choose their Specialist and customization in a way to increase the synergy within the team and optimize their chances of winning. At launch, there will be 10 Specialists available and we already know the names of four of them: Webster Mackay, Maria Falck, Pyotr “Boris” Guskovsky, and Wikus “Casper” van Daele.

  • Live Service: In line with other multiplayer shooters, Battlefield 2042 will have seasonal releases every three months with two new Battle Passes, one free and one paid. This way, the game's story will continue to progress and new Specialists and content will be added, including maps and weapons.

Battlefield 2042 plot

As the name suggests, the game is set in 2042, but the story begins back in 2031 when the climate crisis is exacerbated. Hurricanes and rising sea levels are pushing millions of people to leave their countries. This crowd of people, called the No-Pats, is at the heart of the game. Flash forward to 2037, things seem to be going back to normal, with a major energy revolution. However, there are 1.2 billion people without a homeland who develop a new identity, that don’t trust the government, and No-Pat leaders emerge.

The world is rebuilding itself, but old rivalries between the United States and Russia re-emerge. And in 2040, the so-called Blackout occurs. A space debris storm affects the functioning of 70% of the satellites that orbit the Earth. The reason is unknown but what is the impact on Earth? Plane crashes, cuts in communication networks, skyrocketing prices, and possibly thousands of deaths.

And who is responsible for this? Americans and Russians blame each other. There is also suspicion that the No-Pats are behind the events, wanting to bring chaos to the world. And chaos there is. US and Russia enter an all-out war, hiring groups of No-Pats to combat.

You are one of those No-Pats. You must fight for your survival and the world’s, as a whole.

Battlefield 2042 release schedule

  • June 13th: Gameplay World Premiere.

  • July 22nd: EA Play Live, reveal of the confidential game mode.

  • From July on: In the months leading up to launch, an Open Beta will be available for those who pre-order the game. We’re hoping for July.

  • Upcoming months: Reveal of all the Specialists.

  • October 15th: Early access for those who have purchased the Ultimate edition.

  • October 22nd: Battlefield 6 release date.

Battlefield 2042 price

Battlefield 2042 is now available to pre-order. The PC version, the game costs $59.99 (Standard edition), while the Ultimate edition is $110. The game is also available for Xbox One ($59.99), Xbox Series X|S ($69.99), PlayStation 4 ($59.99) and PlayStation 5 ($69.99).

Battlefield 2042 trailer

Check out the official Battlefield 6 trailer:

System requirements

The system requirements for the PC version of Battlefield 2042 haven’t been announced yet.

Other platforms

Battlefield 2042 will be available for PS4 and Xbox One, as well as for the next-gen consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Images: Electronic Arts

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