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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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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!

Key features

  • Game Modes: Battlefield 2042 (also called Battlefield 6) brings back the classic Conquest and Breakthrough modes that fans of the series are already familiar with. In addition, there are two other modes. The first one, called Hazard Zone, promises a brand new, high-stakes, and squad-based experience. The second new mode called Portal gives players endless possibilities as they can customize the rules, weapons, and gears, and even replay the experience of previous installments in the series with a selected content.

  • Maps: The Battlefield 2042 maps are the largest ever created for the franchise and allow up to 128 players, which is also the highest number ever in the series. There is a total of seven maps when the game launches. Each map aims to provide players a unique experience from real-life places: Orbital is set in Kourou, French Guiana, Hourglass is 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 has their own Specialty and Trait, with the possibility to customize all the rest! This also means that players can choose their Specialist and customization in a way to increase the synergy within the team and optimize their chances of winning. At launch, there are 10 Specialists available: Kimble "Irish" Graves, Webster Mackay, Maria Falck, Pyotr “Boris” Guskovsky, Wikus “Casper” van Daele, Navin Rao, Santiago "Dozer" Espinoza, Emma "Sundance" Rosier, Constantin "Angel" Anghel, and Ji-Soo Paik.

  • 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 date

Battlefield 2042 was supposed to be released on October 22nd, 2021, but it's release was delayed to November 19th, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Battlefield 2042 price

For the PC version, the game costs $59.99 (Standard edition), $89.99 for the Gold 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).

The Gold Edition includes a Year 1 Pass with 4 new Specialists (1 every season), 4 Battle passes (1 every season), and 3 Epic skin bundles (”Blistered Earth”, ”Tempest”, and ”Cold Blood”)

The Ultimate Edition includes everything from the Gold Edition, plus the Midnight Ultimate bundle ("Shadow Stalker" Legendary Outfit, "Obsidian" Legendary Weapon Skin, "Onyx" Legendary Vehicle Skin), the official digital artbook, and the exclusive digital soundtrack.

Battlefield 2042 trailer

Check out the official Battlefield 6 trailer:

First patch

The day before the world premiere, November 18th, DICE released the first patch. After this update, the game should go faster during explosions on the map, and you should be able to see the nicknames of your allies when you point your camera at them. In addition, there is an upgrade for the PC version: in the Hazard Zone mode, you can select a specialist with the help of the mouse, and not by pressing the spacebar, as it was originally.

The game developers have announced further fixes, which should be released before the beginning of the new year. The team promises to take into account the criticism of gamers who tested the game at the early access stage.

System requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit).

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600, Core i5 6600K, AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, Intel Core i7 4790

  • Memory: 8GB at least.

  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 560, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060

  • Storage: 100GB free space.

  • Other: Broadband Internet connection.

Other platforms

Battlefield 2042 is 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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