Electronic Arts & DICE To Release Battlefield 2042 On October 22
10 Jun 2021
Gamers are ready to move on from Battlefield V and this is a big jump forward into the future from a World War II-themed shooter game into the year 2042. In this future, the world is ravaged by climate-driven disasters leading to upheavals and massive refugee crisis ever seen in human history with the displaced people called “Non-Patriated” (No-Pats).
In these disasters, conflict arises between the United States and Russia and Non-Pats will have to take sides to determine their future.
Battlefield 2042 will enable 128 players to be able to be on the map at once it is released but this limited to gamers using the PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. For PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a maximum of 64 players is allowed in multiplayer. The maps are said to be the biggest in the game title’s history and will include maps from countries such as Qatar, South Korea, Egypt, Singapre, and even Antartica!
With such a big release come new weapons as they play the roles of Specialists which follows in the tradition of Battlefield classes with each Specialist having a unique trait, skill and of course, customizable loadout.
There is no information about the cross platform playability and it may not be totally cross platform if there is cap on players between the new generation consoles and the older ones.
Excited to play this? Given that it will be released on the 22nd of October, there will be more than enough time for you save up the amount of the game which will be US$60 for PC, Xbox One and PS4 while owners of the Xbox Series X and PS5 will be setback by US$$70. Pre-orders are now open.
More information on Battlefield 2042 as revealed in the press release from EA just right below the reveal trailer.
Battlefield 2042 Marks the Return of All-Out Warfare in New, Unmatched, Epic-Scale Experience
Next Generation of Battlefield Launching Worldwide on October 22 for Xbox® One, Xbox® Series X|S, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, and PC via Origin, Steam, and the Epic Games Store
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (June 9, 2021) -- Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) and DICE today announced Battlefield 2042, a groundbreaking first-person shooter set to revolutionize the modern multiplayer sandbox. Powered by cutting-edge technology that pushes the capabilities of next generation hardware, the game drops players into a near-future, all-out-war experience that includes the franchise’s hallmark, game-changing destruction. Featuring matches filled with up to 128 players on the latest consoles* and PCs, this unprecedented scale adds a new dimension to multiplayer battles. Battlefield 2042also ups the action with the inclusion of real-time events that reshape the battlefield and tactical combat. All-new weapons, vehicles, and gadgets give players the freedom to be strategic and create jaw-dropping, only-in-Battlefield moments.
In Battlefield 2042, the world is on the brink. Shortages of food, energy, and clean water have led to dozens of failed nations, creating the greatest refugee crisis in human history. Among these Non-Patriated, or No-Pats, are families, farmers, engineers – and even soldiers. Amidst this crisis, the United States and Russia draw the world into an all-out war. No-Pat Specialists join both sides, not fighting for a flag, but for the future of the Non-Patriated in this new world.
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.
“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,” said Oskar Gabrielson, General Manager of DICE. “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.”
The biggest, most ambitious title in the franchise, Battlefield 2042 includes:
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.
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 2042Gold Edition for $89.99 on PC and $99.99 on console, or the Battlefield 2042Ultimate Edition for $109.99 on PC or $119.99 on console. For more information on each edition’s offerings, the EA Play and EA Play Pro subscriber offerings, and more details on the game, visit https://www.ea.com/games/battlefield/battlefield-2042.
*128 players and massive-scale maps only available on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation®5. Xbox One and PlayStation®4 are capped at 64 players and reduced map sizes.
**Conditions and Restrictions apply. See https://www.ea.com/games/battlefield/battlefield-2042/disclaimers for details.