Electronic Arts released the highly anticipated first-person shooter Battlefield 2042. Thanks to the groundbreaking technology of the Frostbite game engine, Battlefield 2042 enables huge battles with up to 128 players: inside on the latest consoles * and PC.
Showcasing epic maps as well as a dynamic world, the title marks a return to modern locales that add to immersive sandbox gameplay with vehicles, weapons, and more.
Battlefield 2042 puts us in a war experience of the near future, in which resources are scarce and the great powers USA and Russia are in an open conflict, while refugees from collapsed states, known as Non-Patriated (“No-Pats”), die Fight survival. The game features the levolution known for the franchise, plus dynamic storms and environmental hazards that add extra action by changing the battlefield and tactical combat.
The story of Battlefield 2042 is told in a completely new way for the series, in which we experience the world through the eyes of specialists, that is a new breed of playable soldier for Battlefield. They survived the greatest refugee crisis in human history and are now fighting for their place in this new world. We have ten battle-tested specialists to choose from, with unique features, specialties and fully customizable equipment to immerse ourselves in the action. We have access to a state-of-the-art arsenal of weapons, equipment and vehicles that we can use in combat. With these numerous options for strategic combinations, we can optimally adapt to our squads and style of play in order to win on the battlefield. This new way to experience the game world of Battlefield 2042 is suitable for both gamers who are more interested in the story and players who want more depth in their multiplayer experience.
Oskar Gabrielson, DICE General Manager said: “Battlefield 2042 takes an innovative and modern approach to first-person shooters that gives players the opportunity to get lost in the game’s vast universe,”.
Battlefield 2042 appears with three different and captivating multiplayer experiences that are suitable for all types of play:
- All-Out Warfare – The fan-favorite modes of Conquest and Breakthrough return on the biggest maps in the series’ history and feature large-scale battles with up to 128 game ends *, dynamic weather, environmental hazards and spectacular world events including chaotic tornadoes that hit over sweeping the map, and sandstorms darkening the sky.
- Battlefield Portal – Developed by Ripple Effect Studios, the Battlefield Portal is a revolutionary, community-driven experience where we can control the rules of war and share our creations with others. The mode offers a powerful developer suite with settings, custom modes and a logic editor that enables the creation, sharing and discovery of the wildest Battlefield experiences and includes a familiar range of weapons, vehicles, equipment and more. With the “Battlefield Builder”, we can let our creativity and experimentation run free and create unique experiences in which we can change the rules of Battlefield 2042 at will and access the iconic maps and hardware from Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3.
- Battlefield Hazard Zone – A new, high-risk, extraction-based mode for four people, in which the end of the game, based on our own style of play and the individual skills of the specialists, put together unique squads to back up data drives scattered around the battlefield. We have to fight rival troops with the same goal, face environmental hazards such as a relentless tornado that can strike at any time, or confront occupation forces that drain resources and alert enemy units in the vicinity. Hazard Zone is a thrilling survival match that can be played on any of the seven All-Out Warfare maps of Battlefield 2042.
Battlefield 2042 is available now in retail and digital vendors on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC. Information on the content of the individual editions, the benefits for members of EA Play and EA Play Pro as well as further details about the game can be found on the official website.
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*128 gamers and Big maps are available on PC, Xbox Series X | S and PlayStation®5. Xbox One and PlayStation®4 support 64 gamers on smaller maps.