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Battlefield 2042 revealed and release date confirmed

After rumours galore, EA has finally revealed Battlefield 2042.

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Battlefield 2042 is coming and it is HUGE.

After rumours galore, and a ton of news regarding delays, combined studios and cross-gen status, Electronic Arts has finally revealed Battlefield 2042. And if it wasn’t apparent in any previous entries, the Battlefield 2042 reveal is very keen to establish that it is all about scale.

2042 will arrive on October 22, 2021, with mammoth 128 player matches, seven huge maps, and the inclusion of dynamic events and storms on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Xbox One and PS4 players will be capped at the usual 64-players with smaller map sizes.

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The game will also dump the episodic story missions found in Battlefield 1 and V to focus solely on multiplayer. In an interview with Eurogamer, 2042′s design director, Daniel Berlin, said dropping the failed Battle Royale mode allowed the team to “lean into what [they] are best at”.

The five-minute trailer played out similarly to best moments compilations that swarm Battlefield YouTube channels, with players taking out helicopters with quad bikes and even jumping out of their jets mid-air to casually fire off a rocket launcher. Did this get anyone else giddy with excitement?

The climax of the trailer, however, showcased a dynamic event in action, with a huge tornado sucking up players. Other dynamic events we spotted were rockets launching, and the collapse of a wall at some sort of construction site. The last time we saw map changes of this size was Battlefield 4, and we can’t wait to see what else DICE have in store.

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Although Battlefield 2042 is a few months away from launch, a full gameplay reveal will arrive this Sunday, June 13, 2021.

Until then, we’ll just be watching that guy jump out of his jet on repeat.


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