Battlefield 2042 contains novel gameplay elements that take advantage of the latest PC and platform technologies. Storms and tornadoes attack busy regions on the map in real-time, pushing players to respond to changing conditions. Battlefield 2042 will work on low-end hardware, but if you have a powerful PC, you’ll be able to compete in multiplayer matches with up to 128 players.
The new specialist system, which allows players to customize their loadouts exactly the way they want, is one of the most significant changes in Battlefield 2042. Players will not be obliged to choose an underutilized class only to use a specific weapon; instead, they will be able to use their favorite weapon to complement the unique specialty and trait of their chosen specialization. Here’s all you need to know about Battlefield 2042, including when the open beta will start and when the game will be released.
Release Date for Battlefield 2042
The release date for Battlefield 2042 is November 19, 2021.
Early Access to Battlefield 2042
On November 12, players can have early access to Battlefield 2042‘s complete release. Pre-order Battlefield 2042 Gold or Ultimate Edition to get a week early access to the game.
Following the open beta in early October, the developers sought to respond to a number of community complaints. Although players have expressed dissatisfaction with the specialized system, DICE believes it will improve in the full game. The open beta lacked a number of key features that will be included in Battlefield 2042 when it launches, such as UI improvements, a ping system, and Comoros.
With all of these new features, plus the full roster of specialists, it should be enough to address the issues raised by the community. There were also some issues about visibility, as each specialist currently wears the same clothing. Battlefield 2042 skins were not available in the open beta, but the full game includes unlockable weapon skins and specialist outfits to differentiate players.
Support players will be rewarded with more points in the full game, as there were no score bonuses in the open beta for transporting, healing, or resupplying squadmates. To take things a step further, support for experts’ healing and reviving has been accelerated to reinforce these positions.
Modes for Battlefield 2042
Battlefield’s classic game modes, Conquest and Breakthrough, are returning in 2042. This time around, Conquest allows 128 players on PC, with larger maps tailored to take advantage of the increased player count. Instead of separate control points, the action has been divided into numerous sectors, each of which contains several flags.
Breakthrough hasn’t changed much since Battlefield 1 and 5. Two teams, attackers and defenders, compete for control of different areas of the game. Each sector of the map has more players than the one before it, culminating in a final objective in which both sides are racing to win the game.
Hazard Zone, a completely new model that EA describes as a “tense experience that combines edge-of-your-seat gameplay with the finest of the Battlefield sandbox,” is also included. We don’t blame you if you believe this is going to be a battle royale mode, but in a recent interview with Eurogamer, the creators ruled it out. “We don’t have any battle royale ideas at this time,” says Daniel Berlin, Battlefield 2042 design director, “but we do have other experiences within the game that we can’t talk about that we are incredibly enthusiastic for.”
Battlefield Portal is the last game mode, which is a sandbox-style mode including famous maps from the series’ history. Battlefield Portal supports the game’s seven warfare maps as well as six classics: Battlefield 1942’s El Alamein and Battle of the Bulge, Battlefield Bad Company 2’s Arica Harbor and Valparaiso, and Battlefield 3’s Caspian Border and Noshahr Canals.
Content for Battlefield 2042 Battle Pass
Season-based content will be released in Battlefield 2042, with each season lasting about three months. In the first year of service, the developers promise to give four seasons. Each season will include a free and paid battle pass, four new specialties, and “additional fresh content” when it launches. New areas, vehicles, and weaponry will most likely be added to the game every couple of seasons, based on other games as a service title.
Specialists in Battlefield 2042
The specialists in Battlefield 2042 provide the standard Battlefield class system with additional versatility, allowing players to load out in any way they desire. Each specialized has a distinct skillset and trait – for example, you can select between gadgets like a recon drone or a grappling hook.
You’ll be able to customize each specialist’s Battlefield 2042 loadout, including their primary and secondary Battlefield 2042 guns, the types of throwable weapons they bring, and whether or not they have medical kits or supply boxes with them. The only item you won’t be able to change is the specialist’s outfit, which is unique to their qualities and specialties.
Single-Player Campaign for Battlefield 2042
The devs have decided not to include a single-player campaign in Battlefield 2042 for the first time since introducing one with Battlefield: Bad Company in 2008. Instead of investing time on a campaign, the developers focused their efforts on improving the multiplayer feature, “since that’s what [they] do best.”
Maps for Battlefield 2042
At the moment, there are seven maps available, but we expect more to be added as the season progress. Here are all of the maps and locales in Battlefield 2042:
Kourou, French Guiana – Orbital
Fights erupt near the launch site of a rocket. On this dynamic map, try to evade enemy fire and approaching storms.
Doha, Qatar – Hourglass
Doha has been obliterated by the desertification that has engulfed it. Battle for convoy control while coping with sandstorms that keep coming.
Songdo, South Korea – Kaleidoscope
As you fight in the plaza surrounding the city’s data center, a battle on top of skyscrapers and zipline between buildings.
Brani Island, Singapore Manifest
Fight and navigate your way through the maze-like shipping containers, but keep an eye out for tropical tornadoes.
Alang, India — Discarded
Battles raged on the hulls of massive ships that washed ashore on India’s west coast. Storms are common in the area, so stay inside the ship to avoid being swept up in them.
Queen Maud Land, Antarctica – Breakaway
This frozen area has become a hotspot for American and Russian soldiers due to oil extraction. Make use of the flammable fuel tanks and silos to create perpetual flames and debris fields.
Renewal in Egypt’s the Eastern Desert
The two starkly different man-made agricultural zones are separated by a massive wall. To secure the access points, try to bust through the gigantic gates hidden within the wall.