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EA officially shows Battlefield 2042

by on09 June 2021

Game set in near-future, launching on October 23rd

Electronic Arts has finally unveiled its next Battlefield series game. Called Battlefield 2042, the game is set in the near future, has cross-generation support, lacks a standard single-player campaign, and focuses heavily on the multiplayer experience.

Although we will still have to wait until June 13th for the gameplay trailer, EA has revealed a lot of details about the game, alongside the announcement trailer.

As described by EA, Battlefield 2042 is a first-person shooter that marks the return of the iconic franchise and set in near-future world transformed by disorder, it will make players adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of the squad and a cutting-edge arsenal.

The big surprise is the lack of single-player campaign mode, or the battle royale mode, at least not as we know it. The game will heavily focus on the multiplayer experience. The game will support 128-player multiplayer matches, delivering an "unprecedented scale on vast battlegrounds across the globe".

DICE added that the game will not feature a battle royale mode, but rather focus on these 128-player multiplayer modes, at least on PC and current-generation consoles. On last-gen consoles, aka. Xbox One and Playstation 4, the game will support up to 64 players. DICE also said that the game will lack a single-player campaign but rather include AI bots, with a stronger AI than in previous games. This should give the game a single-player element, which is kinda a letdown as there won't be a general story in the game.

In an interview with Eurogamer, DICE's Design Director for Battlefield 2042, said that the franchise will not follow in the footsteps of similar games on the market, like Call of Duty or PUBG, but rather remain true to the franchise.

We also get a bit details about the "classes" and so far, we know there will be a total of ten "specialists" when the game launches in October, including four that were now revealed, like Recon, Assault, Support, and Engineer.

As noted earlier, the official gameplay trailer will be coming on June 13th, the same day as the Microsoft Xbox E3 showcase, while the game will launch on October 23rd. Those that pre-order the game will get early access to the game. Currently, we know that there will be several editions of the game, including standard, Gold, and Ultimate Editions, so hopefully we will hear more about those soon.

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