The multiplayer first person shooter Battlefield 2042 for PlayStation, Xbox and PC was officially revealed through a trailer showing the footage of the game engine. The game is developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts with a release date of October 22nd. The trailer gives a preview of some of the game modes of the pure multiplayer game. Battlefield 2042 takes things to the next level with battles for up to 128 players. The game will have giant maps containing what the developer calls “Levolution” – an event that can transform the battlefield for a dynamic, unpredictable experience.
The trailer was shared on Battlefield’s official YouTube channel and shows the footage of the game engine and what to expect from Battlefield 2042. The actual gameplay material will be revealed on June 13th. The trailer previews game modes like All-Out Warfare and Hazard Zone with a different mode to be revealed on EA Play Live on July 22nd. All-Out Warfare will be a full-scale battle with Conquest and Breakthrough modes, with up to 128 players available on consoles including Xbox Series X / Series S, PlayStation 5, and PC. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game support a maximum of 64 players.
The trailer introduces a new “levolution” element, a tornado that moves across the map and can suck up objects, vehicles, players and even destroy parts of the map. Players with wingsuits can fly around and weapons can be customized if necessary. It also features the iconic Battlefield 4 move, where players get out of their jets, shoot down an enemy jet, and then jump right back in. It was a nod to Battlefield players familiar with this type of gameplay. And so is the third mode, which, according to the Battlefield 2042 website, is a love letter to the core fans.
In Battlefield 2042 there will be seven maps called Orbital, Hourglass, Kaleidoscope, Manifest, Discarded, Breakaway and Renewal. These are large-format cards that, due to their size, implement the capture zone mechanics a little differently than the previous games in the series.
YouTuber Jackfrags, who was apparently part of the pre-briefing for Battlefield 2042, announced that there will be no single player campaign. However, there will be story elements in the cards. The Battlefield 2042 features AI soldiers and players also have the option to play alone or with their friends against an army of bots. And it looks like vehicle access is getting easier too. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game get relatively smaller cards tailored for 64 players, but the big events will still be present.
Battlefield 2042 is available for pre-order now and will be released on October 22nd. It costs Rs. 3,499 on PC via Steam, Origin and the Epic Store. For Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5, the game costs Rs. 4,499, while for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 it costs Rs. 3,999. The gameplay reveal will take place on June 13th.