Battlefield 2042 Officially Announced, Launching in October

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The wait is finally over as EA reveals the next installment in the Battlefield franchise - Battlefield 2042. The company released an action-packed five-minute trailer that showed interesting stuff waiting to be unpacked.

To start with, Battlefield 2042 is a joint development effort handled by Dice, Dice LA, EA Gothenburg, and Criterion. The game is built on Dice's proprietary Frostbite game engine and it is designed to handle a 128-player count per match.

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Battlefield 2042_1 Photo: EA

Unlike previous Battlefield titles that took us to the past, Battlefield 2042 is returning to the modern-day. That means new weapons, gadgets, and vehicles will take your Battlefield experience to the next level. Dice has also stated that since the game is set in the future, Battlefield 2042 will feature cutting-edge technologies. Additionally, the new Plus System will allow for real-time weapon customization during matches.

One of the major introductions is the Specialists. These are special playable soldiers who have a unique set of specialties and traits. They are also going to have a fully customizable loadout. At launch, Battlefield 2042 will offer 10 Specialists and the first four have already been announced. Check out their details below:

WIKUS “CASPER” VAN DAELE

WIKUS “CASPER” VAN DAELE
Battlefield 2042 Specialist Photo: EA
  • Place of Birth: South Africa
  • Class: Recon
  • Specialty: OV-P Recon Drone
  • Trait: Movement Sensor

WEBSTER MACKAY

Webster Mackay
Battlefield 2042 Specialist Photo: EA
  • Place of Birth: Canada
  • Class: Assault
  • Specialty: Grappling Hook
  • Trait: Nimble

MARIA FALCK

MARIA FALCK
Battlefield 2042 Specialist Photo: EA
  • Place of Birth: Germany
  • Class: Support
  • Specialty: S21 Syrette Pistol
  • Trait: Combat Surgeon

PYOTR “BORIS” GUSKOVSKY

PYOTR “BORIS” GUSKOVSKY
Battlefiled 2042 Specialist Photo: EA
  • Place of Birth: Russia
  • Class: Engineer
  • Specialty: SG-36 Sentry Gun
  • Trait: Sentry Operator

Here are the seven maps launching with the game:

  • Kaleidoscope: Set in Songdo, South Korea. Forces here will clash to control a quantum-powered disinformation hub after an attack threatens the global network.
  • Manifest: Set in Brani Island, Singapore. Players will see a strategic flashpoint emerge as global trade chokes this location which is vital for the American supply lines.
  • Orbital: Set in Kourou, French Guiana. The battle here is over a rocket launch site as a controversial space launch becomes a race against time.
  • Discarded: Set in Alang, India. Here you see shipbreakers facing tidal extremes as factions fight to secure rogue nuclear assets.
  • Renewal: Set in the Eastern Desert, Egypt. Players will fight for a groundbreaking agriculture technology center in the Egyptian Desert.
  • Hourglass: Set in Doha, Qatar, shifting sands and a lost shipping convoy tear a city center apart.
  • Breakaway: Set in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. Struggle over oil and gas pushes soldiers to the brink as industry clashes with nature and ice.

Battlefield 2042 is launching on October 22 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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