Battlefield 6 Leaks Suggest Near-Future Setting, Free-To-Play Mode, Battle Pass, and More

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Battlefield 6 or whatever they decide to call it is in the news, again. Several new rumors and leaks have been shared online. Some were shared by people who have been right in the past, and others were re-tweeted by the official Battlefield handle, hinting that they might be true.

There is a lot of information to cover, but remember that these are from unofficial sources, so take it with a grain of salt. Let’s get started!

EA Survey

According to prominent Call of Duty leaker, Tom Henderson, EA allegedly took a survey from players where they asked for their feedback about some gameplay mechanics. The survey asked about Battle Pass, Platoon/Clan System, a free-to-play mode, evolving maps, and weapon blueprints like in Modern Warfare.

Though it doesn’t necessarily mean that these features would be present in the upcoming Battlefield game. The developer might make some last-minute changes or leave some features in the cutting room. I guess we will have to wait and see.

Free-To-Play Mode

The leak about an FTP mode does coincide with a previous rumor about Battlefield 6 having a free Battle Royale mode. If it is true, then it is obvious that EA is trying to mimic the success of Activision’s Call of Duty Warzone or its own Apex Legends.

Modern/Near Future Setting and Name

Henderson further claimed in his newsletter that Battlefield 6 will be simply called BATTLEFIELD. It will take place ten years into the future and will act as a direct sequel to Battlefield 4. It will be similar to what Black Ops 2 was to the Call of Duty franchise.

Campaign Information

The campaign will not feature short stories like in BF1 and 5 anymore. It will follow the story of a specialist unit that can fight for either Russia or the US, and you will decide which side you want to work for. Meanwhile, characters in your unit will be from other fallen superpowers. Henderson suggested that the campaign will be a co-op experience, leaving no clue if you can play that same campaign solo.

Reveal Trailer

Henderson claimed that the game will be revealed in May via a trailer, however, no gameplay or multiplayer will be shown. The trailer will be more like BF5 reveal trailer, and that has me worried.


Business Analyst, Roberto Serrano recently leaked that the game will feature 16 to 128 player mode, which coincides with a previous rumor about BF6 supporting a 128-player match. He further claimed that the matches will feature both close quarters and long-scale battles. The rumored FTP Battle Royale mode will release in Early 2022, meaning it will not release on launch day.

Visuals and Customization

The game will be supported by the updated Frostbite Engine and will feature stunning graphics, next-level destruction, and deep customization on weapons, vehicles, and soldiers.

Hints have been tweeted by the official Battlefield Twitter handle, but they also kept talking about Spaghetti, so we don’t know what to believe anymore.

Release Window

This is no surprise, EA has already confirmed that the next Battlefield will release in Q4 2021. There were also some leaks that the game will release on past-gen consoles as well. So, the game may launch on PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4. But expect Xbox One and PS4 versions to be heavily downgraded.

DICE is working hard on this year’s Battlefield. They are even supported by EA’s other studio, Criterion Games, the developer of the Need for Speed franchise. DICE has also claimed that they are ahead of schedule and they will be able to make their target release window. We just hope that it’s not because of heavy crunches.

So what do you think? Are you excited about Battlefield 6? Are you planning to preorder the game or wait for reviews? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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