The once-popular Battlefield franchise went into a long hiatus after a controversial 2018 release, while a competitor in the face of Call of Duty was releasing new parts from year to year and collecting tens of millions of gamers in Warzone. But today, June 9, Activision has officially unveiled a new part of its iconic shooter called Battlefield 2042, which should radically change the situation.
At the very beginning of the presentation, the developers from DICE demonstrated several key features of the shooter – the technologies of the future (including a robot in the form of a pet that runs with machine guns on the hull), huge and varied maps for battles between an impressive number of players and the ability to control various military equipment (from ground to air).
The storyline of the new part of the shooter is based on the military clashes between the U.S. and Russia – the superpowers are on the verge of war, indirectly fighting each other for decades. It is in such mini-wars and will participate gamer. On release in Battlefield 2042, 7 huge cards hold 128 players, and each location has its own terrain features and natural conditions. Also, the gamer, unsurprisingly, will be able to directly in the battle to adjust your weapon and choose the right gadgets and equipment to change the course of the fight.
In addition, the developers decided to adopt from other projects the mechanics of specialists with unique talents and capabilities – thanks to this, it will be possible to form the perfect squad by roles. However, there is no information about the specializations themselves yet. But there is data about the content after the release – there will be four seasonal passes for the first year (on the combat pass for the quarter), four new specialists, and three versions of the edition (Standard, Gold, and Ultimate). What will be in these editions is not reported, but EA Play subscription owners, and customers of the Ultimate edition will have access to the beta test earlier than the rest.
Battlefield 2042 will be released on October 22, 2021, on PC, PS4, and PS5, and Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S ($70). For subscribers of EA Play and owners of the Ultimatum edition, the release will take place a week earlier – October 15, and show full gameplay promise June 13.