Battlefield 2042 has been officially revealed and it will come to the PS5/PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC this coming October 22.
In true DICE fashion, Battlefield 2042 was unveiled with an in-engine trailer. Xbox and Bethesda is scheduled to show the official gameplay trailer on Sunday, June 13, at their E3 showcase.
Battlefield 2042 is set in a post-apocalyptic future wrecked by global warming-related catastrophes. In the midst of a global political and economic and crisis, many countries have closed their borders for refugees in order to protect their own kind.
Those whose homelands have been destroyed become known as Non-Patriated (or No-Pats). The No-Pats group consists of members from all walks of life and they do not identify themselves with any country on earth.
The US and Russia engaged in a resource war when the majority of Earth’s satellites crashed, causing a communication blackout throughout the world. Both superpowers recruited No-Pats to help fight their proxy wars.
Despite its fictional nature, Battlefield 2042 uses real-world inspired weapons and armory, but with customizations in terms of design and features. In addition, it incorporates many modern-day elements, such as dogs, robotic dogs, and automated turrets.
Battlefield 2042 will support 128-player matches on PC as well as latest-generation consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X. For last-gen, only 64-player matches will be available. The upcoming game will bring the series’ biggest maps to date. Aside from its massive scale, the maps will also include dynamic weather conditions like sandstorms, active tornados, and more to bring a more immersive gaming experience.
In order to quickly navigate these environments, players can make ground vehicle delivery calls using a tablet anywhere they are on the map. Fans of the Battlefield series will also be pleased to see destruction returning, as well as ground deformation.
Although it has an interesting backstory, Battlefield 2042 won’t have a single-player campaign. However, the developer has promised that the story will still be relevant in multiplayer battles.