Battlefield 2042 is finally here! Are you ready to jump into the next generation of all-our war? We’ve got you covered with all you need to know about Battlefield 2042. Watch the trailer and check what’s new in the final version! Out now!
The Battlefield franchise is back and better than ever! Battlefield 2042 offers loads of new features, ranging from new game mode and weapons to the introduction of specialists and 128 versus 128 combat. Let’s take a look at the most important new features that Battlefield 2042 introduces.
First off, the new Battlefield iteration offers two completely new game modes: Battlefield Portal and Battlefield Hazard Zone. Battlefield Portal is a brand new game mode that pays homage to the most iconic Battlefield titles of the past. In this mode, you can create and play unique “Experiences” that feature weapons, vehicles and maps from previous Battlefield games. Create your very own Battlefield Experience with fan-favorite elements or jump into one of the pre-made Experiences to get started right away. Battlefield Hazard Zone is Battlefield’s new take on the popular Battle Royale genre. However, instead of fighting till the last man standing, in Hazard Zone you must retrieve and extract with Data Drives. You do this with a four-man squad, all while fending off against opposing squads with the same objective. Obtain the Data Drives and extract before a storm wipes over the battleground!
Another new feature of Battlefield 2042 is the introduction of Specialists. These specialized soldiers each have one unique Speciality and Trait, allowing you to choose which role you want to fulfill on the battlefield. Battlefield 2042 features 10 different Specialists that each provide special tools for you and your team. Think of recon drones to spot enemies or a syrette pistol to heal your teammates. Specialists are the new way to strategize with your team!
Of course a new Battlefield game also features plenty of new weaponry and vehicles that you can use to wreak havoc. Battlefield 2042 offers 22 brand new weapons and over 14 new vehicles, and together with the return of many weapons and vehicles of previous titles in Battlefield Portal, there’s more than enough to explore here!
Returning Battlefield fans will also be delighted to hear that the fan-favorite modes Conquest and Breakthrough are making a return in Battlefield 2042. Another returning feature is the large-scale warfare on massive and dynamic maps. Battlefield 2042 offers seven brand new maps that support up to 128 versus 128 combat!
In addition to these new and returning features, EA has also announced that Battlefield 2042 will receive live service updates throughout the years to keep the game fresh and interesting. The first year of live service will feature four Battle Passes featuring tons of new content to explore. The very first Battle Pass will drop in early 2022 so make sure to top up your wallet to get started as soon as it’s available!
During the Open Beta in October, we already got a preview of what was to come in Battlefield 2042. Now that the full version has officially been released, let’s take a look at the most important improvements that were made.
For starters, we can see various gameplay improvements in the final version of Battlefield 2042: a grenade indicator has been added, player movement has been improved and elevators now function smoother within the game.
Aside from this, EA has also improved the performance on the game on all systems, making the game run much smoother. Similarly, the matchmaking in Battlefield 2042 has also received quite a few tweaks. In the Open Beta, you may have experienced some connectivity issues due to being sent to servers outside of your region. This issue has now been resolved and you’ll experience a much more responsive connection. In addition, the numbers of bots in each server has been toned down to create a much more authentic Battlefield experience with real players.
The User Interface from the Open Beta has also received various updates: you can now open a large map that displays a live overview of the battlefield and communication with your teammates is much easier thanks to a new communication menu and a ping system that lets you mark positions.
Finally, we can also see major improvements to teamplay in the release version of Battlefield 2042. In the final version, you get access to five additional Specialists as well as fully customizable loadouts. This allows you to create many different setups so you can help out your team in every scenario. We can also see more focus on teamplay thanks to slower health regeneration, making teamwork with your Medics much more vital.
All in all, these massive improvements have helped to shape an even better Battlefield experience!
As of today, Battlefield 2042 is officially available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC! You can obtain various different versions of the game so let’s quickly go over each version to help you make the right decision for you:
With each version, you’ll also receive a Legendary skin for Irish, an Epic knife and an Epic Weapon Charm if you pre-ordered the game.
It’s also good to know that Battlefield 2042 features cross-play on all systems, with some restrictions. PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S players can cross-play with everyone. PS4 and Xbox One players can only play with each other but not with any of the other player groups.
Are you completely new to Battlefield? No worries, now’s the perfect time to discover this awesome franchise! Of course you can also try out the famous predecessors of Battlefield 2042 like:
You’re all set for Battlefield 2042 now! Pick your favorite specialist, finetune your loadout and dominate the battlegrounds in the newest Battlefield installment! Available now!