People have been well aware that Battlefield 2042 would be packed with new mechanics. The operators and their abilities coupled with new gadgets, more vehicles, even bigger matches, and extreme weather, signaled the making of a good time. Today we got a look at these elements at work when DICE showed its big gameplay reveal during the Xbox and Bethesda presentation.
It showed off some of Battlefield 2042’s 128-player fights and the maps in which players will duke out these battles when the game releases in October. There are quite a bit of changes from previous Battlefield titles. An assault operator named Webster uses a specific zipline gun, since he’s built for agility.
The map that was shown in the beginning of the trailer is called Hourglass, which is set in Qatar. As perspective shifts, you definitely get a feel of the map and the locations of engagement with opposing players. Landmarks included a Neon City filled with skyscrapers, a stadium, and sand dunes in between. All of this open space is likely the reason for Battlefield 2042’s increase in vehicles, and you can call them to your location via airdrops.
The trailer also showed the extreme weather that will be a part of many maps. In Hourglass, massive sandstorms roll in and completely wipe out all visibility. A tornado may also pass through, throwing vehicles, debris, and players.
Right now, preorders for Battlefield 2042 are live, which you can check out here.