The game formerly known as Battlefield 6, has officially been revealed as Battlefield 2042. DICE’s latest entry to the first-person shooter series is an all-multiplayer title, with no traditional campaign. It will be arriving to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on October 22nd, 2021. A reveal trailer was also released along with first details about the game.
The trailer, which you can check out below, shows off Battlefield’s near-future setting and a bunch of tools you’ll be able to use in the game. While the video doesn’t feature any gameplay, that will premiere during the Xbox E3 press conference on June 13th. The first piece of gear you see is the wingsuit, quickly followed by a look at helicopters, fighter jets, robotic dogs, and more.
DICE gave GameSpot an early look at Battlefield 2042, which provided a large amount of information about the game. For some examples, Battlefield 2042 will be multiplayer-only, and that matches for next-gen consoles and PC will support as many as 128 players–double that of the PS4 and Xbox One.
Since the game is set in the near future, as suggested in the title, climate change has destroyed dozens of nations. That’s caused a huge influx of soldiers without countries, who are pulled into a worldwide conflict between the US and Russia. According to GameSpot a few of Battlefield 2042’s maps center on conflicts in Qatar, India, Egypt, and Antarctica. Just to throw a few out there. You probably caught glimpses of them in the trailer (if you watched).
In addition to bigger maps, matches, and more vehicles, Battlefield 2042 will also have extreme weather events that will change the tone of battle. These major weather adjustments can even complete chaos. Towards the end of the trailer, a huge tornado can be seen picking up and throwing objects, vehicles, and players. DICE says that with Battlefield 2042, they are looking to recreate more “Battlefield moments.” With “levolution” changes on the map, big player counts per match, and storms, it looks like Battlefield moments are upon us.