Battlefield 2042’s release is coming up in a week and DICE has released more info on what to expect for post-launch support. The game will have four seasons of post-launch content in its first year of live service, but details for the first season won’t be coming until 2022.
Obviously people were expecting to hear this information sooner, but a blog post confirms that the we won’t be hearing more about Season 1 until “early” 2022. At launch, players will take part in a “preseason” instead of a first season. The preseason will give players weekly missions and rewards, alongside limited-timed modes, and curated content from Battlefield Portal, as described by DICE.
When Season 1 does finally arrive, it will bring a new Specialist, the first Battle Pass, additional Portal content, and “maybe even some new sights to see,” DICE teased.
“Launch is only the beginning,” DICE said. “We’re taking a new approach to live service with not only a commitment to new content, but a goal of enhancing the Battlefield experience through seasons that will continue to evolve the world of Battlefield 2042.”
Battlefield 2042’s first year of live service will include four seasons, four battle passes, four new Specialists, and “new locations” to check out. Battlefield Portal will also get its own set of separate updates as well.
The game will launch on November 12th for people who buy the Gold or Ultimate edition. A 10-hour trial of the full game arrives the same day for Game Pass members. The official release date for Battlefield 2042 is November 19th. There is still time to preorder the game if you’re looking to play right now.