Dur­ing the EA Play Live stream, EA and devel­op­er Rip­ple Effect announced Bat­tle­field Por­tal for Bat­tle­field 2042. It’s one of the bet­ter addi­tions to Bat­tle­field, espe­cial­ly in recent years.

Bat­tle­field Por­tal is a new “com­mu­ni­ty-dri­ven plat­form” that allows play­ers to cre­ate their own Bat­tle­field expe­ri­ence. It fea­tures fan-favorite maps from Bat­tle­field 1942, Bat­tle­field Bad Com­pa­ny 2 and Bat­tle­field 3, with sev­en maps from Bat­tle­field 2042 at launch. Using a “pow­er­ful cre­ation suite,” play­ers can cre­ate their own game­types and mess with var­i­ous set­tings. They can even use a log­ic edi­tor to specif­i­cal­ly tune ele­ments they want. Progress and XP is shared between Por­tal and the game’s oth­er modes. 

Weapons, vehi­cles, and equip­ment from each of the games will be avail­able to use in Bat­tle­field Por­tal. This means you can essen­tial­ly mix-and-match any­thing from these games; so you could have World War II sol­diers fight­ing in the set­ting from Bat­tle­field 2042.

Bat­tle­field Por­tal is tru­ly a love let­ter to our pas­sion­ate and long-time fans,” Rip­ple Effec­t’s Justin Wiebe stat­ed. “We’ve cre­at­ed a set of tools that real­ly gives the com­mu­ni­ty the chance to cre­ate their own sig­na­ture Bat­tle­field expe­ri­ences, while also bring­ing back these icon­ic Bat­tle­field clas­sics for our vet­er­an play­ers to rev­el in and our new play­ers to expe­ri­ence for the first time.”

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The six maps from the pre­vi­ous Bat­tle­field titles that are fea­tured in Por­tal can­not be edited.

You can check out run­down of what’s com­ing to Bat­tle­field Por­tal, below. All descrip­tions are writ­ten by EA:

Maps:

  • Bat­tle Of The Bulge (Bat­tle­field 1942)
  • El Alamein (Bat­tle­field 1942)
  • Ari­ca Har­bor (Bat­tle­field: Bad Com­pa­ny 2)
  • Val­paraiso (Bat­tle­field: Bad Com­pa­ny 2)
  • Caspi­an Bor­der (Bat­tle­field 3)
  • Noshahr Canals (Bat­tle­field 3)

Weapons:

  • 40+ Weapons from 3 The­aters of War
  • M1 Garand, Panz­er­schreck, G3, M416 and more
  • Plus the inclu­sion of Bat­tle­field 2042’s All-Out War­fare Arsenal

Vehi­cles:

  • 40+ Vehi­cles from 3 The­aters of War
  • The Spit­fire and B17 Bomber make their return along­side mod­ern hard­ware such as the Quad Bike and Lit­tle Bird
  • Plus the inclu­sion of Bat­tle­field 2042’s All-Out War­fare array of vehicles

Gad­gets:

  • 30+ Gad­gets from 3 The­aters of War
  • Recon­nais­sance items such as the MAV and Radio Bea­con will be avail­able as gad­get selec­tions along­side the Defib­ril­la­tor and EOD Bot
  • Plus the inclu­sion of Bat­tle­field 2042’s Gadgets

Armies:

  • Clas­sic Fac­tions will be mak­ing their return in Bat­tle­field Por­tal as you remem­ber them, allow­ing you the abil­i­ty to mix and match between 7 dif­fer­ent armies from the Clas­sic titles as well as Bat­tle­field 2042’s Specialists
  • Armies such as 1942’s UK, US, and Ger­many as well as Bad Com­pa­ny 2’s US and Rus­sia will fea­ture exclu­sive­ly in Bat­tle­field Portal

Sol­diers

  • The return of Fac­tions to Bat­tle­field Por­tal, we will also mean that we are bring­ing back sol­dier arche­types as you know them to be with­in their rel­e­vant titles. As an exam­ple, Bat­tle­field 3’s Assault, Engi­neer, Sup­port and Recon roles make their return in Bat­tle­field Portal

All new con­tent that comes to Bat­tle­field 2042 post-launch will also be head­ing to Por­tal as well. If you wish to know more about Bat­tle­field Por­tal, you can check out DICE’s in-depth blog post to find out more.