21 Jul 2021 12:07 PM +00:00

Battlefield 2042 is only going to have a handful of maps at launch

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Battlefield 2042 is going to be huge and we already know a lot about the new maps it's going to have at launch. As a global franchise that features a worldwide conflict, Battlefield 2042 is going to take us around the world with its new locales. There's only seven of them, but here's what we know.

LATEST - Will We See More Maps At EA PLAY Live?

We know this is a bit of a long shot, given the scale of Battlefield titles, but we might see a few more Battlefield 2042 maps revealed at EA PLAY Live in a couple of days. Battlefield Unredacted is set to reveal more information about Hazard Zone, EA DICE's evolution of Firestorm, and a mysterious new game mode...

" Tune in to EA PLAY Live on July 22 and watch the reveal of this love letter to Battlefield fans and long-time players, developed by DICE LA."

The EA PLAY Live presentation is slated to start at 10:00 PST / 13:00 EST / 18:00 BST on July 22nd; However, we expect the stream below to have a countdown. This means we might not see anything Battlefield related until around 10:30 PST / 13:30 EST / 18:30 BST.

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Battlefield 2042 is going to appear alongside the new FIFA and Madden titles, with a Dead Space Remaster heavily rumoured.

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There's Going To Be Dynamic Events

The Battlefield series is known for destructible landscapes and interacting with the structures around you like no other shooter allows.

This trend will continue into Battlefield 2042 - which will feature dynamic events on all of its maps, including powerful sandstorms, a space rocket launch, tornadoes, and more.

These will change the landscape around you as you fight for the W.

All The Battlefield 2042 Maps So Far

Let's go over the 7 maps teased so far for Battlefield 2042, and where players will go to fight it out come launch day.

Kaleidoscope (Sogdo, South Korea)

Kaleidoscope will take Battlefield 2042 players right into a major city with tall buildings, busy roads, and plenty of room for chaos.

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DOWNTOWN: Fight in the heart of a massive city on Kaleidoscope

This map has a dangerous tornado looming on the outskirts that players will have to watch out for.

Manifest (Brani Island, Singapore)

Manifest looks to be a much more lowkey and tactical map for Battlefield 2042, featuring a heavily wooded shipyard.

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LOOKOUT: There's some opportunity for stealth on Manifest

The map will feature at least one helicopter which could very well run the show hunting down opponents from the skies.

Orbital (Kourou, French Guiana)

Orbital will be a very unique Battlefield 2042 map that takes players to the launch pad of a massive rocket and surrounding facility.

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TO INFINITY: Take the fight right to the launch pad on Orbital

The rocket will be counting down to takeoff, and this will likely play a part in some game modes, while certainly effecting the landscape around the map once it goes.

READ MORE: *WATCH* Battlefield 2042 Reveal Stream

Discarded (Alang, India)

Discarded will be a very open map in Battlefield 2042 placing players in an open landscape broken up by massive ship hulks on the land.

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SALVAGE: Discarded is effectively a ship junkyward, filled with dangerous hiding spots

The map also includes some other high-reaching structures like cranes that will surely be a contested spot for players.

Renewal (Eastern Desert, Egypt)

Renewal will bring a stark contract between its two sections in Battlefield 2042, with one side being an arid desert, and the other being an agricultural center with lush green all around it.

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YIN AND YANG: Renewal is split between arid desert and lush fields

This may be the most open Battlefield 2042 map, with structures only including agricultural facilities.

Hourglass (Doha, Qatar)

Hourglass takes Battlefield 2042 to another packed city - filled with tall buildings and activity. Outside of the city there is a long roadway, a dome-like building, and a sandstorm looming.

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SKYSCRAPERS: Massive buildings dot the city skyline of Hourglass

This map will feature some heavy machinery in the skies with some dangerous looking planes that will no doubt be a race for players to reach.

Breakway (Queen Maud Land, Antarctica)

Breakaway brings the most rugged terrain of any Battlefield 2042 map, with massive mountaintops that players will have to navigate carefully via wingsuit.

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WATCH YOUR STEP: Breakaway is a treacherous map with rugged mountaintops

Below the mountains there's also some industrial buildings that will provide some additional cover and more strategic locations to fight for.

READ MORE: Will Battlefield 2042 be a Battle Royale?