It's time to head back to the battlefield, soldier. Battlefield 2042 is bringing back global warfare on a never-before-seen scale and we can't wait to see how EA DICE is making the most of the new hardware on offer.
Here's everything we know about the game so far...
Battlefield 2042 Release Date
We don't have an official announcement from EA DICE just yet, but Origin's premature update has suggested that Battlefield 2042 is due to launch on October 15th, 2021. This has also been suggested by industry insider and commentator Tom Henderson, which you can see below:
The fact that Battlefield 2042 is releasing in the middle of October doesn't really surprise anyone here, but it does make things interesting when it comes to "COD 2021".
A similar release date is anticipated for the next Call of Duty title and the two series are unofficially rivals when it comes to vying for the dominant first-person shooter spot on people's consoles. We're not sure whether Battlefield 2042 will be affected by a close-proximity Call of Duty release but it's hard to imagine that it didn't affect Battlefield V's launch.
New Trailers & Teasers
Battlefield 2042 is just being confirmed by a reveal stream from EA DICE. We're expecting a short teaser trailer to showcase a little bit about where Battlefield is taking us next but not a whole lot of information about the gameplay and the scale of the title.
You can check out the Battlefield reveal stream below:
According to sources, further development on this reveal is due during the Summer Game Fest stream on June 10th and we are expecting to see Battlefield appear in some capacity during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase at E3 2021 and at EA Play 2021 in July.
Leaked Screenshots & More
At the moment, the only other thing we have to talk about is the leaked screenshots that have allegedly been uploaded to EA's Origin storefront a tad early.
These sorts of leaks aren't uncommon, with changing timezones often causing confusion for global teams. However, you can imagine that it's a bit painful for whoever made the mistake so close to any official reveal.
Okami has shared the images from the Reddit Post that uncovered them below:
An official game description was also uncovered via Origin:
" U.S.A. and Russia stand at the brink of war. Proxy wars have waged for decades, generating experienced but displaced combat veterans. These Specialists use their skills to shape the future — a future worth fighting for."
"Battlefield 2042 introduces 7 vast maps for up to 128* players. From Seoul’s cities to Egypt’s deserts, every map offers a unique experience based on the natural environment."
"Customize weapons, gadgets and vehicles in-battle to tip the scales in your favor. Summon a robotic dog built for battle, employ a grappling hook or don your very own wingsuit."
"Choose your role on the battlefield and form hand-tailored squads through the new Specialist system. Based on Battlefield’s four Classes, Specialists have one unique Specialty and Trait – but the rest of the loadout is fully customizable.