23 Jul 2021 1:15 PM +00:00

Battlefield Portal Brings Classic Maps to 2042

Unfortunately leaking ahead of time, EA and DICE finally revealed Battlefield Portal during EA Play Live.

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It's an exciting mix of nostalgia and modern Battlefield, and we've got everything you need to know about it below.

What Is Battlefield Portal?

Battlefield Portal is a lot more than old maps being added to Battlefield 2042. It is a platforms of its own where you can experiment with the rules in ways you couldn't in the traditional modes.

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As EA write, "take on custom-made modes or create your own unique experience using powerful builder tools. Imagine the assault rifles and helis of Battlefield 2042 on the Battlefield 1942 map Battle of the Bulge. Or perhaps a knife vs. defib fight on Caspian Border?"

Essentially, it's all of the new features of Battlefield 2042, including the modern gameplay and visuals, brought to the series' most popular maps, all while providing players with the freedom to change the modes into a sandbox however they please.


Release Date

EA confirmed during EA Play Live that Battlefield Portal will be available from the launch of Battlefield 2042.

Therefore, you'll be able to play the sandbox mode from October 22, 2021. If anything changes, we'll update you.


During the EA Play Live show, a trailer for Battlefield Portal was played, showcasing the new look classic maps and even a large scale knives vs. defibrillators battle.

You can check it out below.

All Battlefield Portal Maps

The maps that will be included in Battlefield Portal at launch have also been confirmed.

They will come from Battlefield 1942, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3 and more, so fans of the series since its inception will have plenty to be excited about. The full list of maps is:

  • Battle of the Bulge - Battlefield 1942
  • El Alamein - Battlefield 1942
  • Africa Harbor - Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Valparaiso - Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Caspian Border - Battlefield 3
  • Noshahr Canals - Battlefield 3

Vehicles, Weapons, & More

EA has also confirmed that weapons and vehicles from the ages will be returning for Battlefield Portal. You'll be able to mix and match them in each of the maps and games modes in any way you'd like.

Below is what EA have to say about the weapons and vehicles that are returning:

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