A new Battlefield has been announced, and will release this fall.
Developer DICE has officially announced Battlefield 2042 (via GameSpot). The game will release for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox systems on October 22nd. It will be an all multi-player title, foregoing a traditional campaign. A trailer was released for the game. It is a cinematic trailer, and does not show any gameplay. However, it does give gamers a chance to see what to expect when gameplay is revealed on June 13th during the Xbox E3 press conference.
Battlefield 2042 will feature bigger maps than before, with seven maps in total. Locations include South Korea, Singapore, India, and more. Though the trailer did not show gameplay, we do see what the areas will look like. PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S will support up to 128 players at a time, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will support up to 64 players. Battlefield 2042 will feature more vehicles than before, including a helicopter and fighter jet. It will also feature extreme weather events that can change the tides of battle, and throw matches into complete chaos. This includes tornado storms that can tear up the map.
There will also be different character types for players to choose from called Specialists. Each Specialist comes with a Specialty and Trait. Along with those two abilities, each Specialist can be fitted with a custom loadout, allowing players to create a custom character that fits their playstyle. There will be ten Specialists available when Battlefield 2042 launches.
Battlefield 2042 will take place in a world where climate disasters have destroyed dozens of nations. This causes a massive influx of soldiers who do not have countries. However, these soldiers are pulled into a worldwide conflict between the US and Russia.
Battlefield 2042 will release for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on October 22nd.