The multiplayer first-person shooter Battlefield 2042 for PlayStation, Xbox and PC has been officially revealed through a trailer that shows footage from its game engine. The game is developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts with a release date October 22. The trailer features some of the game modes of the multiplayer game only. Battlefield 2042 takes things to the next level with battles for up to 128 players. The game will feature huge maps that will include what the developer calls “Levolution” – an event that can alter the battlefield for a dynamic and unpredictable experience.
The trailer was shared on the official Battlefield YouTube channel showing the game engine footage and what to expect from Battlefield 2042. The actual gameplay footage will be revealed on June 13th. The trailer showcases the game modes including All-Out Warfare and Hazard Zone along with another mode. which will be unveiled at EA Play Live on July 22. All-Out Warfare will be a full-scale battle with Conquest and Breakthrough modes that will have up to 128 players available on consoles, including Xbox Series X / Series S, PlayStation 5, and PC. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game will support a maximum of 64 players.
The trailer features a new element “Levolution”, a tornado that travels around the map and can suck up items, vehicles, players, and even destroy parts of the map. Players with wingsuits can fly and weapons can be customized at any time. It also shows the iconic Battlefield 4 movement where players eject from their jets, take down an enemy jet, and immediately return to it. It was a nod to Battlefield players familiar with this type of gameplay. And so does the third mode which, according to the Battlefield 2042 website, is a love letter to major fans.
There will be seven maps in Battlefield 2042 called Orbital, Hourglass, Kaleidoscope, Manifest, Discarded, Breakaway, and Renewal. These are large-scale maps that, due to their size, will implement the mechanics of the Capture Zone a bit differently from previous games in the series.
YouTuber Jackfrags, who was apparently part of the Battlefield 2042 pre-press briefing, said there would be no single-player campaign. However, there will be some story elements in the cards. Battlefield 2042 features AI soldiers, and players will also have the option to play against an army of bots either solo or with their friends. And it looks like vehicle access will also be easier. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game will get relatively smaller maps designed for 64 players, but the big events will still be there.
Battlefield 2042 is on pre-order now and will release on October 22. It costs Rs. 3,499 on PC via Steam, Origin and Epic Store. For Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5, the game costs Rs. 4,499, while for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, it costs Rs. 3,999. The gameplay reveal will take place on June 13th.