Battlefield 2042: Get Ready for the ‘Biggest Map Ever Seen’

Battlefield 6 has finally been announced with the upcoming release set to drop on October 22 this year. In a trailer unveiled by developer EA DICE overnight, the latest instalment in the franchise will be titled ‘Battlefield 2042’ and will take players on the ‘most ambitious’ journey so far. With the biggest map ever seen in a Battlefield game, the new addition looks like it’s going for broke.

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Battlefield 2042

Designed in the latest Frostbite engine, Battlefield 2042 is set to be one of the biggest shooters of all time, with 128 player maps available for next-gen consoles and PC. There’s also a bunch of new weapons, vehicles and gear to collect, and if you’re lucky – a robot dog.

But despite all the updates, the trailer did reveal one glaring omission – a campaign mode. The much-speculated Battle Royale mode will also not becoming, but you will able to enjoy three “distinct, standout multiplayer experiences”, including the awesome new All-Out War mode. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Setting

EA DICE confirmed that Battlefield 6 will be set in a world that is on the brink of destruction, with food, energy and water creating a refugee crisis. Among those impacted are the “Non-Patriated”, a faction made up of soldiers, farmers and engineers who have been left without a home nation. As is usually the case in these sorts of scenarios, the USA and Russian remain partially constructed, battling it out for global supremacy, however, this is where the mission gets interesting. To survive, a number of Non-Patraited, which each player will take on the role of, have joined both sides, hoping to gain a ‘seat at the table’.

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New Game Modes

A consultation prize for those wanting a Battle Royale, Battlefield 2042 is bringing All-Out-War, its revamped multiplayer experience. According to reports, this mode cops huge 128-player maps on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X, while PS4 and Xbox One players will have 64-player versions, scaled-down but still larger than previous iterations.

The second new game mode is Breakthrough, an option where one side attacks while the other defends in an attempt to capture areas. In most cases, this ends with a head-to-head clash. The final mode is Conquest, which EA DICE described as a “classic all-out war experience”, seeing a mass battle over a large space. Customisation is the name of the game here, where you can choose where to go and how you want to fight.

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Battlefield 2042 Release Date

According to the official trailer video, Battlefield 2042 will release on PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X on October 22, 2021. That means that after a long wait, fans will soon be able to relish the new maps and playing zones, but it won’t come without competition. The long-awaited new Call of Duty game is also set to release in October this year, meaning we could see the two titles go head-to-head on the release front.

EA DICE is expected to reveal more on Battlefield 2042 during its EA Play event on July 22, including information on the new Hazard Mode. A gameplay reveal is set to take place on June 13.

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General FAQs

When is Battlefield 6 coming out?

As confirmed by the official release trailer, Battlefield 2042, the sixth instalment in the franchise will be released on October 22.

How many maps are available in Battlefield 2042?

Battlefield 2042 will offer players a larger range of maps than ever before. In the All-Out-War game mode, the will be 128-player maps on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X, while PS4 and Xbox One players will have 64-player versions, scaled-down but still larger than previous iterations

What will battlefield 6 be about?

Battlefield 2042 is set in a world that is on the brink of destruction, with food, energy and water creating a refugee crisis. Users play as the “Non-Patriated”, a faction made up of soldiers, farmers and engineers who secretly join remaining superpowers the US and Russia for a chance at survival.