Wednesday, June 9th 2021

The Next Battlefield is Battlefield 2042 Set in World War 3

Electronic Arts unveiled the next chapter in its smash-hit online multiplayer FPS, "Battlefield 2042," according to an Origin leak that surfaced on Reddit. The year 2042 may sound arbitrary, but is 100 years prior to 2142, DICE's sci-fi futuristic shooter from the franchise. The premise of Battlefield 2042, set some 2 decades from now, depicts a near-future World War 3, with infantry and mechanized formations using a little more technology, though not quite into the realm of sci-fi. It makes a conservative prediction as to what warfare will look like in 2042, based on how little it's changed in the past 20 years. Like every other Battlefield before it, we expect large multiplayer PvP maps covering the "Conquest" mode Battlefield is known for; along with others such as Rush, TDM, and possibly even Firestorm. The leaker reveals an October 15, 2021 release date for Battlefield 2042.

Description texts from the Origin leaks and press release follow.

"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."

The press-release follows.

Battlefield 2042 Marks the Return of All-Out Warfare in New, Unmatched, Epic-Scale Experience
Electronic Arts Inc. and DICE today announced Battlefield 2042, a groundbreaking first-person shooter set to revolutionize the modern multiplayer sandbox. Powered by cutting-edge technology that pushes the capabilities of next generation hardware, the game drops players into a near-future, all-out-war experience that includes the franchise's hallmark, game-changing destruction. Featuring matches filled with up to 128 players on the latest consoles* and PCs, this unprecedented scale adds a new dimension to multiplayer battles. Battlefield 2042 also ups the action with the inclusion of real-time events that reshape the battlefield and tactical combat. All-new weapons, vehicles, and gadgets give players the freedom to be strategic and create jaw-dropping, only-in-Battlefield moments.

In Battlefield 2042, the world is on the brink. Shortages of food, energy, and clean water have led to dozens of failed nations, creating the greatest refugee crisis in human history. Among these Non-Patriated, or No-Pats, are families, farmers, engineers - and even soldiers. Amidst this crisis, the United States and Russia draw the world into an all-out war. No-Pat Specialists join both sides, not fighting for a flag, but for the future of the Non-Patriated in this new world.

Players will jump into the boots of Specialists, an all-new type of playable soldier for the franchise. Inspired by the traditional four Battlefield classes, Specialists will be equipped with their own unique Specialist Trait and Specialty, and will have fully customizable loadouts. As a Specialist, players will have access to a cutting-edge arsenal of weapons, equipment, and vehicles to use in battle. These powerful new tools give creative players a wealth of options as they find the perfect combination to fit their play style and outsmart and outgun opponents on the battlefield.

"Battlefield 2042 is an evolution of the franchise and embraces what our players want - the ultimate Battlefield multiplayer sandbox with intense combat and a ton of incredible, unexpected events," said Oskar Gabrielson, General Manager of DICE. "All of us across DICE in Stockholm, DICE LA, Criterion, and EA Gothenburg have had so much fun developing this game and now it's time to let players jump in. What they'll find is that we've built three distinct, absolutely epic experiences that we think they'll love."

The biggest, most ambitious title in the franchise, Battlefield 2042 includes:

All-Out Warfare - the next generation of fan-favorite modes Conquest and Breakthrough, featuring the largest maps ever for the franchise and for the first time, up to 128 players. Experience the intensity of All-Out Warfare in large-scale battles like never before on maps filled with dynamic weather, dangerous environmental hazards, and spectacular world events that see tornadoes rip across the map and sandstorms block out the sun.
Hazard Zone - an all-new, high-stakes, squad-based game-type for the Battlefield franchise that is a modern take on the multiplayer experience that is distinctly DICE but very different from All-Out Warfare's Conquest or Breakthrough modes.
TO BE ANNOUNCED - the third experience, being developed by DICE LA, is another exciting new game-type for the franchise. This experience is a love letter to Battlefield fans and one that long-time players will feel right at home with. Tune-in to EA Play Live on July 22 for all the details.

Battlefield 2042 is available now for pre-order and is set to launch on retail and digital storefronts on October 22 for $59.99 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and $69.99 on Xbox Series X and S and PlayStation 5. EA Play members get a 10-hour trial starting Oct 15, 2021. EA Play members and players who pre-order will receive early access to the Open Beta**. Players who pre-order have three different editions to choose from, including the Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition for $89.99 on PC and $99.99 on console, or the Battlefield 2042 Ultimate Edition for $109.99 on PC or $119.99 on console.
Source: Popygay (Reddit)
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47 Comments on The Next Battlefield is Battlefield 2042 Set in World War 3

#26
JoniISkandar
I dont think troops close combat in the WW3, nonsense mechanic
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#27
turbogear
ZoneDymoI might jump in but I have to see whats new, I always loved BF and it has been interesting following the series.

here, bit of nostaligia:

This reminds me of those old days. :)
BF is my beloved series, as can already be seen from my Avatar which is referring indirectly to BF through Frostbite Engine. :D

I have to say though, I was not fully satisfied with BFV and it was the only one since long time that I played only a very little.
I loved all the previous ones and played almost infinite number of hours of multiplayer. :D
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#28
lZKoce
Just make Titanfall 3 already...with double the single player campaign if possible. :)
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#29
Guwapo77
I haven't played BF since the outstanding BF4. I have a preference for games like this in set in a "current'ish" time frame. So those games from 100 years ago or 100 years in the future, those are no goes for me. Lets hope this 20 years into the future isn't anything to crazy. I don't want any Star Trek pocket lasers.
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#30
r.h.p
ZoneDymoI might jump in but I have to see whats new, I always loved BF and it has been interesting following the series.

here, bit of nostaligia:

yeah i am a big fan and must agree bf2 has been my fav. they should bring the commander back
turbogearThis reminds me of those old days. :)
BF is my beloved series, as can already be seen from my Avatar which is referring indirectly to BF through Frostbite Engine. :D

I have to say though, I was not fully satisfied with BFV and it was the only one since long time that I played only a very little.
I loved all the previous ones and played almost infinite number of hours of multiplayer. :D
same bf5 the maps were to small and the snipers imo annoyed the shit out of me
r.h.pyeah i am a big fan and must agree
looks good on paper and reminds me of bf4
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#31
Bork Bork
Tanks in WW3 when you have ICBMs... okay....

The only war that works in this day and age are proxy wars. And those tend to be smaller than most Call of Battlefield maps.
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#32
$ReaPeR$
I will just follow their advice and not buy it.
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#34
defaultluser
Bork BorkTanks in WW3 when you have ICBMs... okay....

The only war that works in this day and age are proxy wars. And those tend to be smaller than most Call of Battlefield maps.
I guess Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Syrian Civil war are completely off your radar?

I think your only modern definition of proxy wars in a small region not requiring tanks was Crimea - and they mostly walked-in unopposed!

ICBMS have always been a fail-safe for a sore loser. (you only use them if you need to retaliate from a first-strike, or you have no other out).You can't hold a contested piece of land with an ICBM (nobody believes you will launch it), and until we make a self-driving, self-aiming tank, you will ned humans inside them.
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#35
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
I am looking forward to this game! I loved BF 2142, BF 3 and BF 4 (sadly I missed out on BF 2). Didn't care for BF 1 or BF 5.
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#36
chfrcoghlan
my_name_is_earlFull price for no single player. I hope this is not going to be a trend.
Battlefield has never been about single player, so it was about time they let it go.
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#37
Bork Bork
defaultluserI guess Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Syrian Civil war are completely off your radar?

I think your only modern definition of proxy wars in a small region not requiring tanks was Crimea - and they mostly walked-in unopposed!

ICBMS have always been a fail-safe for a sore loser. (you only use them if you need to retaliate from a first-strike, or you have no other out).You can't hold a contested piece of land with an ICBM (nobody believes you will launch it), and until we make a self-driving, self-aiming tank, you will ned humans inside them.
Respawning has never been a thing in real life, nor has it been possible to repair an aircraft midflight. Or having one person controlling an entire tank. But in Battlefield: Your dreams will become true, that is a possibility. I mean remember when norwegians slaughtered nazi armies when they got invaded? I sure don't, but that's historical accuracy for ya because no one cared..

If you missed my point about throwing nukes at each other, then there's really no point going further into that topic. So hurry and call the waaaambulance!
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#38
MarsM4N
I was actually pretty pumped after watching the reveal trailer. :rockout:

Hours later the news popped up about the EA hack & the stolen Frostbite 3 source code, and all hope is lost. It really looked like they removed the bad captain in the team (SJW extremist "If you don't like it, don't buy it" Mr. Patrick Soderlund) & get the turn, but as it looks they're heading full force for the next ice berg. Just so sad what EA did to the Battlefield franchise in the recent years. After BF4 it really went down the drain. Bad map design, bad game mechanics, messing up the class system, and the most stupid decision: dropping Punkbuster anti cheat after BF4. Which is the main reason why BF Hardline, BF1 & BF5 died quickly, cheaters are rampant in FPS games that don't have a working anti cheat.

I'll get a cold beer ready & enjoy the sh*tshow unfolding live on Twitch at release date. Pretty sure it will be a never before seen hackfest. EA shares will bottom out & the sales will be so bad, that we will not see another Battlefield game for a long time. This will be total madness. :toast: And remember kids, Do NOT Preorder !!!
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#39
V3ctor
Now all they need is a system that prevent cheaters playing, and ban them..........

Yesterday in BF V in a match with 500 tickets, a guy was already with 80 kills and 4 deaths in 5 to 8min of the game.... so....

EA if your are reading something somewhere on the internet... please ban cheaters *constantly*
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#40
r.h.p
MarsM4NI was actually pretty pumped after watching the reveal trailer. :rockout:

Hours later the news popped up about the EA hack & the stolen Frostbite 3 source code, and all hope is lost. It really looked like they removed the bad captain in the team (SJW extremist "If you don't like it, don't buy it" Mr. Patrick Soderlund) & get the turn, but as it looks they're heading full force for the next ice berg. Just so sad what EA did to the Battlefield franchise in the recent years. After BF4 it really went down the drain. Bad map design, bad game mechanics, messing up the class system, and the most stupid decision: dropping Punkbuster anti cheat after BF4. Which is the main reason why BF Hardline, BF1 & BF5 died quickly, cheaters are rampant in FPS games that don't have a working anti cheat.

I'll get a cold beer ready & enjoy the sh*tshow unfolding live on Twitch at release date. Pretty sure it will be a never before seen hackfest. EA shares will bottom out & the sales will be so bad, that we will not see another Battlefield game for a long time. This will be total madness. :toast: And remember kids, Do NOT Preorder !!!
didnt know that they dropped punkbuster , makes sence now why k/d ratio went frakin sideways in bf1 and bf5 :mad:
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#41
MarsM4N
r.h.pdidnt know that they dropped punkbuster , makes sence now why k/d ratio went frakin sideways in bf1 and bf5 :mad:
Yep, they dropped Punkbuster in favour of FairFight, which does only server side statistic checks, no scan on player PC's for running hax.

Just the fact alone that you have propagandists aka. "Influencers" like JackFrags stopped streaming / uploading Battlefield gameplay & are forced to adress the cheating situation shows how catastrophal the situation actually is. Saving some bucks on a propper anti cheat, and loosing a massive player / customer base in the long run, plus bad PR. Pretty dazzling that you still have CEO's who are selling this as a win to their share holders. :kookoo:


And the cherry on the cake is that EA and/or some key resellers allow game purchases by "unsafe" payment methods, like stolen/fake credit card credentials. Mostly used by these rage haxors. It takes days or even weeks before they get banned or their key disabled, and in the meanwhile they ruin the game for everyone else, sometimes even promote their hax sites in the ingame chat. And when they are banned, they just "buy" a new key. Absolute bonkers. :twitch:
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#42
GerKNG
BFV is pretty decent today.
it was awful at launch but it got better, received content updates, and a lot of general balancing and QOL updates.

if it would have released in the current state it would be one of the top 3 battlefield games.
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#43
Why_Me
MarsM4NYep, they dropped Punkbuster in favour of FairFight, which does only server side statistic checks, no scan on player PC's for running hax.

Just the fact alone that you have propagandists aka. "Influencers" like JackFrags stopped streaming / uploading Battlefield gameplay & are forced to adress the cheating situation shows how catastrophal the situation actually is. Saving some bucks on a propper anti cheat, and loosing a massive player / customer base in the long run, plus bad PR. Pretty dazzling that you still have CEO's who are selling this as a win to their share holders. :kookoo:


And the cherry on the cake is that EA and/or some key resellers allow game purchases by "unsafe" payment methods, like stolen/fake credit card credentials. Mostly used by these rage haxors. It takes days or even weeks before they get banned or their key disabled, and in the meanwhile they ruin the game for everyone else, sometimes even promote their hax sites in the ingame chat. And when they are banned, they just "buy" a new key. Absolute bonkers. :twitch:
JackFrags is all about CoD Warzone these days.
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#44
Antykain
Curious about what easter eggs DICE is going to spread throughout the BF2042 maps..
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