EA just dropped a lot of info about their latest Battlefield game: Battlefield 2042. Let’s start with their action-packed epic reveal trailer, shall we?
EA dropped this reveal trailer for Battlefield 2042 on June 9, 2021. As expected, the trailer is packed full of action, gunplay, and even rocket-play. When one of the scenes features a F-35 pilot ejecting out of his aircraft to blast another jet fighter with a missile launcher, you know things are getting crazy. Even better, the trailer (and the title) shows off a sci-fi setting for the game. Such a setting hasn’t appeared in a Battlefield game since Battlefield 2142, so this is pretty exciting. Funnily enough, the 2 games even share similar themes.
Along with that reveal trailer, EA has also given Battlefield 2042 a release date. Apparently, we will get to play it on October 22, 2021. Preorders for the game are available here on various platforms, including PC, Xbox, and PlayStation. Unfortunately though, EA has chosen to make the game a bit…pricey. A Twitter post revealed that the price for the Standard edition on PC, PS4, and Xbox One will be $59.99. However, that same Standard edition will be $69.99 on the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X. Yes, EA is charging more for next-gen console owners. If they’re trying not to look greedy, they’re not helping their cause here.
It gets even worse for the other editions of Battlefield 2042. The Gold edition will cost $89.99 on PC, and $99.99 for all consoles. Meanwhile, the Ultimate edition will cost $109.99 on PC, and $119.99 on all consoles. Feel the pain of the wallet.
Battlefield 2042: Reveal Details
As mentioned before, Battlefield 2042 seems to make a return to a sci-fi setting. Specifically, VGC revealed this setting takes place in a near-future world, where environmental disasters has caused a global refugee crisis as wars break out over limited resources. EA’s official synopsis is as follows:
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.
EA also announced that 3 game modes will be available for Battlefield 2042: All-Out Warfare, Hazard Zone, and an in-development 3rd game mode that will be “a love letter to Battlefield fans and one that long-time players will feel right at home with”. Who knows what that might entail. EA also announced that next-gen consoles will have access to large maps capable of supporting 128-player battles, but current gen consoles will have that reduced to 64 players in smaller maps. Looks like EA seriously want to push people to get the next-gen consoles, regardless of their actual availability.
EA just released a reveal trailer for Battlefield 2042. EA have also revealed a release date of October 22, 2021; a ludicrous price range for next-gen console owners (and everyone else too, for that matter), and a bunch of details about the setting, story, and gameplay of this latest entry to the Battlefield series. Looks like Battlefield fans are going to get quite a bit of action this fall.