EA / DICE have unleashed the Battlefield 2042 reveal trailer. Alongside the video, put collectively utilizing ‘recreation engine’ footage, a press launch outlines the near-future brink of WWIII first-person shooter that EA claims is “set to revolutionize the modern multiplayer sandbox”. Key options of the brand new title are; matches full of as much as 128 gamers (PC and latest gen consoles), real-time occasions that reshape the battlefield and tactical fight, plus all-new weapons, autos and devices.
The story behind this dystopian close to future recreation is that whereas the US and Russia are drawn into all out warfare because of shortages of meals, water and power, refugee populations spring up ‘No Pat Specialists’ keen to struggle on both facet for the perceived good thing about the massive variety of residents of varied failed nations. These specialists will fall into one among 4 courses, as we’ve seen in earlier video games, however there’s an additional layer of specialisation – with 10 specialists out there from launch (solely 4 outlined to this point) and another launched each quarter within the coming yr. Specialists supply a particular trait and speciality, in addition to being adept with a variety of normal weaponry.
Modes of gameplay embody the all out warfare fan favourites Conquest and Breakthrough, that includes the biggest maps ever for the franchise, and as much as 128 simultaneous gamers (64 restrict on earlier gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles). The Hazard Zone is described as an all-new, high-stakes, squad-based game-type. Lastly a 3rd mode, being developed by DICE LA is but to be revealed, however it’s teased that this mode can be “a love letter to Battlefield fans and one that long-time players will feel right at home with”. So it is not Battle Royale.
Next up on the Battlefield 2042 publicity roadmap is a gameplay focussed reveal trailer coming this Sunday. Then, on twenty second July, extra particulars and the undisclosed DICE LA recreation mode can be unwrapped at EA Play Live. EA plans to have an ‘open Beta’ for EA Play members and pre-order prospects. Later there can be a 10-hour path for EA Play members ranging from fifteenth Oct, earlier than normal world launch on twenty second Oct. The recreation will value from US$59.99 / £49.99 with some editions costing double this quantity.