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Fan-favorite maps confirmed for leaked Battlefield 2042 Battlehub game mode

Battlefield 2042’s new REDACTED game mode is rumored to be Battlehub. EA/DICE and rumors have confirmed that it will comprise of old maps.

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EA has confirmed that Battlefield 2042’s REDACTED mode – rumored to be called Battlehub – will feature remastered, fan-favorite maps – indicating that Tom Henderson’s leak could be accurate.

The big reveal of Battlefield 2042 came with a hot trailer, some scintillating gameplay, and additional details on what fans can expect to see in the game. But not everything is out in the open just yet, with EA and DICE being very coy over one of the game’s modes.

Listed as [REDACTED] on the official Battlefield 2042 website, the mode is being kept very hush-hush for the time being. However, leaker Tom Henderson initially pulled back the curtain with details on the potential mode, and now it seems like EA and DICE have confirmed some of this to be true.

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Henderson’s leaks and snippets of pre-reveal BF2042 information turned out to be true, with him showing hand-drawn concept art for the combat robot dogs, and saying that Battlefield 2042 wouldn’t have a campaign at launch.

In reference to the new Battlehub mode, Tom had said, “Battlefield Hub is going to be the ultimate sandbox experience, and is going to be the fun game mode when it comes to Battlefield 2042.”

Now, in an EA Play 2021 discussion interview, Ripple Effect Studios General Manager Christian Grass discussed the REDACTED mode saying: “one of the components of this experience that we’re creating is that we’re adding some of the fan-favorite maps back into Battlefield 2042. But the entire experience you’ll have to wait a bit longer before we reveal what that is.”

Tom Henderson’s original description of the mode sounded like a mix-and-match of many different previous Battlefield games and eras all meshed into one super-duper game mode.

He said it’s unlikely to be very balanced, but it is going to “contain remasters of old maps from old Battlefield titles.” They will still run on the 2042 engine, and in addition to this, he says that “Specialists will also be moving over to the Battlefield Hub.”

Tom has since confirmed the maps that are expected to feature in the new Battlefield 2042 Battlehub mode:

  • Metro
  • Locker
  • Wake Island
  • Siege of Shanghai
  • Arica Harbor
  • Caspian Border

He also said: “And just to add – I’m not sure if #BATTLEHUB is the name or not.”

Some maps will be able to support 128-players for the new Battlefield Hub game mode, whereas some will only be able to support 64-players. Henderson said the difference varies based on the size of the map, and which platform it’s played on: “This to me confirms as well that this Battlefield Hub will be coming on both past and current-gen consoles.”

Players will seemingly have the option of choosing which content they want to install on their console à la Call of Duty, as it won’t be necessary to have both Hazard Zone and Battlefield Hub if players dislike one of the modes, for instance.

A final key detail that Henderson points out is the game mode “will be updated with the Battle Pass Seasons that will also be coming to 2042, so I’m guessing that new weapons, new vehicles, new maps will be coming to the Battlefield Hub, from previous games, every time the season changes.”

Henderson does make it clear at the start of the video to take all this information with a “big pile of salt,” and that’s because he’s “tried to cross-check this information with as many different people as possible, people who’ve provided with me with information and stuff in the past, and even they have flat-out refused to comment on this, or do not know what this game mode is.”

The REDACTED mode is expected to be unveiled at the Official EA Play event on July 22, and we should have a clearer idea of what the mode will be after it.

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How to sign up for Battlefield 2042 technical playtest

Battlefield 2042 is on the way, and for those looking to give it a try early, here’s how you can sign up for the technical playtest.

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For those who are fans of the Battlefield franchise, there is indeed a way you can test the new installment if you’re lucky by getting access to the Battlefield 2042 technical playtest.

In recent months, we’ve had a decent amount of information concerning Battlefield 2042, from the in-game specialists to the map scale and modes players can expect.

With some fans pre-ordering the title to gain beta access, there is also another way for players to get their hands on the game early through the Battlefield 2042 technical playtest.

Battlefield 2042 technical playtest sign up

EA’s playtesting system allows players to play games early and test the latest builds to give the developers feedback.

Over on the EA website, they have all the information on the Battlefield 2042 technical playtest how you can sign up to have a chance of getting access.

How to sign up for Battlefield 2042 technical playtest

The first of the six Battlefiled 2042 playtests will be taking place next week, with sessions running from August 12 to August 15, according to a report by VGC.

The playtests will house “a few thousand participants” ahead of wider testing in the upcoming open beta scheduled for September.

Those who are interested in taking part in a Battlefield 2042 technical playtest will need to own either a PC, PS5 or Xbox Series X/S and will need to register through the EA Playtesting website.

Remember, this will not guarantee access to the Battlefield 2042 technical playtest but will put you in contention to be picked for one of the sessions, so if you’re truly interested, make sure you register fast.

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Technical playtest PC requirements

The minimum and recommended PC system requirements for the Battlefield 2042 technical playtest have also been revealed.

Minimum specs:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX-8350
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Video Memory: 4GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 560
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
  • DirectX: 12
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

Recommended specs:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790
  • Memory: 16GB
  • Video Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
  • DirectX: 12

There you have it. That’s how you can gain a chance at playtesting the new Battlefield 2042 game before its launch on October 22, 2021.

For more on Battlefield 2042, check out our article on whether or not the game will feature the Rental Server Program.

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Battlefield 2042 PC requirements: Minimum & recommended specs

With Battlefield 2042 playtests just around the corner, here are the minimum and recommnded PC specs required to run the game.

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Battlefield 2042 is officially on the horizon, and the minimum and recommended PC specifications required to run the huge FPS title have been revealed in an email from EA.

Battlefield 2042 is very much on the minds of those who love FPS games, especially after their showcase at the EA Play Live event, which announced a new Portal mode and that we can expect the Open Beta in September.

Battlefield 2042 has been confirmed for both next-gen and last-gen consoles, with minor differences separating them due to the difference in computing power.

Battlefield 2042 PC requirements

With that being said, many may still be wondering about the PC version of the game, intrigued as to what minimum specs will be needed and the recommended specs to run the game at full capacity.

Thankfully, we now have a much better idea of what kind of requirements the PC version of Battlefield 2042 will need, after the details were apparently released in an email ahead of six technical playtests.

Battlefield 2042 PC minimum requirements

According to Henderson, players will need at least 8GB of RAM, and either an AMD FC-8350 or Intel Core i5 6600K to run the game.

In terms of graphics cards, players will need 4GB Video Memory at least, with DICE apparently stating that a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is the worst Nvidia card that will actually run the game. You can view a list of the full specs below.

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K / AMD FX-8350
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • GRAPHICS CARD: DirectX 12 Compatible video card with 4 GB VRAM (AMD Radeon RX 560 / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti)
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Battlefield 2042 PC recommended requirements

To run Battlefield 2042 at high settings, players will need a powerful rig, with DICE recommending a Ryzen 5 or Intel Core i7 CPU, and 8GB of VRAM in your graphics card.

You can view the recommended PC specs below.

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790 / AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or equivalent
  • RAM: 16GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • GRAPHICS CARD: DirectX 12 Compatible video card with 4 GB VRAM (AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT / Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060)

Although these Battlefield 2042 PC requirement have not officially been confirmed by EA or DICE, Henderson’s credibility with leaks about the game means it’s likely that these are close to what the developers will be asking for from your rig.

If you would like to see how older Battlefield games run on your gaming PC, you can check out our guide on how to get Battlefield 1 and V for free.

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How to watch Battlefield 2042 Exodus short film

Here’s everything you need to know about the Battlefield 2042 Exodus, the upcoming short film that explains the events leading up to the game.

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Although Battlefield 2042 won’t launch with a single-player story, DICE is releasing a short film to showcase the events that led to all-out warfare. Here’s everything you need to know about Exodus, including how to watch it.

Battlefield 2042 is set in the near future, where the world has been decimated by natural disasters and war. The United States and Russia are at war, and Specialists from fallen nations will join the fight as Non-Patriated, or No-Pat, soldiers.

But how did the world of Battlefield 2042 get in this state, and how will that affect the ongoing story of the game? These questions are set to be answered in Exodus, an upcoming short film set in the world of Battlefield 2042.

Here’s everything you need to know about the film, including how to watch it.

How to watch Battlefield 2042 Exodus

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Battlefield 2042 Exodus will debut on Battlefield’s YouTube channel on August 12, 2021, at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM BST.

Exodus is already on YouTube, where you can wait for the premiere. From here, you can also set a reminder so YouTube will give you a notification before it begins.

We’ve embedded Battlefield 2042 Exodus below for your convenience.

What is Battlefield 2042 Exodus?

Battlefield 2042 Exodus is a short film set in the Battlefield universe. This “standalone short film set in the World of 2042” gives players a way to “Witness the events that will trigger an all-out war.”

While Battlefield 2042 won’t feature a campaign at launch, fans are hoping that this is how Battlefield’s ongoing story will be told, similar to Apex Legends Stories from the Outlands.

On top of that, there will be four seasons throughout its first year that are set to bring a ton of content.

How long is Battlefield 2042 Exodus?

Eagle-eyed players have spotted that Battlefield 2042’s Exodus short film will be around 9 minutes long.

By searching the trailer in Google, we can see that the YouTube card says the short film lasts 9:07 minutes, so this gives us a decent amount of time to see plenty of Battlefield storytelling and action.


And that’s all we know about Battlefield 2042’s Exodus short film so far! As we approach the date, we’ll keep you updated with any new story developments.

For more Battlefield, check out how to play in the Open Beta and if you can create a battle royale mode in Portal.

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