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Battlefield 2042 game modes: All-Out Warfare, Hazard Zone & more

Here is a breakdown of the confirmed game modes included in the highly-anticipated Battlefield 2042 and will dish out plenty of action.

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Battlefield 2042 will feature a wide variety of multiplayer game modes on launch, adding more later. Here’s a breakdown of every confirmed game mode in Battlefield 2042.

There is a ton of anticipation for the release of Battlefield 2042. After being delayed, the game is now on the slate for a November 19 release, and we’ve seen many of the weapons and new Specialists in the game.

There will also be some fun game modes available for players to try out at launch, and the developers will add even more later on. This guide will go over every game mode in Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042 game modes list

Battlefield 2042 tank and players

The developers have clarified that multiplayer will be the focus of Battlefield 2042, with three modes launching with the game in October and more content to be added down the line.

Each of these will be unique and will offer players variety in terms of gameplay and locations. DICE confirmed that none of these upcoming modes is a battle royale.

Let’s break down all the content that has been confirmed for these upcoming game modes.

All-Out Warfare

All-Out Warfare in Battlefield 2042

All Out Warfare will focus on two fan-favorite Battlefield modes. The first one is the iconic Conquest sandbox mode which will support up to 128 players and has gone through a few changes since its last appearance in the series.

The maps have been altered to suit the increased scale, with action divided into “clusters” of various kinds. Rather than focusing on individual control points, players will head to sectors consisting of several flags.

We’ll also see the return of Breakthrough, which will see two teams duke it out over larger-scale sectors. This will require Attackers to push to capture the final objective, and Defenders will have to protect themselves against their opponents.

Hazard Zone

Hazard Zone promo in Battlefield 2042

Hazard Zone is another squad-based game mode that will be available at launch. The official description on the website labels it as “a modern take on the multiplayer experience.”

While we don’t have too much information about this, the developers have confirmed that it will be “very different from the modes of All-Out Warfare.”

Leaks have indicated that it will be a mix of Hunt Showdown and Escape from Tarkov and could be free to play. Hazard Zone may also possess an aspect of PVE, where players have to survive and keep their stash game after game.

battlefield 2042 hazard zone

To keep your stash, you must extract loot at extraction sites and survive. Some more leaks revealed that successfully doing this will grant you an “extraction streak,” providing you with bonuses and perks.

Some of these bonuses may include:

  • More XP at the end of rounds
  • Percentage discount of equipment prices
  • Currency: DMC (Dark Market Coins)

These streaks will also include tactical upgrades or perks such as:

  • Starting armor
  • Loadout Insurance
  • Faster healing

Battlefield 2042 Portal mode

battlefield portal art

The ambitious Battlefield Portal mode will serve as a combination of previous Battlefield games, bringing back classic maps, weapons, gadgets, and more from earlier titles like Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3.

You can play either the ‘Official Experiences’ crafted by Ripple Effect or take advantage of ‘Community Experiences,’ where you’ll have rein to build whatever game mode you want.

Six Classic Maps coming to Battlefield Portal

This game mode will feature various fan-favorite Battlefield maps that have been “optimized for next-gen quality and graphics.” You’ll even have the option to add destruction that wasn’t there originally.

Not only will these classic maps feature in Battlefield Portal, but all seven of Battlefield 2042’s launch maps will also be there, as well as upcoming DLC maps. Players have also requested a few more maps to add to this game mode

Pc and next-gen console users will get to play with a maximum of 128 players on these classic maps. However, those on PS4/Xbox One will be limited to 64 players.

Portal character holding a M1 Garand

While playing these classic maps, you’ll have access to over 40 weapons and 30 gadgets from previous games, as well as all of 2042’s content. 

These weapons have been rebalanced to ensure that they’re “normalized around the 2042 values.” We’ll also see the return of 40 classic vehicles will also be coming to Battlefield Portal. 

One of the most exciting aspects of Battlefield Portal will be the custom mode creation feature. You can use Ripple Effect’s mode builder to create various unique and competitive game modes. 

You’ll be able to create Gun Game, Infected, and even pit teams from various titles against each other. This feature will include a casual builder along with complex visual scripting for “advanced builders.” 

Battlefield character with tank

That covers all the game modes that have been confirmed for Battlefield 2042. DICE has ensured that the game will have plenty of variety in content when it finally releases.

If you want to get a taste of the gameplay ahead of the official release date, then you can check out our guide on how to play the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta.

Image credits: DICE