EA and DICE have confirmed that Battlefield 2042 won’t feature a single-player campaign or a battle royale mode when the game launches on October 22.
Fans of the legendary FPS series have waited three years for the next installment from DICE, with the developers finally announcing Battlefield 2042 officially on June 9.
While Warzone has been dominating the first-person shooter market since its release in March 2020, streamers like Dr Disrespect have been begging for a Battlefield BR to challenge Call of Duty’s offering.
Unfortunately, it appears that Warzone won’t face any competition yet, with EA and DICE confirming that Battlefield 2042 will not feature a battle royale at launch. Additionally, the game also won’t launch with a campaign.
No Battlefield 2042 battle royale game mode
During an exclusive Q&A session ahead of the game’s announcement, EA and DICE discussed two of the three major multiplayer experiences coming with Battlefield 2042 but made sure to confirm they were not a battle royale mode.
When asked if there were any plans for a BR once the game has launched, the devs replied: “That’s something we’ll have to see down the line. Within the launch scope, we do not have that intention there.”
Of course, it’s interesting to note that the devs specifically said “within the launch scope,” which could mean that it’s something they intend to drop later in Battlefield 2042.
No Battlefield 2042 campaign
On top of no battle royale, Battlefield 2042 also won’t have a “traditional” single-player campaign for players to enjoy, although DICE say the game as a “world [that] is still very rich with lore. All specialists, all locations, lore has a lot of depth.”
Instead, the game will focus on three multiplayer experiences at launch: All Out Warfare, Hazard Zone, and a mode yet to be announced, which will be revealed at EA Play on July 22, along with details about an Open Beta.
It hopefully won’t prove to be too much of a missed opportunity for EA and DICE as 2021’s two other massive FPS titles have taken different approaches. Bungie has confirmed that Halo Infinite will have a campaign at launch, but no co-op campaign just yet.
Also, check out the latest news on Battlefield 2042’s anti-cheat system.
Image Credits: EA / DICE
Battlefield Mobile: Release date, Beta, gameplay, maps, weapons & setting
EA is bringing the Battlefield experience to mobile and tablet, here are all the big details such release date, gameplay, and Specialists.
EA is finally bringing an exclusive Battlefield game to mobile and tablets, so get all the latest information on DICE’s Battlefield Mobile: including its release date, and crucial details such as setting, weapons, and gameplay features.
For years Battlefield has reigned on consoles and PCs, delivering one rich, compelling war experience after another. From the acclaimed Bad Company series to the epic Battlefield 2142, EA’s premiere first-person shooter franchise has been the king of large-scale gunplay.
But now, players will be able to enjoy the same authentic feeling in the palms of their hands thanks to Battlefield Mobile. The game has now appeared on the Google Play Store, meaning we have tons of new information about it.
Here’s everything we know about Battlefield Mobile on tablets and phones.
- Battlefield Mobile release date
- Battlefield Mobile Beta: Start date & sign-up details
- Battlefield Mobile free-to-play
- Battlefield Mobile crossplay
- Battlefield Mobile gameplay
- Battlefield Mobile Specialists
- Battlefield Mobile weapons
- Battlefield Mobile vehicles
- Battlefield Mobile setting
Battlefield Mobile release date
The game’s official press release indicated that DICE is “developing a completely new Battlefield game bringing all-out warfare to smartphones and tablets in 2022.”
The fact that it’s now on the Google Play Store is a good sign and means that the game is closer to its beta testing.
Unless the game’s development is disrupted in some way, we would expect the completed version of Battlefield Mobile sometime in 2022.
Battlefield Mobile gameplay
The first Battlefield Mobile playtest has officially gone live in Indonesia and the Phillipines, giving fans of the series their first opportunity to look at gameplay from Android phones.
At the moment, only the Grand Bazaar map is playable, with classic mode Conquest the only mode available to choose from.
EA have stated that more regions will be able to try out the game in the near future, stating: “Once the game becomes available in your region, you’ll be able to pre-register on your Google Play Store and be informed automatically when testing opens in your area.”
Battlefield Mobile Beta: Start date & sign-up details
An FAQ regarding the Battlefield Mobile Beta outlined EA’s plans for the game, including its Beta start date and who’d be able to play it.
They said: “We’ll be steadily rolling out Battlefield Mobile starting with a series of smaller playtests in Indonesia and the Philippines” and that “the first of these begins Autumn 2021, and will only be available on Android devices.”
As time goes on, they will widen the availability of the Beta, and EA says “you’ll be able to pre-register for it on your local Google Play Store page, and you’ll be informed automatically when the playtesting opens up in your area. Testing slots are limited, so those who pre-register aren’t guaranteed access to playtesting, but you will be notified of later releases.”
Battlefield Mobile free-to-play
Also in the EA FAQ, they confirmed that Battlefield Mobile will be free-to-play, meaning that the only sort of things that would require payment are cosmetics
These are the optional purchases that users can choose between:
- Battle Passes
- Collectible cosmetics
- Unlockables unique to Battlefield Mobile
Battlefield Mobile crossplay
EA has confirmed that Battlefield Mobile will not feature crossplay in any way shaper or form. The game is “being built specifically for mobile,” so it will only see the light of day on mobile.
Battlefield Mobile Specialists
As with usual Battlefield games, Mobile seems like it will make use of the Specialist system, allowing players to spawn into a game with one of several different options.
Players will be able to select from the following Specialists:
Each will have its own special traits and skills that differentiate them from one another. Depending on how the game you’re in is going, you might need to chop and change to adjust to the fight.
Battlefield Mobile weapons
The game’s official description on the store says: “Find your personal play style and customize your soldier to maximize their capabilities. Weapons, gadgets, skins, and more can be personalized and upgraded to match your class and progress.
“War heroes with unique narratives prepare for battle, each with their own assignment. Learn their stories, immerse yourself in the war and stand out on the battlefield with the best customization to date.”
With Battlefield Mobile Mobile expected to be a live-service game, we expect that new weapons and skins will be continuously added similarly to CoD Mobile.
Thanks to the screenshots, we know some weapons that will be in Battlefield Mobile:
- Frag Grenade
Battlefield Mobile vehicles
With huge maps and locations, you need big, beastly vehicles that can help to turn the tide in a game of Battlefield.
Per the game’s bio, there will be opportunities to “commandeer an ATV” and use a “fully-armored tank.” Another line also states “Battle in land, sea, and air,” so expect the usual array of boats, planes, and helicopters to control as well.
Battlefield Mobile setting
The much-lauded franchise has explored different reaches of human history with games set in different World Wars, the present day, and even way into the future.
DICE has indicated that Battlefield Mobile will be “A completely different game from the one we’re making for console and PC, designed specifically for the mobile platform.”
So whereas the new console version of Battlefield is rumored to be set during an alternate modern-day, it seems likely that Battlefield Mobile will venture off in a different direction. In terms of the game’s maps and content, the leaks say that it will contain “maps and modes both new and familiar.”
Once more official details about Battlefield Mobile reach us we’ll be sure to update this page and keep you up-to-date with all the happenings with the game.
Also, make sure you’re on top of DICE’s PS5 & Xbox Series X-only Battlefield game with all the latest on the next console and PC version of Battlefield.
Image credits: EA / DICE
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.
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
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 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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.”
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
How to play Battlefield 2042 Open Beta: Release date & early access
Battlefield 2042 is just around the corner, so here’s how you can play the massive-scale multiplayer experience’s Open Beta.
Battlefield 2042 is confirmed to have an Open Beta, allowing players to get a taste of the massive battles ahead of its official launch. Here’s how you can play the Open Beta and access it early.
Now that Battlefield 2042 has officially been revealed, players are eager to get a first-hand look at what DICE has been cooking up for the past few years.
After being delayed, the game is now on the slate for a November 19, 2021 launch, but DICE also has plans for an Open Beta ahead of its release. This will give you a taste of the game’s content such as maps, weapons, and Specialists early.
Here’s everything we know about Battlefield 2042’s Open Beta.
Battlefield 2042 Open Beta dates
With the showcase at EA Play Live, the developers announced a September release date for the Battlefield 2042 Beta. This would give players the chance to check out the new Specialists, massive maps, and new game modes.
However, the game’s delay has affected the Open Beta’s release. Now, it seems likely that the Open Beta will actually become available to players in early October.
Adam ‘PartWelsh’ Freeman, EA’s Lead Community Manager, tweeted on September 16 that “New dates for the Open Beta will be shared later this month.”
New dates for the Open Beta will be shared later this month.— Freeman 🇸🇪 (@PartWelsh) September 16, 2021
We likely won’t share those dates today, or tomorrow – and I’ll give you further heads up next week.
He clarified that “We likely won’t share those dates today, or tomorrow – and I’ll give you further heads up next week [week beginning September 20].”
This in itself doesn’t outright guarantee a delay, but according to industry insider Tom Henderson, the Open Beta will occur on October 8, with Early Access happening on October 6.
Henderson said that “The dates found are in an internal system that I cannot share. So it’s another ‘trust me bro’ for now.”
We’ll update you when DICE gives an official release for the Beta.
How to play Battlefield 2042 Open Beta early
Battlefield V’s Beta allowed those who preordered the game to get two days of early access. Battlefield 2042 will follow the same model, with the developers confirming that those who preorder the game will be able to play the Beta first.
If you’ve preordered the game, you’ll get early access to a Closed Beta. As of 22 September, a few players have reported receiving emails with promo codes for the Battlefield 2042 Early Access Beta.
The product description now states: “Pre-Order Battlefield 2042 for PC by September 23rd, 2021 to unlock early access to the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta. Must be shipped and sold by Amazon. Codes will be sent within 24 hours of early access start date.”
Since the Open Beta was originally rumored to go live on 23 September, it’s possible that the team forgot to change the date when sending the codes out. Hopefully, that means that there won’t be any further delays.
If you haven’t preordered Battlefield 2042, don’t worry, as you won’t have to spend a penny to play the Open Beta. It will likely appear on your platform of choice’s store as a free download.
Image Credit: DICE / EA
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