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Battlefield 2042 won’t have battle royale or single-player at launch

EA and DICE have confirmed that a battle royale or single-player mode is not “within the launch scope” of Battlefield 2042.

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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 almost two 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.

Battlefield 2042 player using a wingsuit

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.

Helciopter flying towards shipping containers in Battlefield 2042.

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.

Image Credits: EA / DICE

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DICE shows off how large Battlefield 2042 maps are compared to previous Battlefields

Battlefield 2042 developers, DICE, have shown just how big the maps will be in the upcoming installment for the FPS franchise.

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If you’re wondering how big the scale is for the maps in Battlefield 2042, DICE has shown a comparison of what to expect using previous maps in the Battlefield franchise.

After the hype before and after the Battlefield 2042 gameplay reveal, players have even more questions about the game, one of which is how does the scale of the multiplayer maps compare to previous Battlefield games.

Battlefield has always been known for its huge scale, from player-count to map size. It’s confirmed that next-gen consoles will see up to 120 players in a single game, which is unheard of, but how big must the maps be?

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After the Battlefield 2042 gameplay trailer dropped, fans were stunned with the crazy scale of battle, from the weather aspects to the specialists and equipment available in-game.

To keep fans hungry for more, Battlefield developers DICE gave fans an official look at just how big the Battlefield 2042 maps will be compared to previous titles in the first live briefing on Twitch.

As you could expect with the Battlefield franchise, the result is pretty drastic, which has made a name for itself when it comes to the huge scale of warfare.

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In the images posted by @bravoINTEL, fans can see just how massive these maps will be when comparing 7 BF 2042 maps alongside BFV, BF3, and BF 1942’s maps.

The maps shown are Kaleidoscope, Discarded, Orbital, Borderline, Manifest, Hourglass, and Irreversible, but these names seem to be the codenames for the maps, not the official map name.

The developers showcased various map sizes, from fairly small to large, with Breakaway (Codename: Irreversible) being one of the largest maps in the Franchise’s history, much bigger than BF 1942’s El Alamein.

This is very exciting, considering there will be 128 players on next-gen fighting on these huge maps. Hopefully, the bigger maps will still play nicely on last-gen, as the player count will only go up to 64 on the older generation.

It will be great to see these huge scale maps in-game, especially with the crazy weather mechanic, which will supposedly change the look and feel of the map throughout the game and will also work differently in every match.

It’s great to hear Battlefield will once again be pushing the boundaries for scaling in FPS, and we can’t wait to experience the mayhem.

For more on Battlefield 2042, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on Dr Disrespect’s Battlefield 2042 issue he’s already worrying about.

Image Credits: DICE / EA

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Dr Disrespect reveals the Battlefield 2042 issue he’s already worried about

After watching Battlefield 2042’s gameplay footage, Dr Disrespect explained his gripes with one issue that he’s worried about.

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There’s a ton of hype for Battlefield 2042 after we got a closer look at it during E3 2021, but Dr Disrespect has revealed that there’s already an issue with the game that’s bothering him.

EA and DICE have finally given fans a proper look at the upcoming Battlefield 2042 during E3 2021. They presented the game’s dramatic reveal trailer, as well as some cool new gameplay footage, fueling fan speculation about the game.

Dr Disrespect has also weighed in on the upcoming title, stating that it could potentially be an “all-time great game.” However, he’s worried about the game’s graphics after taking a good look at them during the game’s reveals.

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The popular streamer was examining the new gameplay trailer, frequently pausing to inspect the graphics. After a bit of analysis, he voiced his thoughts on what he considers to be a big issue with Battlefield 2042.

“So this [clip] is on Xbox, I assume? I think what I have to do is, when it comes to Battlefield 2042, is lower my expectations and, hopefully, that means they exceed them.”

The streamer kept adjusting his video settings, and admitted that he wasn’t even sure if the footage was in 4K quality. “I’ve gotta be honest though, sorry, I do; I’ve seen better graphics on my old Xbox 360 man!”

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A few fans agreed with Doc’s assessment of the game’s graphics, stating that Battlefield 2042 doesn’t look “next-gen” as EA claimed it would in the initial marketing.

Dr Disrespect has previously stated that Battlefield 2042 needs to release a battle royale, which the developers have made it clear won’t happen at launch. He believes that adding one could be the key to rivalling Warzone’s success.

If you’re curious about what DICE have planned for the game’s massive scale multiplayer, be sure to check out how to access the game’s Beta ahead of launch.

Image credits: DICE/EA

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JGOD believes Battlefield 2042 “has a long way to go” to be Warzone killer

Call of Duty stat guru JGOD has weighed in on the current Battlefield 2042 gameplay, and how it compares to Call of Duty: Warzone.

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Analytical Call of Duty personality JGOD has revealed his thoughts on Battlefield 2042 so far, citing reasons as to why it has some ground to make up already.

Battlefield 2042 is properly out in the open now. Not only have we had the game’s dramatic reveal trailer, but we’ve now seen its gameplay up-close and personal. The footage has prompted CoD personality JGOD to cast his judgment on the gameplay and see how it compares to Call of Duty.

Usually known for his deep look at CoD’s weapons, their stats, hidden stats, and much more, JGOD also regularly plays Call of Duty. Battlefield 2042 is expected to be a direct competition to the Call of Duty battle royale, and JGOD has explained why he thinks it’s not there yet.

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Sitting down and evaluating the Battlefield gameplay, JGOD said, “the grapple hook is pretty sick,” and frequently complimented the game’s “size and scale.”

The grappling hook has garnered many positive reactions, with Warzone fans desperate to see something similar added to Warzone.

JGOD was also receptive of the ability to change your gun’s loadout on the fly, saying, “this is probably one of the coolest features, and I think would be sick if CoD adopted.”

But throughout the analysis of the gameplay trailer, JGOD mentioned that Battlefield places a far greater emphasis on vehicular combat than Call of Duty.

As the video drew to a close, JGOD offered his thoughts on Battlefield’s potential: “I still think they got a long way to go to convince me that this is gonna be the CoD killer. I don’t see it from this. People are like “this is going to kill Warzone,” even if Warzone continues to have tons of hackers, I don’t see this killing it. Because this isn’t free-to-play.”

He believes that unless Battlefield launches a free battle royale mode soon after launch, it will be difficult to compete with Warzone, Fortnite, and even Halo Infinite’s free online multiplayer.

Image Credit: EA / DICE / JGOD

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