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Battlefield 6: Release date, leaks, rumors & battle royale

Battlefield 6 is set to release in 2021, and here’s everything we know about the FPS title including setting, launch date, and leaks.

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The latest installment in EA and DICE’s legendary FPS is set to release this year, and with rumors and leaks building excitement, here’s everything we know about Battlefield 6.

The franchise has remained pretty quiet since the release of Battlefield V back in 2018, but it remains one of the most popular FPS titles on the market. The series acts as the perfect alternative to the close-quarters combat of Call of Duty, bringing massive battles fought across vast locations throughout history.

After the disappointing reception to the Firestorm battle royale mode, EA and DICE didn’t release a new game in 2020, but with confirmation at EA Play that Battlefield 6 was in the works for 2021, anticipation immediately started to build.

Unsurprisingly, leaks and rumors are flooding the internet, with fans desperate to find any information they can about the upcoming release. From the game’s setting, to the timeframe it’s found in, and even a potential release date, here’s everything we know about Battlefield 6.

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Battlefield 6 release date

Unfortunately, we don’t have an exact release date for Battlefield 6 just yet, but in an investor’s call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson did confirm that they planned to reveal the game “in the spring,” and then “deliver the defining Battlefield experience in the 2021 holiday season.”

Most Battlefield games release in either October or November, but considering that many game developers are currently working from home, it’s possible this may push that timeline back a little.

When will Battlefield 6 be set?

There have been plenty of rumors about the timeline in which Battlefield 6 will be set, but most agree that we’re likely to find ourselves in an alternate reality of the modern-day.

According to well-known leaker Tom Henderson, the game will take place “around 10 years from now”, so that developers are able to “implement weapons and vehicles that are currently in military development today.”

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Where will Battlefield 6 be set?

As for where we’re going, that also remains a keenly guarded secret. Henderson has started to leak alleged information from the game’s first teaser, sharing drawings of what it will look like. One of the most detailed drawings is taken from the viewpoint of a pilot, flying towards a space station surrounded by trees.

Another drawing showed a zoomed-out look at this location, with the leaker then sharing a link to Google Earth, revealing that the space station appears to be Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.

When will the Battlefield 6 trailer release?

The good news on this front is that it appears we’re not far away from the release of the trailer. Henderson believes it is “imminent,” but wasn’t able to give an exact date.

We do know that EA has an investor call on Tuesday, May 11, so it’s possible we see it around that date. Otherwise, we’ll likely get our first glimpse at Battlefield 6 at E3 2021 in June.

Will Battlefield 6 have a battle royale?

All signs point to yes. In a leak posted to the Battlefield 6 subreddit, it was claimed that the game will have a battle royale after DICE tested the waters with Firestorm in 2019, but were unable to say whether it will be free-to-play like rival Warzone or only available to those who buy the full game.

The appetite for a battle royale is certainly there, with popular streamer Dr Disrespect clearly excited by the prospect, but we’re still awaiting official confirmation from the developers.

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Will Battlefield 6 be on PS4 and Xbox One?

There’s no official word on whether Battlefied 6 will come to last-gen consoles like the PS4 or Xbox One, with DICE only talking about next-gen consoles so far.

A new leak from Henderson claims he is still yet to hear anything concrete that Battlefield 6 will appear on older consoles, and currently believes that it won’t. He suggests this is the reason behind another rumor that states the new title will be on Xbox Game Pass from day one, in the hopes that it will boost the amount of people playing it on release day.

In a statement to GameSpot back in May 2020, EA confirmed that they would be releasing the game’s on the new consoles in an attempt to target “new innovation that will be enabled by next-gen platforms.”

This was the main reason EA and DICE decided not to release a Battlefield game in 2020, as the amount of people who would have had either a PS5 or Xbox Series X would still be small compared to what it will be a year on.

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Battlefield 6 may not release on PS4 & Xbox One

PS4 and Xbox One owners may be disappointed to hear rumors that the latest Battlefield 6 will potentially be exclusive to the new generation of consoles.

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Battlefield fans who are yet to pick up a next-generation console may be disappointed as leaker reveals the developers are considering scrapping release on PS4 & Xbox One as a whole.

Both the PS4 and Xbox One have been difficult to purchase since their respective releases last year. This may be even more devastating for those looking to pick up Battlefield 6 on their last-gen consoles.

Battlefield 6 is set to release this year, with the reveal trailer arriving sometime this summer. Not a lot is known about EA’s latest installment in the series, with some speculating it could be set in the future.

Although there is no concrete evidence, reliable leaker, @_Tom_Henderson_, has not yet heard of Battlefield 6 coming to the now past generation of consoles.

It is possible that PS4 and Xbox One aren’t the focus of EA’s new release, but could still be arriving on the last-gen of consoles upon release.

However, the fact that there has been no news and we are getting ever closer to the reveal and release, leads Tom to believe there is a strong possibility that it won’t be coming to PS4 and Xbox One.

Further, this also leads Tom to believe Battlefield 6 will be releasing on Xbox Game Pass. The loss of players from the older generation of consoles will be a big hit to the day one player count.

However, this loss can be balanced by being introduced on the Xbox Game Pass, leading to a wave of new players on the Xbox Series X.

Whatever happens, it’s safe to say that if you are still in need of the next generation of consoles, you should try your best to get one as soon as possible, especially if you’re a fan of the Battlefield series.

For more on Battlefield, check out our article on the released date of the trailer and possible location for Battlefield 6 according to leaks and rumors.

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New Battlefield 6 leak reveals possible trailer release date & location

A new Battlefield 6 leaks claims we may see the first trailer soon, and reveals that Japan may be the location featured.

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As hype continues to grow in anticipation for Battlefield 6, prominent leaker Tom Henderson has revealed the likely location that the game’s first trailer will be set in, along with a window for its release.

Battlefield remains one of the most popular FPS titles in history, with fans flocking to DICE’s sprawling masterpieces to take part in combat unlike any other game on the market. The prospect of a new Battlefield game is capturing the imaginations of players and streamers alike, with Dr Disrespect already excited at the idea of a possible battle royale.

With so much hype, it’s no surprise that people are searching for every little snippet of Battlefield 6 information they can find, and Tom Henderson has been one of the most active leakers for the game so far.

Having already suggested that part of the trailer will be set on a desert island, Henderson now claims that there will also be parts taking place in Japan, posting his theory on Twitter along with the news that the trailer is likely not far away.

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In tweets posted on April 12, Henderson sketched out one of the shots from the upcoming trailer, showing the view of a pilot in a helicopter looking towards some sort of rocket launch.

He then posted another image, this time a more zoomed-out shot of the same location. Showing a coastline, the rockets are still visible; however, planes and helicopters are swarming towards the location.

A massive storm or tornado can be seen heading straight for the area, perhaps kicking off the story of Battlefield 6, although that hasn’t been confirmed.

Henderson finally posted a link to Google Earth, revealing that this portion appears to be set in Japan. The rocket launch seems to be taking place at the Tanegashima Space Center, found on a small island south of Japan.

The shoreline in the sketch looks almost identical to this location, leading many to believe this will be an exact recreation of the area.

Tanegashima Space Station in Japan

In terms of when we’ll actually see the trailer, Henderson claims the release is “imminent,” but refrained from giving us an exact release date. EA have an investor call on Tuesday, May 11, so it’s likely we will see it before then, or possibly the day after the meeting.

Of course, as with any leaks, all this information needs to be taken with a pinch of salt, as things can change and the details may not be completely accurate. Thankfully, with Battlefield 6 scheduled for a Holiday 2021 release, we shouldn’t have long to wait for answers.

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Battlefield 6 leaker reveals surprising location of first trailer

Leaker Tom Henderson has revealed the potential setting for Battlefield 6’s highly anticipated trailer, rumored to release around May.

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Renowned leaker Tom Henderson has revealed new details for Battlefield 6’s highly anticipated trailer, reporting that it will take place in a single surprising location.

Typically, Battlefield trailers reveal a variety of locations in which the game will be set. Battlefield 1’s trailer is still regarded as one of the best, as it shows combat taking place across the trenches of France, the mountains of Italy, and the deserts of Egypt.

However, Battlefield V’s trailer focused on a single squad fighting in World War 2 France. According to renowned leaker Tom Henderson, Battlefield 2021’s trailer is set to follow suit with it taking place in a single location.

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There have been many leaks and rumors surrounding Battlefield 6. An early rumor suggested the game will take place across multiple eras, with Tom Henderson then reporting otherwise, saying it will be set in the near future.

What most leaks have in common is that the trailer is set to release in Spring 2021, with Henderson believing it will drop “around May.” This trailer is also set to be a cinematic similar to Battlefield V’s, rather than a gameplay reveal.

After a Battlefield fan by the name of Sjofelumsk asked Henderson about rumors that Battlefield 6 will take place in Kazakhstan, Henderson said, “I’m not sure on the Kazakhstan thing. The trailer takes place on a desert island.”

The desert island location doesn’t reveal any more information on the game’s setting, as ‘desert island’ could refer to either a deserted island or an island with a desert biome. It’s interesting to see what the trailer might have in store, however.

EA and Dice like to create scripted gameplay scenarios in which a squad cinematically navigates the map. With this report that Battlefield 6’s trailer is set to take place on an island, it’s likely that Dice have taken a single location approach to show off the game’s new mechanics, weapons, and vehicles.

Henderson appears to be confident in the info he leaked, telling those who doubt his information that, “I genuinely have nothing to gain by lying. If you think I’m going to lie to then be mocked after reveal, you’re insane. I didn’t build a reputation for CoD leaks over 8 years for it then to be ripped away in 1 minute and 35 seconds.”

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