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Former General Manager of Call of Duty joins EA to lead Battlefield franchise

With all the hype surrounding the new Battlefield, EA have employed an ex-Call of Duty executive to help boost the franchise.

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EA has appointed a new general manager for Battlefield 2021 as the hype continues to develop for the franchise’s future release.

There has been a lot of hype surrounding Battlefield’s future release, from supposed leaked images to the gameplay reveal teaser released recently.

It seems the community is longing for a new Battlefield game, with popular Warzone player Dr Disrespect even stating his excitement for it. A new Battlefield game would breathe life into the FPS genre, especially if it can compete with Call of Duty: Warzone.

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It does seem that EA is taking steps to do this. Not only have there been leaks suggesting that the new Battlefield will feature Warzone-like weapon loadout customization, but recent news has revealed that EA has even employed an ex-Call of Duty general manager.

EA announced today that Byron Beede, the former Call of Duty and Destiny general manager, has been appointed as the new SVP and GM of the Battlefield franchise, which perhaps “signals a strategic, long-term commitment to the growth of the franchise.”

Beede played a huge role in the development of both Call of Duty and Destiny, even playing an integral part in the growth of Warzone and Call of Duty Mobile, which are extremely popular.

It is also understood that Bryan Beede will also be directing the new Battlefield Mobile entity set for next year as well as a new Battlefield game. However, it does seem Bryan’s overall focus will be on developing the franchise for future growth.

Beede left Activision and Call of Duty in April 2021, when Activision announced that Johanna Faries would take over as General Manager of Call of Duty.

IGN has reported that: “Beede will report directly to Respawn founder Vince Zampella, who took over as head of DICE LA last year. DICE Stockholm GM, Oskar Gabrielson, and EA European studios GGM David Rutter will see no changes to their positions.”

With all of these developments in the background, Battlefield fans will surely be even more hyped for the release and even the reveal, which is coming on June 9.

We aren’t sure what to expect for the future of Battlefield, but we are definitely excited to see where it goes. For more on the future release, stay tuned via Charlie INTEL and check out our article on Battlefield’s leaked alpha date.

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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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Warzone players beg Raven to steal idea from Halo Infinite and Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042 and Halo Infinite’s gameplay reveals included a Grappling Hook, something some Warzone players now want to see added.

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Halo Infinite and Battlefield 2042 were shown off to the world at E3 2021, and Warzone players who watched the reveal spotted something in both games that they want added to Call of Duty’s battle royale mode.

With so many tall buildings spread across Verdansk, players are always looking for ways to gain a height advantage. While there are ziplines attached to some of the constructions, more often than not players need to take flight after flight of stairs to reach the summit of buildings.

While watching both the Battlefield 2042 and Halo Infinite gameplay reveals, Warzone fans spotted Grappling Hooks, and immediately started to discuss how useful they would be around Verdansk to fight back against pesky roof campers.

NRG Esports’ IceManIsaac led the calls, tweeting: “I see grapple guns in the new Halo AND the new Battlefield, but still no grapples in Warzone,” ending with a crying emoji to show his sadness at the situation.

While Isaac thinks it would be a great addition, other Warzone players weren’t quite as excited. Some mentioned that Warzone, especially in its current form with Verdansk ’84, isn’t made for futuristic combat weapons, while others suggested that Grappling Hooks wouldn’t help with campers, but rather give those who like to sit on roofs and snipe down an easier way to get up.

Of course, Grappling Hooks would make it easier for others to get onto the roofs and battle with them there. Anyone who managed to get up there would likely engage in close-quarters combat against these campers, which should give them an advantage, and may balance out the fact that it would be easier for the snipers to get on roofs.

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Call of Duty fans will know that this wouldn’t be the first time that a Grappling Hook has been used in the franchise. Black Ops 4’s battle royale Blackout included the tool to improve mobility around its map, but it has yet to make the transition to Warzone.

Whether it will ever be added to the ultra-popular battle royale remains to be seen, but it would certainly shake things up in Warzone if it was.

Image Credits: Treyarch / Raven Software / EA / DICE

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Battlefield 2042 gameplay revealed: grapple hooks, ATVs, weather systems, more

The community will soon get their first look at the official Battlefield 2042 gameplay reveal trailer, and we have everything you need to know to watch it covered.

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The reveal trailer for Battlefield 2042 has the excitement for the newest entry in the franchise at an all-time high. Players have now officially gotten their first look at how the gameplay will look in Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042 has officially been revealed, and the community can’t get enough of all of the exciting details that are now available for the public to digest, such as the differences for the game between current and last generation consoles, how the multiplayer specialists will operate, and when the open beta will be arriving.

However, fans still wait to see official gameplay footage of the game and what it will look like when they jump into the highly-anticipated entry in the fan-favorite franchise later this year. Luckily, the official Battlefield 2042 gameplay reveal trailer has now been released for the public to enjoy.

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Battlefield 2042 Gameplay Reveal Trailer

The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase showed off the action-packed Battlefield gameplay reveal trailer during E3 2021 on June 13, and you can see all of the adrenaline-fueled footage below:

The new Battlefield 2042 gameplay trailer gave fans a first look at the new mechanics, systems, and more of the game in action.

The trailer also showcased a look at the new weapon system, which allows players to change the attachments on the fly.

This is one of the new innovations DICE is bringing to the Battlefield franchise when the game launches later this year.

More information on Battlefield 2042 is expected at EA PLAY LIVE on July 22, where the third mode, currently redacted, will be revealed.

There were potential rumors of Battlefield 2042 being part of Xbox Games Pass at launch, but Microsoft has revealed that it will not be one of the titles on Game Pass on Day 1. The game has only a MP mode and is available for pre-order at $59.99 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and $10 more expensive on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

There will be an Open Beta for Battlefield 2042 closer to launch.

For more Battlefield 2042, check out everything you need to know about the game’s multiplayer game mode, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL and @bravoINTEL for future news and updates.

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