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New Battlefield 6 details reportedly leaked: “reboot” of franchise, 128-player matches, more

Battlefield 6 has long-been rumored with no official information. But a leak reports that it will be a reboot and aim for 128-player matches.

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A new leak has suggested that Battlefield 6 is going to be a soft reboot and abandon the World War theme of the last two games. It will return to the present day and feature large-scale, 128-player battles on current-gen.

We’ve known for some time that Battlefield 6 is in the pipeline at EA as they look to continue the success of their long-running FPS franchise. Some details have finally emerged thanks to leaks from established sources.

It seems that Battlefield has spent enough time retreading old ground with World War 1 & 2. Instead, the series wants to fast-forward to the modern-day and create some visually stimulating conflict.

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It was back in 2020 that noteworthy game leaker Tom Henderson gained some insider knowledge and proclaiming that BF6 will have 128-player skirmishes.

The CEO of production company Viral Junkie had suggested the maps were being specifically designed around this exorbitantly high player count. These claims have been reassured, but now we have additional information too.

EA has been waiting before delivering anything official as they are essentially delivering a BF6 experience for our new current-gen and last-gen. The PS5 and Xbox Series X will be able to show off their awesome power by handling huge amounts of players at once.

It’s unclear whether the PS4 and Xbox One will be able to offer as impressive performance given that we’ve already seen these problems recently with Cyberpunk 2077’s different gen offerings.

Henderson has indicated that the last-gen versions may be stripped down to 64-player matches to ease the pressure on the less-developed consoles.

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Battlefield 6 Battle Royale?

Now the interesting thing to note is that Battlefield 5 debuted its first kind of Battle Royale mode with “Firestorm”. It featured 64 players who sought to whittle this number down until only one person was left standing.

Tom Henderson has indicated that EA is still working on the idea of a Battle Royale mode. Given that Call of Duty made over $3 billion in 2020 with a lot of the revenue coming from the 85+ million players indulging in Warzone’s cosmetics and Battle Pass, it would make sense for EA to follow suit.

With player counts reaching as high as 128, it would surely be easy enough for Battlefield to accommodate such a mode. If it’s not released at launch, then there’s always the probability of EA adding it down the line as Modern Warfare did with Warzone.

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Battlefield Reboot

Finally, after joining the FPS renaissance back in the early 2010s, Battlefield went old-school for their last two major titles. Battlefield 1 and Battlefield 5 explored the age-old period of the World Wars.

But now it seems that EA is ready to step into the future once more.

The game is set to feature a minor reboot by modernizing its inevitably intense action and deliver some current-day mayhem. There is no word yet on what the game’s campaign could have lined up, nor is there any confirmation on Battlefield 6 having one at all.

These exciting details are all unofficial of course and as such should be taken with a pinch of salt for the time being.

As usual, when official details start to offer some more clarity, we will be able to fully update you.

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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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Dr Disrespect explains why Battlefield 2042 needs to release a battle royale

Dr Disrespect went on a tangent during a recent stream explaining why a Battle Royale mode is a must for Battlefield 2042.

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With the news that Battlefield 2042 won’t have a dedicated battle royale at launch, or possibly ever, Dr Disrespect has weighed in on the matter, shutting down people who don’t believe it needs one to compete with Warzone.

Make no mistake that even a few years after it hit the mainstream, battle royale continues to be as popular as it ever has been. Fortnite was the obvious breakout star when it came to the revolutionary concept, and it’s now into Season 7 and is arguably hotter than ever.

Call of Duty launched its own competition with Black Ops IIII’s Blackout mode and then went all-in with their free-to-play Warzone game. The game has been embraced by millions of players worldwide and is a big hit on streaming platforms with big names such as NICKMERCS and Aydan.

The Battlefield 2042 trailer recently launched to great fanfare, but it was learned that the game will launch with no campaign or battle royale mode. Herschel “Guy” Beahm IV AKA Dr Disrespect has given his say on why he feels Battlefield needs a battle royale mode.

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On the Battlefield 2042 trailer, many fans made it known that they were disinterested in a battle royale mode and believe that the franchise excels in its purely focused multiplayer component.

“Are you guys idiots? BR is just getting started, so much you can do, so many different engines, so many different fictions, and games and designs. The hell are you guys talking about? These are the same people that are trapped in a box,” Dr Disrespect said.

The notion of battle royale being burnt out is probably a common misconception as Fortnite and Warzone are still regularly pumping big numbers for live streams and tournaments.

Doc also went on to say, “I want the multiplayer but I also want BR too, especially on that engine – woo.”

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Given how unfavorably Battlefield V’s battle royale, Firestorm, fared, it’s fair to assume that EA is just being a bit cautious about going down that road again.

It does make sense for the company to deliver its bread and butter – high-quality, action-packed, large-scale warfare over a ginormous map. We’ll have to wait and see if battle royale is added in the future.

Also, check out how to watch Battlefield 2042 gameplay reveal trailer.

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Dr Disrespect explains how Battlefield 2042 could reignite CoD rivalry

After loving Battlefield 2042’s reveal trailer, Dr Disrespect explained how this year’s title could reignite the franchise’s rivalry with CoD.

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Dr Disrespect has long been fed up with Warzone and the current state of gaming but believes Battlefield 2042 could bring back the rivalry with Call of Duty.

Herschel “Guy” Beahm IV, who streams under the alias “Dr Disrespect,” has been having a bad time with Warzone recently, saying that he’s “over” the game and might take a break from streaming if another game doesn’t come out soon. Lamenting the game’s audio, visibility, and the state of solos, Doc has said that Battlefield 2042 will be the competition Warzone needs.

In the mid-2010s, Call of Duty and Battlefield were the shooter franchises to buy, with both franchises putting out action-packed, cinematic trailers to rival the other game. After watching Battlefield 2042’s epic reveal trailer, streamer Dr Disrespect believes that the two franchises’ once-great rivalry could reignite.

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Throughout Battlefield 2042’s official reveal trailer Dr Disrespect looked impressed throughout and said afterward, “They’re bringing showtime.”

“I’ve gotta be honest, that was a fantastic trailer man. Action-packed. Kind of reminds me of the old days to a certain degree. Remember when Call of Duty was putting out these big trailers and then it was back and forth between Battlefield…I feel like we lost some of that competition the past couple of years, I don’t know why…but I’m liking this.”

Although Doc enjoyed the cinematic trailer, he was quite disappointed that no gameplay was shown. He explained how he’s especially excited for the gameplay reveal on June 13, and here’s how to watch it.

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Dr Disrespect has previously said he’s especially excited for a Battlefield battle royale, which he believes could emulate Warzone’s success and be the rival it needs.

While Battlefield 2042 won’t have a battle royale at launch, a recent report claims that 2021’s Call of Duty Vanguard will launch with a brand new WW2-themed map. The competition is set to be fierce at the end of the year, which can only improve both franchises.

If, like Doc, you’re excited to see what DICE has cooked up for Battlefield’s massive scale multiplayer, here’s how you can access the game’s Beta ahead of launch.

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