EA has confirmed that the next major iteration of the Battlefield franchise is on the way and arrives in Holiday 2021.
The company has revealed a few teasers and updates on the new Battlefield project, but stopped short of providing any concrete information on the game.
During the earnings call, the executives of EA revealed that the next Battlefield will be on a “scale never seen before.”
This comes as the new generation of consoles become available worldwide, including the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
“”The technical advancements of the new consoles are allowing the team to deliver on a true next-gen.”
EA further elaborated on the scale of the game, saying “our next Battlefield game with never-before-seen scale. The technical advancements of the new [PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S] consoles are [enabling] the team to deliver on a true next-gen vision for the franchise.
EA CEO confirmed that hands on testing internally is underway and that feedback as been exciting overall. “We have hands-on play testing underway internally, and the team’s been getting very positive feedback on the game as we’ve begun to engage our community.”
In addition, EA DICE confirmed to IGN earlier this year that the team is fully focused on the next iteration of Battlefield after dropping support for Battlefield V and Star Wars Battlefront II. ” “Longer term, the studio is focused on the future of Battlefield that we’ll be bringing to players in 2021,” EA said in a statement to IGN.
EA is set to announce details on the title starting in Spring 2021, so be sure to stay tuned to CharlieIntel for the latest news on the future of Battlefield.
How to watch Battlefield 2042 Exodus short film
Here’s everything you need to know about the Battlefield 2042 Exodus, the upcoming short film that explains the events leading up to the game.
Although Battlefield 2042 won’t launch with a single-player story, DICE is releasing a short film to showcase the events that led to all-out warfare. Here’s everything you need to know about Exodus, including how to watch it.
Battlefield 2042 is set in the near future, where the world has been decimated by natural disasters and war. The United States and Russia are at war, and Specialists from fallen nations will join the fight as Non-Patriated, or No-Pat, soldiers.
But how did the world of Battlefield 2042 get in this state, and how will that affect the ongoing story of the game? These questions are set to be answered in Exodus, an upcoming short film set in the world of Battlefield 2042.
Here’s everything you need to know about the film, including how to watch it.
How to watch Battlefield 2042 Exodus
Battlefield 2042 Exodus will debut on Battlefield’s YouTube channel on August 12, 2021, at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM BST.
Exodus is already on YouTube, where you can wait for the premiere. From here, you can also set a reminder so YouTube will give you a notification before it begins.
We’ve embedded Battlefield 2042 Exodus below for your convenience.
What is Battlefield 2042 Exodus?
Battlefield 2042 Exodus is a short film set in the Battlefield universe. This “standalone short film set in the World of 2042” gives players a way to “Witness the events that will trigger an all-out war.”
While Battlefield 2042 won’t feature a campaign at launch, fans are hoping that this is how Battlefield’s ongoing story will be told, similar to Apex Legends Stories from the Outlands.
On top of that, there will be four seasons throughout its first year that are set to bring a ton of content.
How long is Battlefield 2042 Exodus?
Eagle-eyed players have spotted that Battlefield 2042’s Exodus short film will be around 9 minutes long.
By searching the trailer in Google, we can see that the YouTube card says the short film lasts 9:07 minutes, so this gives us a decent amount of time to see plenty of Battlefield storytelling and action.
And that’s all we know about Battlefield 2042’s Exodus short film so far! As we approach the date, we’ll keep you updated with any new story developments.
Image Credit: EA / DICE
Battlefield 2042 will not have a Rental Server Program
Battlefield 2042 will release without a Rental Server Program, leaving some players and fans alike disappointed with the news.
News has come out surrounding a Rental Server Program in Battlefield 2042, which some fans may be disappointed with.
Some new information has come out regarding the Rental Server Program, which players might not be too happy with, as it seems the devs might scrap it for Battlefield 2042.
Battlefield 2042 Rental Server Program
The Rental Server Program allowed players to set up their own public and private servers, allowing them to change various things.
To name some of the settings players could change around and play with:
- Player Count
- Ticket count
- Bullet damage
- Game modes
- Map Rotations
- Kill Cam
- Minimap Spotting
- Friendly Fire
- Regenerative Health
- 3D Spotting
- Nametag visibility
- Unlimited Magazines
- Lenient Latency
- Ping Cap Setting: Latency Lock
This was great for those who wanted to set up matches with friends or the community, allowing customization and an experience that the standard online couldn’t provide.
The @bravoINTEL Twitter account reported the news that Battlefield 2042 will not have this system at launch but will evaluate the need for it “post-launch.”
Some are claiming that the reason for this is because of the Portal mode being introduced.
The Portal mode will allow players to use classic weapons, maps, and vehicles and customize the core gameplay mechanics such as bullet velocity and team sizes.
Of course, Portal also allows for private matches and servers for people to invite friends and the community for tournaments or just casual fun games, creating unique modes or maybe recreating modes like Battle Royale.
Whatever the case is, it is confirmed that the Rental Server Program will not be available at launch.
For more on Battlefield 2042, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL, where we will be covering news as it releases.
Image Credits: DICE
Battlefield 2042 dev explains why there will not be Ranked or esports modes at launch
A Battlefield 2042 developer explains why there won’t be any Ranked or esports game modes for the game when it launches later this year.
Although competitive gaming is only getting more popular, a Battlefield 2042 dev confirmed that the game will not feature esports or Ranked modes at launch. However, it could come later if Portal creates an appetite for it.
Almost every popular FPS game features a competitive mode nowadays. Cold War has League Play, Fortnite has Arena, and Apex Legends has Ranked Leagues, to name but a few. Battlefield 2042 is set to be the next big thing, so naturally, players will be looking for a place to test their skills in a competitive environment.
Although Battlefield has never been known for its competitive scene, there has been some buzz around the competitive modes that players could create in Portal. However, a developer has confirmed that there will be no official esports or Ranked modes in Battlefield 2042 at launch, but they could come later.
Battlefield Portal will allow fans to create all sorts of weird and wonderful modes. Of course, esports and the competitive nature of gaming continue to grow, so Battlefield players will want to build their own competitive modes in Battlefield 2042. And with Portal, they can.
However, a senior Ripple Effect dev has confirmed that there will be no official competitive modes at launch, but they could come later if there’s demand.
YouTube channel Battlefield Nation got the chance to speak to Justin Wiebe, the Senior Design Director at Ripple Effect Studios. Battlefield Nation asked, “Thanks to the builder, the community will be able to create esport settings and environments. Is this something that you (DICE / EA) are planning to support?”
“There’s no plan to have any kind of Ranked or esport mode at launch,” explained Wiebe. “This is something that, obviously, we want to hear more about from the community. Again, I’m using this phrase a lot, but if that’s something that’s important to the community, we’d like to hear about it. And we’ll kind of see what happens after that.”
So while there are no official plans to create a competitive mode in Battlefield 2042 or Portal, it’s not impossible we’ll see it down the line. While the community could, and most certainly will, create some truly creative competitive modes, there won’t be any sort of ranking system in place.
However, speaking to Dexerto, Thomas ‘Tompen’ Andersson, a Game Developer at Ripple Effect, revealed that players would be able to create their own competitions. Portal servers can be password protected, so “only the players that are supposed to be there, are there.” They said that after launch, they want the Battlefield community to feel that they are being listened to and the tools they need are being built.
Of course, Battlefield isn’t known for its competitive or esports presence. DICE attempted to create a competitive BF mode with ‘Battlefield 1 Incursions,’ a separate BF1 experience that focused on tight squad play and introduced some more hardcore mechanics. Unfortunately, the mode never really left the ground, and many of the additions made their way into BFV instead.
If you can’t wait to play Battlefield 2042, check out how to play in the Open Beta in September.
Image Credit: EA / DICE
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