After long streaks of leaks and rumors, EA finally revealed Battlefield 2042, the latest installment in the Battlefield franchise that’s hitting our shelves in the latter part of the year. Dice and EA partnered up to develop an astonishing first-person shooter that mainly focuses on offering an exciting multiplayer experience to the fanatics that haven’t tasted the glory of modern-day multiplayer warfare.
There have already been controversies about the new Battlefield game we are most looking forward to. But we’ll discuss them in detail in the latter part of the article but for now, let’s stick to everything we know about the most anticipated game of the year, Battlefield 2042.
Release Date for Battlefield 2042
The newest entry in the franchise, Battlefield 2042 is all set to be released on October 22, 2021. It will be the 17th entry in the most popular AAA FPS franchise of all time. Furthermore, before the actual release of the game, EA is planning to release a beta version of the game that will be free to play for a few days.
EA has not yet announced the official launch date for the open beta, but it is expected that the open beta testing for Battlefield 2042 will be released in the middle of July or August at the latest.
System Requirements for Battlefield 2042
Battlefield 2042 will be released on all the major consoles including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S. Also, Battlefield 2042 will be available on Microsoft Windows as well but since it’s a graphically intense game, gamers will need a proper gaming rig to get decent frame rates in the game. To smoothly run Battlefield 2042, here are the minimum requirements that you must meet:
Minimum System Requirements for Battlefield 2042:
- Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K
- Graphics Cards: NVIDIA’s GTX 960/ AMD R9 380
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 50GB (Before Updates)
If you’re barely meeting the minimum system requirements for Battlefield 2042 then we don’t recommend purchasing this game because you will not be able to enjoy it. You’ll be driven mad by continuous frame drops and latency issues, it is definitely not worth it if you have a gaming rig belonging to the stone age.
Recommended System Requirements for Battlefield 2042:
To experience a flawless gameplay experience in one of the finest FPS games, you must meet the following demands to enjoy the thrill of All-in-warfare on higher resolution displays.
- Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K
- Graphics Cards: NVIDIA’s RTX 2070/ RX 5700XT
- RAM: 16GB DDR4
- Storage: 50GB (Before Updates)
With these specs, it would be possible to run Battlefield 2042 on a 4K display with 60fps on high settings.
No Single-Player Campaign and Battle Royale
Unfortunately, this year’s Battlefield 2042 won’t feature the single-player mode. The decision was taken because the developers felt like going in a different direction with the game and allowing gamers to focus on their multiplayer skills. The developers wanted all hands on deck and to develop a masterclass multiplayer shooter that fans would remember for a long time. However, the majority of the fans that were eager to get their hands on the latest Battlefield game for its singleplayer mode were left disappointed and soon after the reveal, a hashtag #NoPreOrder took over the internet to show the frustrations of the gamers.
Moreover, a spokesperson for EA also revealed that Battlefield 2042 won’t have a battle royale mode. Instead, it will double the number of team players to 128 and offers larger maps with a variety of modes to choose from. The spokesperson acknowledged that battle royales are hot and getting trendy in the past couple of years but they don’t have any plans whatsoever about adding a battle royale mode upon its release.
However, ComicBook reported that an insider at EA revealed that the developers might add a battle royale mode after a few months when they get a proper window. But, at the time of release, there won’t be any battle royale mode included with the game.
Game Mods, Maps, Weapons, and Bots
EA and Dice are keeping most of the details regarding the gameplay under wraps and even though they revealed a long in-game gameplay, there’s a lot we don’t know yet. As of now, there are mainly 3 mods that will be the backbone of the game which include All-Out Warfare, Hazard Zone and, the standard Conquest/Breakthrough mode.
And as for the maps, Battlefield 2042 is set in the near future so get ready to witness some futuristic cities with innovative weapons that you haven’t seen before. Drones, dog robots, and other tech-savvy weaponry will be introduced in the game and each one will have its own hit points.
In a recent interview, a spokesperson for EA mentioned that matchmaking in Battlefield 2042 would be based on skills. And to fill up the lobby, a multiplayer match may have up to 64 AI bots competing against you.
Furthermore, for the very first time, EA is introducing ‘Specialists’ in Battlefield 2042 and each of them will have a different class. A specialist will have its own perks that will come in handy during gameplay. Moreover, at the time of release, there will be a total of 10 specialists to choose from but down the line, EA is planning to add more specialist classes to the game.
Battlefield 2042 has the potential to be one of the biggest games of the year but not having a battle royale mode is definitely going to hurt sales. The culture of battle royale has bought the attention of millions around the world and seeing how Warzone prevailed in the category, it’s a bit of a bummer to see Battlefield being left out in the genre.
Except for Battlefield V, EA and Dice have always delivered the finest quality work with the Battlefield franchise. And ever since we got to play Battlefield 1, we’ve been a die-hard fan of the franchise. Our expectations from Battlefield 2042 are quite high and we’re hopeful that it will be able to deliver the All-out Warfare experience that has been lacking in our gaming life.
That’s all folks!