Battlefield 2042 is the newest and upcoming title in the long-running and popular Battlefield franchise. Developed by DICE and published by EA, it is the seventeenth overall installment in the FPS series of Battlefield games.

After a lot of speculation and rumors swirling around the internet Battlefield 2042 has gotten its reveal as well as a release date and pricing.

Battlefield 2042: Release date and pre-order details

Battlefield 2042 will be released on all major platforms including PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Series S on October 22, 2021.

In the months leading up to launch, the developer will host an open beta for Battlefield 2042. It will be available to all players across all the platforms. Those who pre-order either of the editions of the game will receive early access to the open beta testing.

Pre-orders for BF 2042 are available across all platforms through the respective digital storefronts.

Pre-ordering the game has some exclusive benefits and includes the following:

  • Early access to open beta
  • Baku ACB-90 melee takedown knife
  • “Mr. Chompy” epic weapon charm
  • “Landfall” player card background and “Old Guard” tag

Battlefield 2042 editions

As for the editions of BF 2042, there are three that users can purchase. These are the Standard Edition, Gold Edition, and Ultimate Edition.

Picking up the regular version will grant a copy of the game along with early access to the open beta. However, the Gold and Ultimate version contain additional resources and unique rewards.

Battlefield 2042

Gold Edition
  • Early access to game launch
  • Year 1 Pass: 4 New Specialists (1 per Season), 4 Battle Passes (1 per Season), and 3 Epic Skin Bundles (”Blistered Earth”, ”Tempest”, and ”Cold Blood”)
Ultimate Edition
  • Early access to game launch
  • Year 1 Pass
  • Midnight Ultimate Bundle (“Shadow Stalker” Legendary Outfit, “Obsidian” Legendary Weapon Skin, “Onyx” Legendary Vehicle Skin)
  • Official digital artbook
  • Exclusive digital soundtrack

Game modes in Battlefield 2042

BF 2042 will primarily feature 3 main gameplay modes. These include All-Out Warfare, Hazard Zone, and another new mode that DICE hasn’t revealed yet.

All-Out Warfare incorporates two fan-favorite multiplayer modes of the Battlefield series in Breakthrough and Conquest. Thanks to the extensive size of the map in BF 2042, these modes will support up to 128 players on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. However, the PS4 and Xbox One versions will support 64 player lobbies with smaller-scaled maps.

Not much detail is available about Hazard Zone. It is a new co-op multiplayer mode in which DICE promises a “tense experience that combines edge-of-your-seat gameplay with the best of the Battlefield sandbox”.

It is a similar case for the third and unannounced game mode. Not much is known apart from the developer describing the mode as a “love letter to core fans” and a “new way to play Battlefield”.

Fans can expect to learn more details and a showcase of these modes at the upcoming EA Play Live on July 22.

Battlefield 2042 Pricing

The price for Battlefield 2042 on the Xbox One will likely be the same as the PlayStation 4. Additionally, the Gold and Ultimate Edition pricing on the Xbox Series X/S will be the same as that on the PS5. The reason for the difference in pricing between the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game is because the former will have a few limitations due to the older hardware.

The game will retail at $69.99. Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition will run a little more expensive with a price of $89.99 on PC and $99.99 on consoles, respectively.

Battlefield 2042 is also coming out with an Ultimate Edition that will break the $100 mark regardless of what platform it is bought on. For PC the Ultimate Edition will run $109.99 and it will retail for $119.99 on consoles.

Battlefield 2042 Maps

The game will launch with seven primary maps including Kaleidoscope, Manifest, Orbital, Discarded, Renewal, Hourglass, and Breakaway.

The maps in Battlefield 2042 are some of the biggest seen in the series’ history and will allow for intense warfare at an unprecedented scale. The game also incorporates dynamic environments and level destruction.

This means players will have to quickly adapt to extreme weather conditions like tornadoes and sandstorms and other impactful changes to the level in the heat of battle.

The locales in BF 2042 are set in real-world locations around the globe, and each one is extensively and intricately designed with distinction.

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