Battlefield 2042 is next in line for the popular FPS series from EA DICE. Taking place 100 years after the first-ever Battlefield release in 2002 (Battlefield 1942), it marks the seventeenth installment for the franchise and is a successor to Battlefield V.
The game features an array of futuristic weaponry and high-tech gadgets and a new class system where players can pick different specialists. And, of course, the size of the battlefield continues to grow, doubling the player count to 128 players per server.
When is the Battlefield 2042 release date?
The Battlefield 2042 release date is October 22, 2021 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. PC players can pick it up on Steam, Origin, and the Epic Games store, while console players can grab it digitally through their respective storefronts.
Does Battlefield 2042 have crossplay?
According to DICE, crossplay support is in the works and is being tested during the technical Early Access. As of right now, Battlefield 2042 does support crossplay, and there are two pools of players that can enable crossplay:
- PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S players
- PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players
That means if you are playing Battlefield 2042 on PC, you can use crossplay with players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox One, but not with anyone on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
Battlefield 2042 gameplay trailer
The Battlefield 2042 reveal hit the scenes during the Microsoft E3 2021
Battlefield 2042 modes
Battlefield 2042 will have a few modes to select, but let’s make one thing clear: there is no battle royale or single-player campaign mode. Here are the Battlefield 2042 modes:
- All-Out Warfare
- Hazard Zone
- Battlefield Portal
All-Out Warfare is the classic game mode for Battlefield, featuring conquest and breakthrough on the largest maps to date. Experience the most high-octane action-packed battles yet on maps with dynamic weather and world events. The Battlefield 2042 maps include:
- Breakaway: Eastern Desert, Egypt
- Discarded: Alang, India
- Hourglass: Doha, Qatar
- Kaleidoscope: Sogdo, South Korea
- Manifest: Brani Island, Singapore
- Orbital: Kourou French Guiana
Hazard Zone is a more squad-focused survival mode that has taken inspiration from Escape From Tarkov. The stakes are high in this brand new game mode for Battlefield.
Battlefield Portal allows players to create custom 128-man servers and customize everything from map rotations, vehicles, and weapons. Your choices are not limited to only Battlefield 2042, though, which is where the fun part comes into play. Choose anything from Battlefield 2042, Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3.
Battlefield 2042 Specialists
Players can choose from a variety of Battlefield 2042 specialists, and here are the ones DICE has revealed so far:
- Maria Falck
- Birthplace: Germany
- Class: Support
- Specialty: S21 Syrette Pistol (heals)
- Trait: Combat Surgeon (revives teammates to full health)
- Pyotr “Boris” Guskovsky
- Birthplace: Russia
- Class: Engineer
- Specialty: SG-36 Sentry Gun
- Trait: Sentry Operator
- Wikus “Casper” Van Daele
- Birthplace: South Africa
- Class: Recon
- Specialty: OV-P Recon Drone
- Trait: Movement Sensor
- Webster Mackay
- Birthplace: Canada
- Class: Assault
- Specialty: Grappling Hook
- Trait: Nimble
Battlefield 2042 PC requirements
- OS: 64-bit Windows 10
- Processor (AMD): AMD FX-8350
- Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
- Memory: 8GB
- Video Memory: 4GB
- GPU: AMD Radeon RX 560 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
- OS: 64-bit Windows 10
- Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 5 3600
- Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790
- Memory: 16GB
- Video Memory: 8GB
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 / AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
Stay tuned for more Battlefield 2042 updates and news as the release date approaches!