"I don't even like shooters and that was amazing." was one reaction in the writer's room to the Battlefield 2042 reveal trailer that just released today. "It's like a GI Joe episode with hiss tanks and the weather dominator." Wingsuits, robot dogs, ejecting from a fighter jet to launch a rocket in your opponent's grill, running from a tornado... The trailer gets a big thumbs up from me, right before a burning Osprey shoves me into the fiery abyss. But honestly, they had me as soon as I heard "Kickstart My Heart" deftly incorporated into the background.
The trailer is at the bottom of this post and the full press release for the trailer is after the Read More link below. The release highlights, they're right here:
Battlefield 2042 launches on October 22nd for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X|S and PS5. The game will retail for $60 with the next-gen version coming in ten bucks higher at $70. There is also a Gold Edition and Ultimate Edition bundles available from $990 - $120 depending on the platform/version. EA Play members get a 10-hour trial of the game starting Oct 15th. And there will be an Open Beta access for EA Play members and those who pre-order. Details on the Gold and Ultimate Edition bundles, as well as the Beta will be coming soon.
Next Generation of Battlefield Launching Worldwide on October 22 for Xbox® One, Xbox® Series X|S, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, and PC via Origin, Steam, and the Epic Games Store
Watch the Reveal Trailer Here
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 9, 2021 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) and DICE today announced Battlefield 2042, a groundbreaking first-person shooter set to revolutionize the modern multiplayer sandbox. Powered by cutting-edge technology that pushes the capabilities of next generation hardware, the game drops players into a near-future, all-out-war experience that includes the franchise’s hallmark, game-changing destruction. Featuring matches filled with up to 128 players on the latest consoles* and PCs, this unprecedented scale adds a new dimension to multiplayer battles. Battlefield 2042 also ups the action with the inclusion of real-time events that reshape the battlefield and tactical combat. All-new weapons, vehicles, and gadgets give players the freedom to be strategic and create jaw-dropping, only-in-Battlefield moments.
In Battlefield 2042, the world is on the brink. Shortages of food, energy, and clean water have led to dozens of failed nations, creating the greatest refugee crisis in human history. Among these Non-Patriated, or No-Pats, are families, farmers, engineers – and even soldiers. Amidst this crisis, the United States and Russia draw the world into an all-out war. No-Pat Specialists join both sides, not fighting for a flag, but for the future of the Non-Patriated in this new world.
Players will jump into the boots of Specialists, an all-new type of playable soldier for the franchise. Inspired by the traditional four Battlefield classes, Specialists will be equipped with their own unique Specialist Trait and Specialty, and will have fully customizable loadouts. As a Specialist, players will have access to a cutting-edge arsenal of weapons, equipment, and vehicles to use in battle. These powerful new tools give creative players a wealth of options as they find the perfect combination to fit their play style and outsmart and outgun opponents on the battlefield.
“Battlefield 2042 is an evolution of the franchise and embraces what our players want – the ultimate Battlefield multiplayer sandbox with intense combat and a ton of incredible, unexpected events,” said Oskar Gabrielson, General Manager of DICE. “All of us across DICE in Stockholm, DICE LA, Criterion, and EA Gothenburg have had so much fun developing this game and now it’s time to let players jump in. What they’ll find is that we’ve built three distinct, absolutely epic experiences that we think they’ll love.”
The biggest, most ambitious title in the franchise, Battlefield 2042 includes:
Battlefield 2042 is available now for pre-order and is set to launch on retail and digital storefronts on October 22 for $59.99 on Xbox® One, PlayStation®4, and PC, and $69.99 on Xbox® Series X and S and PlayStation®5. EA Play members get a 10-hour trial starting Oct 15, 2021. EA Play members and players who pre-order will receive early access to the Open Beta**. Players who pre-order have three different editions to choose from, including the Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition for $89.99 on PC and $99.99 on console, or the Battlefield 2042 Ultimate Edition for $109.99 on PC or $119.99 on console. For more information on each edition’s offerings, the EA Play and EA Play Pro subscriber offerings, and more details on the game, visit https://www.ea.com/games/battlefield/battlefield-2042.
*128 players and massive-scale maps only available on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation®5. Xbox One and PlayStation®4 are capped at 64 players and reduced map sizes.
**Conditions and Restrictions apply. See https://www.ea.com/games/battlefield/battlefield-2042/disclaimers for details.