Electronic Arts unveiled the next chapter in its smash-hit online multiplayer FPS, “Battlefield 2042,” according to an Origin leak that surfaced on Reddit. The year 2042 may sound arbitrary, but is 100 years prior to 2142, DICE’s sci-fi futuristic shooter from the franchise. The premise of Battlefield 2042, set some 2 decades from now, depicts a near-future World War 3, with infantry and mechanized formations using a little more technology, though not quite into the realm of sci-fi. It makes a conservative prediction as to what warfare will look like in 2042, based on how little it’s changed in the past 20 years. Like every other Battlefield before it, we expect large multiplayer PvP maps covering the “Conquest” mode Battlefield is known for; along with others such as Rush, TDM, and possibly even Firestorm. The leaker reveals an October 15, 2021 release date for Battlefield 2042.
Description texts from the Origin leaks follows.
“U.S.A. and Russia stand at the brink of war. Proxy wars have waged for decades, generating experienced but displaced combat veterans. These Specialists use their skills to shape the future—a future worth fighting for.”
“Battlefield 2042 introduces 7 vast maps for up to 128* players. From Seoul’s cities to Egypt’s deserts, every map offers a unique experience based on the natural environment.”
“Customize weapons, gadgets and vehicles in-battle to tip the scales in your favor. Summon a robotic dog built for battle, employ a grappling hook or don your very own wingsuit.”
“Choose your role on the battlefield and form hand-tailored squads through the new Specialist system. Based on Battlefield’s four Classes, Specialists have one unique Specialty and Trait – but the rest of the loadout is fully customizable.”