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EA and DICE have released a new trailer and further details of Battlefield 2042‘s upcoming Battlefield Portal mode.
The new footage shows off some classic maps from Battlefield titles past, including Battle of the Bulge, El Alamein, Arica Harbor, Valparaiso, Noshahr Canals and Caspian Border. Along with these classic maps, players will be able to set custom rules allowing them to mix and match their favourite Battlefield rules and components.
As detailed in the latest Battlefield Briefing, players will actually head to a Battlefield Portal website to set up their mode. You’ll be able to browse pre-made experiences, or even make your own from scratch. First you’ll choose a core game mode as the base, and tweak the rules with the Rules Editor. You’ll then pick your maps, with your selection dictated by the game mode from the first step.
You’ll then dive into a whole smorgasbord of fine details in the Modifiers. These include things like Gameplay, the behaviour of Soliders, even things like fall damage, move speed and more. You’ll also get to define vehicle options, if you want them, and even individual elements of players’ HUDs. After all of this, the last step sees you tweak the victory conditions before you finalise your Battlefield Portal mode.
Not to worry if this all sounds a bit overwhelming. If you’re not interested in making your own, you’ll be able to browse a selection of curated experiences. These will be published, rotated and updated in the Battlefield Portal by the team that you’ll be able to hop right into a quickmatch into.
You can check the full details of Battlefield Portal in the briefing here. Battlefield 2042 lands on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC on November 19.