Battlefield 2042 Season 2: Master of Arms – release time for August 30 – UPDATED

Battlefield 2042 Season 2: Master of Arms – release time for August 30 – UPDATED
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EA has confirmed Season 2 of Battlefield 2042 will arrive tomorrow (August 30).

The new season will see a ton of new features added to the game, including a new Specialist, new hardware, a new map and a new Battle Pass.

It’s free for those who already own the game – but it’ll include some cosmetic items that’ll require you to purchase them.

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So, without further ado, here’s what we know about Battlefield 2042 Season 2.

Release date and release time

As per the Gameplay Trailer and an official Tweet from EA, Battlefield 2042 Season 2: Master of Arms kicks off on August 30, 2022.

In terms of exact time you’ll be able to download, the Battlefield Direct Communication Twitter has revealed the season is available to download now. It’ll start proper at 12pm UTC, which is 1pm BST and 8am EST.

It could well arrive slightly later – as the last season, ‘Zero Hour‘, ran into some technical hiccups before gamers managed to get access.

New map, new operator and more

This season’s new map is called Stranded.

You’ll fight around and inside a container ship, stranded on the Panama coast. The ship also happens to be housing an illegal arms trading centre, which is nice.

This season’s new Operator is one Charlie Crawford. He’s a charismatic fellow, and can resupply his squadmates with extra ammo thanks to his Cache Point ability.

Offensively, he also has a Mounted Vulcan Stationary Minigun, which is super effective against infantry and light vehicles. Check out his intro video below.

If that wasn’t enough, the season will also bring a new AM40 assault rifle/SMG combo, the Avancys LMG and the PF51 for crowd control.

Finally, there’ll be a couple of new vehicles in the four seater EBLC-RAM and the buggy-like Polaris RZR with the latter coming in a mid-season update.

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Battlefield Season 2 Battle Pass

The Battlefield 2 Season 2 Pass will include 100 tiers of new rewards for players to earn. These include access to the new Specialist (Crawford), weapons, vehicles, cosmetics and more.

There’s 30 free tiers of rewards to earn, but those who opt for the Premium version can get an extra 70 rewards. They’ll also unlock four exclusive rewards, as follows:

  • Legendary “Undeniable” Boris Specialist Set
  • Legendary “Red Eye” Weapon Skin
  • Epic “The Mountain King” Player card background
  • Rare “Wolverine” Player Card Tag

If you already own the Battlefield 2042 Gold or Ultimate Edition with the Year 1 Pass, or if you’re a member of EA Play Pro, you’ll get the Specialist and Premium Battle Pass for no extra cost.

How long will Season 2 be?

Well, we don’t know for certain but we can take a decent guess.

DICE has previously confirmed that Battlefield 2042 seasons will last 12 weeks. In addition, a rough Season 2 roadmap indicated that Season 3 will arrive some time after November 2022.

Do we know anything about Season 3 yet?

EA has given us some indication of what it’s working on beyond Season 2. This includes a rework to its Specialist class system, which it alluded to in their August developer update video. More details will be on the way, closer to Season 3’s launch.

Battlefield 2042 FAQ

Is Battlefield 2042 Season 2 free?

Yes, mostly. If you own the game, all of the major parts of the season, from the map, weapons, specialist and vehicles are free. However, there are some cosmetic items that’ll require you to buy them.

What is Tier skipping in Battlefield 2042?

This is only available for Premium Battle Pass owners, and lets you instantly skip one tier in the Battle Pass. Partial progress toward the next tier is preserved.

What platforms can I play on?

Battlefield 2042 is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation5 consoles. It’s also on PC via Steam, Origin, and the Epic Games store.

When did Battlefield 2042 come out?

Battlefield 2042 was released on November 19, 2021 and is playable on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

Does Battlefield 2042 support split screen?

Battlefield 2042 does not currently support split screen, however it does support crossplay. To play together, you’ll need two copies of the game.