Battlefield 2042
Ben Borthwick by on Aug 2, 2021

Battlefield 2042 to get prequel Exodus short film next week

EA has announced it’s to release a short film entitled ‘Exodus’ which will act as a prequel to upcoming shooter Battlefield 2042.

While it’s keeping most of the details under wraps, a blurb for the movie teases: “Witness the events that will trigger an all-out war in this standalone short film set in the World of 2042.” That World of 2042, by the way, seems to be a series of videos, articles and more that will flesh out the near-future setting of Battlefield 2042.

We do know some details of this world back during the game’s reveal in June. We were told the game takes place in a world where shortages of vital resources have resulted in a bunch of failed nation states. Soldiers from armies of these states have found themselves without a flag to fight for, and now act as Mercenaries for the highest bidder between two of the remaining nations who are now warring: the United States and Russia.

Before the premiere, EA say they’ll further flesh out the World of 2042 with a series of reports from fictional journalist Kayvan Bechir that’ll act as insight into the locations of the game. These will kick off tomorrow and run through until the Battlefield 2042: Exodus film’s premiere on August 12 at 4pm UK time.

Battlefield 2042 meanwhile is set for launch on October 22 for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC. The game will also include Battlefield Portal, allowing players to make their own game types and more.


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Battlefield 2042

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Battlefield 2042

Release Date:

19 November 2021