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EA has finally taken the covers off Battlefield 2042 as previously teased, revealing the near-future shooter will be launching on October 22 for PC and consoles.
Promising a new “unmatched, epic-scale experience” we should expect matches with up to 128 players and “real time events” that will take place on maps, creating havoc during matches with a cinematic example in the trailer of a massive tornado that rips apart the level.
The story of Battlefield 2042 puts us in a near future world where shortages of food, energy and water have created dozens of failed nations made up of “Non-Patriated” soldiers, mercenary fighters known as ‘Specialists’ who join both the now-warring nations of the United States and Russia.
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In game, these Specialists are inspired by Battlefield‘s traditional four classes, only with their own unique Specialist Trait and Specialty, and will be able to have their own customised loadouts that include their weapons, equipment and even vehicles. Dynamic weather is also promised, alongside environmental hazards and the aforementioned dynamic world events with sandstorms also mentioned in the press release.
You can check out the trailer for yourself below, and the first gameplay has been promised to be shown this Sunday, on June 13. Battlefield 2042 will release on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC on October 22, 2021.