EA has unveiled Battlefield Portal, a new “community-driven platform” launching with Battlefield 2042 that will allow players to make and play in their own Battlefield sandbox including content from across the series.
The mode was revealed by the newly redubbed Ripple Effect studio during this evening’s EA Play Live broadcast. In it, you’ll be able to set up custom games by changing a whole suite of options. Some of these include team ratios, victory conditions, weapon restrictions and even include factions from various games across the entirety of the Battlefield series.
Of course, it’ll include all the content from Battlefield 2042, but you’ll also be able to play with maps, vehicles, weapons and more from Battlefield 1942, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3 at launch. For example, if you’d like to pit a BF 1942 faction against the Bad Company 2 boys on Battlefield 3‘s Caspian Border map? You can do that.
You’ll also be able to change things like mobility settings and even remove control features if, for example, you wanted to remove sprinting or health regen from BF1942. There’ll even be an entire Logic Editor that allows players to use a custom visual scripting language for even finer customisation, and Ripple Effect promises it’ll release a series of tutorial videos to teach players how to use the Editor.
Maps included in Battlefield Portal at launch will include:
- Battle Of The Bulge (Battlefield 1942)
- El Alamein (Battlefield 1942)
- Arica Harbor (Battlefield: Bad Company 2)
- Valparaiso (Battlefield: Bad Company 2)
- Caspian Border (Battlefield 3)
- Noshahr Canals (Battlefield 3)
You can check out a trailer for Battlefield Portal below and a more in-depth description in the latest Battlefield Briefing. Battlefield 2042 is set for launch on October 22 for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC. An open beta is also scheduled for this September.