The new installment of the Battlefield franchise will set itself apart as a live service game. It will have 3-month-long seasons with both free and paid battle passes as its monetization model.
Building upon the four quintessential class archetypes of prior Battlefield titles, Battlefield 2042 will have Specialist characters who will be equipped with their own unique Specialist Trait and Specialty, and will have fully customizable loadouts.
“Battlefield 2042 is an evolution of the franchise and embraces what our players want – the ultimate Battlefield multiplayer sandbox with intense combat and a ton of incredible, unexpected events,” said Oskar Gabrielson, General Manager of DICE.
“All of us across DICE in Stockholm, DICE LA, Criterion, and EA Gothenburg have had so much fun developing this game and now it’s time to let players jump in. What they’ll find is that we’ve built three distinct, absolutely epic experiences that we think they’ll love.”
For the first time in the series, Battlefield 2024 will feature 128 players on a single server. With the cutting edge technology of next-gen consoles and PC, Battlefield 2042 will enhance on its already pioneered destructible environment and multi-layered combat.
Battlefield 2042 Trailer Breakdown
The Battlefield 2042 Reveal Trailer shows one character in a wingsuit jumping off a helipad following the crash landing of another aircraft.
In another slice, a quadruped robot unit was seen bolstering a side in the combat. This could be a Specialist-specific reinforcement companion.
The next slice shows a typical example of Battlefield’s destructible environment and how it impacts the combat scenario in the game. A part of a steel wall is seen coming off following tank shots.
The location of the next slice is very reminiscent of the environment of Battlefield 3’s Noshahr Canals. Dog Tags could be seen getting collected following a successful knife kill.
Next on the Siberia-esque map, players can be seen in the Battlefield 2042 trailer in a wide variety of vehicles approaching what is presumably a combat objective.
The next slice shows a rocket launching while the camera follows a player driving into the complex where a huge battle is taking place between two sides.
The next cut brought forth the map with skyscrapers, where a player flew off a jeep from atop of a tall building’s terrace to bring down a helicopter.
In the next slice, a jet pilot ejected from his piloting midair to get out and used a rocket launcher to obliterate an opponent jet in true Battlefield fashion.
The next and final portion show a strong tornado brewing on an urban map, which held enough strength to dislodge infantry soldiers and small vehicles up from the surface.