Gaming Battlefield 6 (BF2042)

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The news coming that it will be released on the old generations consoles PS4 and Xbox. There might be a battle Royal mode.

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the trailer released today

 
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Hugely disappointed its releasing on the last gen consoles, was hoping this would be pushing boundaries.
 

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Hugely disappointed its releasing on the last gen consoles, was hoping this would be pushing boundaries.
It still can, they just limit the graphics settings.
 

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Still means some parts of the game are designed around the lowest denominator.
Not really. Just look at PC games, even the most demanding new release can be cranked down to minecraft mode to play the story
 

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Not really. Just look at PC games, even the most demanding new release can be cranked down to minecraft mode to play the story
I will agree to disagree, the positive is the frostbite engine is amazing and the best of the big shooters by a huge margin.

Hope its closer to 4 then the latest ones, although it still bemuses me to this day how a game which seems to be made for Battle Royale was so terrible when they tried to implement it.
 

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I loved the battlefield games but because I'm a very occasional gamer, I found not only was I shite, but also all the regular gamers had much better guns and stuff. Is there any way to avoid this and at least have a level playing field equipment wise?
 

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I loved the battlefield games but because I'm a very occasional gamer, I found not only was I shite, but also all the regular gamers had much better guns and stuff. Is there any way to avoid this and at least have a level playing field equipment wise?
Hope they introduce a pay to win model.
 

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I enjoy Battlefield games, but I don’t like that they removed Rust. One, because it was my favourite mode and two, they shouldn’t be able to just take base modes out of a game you pay for.
 

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I loved the battlefield games but because I'm a very occasional gamer, I found not only was I shite, but also all the regular gamers had much better guns and stuff. Is there any way to avoid this and at least have a level playing field equipment wise?
You were able to unlock weapons and vehicle weapons in the last few games through purchases.

Anyone know a release date?
 

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You were able to unlock weapons and vehicle weapons in the last few games through purchases.

Anyone know a release date?
I guess November. The first trailer will come in few weeks.
 

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release date 2021-10-22

DICE and EA have finally lifted the curtain on the next installment of the Battlefield franchise: a massive, near-future, sandboxy title called Battlefield 2042. And clearly, developers are hoping this one will help players forget all about Battlefield V.

Battlefield 2042 isn’t a surprise, for anyone who’s been paying attention. A handful of leaks recently spoiled the game’s premise and a few key details, but now it’s all official. Battlefield 2042 is set in a near-future world that’s been ravaged by climate-driven disasters, leading to the most severe refugee crisis in human history. People who have been displaced are called Non-Patriated, or No-Pats, and the soldiers among them are recruited to fight in a global war waged by — surprise, surprise — the US and Russia.

Battlefield 2042 has three main modes: All-Out Warfare, Hazard Zone and a third mystery experience in development at DICE LA. We know two things about Hazard Zone: It’s squad-based and it definitely isn’t battle royale. Meanwhile, All-Out Warfare includes Conquest and Breakthrough, two fan-favorite multiplayer modes that also are not battle royale. You’ll be able to play these online, or solo against AI soldiers. Developers at DICE said the AI gameplay is more of a training ground for new players and fresh strategies, while online play is the real treat.

Battlefield 2042 has the largest environments in the franchise’s history, including maps in South Korea, Singapore, Egypt, Qatar and the granddaddy of them all, Antarctica. These maps contain living events that can disrupt gameplay, like the SpaceX-style rocket that will either take off as planned or explode on the launch pad, and the massive shipping containers that are randomly plucked into the sky, taking everyone inside with them.

The game will support matches of up to 128 players on PC, Xbox Series X and S, and PlayStation 5. On Xbox One and PS4, rounds will be capped at 64 players, and the maps will be scaled down a bit. Otherwise, updates and gameplay will be the same on all platforms, though DICE has yet to confirm cross-play capabilities.

Battlefield 2042 introduces a new approach to character classes. There will be 10 unique Specialists in the game, each with distinct weapons and abilities, but also opportunities for customization. There are four confirmed Specialists so far: recon, assault, support and engineer.


Each Specialist’s primary weapon is locked while the secondary choice is up to the player. For instance, the assault Specialist always has a grappling gun and a trait that makes him more nimble, while the recon Specialist gets a surveillance drone that shoots EMP darts, and the ability to sense nearby enemy movement. Either of these characters can then be equipped with a sniper rifle, or a grenade launcher, or an automatic weapon, whatever you want.

During a media briefing, developers made it clear, over and over again, that Battlefield 2042 is leaning into the series’ sandbox roots. Maps are vast, even in regards to airspace, and there are more gadgets and guns to play with than ever. To that end, players will be able to call in a vehicle at any time, and it’ll parachute onto the map in seconds. This includes jets and helicopters, and it means you can try to kill enemy snipers by dropping tanks on them, which sounds awesome.

There are also dynamic weather events built into the environments, including a tornado that randomly appears on any map, sucking up vehicles and players alike. Either run away from the twister, or find a way to use it to your advantage. One of those ways might be a wingsuit, though DICE developers wouldn't confirm which Specialists will have access to that particular fashion item.


Battlefield 2042 will include a Battle Pass system for seasonal content with free and premium tiers, though there won’t be any maps or gameplay advantages locked behind the premium paywall, just cosmetic items.

Finally, Battlefield 2042 will land on October 22nd, and it’ll cost $60 on PC, Xbox One and PS4. It’s $70 on Xbox Series X and PS5. Pre-orders are open right now, and EA will invite some veteran Battlefield players to participate in a technical alpha in early July. More information on that third gameplay mode and other details will be revealed at EA Play Live on July 22nd.

Battlefield 2042 is built for the next generation and it introduces a handful of fresh features, but at its core, this is a return to classic franchise form. EA and DICE have focused on building vast multiplayer sandboxes filled with opportunities for creative mass murder and high-flying action. And somehow, they composed a near-future sci-fi narrative starring people with no allegiance to any country, and still managed to turn it into a proxy war between the US and Russia. This also seems like a clear-cut chance to introduce a more diverse cast than normally seen in military shooters, but for now, it looks like Battlefield 2042 has a few white dudes and a woman in the support role. See? Classic.


None of this is surprising, considering the response Battlefield V received in 2018. Battlefield V was buggy, lean and emphasized single-player content at a time when battle royale was peaking. And for the first time in series history, it featured a woman on the box, a move that largely came off as pandering rather than inclusive.

Battlefield 2042 is taking the franchise to a fresh yet familiar place. That second part is key, and after Battlefield V, EA knows it.
 

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Has to be cross play on next gen consoles and pc or the game's in trouble before it begins if its trying to keep with Call Of Duty.

Glad its avoided the battle royale mode been getting very bored of this genre had it's time in the sun its a fundamentally flawed game mode for a competitive game with any integrity.

Not so sure on the random tornado's but i'll wait to see the gameplay trailer in a few days before i pass any proper judgement.
 

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Has to be cross play on next gen consoles and pc or the game's in trouble before it begins if its trying to keep with Call Of Duty.

Glad its avoided the battle royale mode been getting very bored of this genre had it's time in the sun its a fundamentally flawed game mode for a competitive game with any integrity.

Not so sure on the random tornado's but i'll wait to see the gameplay trailer in a few days before i pass any proper judgement.
The "random" things in games always seem to "randomly" appear at the worst fecking time.

An example is horizon zero Dawn, perfect weather smashing little machines and that, just get into a big battle and suddenly there's a snow storm and you can't see shit.
 

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If it doesn’t have free to play it’s dead before it’s even out.
Nah it is going to be huge. Getting a massive amount of hype. I haven't played many of the old BFs but people seem excited to get back to modern/near future BF gameplay.
 

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Battlefield has a solid following it doesn't need the free to play cod casuals to survive.
 

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Nah it is going to be huge. Getting a massive amount of hype. I haven't played many of the old BFs but people seem excited to get back to modern/near future BF gameplay.
It won’t touch the heights of the free to play games out there. It could potentially steal the Apex/CoD/Fortnite players away but not if they don’t have that option.
 

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Has to be cross play on next gen consoles and pc or the game's in trouble before it begins if its trying to keep with Call Of Duty.

Glad its avoided the battle royale mode been getting very bored of this genre had it's time in the sun its a fundamentally flawed game mode for a competitive game with any integrity.

Not so sure on the random tornado's but i'll wait to see the gameplay trailer in a few days before i pass any proper judgement.
Yeah need to see how frequent and impactful these events are.
But I have to say I really like the idea behind these freak weather events as part of the climate emergency theme in the near future.
 

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Yeah need to see how frequent and impactful these events are.
But I have to say I really like the idea behind these freak weather events as part of the climate emergency theme in the near future.
Seems gimmick like atm i remember a few previous battlefields having something similar sandstorms etc.
 

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It won’t touch the heights of the free to play games out there. It could potentially steal the Apex/CoD/Fortnite players away but not if they don’t have that option.
Those types jump from whatever the next freebie is anyway, it's not sustainable.

Battlefield will appeal to the people who like it ( and lots do)
 

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When has a game not being free ever stopped it from being successful? Battlefield is a huge franchise, if they have enough advertising and pay enough streamers to play it, I'm sure it will be huge. Anyone that has a machine capable of playing any of the free to play, popular FPS titles will have 60 quid to buy this.