With Battlefield 2042 confirmed to utilize AI soldiers (bots) to make sure 128-player matches feel full, some might be wondering whether this meant that players can practice the game offline. Unfortunately, we now have confirmation that Battlefield 2042 will need to be online even if you want to practice against bots!
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This was confirmed by EA in today’s latest Battlefield Briefing page update:
Since AI Soldiers can be used in Solo mode, does that mean I can play offline?
Battlefield 2042 is a multiplayer-only experience. So while you can play Solo against AI Soldiers if you’d like to practice, it will be in an online setting.
As for those looking forward to naval warfare in BF 2042, sadly, that won’t be a possiblity — at least at launch! EA has confirmed that there are naval-oriented vehicles in the game, though there isn’t a focus on naval-specific warfare.
Will there be naval vehicles and sea warfare?
You can expect to see naval oriented vehicles such as the LCAA Hovercraft, however there isn’t a focus on naval specific warfare right now. We’ve seen your comments about how excited you are about naval warfare, so stay in touch with us about what you’d like to see in the future!
Given the shooter’s emphasis on live service, I wouldn’t be surprised if DICE has plans for a sea warfare-themed content drop. Of course, this is all conjecture at this point.
In case you didn’t know, EA has also today confirmed that yes, there will be crossplay in Battlefield 2042! That, cross-progression, cross-commerce are being worked on.