Battlefield 2042 “Economy” and Microtransaction Details Revealed – Battlefield Currency, Battle Pass and Progression

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Back in April, we reported that an in-game store for Battlefield 2042 was datamined, which suggested that microtransactions were incoming. Well, it seems that time is right when Season 1 launches, as EA has revealed the Battlefield 2042 “economy,” the Battle Pass, “Battlefield Currency” and more!

Before anyone twists their panties in a bunch, EA has confirmed that the fight will be “fair to everyone,” and no one will get a gameplay advantage by spending real-life money, and only cosmetic items and other things that won’t give a gameplay edge will be available for puchase with real-world money or Battlefield Currency.

Battlefield 2042 Economy and Microtransactions Overview:

Player Progression:

Progressing in Battlefield 2042 is as easy as playing the game and earning XP. Assisting your squad, defeating enemies, winning matches, playing the objective – these actions earns you experience points. Once you’ve racked up enough XP, you are promoted to the next Player Level which means new rewards like weapons, gadgets, cosmetics, and more. Stay tuned to our channels for upcoming events where you can earn even more XP. But as you battle away, you will also progress through your Battle Pass of the current Season.

The Battle Pass – Free and Premium:

There are two progression paths in the Battle Pass: Free* and Premium. Access to the former is free for all game owners and the latter is accessed by purchasing a Premium Battle Pass or to those who already have a Year One Pass**. All new gameplay-related content such as Specialists, weapons, vehicles, and so on will be free for all Battlefield 2042 players. This content can be unlocked through the Battle Pass. If you should miss the content rolled out in one Season, you can still unlock it at a later stage.

Each Season’s Battle Pass consists of 100 tiers and the more you play, the further you will advance through these. Gameplay-related unlocks like weapons and Specialists plus other unlocks like Battlefield Currency will be included in the Free Battle Pass tiers, available to all players. 30 of the 100 rewards are available to all players as part of the Free Battle Pass. However, the Premium Battle Pass comes with a reward for each of the 100 tiers. Going Premium lets you unlock some truly special skins, Player Card Backgrounds, weapon charms, takedowns, additional Battlefield Currency, and more.

Battlefield Currency:

Battlefield Currency – or BFC – is the prime medium of exchange in Battlefield 2042. BFC can either be purchased with real money or earned by progressing through the Battle Pass tiers (including some in the free tiers) and getting BFC as a reward. You can spend Battlefield Currency on various things; cosmetic items, a Premium Battle Pass, and item bundles.

As mentioned, players will not get a gameplay advantage by spending real-life money – Battlefield Currency can only be spent on things like cosmetic items that won’t give you any unfair edges on the battlefield.

The Store:

The in-game Store is where you can unlock many different items by spending Battlefield Currency, or “BFC”, which is purchased with real-life money or unlocked by progressing through the Free Battlepass tiers. In the Store you will find skins for weapons, vehicles, and Specialists, which will make you stand out on the battlefield. We will update the Store regularly with new content and offers, and some can be bought as bundles at a discount. Don’t worry about items disappearing after a while; most of the content will remain in the Store.

Use Battle Pass Points to Unlock Battle Pass Tiers:

To reach a new tier in your Battle Pass, you need to earn Battle Pass Points. These are acquired in two ways: by earning XP from playing any game mode in Battlefield 2042, and by completing Weekly Missions. These missions will challenge you to, for instance, revive 10 teammates or capture 5 Conquest flags before the mission period is over.

If you are Premium Battle Pass owner, you can also spend 150 Battlefield Currency on a Tier Skip which lets you jump to the next tier straight away.


For those unaware, Season 1 of Battlefield 2042 is set to commence in “early June,” which should be sometime next week or so. Before that, EA has already started making big changes to the game, as DICE has announced that classic maps from Battlefield Portal will be making its way to All-Out Warfare.

Source: EA

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