Following the leaks from the internal Battlefield 2021 trailer, it seems we now have a title for this year’s Battlefield game, and it’s Battlefield 2042! Not only that, but thanks to a leak from EA’s own Origin platform, the Battlefield 2042 release date has been revealed for October 15!
Check out the screenshots featuring modern (a bit futuristic) looking soldiers and vehicles!
Aside from that, it seems some of the earlier rumors are legit, as the game description (from Origin) mentions 128-player battles! Not only that, but Specialists are mentioned as well.
“Welcome to A World Transformed”
“U.S.A. and Russia stand at the brink of war. Proxy wars have waged for decades, generating experienced but displaced combat veterans. These Specialists use their skills to shape the future — a future worth fighting for.”
“Battlefield 2042 introduces 7 vast maps for up to 128* players. From Seoul’s cities to Egypt’s deserts, every map offers a unique experience based on the natural environment.”
“Customize weapons, gadgets and vehicles in-battle to tip the scales in your favor. Summon a robotic dog built for battle, employ a grappling hook or don your very own wingsuit.”
“Choose your role on the battlefield and form hand-tailored squads through the new Specialist system. Based on Battlefield’s four Classes, Specialists have one unique Specialty and Trait – but the rest of the loadout is fully customizable.”
The official reveal trailer and details is set for later today, which you can watch on the reveal stream.
Update: The press release has gone out, and the official release date is Oct. 22!
Battlefield 2042is available now for pre-order and is set to launch on retail and digital storefronts on October 22 for $59.99 on Xbox® One, PlayStation®4, and PC, and $69.99 on Xbox® Series X and S and PlayStation®5. EA Play members get a 10-hour trial starting Oct 15, 2021.