While this year’s Battlefield game hasn’t officially been given a name by EA or DICE, most people (including us) refer to it as “Battlefield 6” given the last entry in the franchise was Battlefield V (5). Well, if the latest rumor is anything to go by, DICE seems to be going with a super basic name, and calling Battlefield 2021 as simply “Battlefield.”
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This new bit of info has surfaced from reliable Battlefield and Call of Duty leaker Tom Henderson, who also posted details about the campaign, and more interestingly, what he calls “Abilities” for players in multiplayer that will act like Call of Duty’s Perks!
Per his “sources,” the rumor states that Battlefield (this year’s game) will take place 10 years from now, and is set in the modern/very near future, which gives DICE to implement weapons and vehicles being developed by the military today. This means Battlefield players can expect drones, tanks, jets, and all that stuf — which should be familiar with franchise vets. Allegedly, the setting is very similar to how the Call of Duty franchise released Black Ops 2 in 2021, with the game being set 10-15 years from its release.
As for the campaign, it’s said to feature a “revolutionary campaign” compared to past Battlefield games, and will focus on you (the player) and your specialist unit. You’ll even be able to choose which superpower you want to fight for (US and/or Russia). It also mentions that this year’s campaign will be a co-op experience as well, which should be a welcome change of pace for military first-person shooter campaigns.
As for the big one regarding multiplayer, it’s described as Battlefield 3/4 “on steroids,” with players being able to play as four different types of soliders. However, instead of just having unique gadgets for each class, players will also have different “abilities” similar to how Call of Duty Perks work. One example given was how a Scout soldier/class might have silent footsteps, where an Assault soldier might be able to sprint for longer durations.
Regarding the rumored battle royale mode, it’s said to be completely disconnected from the Firestorm name (and understandably why), and will adopt a new name.
Finally, there is a little bit of bad news, as the rumor also mentions that the reveal trailer (rumored to be coming in May) will not feature gameplay of any kind, and will be similiar to Battlefield V’s reveal trailer.
Same as with every rumor, take this one with a grain of salt. That said, Henderson’s track record has been reliable compared to other leakers, so that’s why you see it here on the site.