Battlefield 2042 is the seventeenth entry in the Battlefield franchise and the twelfth of the main series. As the title implies, the game is set in a near-future world, with scifi weapons, gadgets, and vehicles.
The game is multiplayer-centric and does not have a single-player campaign. It is also not available for play offline, requiring players to always be online. While it does not have a single player campaign the player has the option of playing against his AI bot in solo or co-op mode, similar to older entries in the series such as Battlefield 2.
Released in November 2021, Battlefield 2042 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, it is the first to feature crossplay over different platforms.
Plot and location
Like Battlefield 2142, Battlefield 2042 has a backstory, despite having no single-player campaign. It follows the same continuity as Battlefield 3 and 4.
After the events of the great War in 2020, extreme climate events that happen in the 2030s causing massive global cataclysms. More than 1.2 billion people have been displaced, as many government institutions have collapsed and borders have been closed. Many of these outcasts band together for mutual survival and become known as the Non-Patriated (aka Non-Pats)
By 2040, a space debris storm triggers the Kessler effect. This led to most of the satellites orbiting Earth to stop functioning and crash. The world is thrown into chaos as a global blackout occurs, destroying communication networks and cutting supply lines. The United States and Russian Federation target each other as the culprit, leaving the Non-Pats to choose a side in the conflict.
Battlefield 2042 follows the same basic gameplay as other Battlefield games, but with a greater emphasis on multiplayer matchmaking.
The game introduced a "Plus" system that allowed players to customize their weapons. Furthermore, the class system has undergone a major overhaul compared to previous games in the series. The player can control Specialists who fall into his four traditional Battlefield gameplay his classes: Assault, Engineer, Medic, and Recon.
Specialists can use any weapon or gadget already unlocked, but each Specialist also has their own unique abilities.
Visuals and other features
Battlefield 2042 has three main game modes. All-Out Warfare, Battlefield Portal, and Hazard Zone.
All-Out Warfare includes two main modes in the series, Breakthrough and Conquest. In Conquest, players participate in teams that battle each other for control points. Once all control points in a sector have been captured, the team takes control of that sector. Meanwhile, Breakthrough requires one team to attempt to capture another team's control points while the other team defends them.
The second main mode included in the game is a community-driven platform called Battlefield Portal. Portal allows the player to custom create his multiplayer mode and select maps from his previous Battlefield games such as Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3. Players hosting a Battlefield Portal game can modify the conditions and elements further with some web scripting.
The third and final mode available in Battlefield 2042 called Hazard Zone has players compete against one another to collect data drives from the fallen satellites. There are A.I. controlled enemies to deal with, but players can earn dark market credits in exchange for extracting the data drives. These dark market credits can be used to buy weapons and upgrades while playing Hazard mode.
Nov 12, 2021
- CPU: Core i5 6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 560, 4 GB
- RAM: 8 GB
- HDD: 100 GB
- CPU: Intel Core i7 4790 / AMD Ryzen 7 2700X or better
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 or AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, 8 GB
- RAM: 16 GB
- HDD: 100 GB
- To celebrate the release of Battlefield 2042, a collection of stickers were released for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
- Battlefield 2042 was released under multiple editions: Standard Edition, Pre-Order Edition, Gold Edition, and Ultimate Edition.
- The Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S versions support matches with up to 128 players.
- PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions support up to 64 players.
- Although crossplay is available, it is limited to the same generation consoles. Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 users can play with each other, but they cannot play with Xbox One and Playstation 4 players, and the reverse holds true.
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