We have gathered all the information shared about Battlefield 2042 so far in a single article for you. What awaits us in the new game?
Developed by formerly DICE LA, now known as Ripple Effect, Battlefield 2042 will be released on October 22 this year. After the failed launch of Battlefield V, Ripple Effect focused on a new Battlefield game. They consulted the Battlefield community frequently while developing the game, and it was one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. We returned to the first world war with Battlefield 1 and it was stated to have the best story among the Battlefield games.
The failed story mode in Battlefield V allowed Ripple Effect to focus on multiplayer for the next game. The story mode of a game can waste a lot of time in development. It has been 3 years since the last Battlefield game was released in 2018, and Ripple Effect has focused on the development of Battlefield 2042 during this time.
The company’s only focus on multiplayer throughout the development process was received positively by fans of the series. Ripple Effect promises to offer us a unique 128-player battle atmosphere for the first time with Battlefield 2042.
Battlefield 2042 has huge maps. New game modes are definitely needed to support these massive maps. For players who love Conquest and Breakthrough game modes, a new mode called All-Out Warfare has been announced. In All-Out Warfare, the game leaves you on the huge map.
With this mode, sectors appear on the map, and each sector contains the capture points that we are used to from the Conquest mode. Players will struggle to capture these points. When all points in a sector are captured by a team, the owner of that sector becomes the team that took over and the opposing team cannot access that sector again.
When the game was first announced, it had 7 maps. However, with the announcement of the PORTAL mode recently, 6 more maps from previous Battlefield games have been added. Battlefield 2042 features the Hourglass, Kaleidoscope, Manifest, Discarded, Breakaway, and Renewal maps.
Along with PORTAL, the game includes Battle of The Bulge (Battlefield 1942), El Alamein (Battlefield 1942), Arica Harbor (Battlefield: Bad Company 2), Valparaiso (Battlefield: Bad Company 2), Caspian Border (Battlefield 3), and Noshahr Canals ( Adding Battlefield 3) maps. For players who haven’t played Battlefield 1942, the Battle of The Bulge and El Alamein maps will definitely give a different flavor. In addition, the maps added from Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3 were the players’ favorite and frequently preferred maps.
Battlefield 2042 Background Story
Although Battlefield 2042 is a multiplayer game, it has a story behind it. Of course, this is explained in short texts, but after reading the story, you can understand more or less what is happening in the game.
Ten Years of Chaos
A period of 10 years was enough to bring the world to the brink of the abyss. Rising sea levels, collapsing economies, and collapsing alliances.
October 9, 2033
Hurricane Zeta. The world’s first category 6 storm.
January 11, 2034
Global food and fuel shortages trigger the Second Great Depression.
8 August 2035
The European Union is officially disintegrating after the collapse of Germany.
The rise of NO-PAT
The remaining, displaced group gathered together like a fleet of rags in search of safe haven. The No-Pats were people who were once family, farmers, doctors, engineers, and soldiers. They had privileged and different worlds. They became the poor, forced to survive together, and stuck in the past. The media call them Stateless, they call themselves No- Pats.
Humanity is adapting to the new normal. Innovations such as the revolution for energy, desert irrigation, hydraulic levees, and seawalls have managed to save coastal cities. People are reclaiming farmland and rebuilding their supply chains. The hope of finding stability causes some countries to reopen their borders.
But with no way to repatriate 1.2 billion people, No-Pat becomes a fixture in all economic, military, and social policymaking. Many No-Pats still do not trust the governments that exiled them and reject calls for reassimilation. Emerging No-Pat leaders inspire a new identity independent of their old race and draw a sand line between the Old World and the New Normal. #WeAreNoPats is becoming a rallying cry. In the midst of world restructuring, the last two superpowers compete for control of a rapidly changing world. This rivalry between the US and Russia is bursting with sparks.
Blackout of 2040
A sudden storm of space debris creates a ” Kessler Effect ” that causes more than 70 percent of all orbiting satellites to fail and fall to Earth. But nobody knows why.
The next power outage will cause a global catastrophe. Planes crash and communications networks collapse. Already congested, global supply chains come to a standstill. The prices of basic consumption need such as oil, grain, and coal increase exponentially. According to unconfirmed claims, it is reported that 100 thousand people died due to these events.
The world comes to the brink of the abyss and even crosses that threshold. No Internet. No navigation. No surveillance. No storm forecast.
With events unfolding and the collapse of technology infrastructure, geopolitical insecurity rises overnight. No one trusts each other because countries cannot send and receive spies from each other and monitor each other from satellites. Both Russia and the USA claim that the other is responsible for this Blackout. Others make accusations that the No-Pats are behind this Blackout. Military and combat-trained former Specialists among the No-Pats transform into armed Task Forces to defend themselves as tensions rise.
The Threshold of War
The resulting Food and Fuel shortages ignite a shadow war between the US and Russia. So that they can deny and maintain it, both sides use No-Pat Task Forces as envoys in the escalating conflict over resources, promising some of the resources left from the losing country if they win the war.
War is near. The No-Pats have no choice but to choose sides, fighting for their future, not a flag.
You see, Russia and the USA are not fighting to show off. Instead, he uses the Task Forces within the No- Pats. That’s why we will play with No-Pats controlled by two countries in the game.
Battlefield 2042: PORTAL
We talked about game modes above, like All-Out Warfare. Thanks to the PORTAL, other players will be able to design game modes. You will be able to access the PORTAL via a website and you don’t even need to own the game. You only need to have an Origin account. You can change the rules of the war as you wish, there is a wide range of settings from which weapons will do how much damage to the lives of the players.
You can create experiences as you wish in PORTAL, which is a Sandbox mode. You do not need to have any knowledge of the program, you can easily design game modes thanks to the programming interface designed as a puzzle. In addition, the game modes designed can be easily transferred to the servers, so you can create fun experiences for other players.
There is no Battle Royale mode in the game, but if you wish, you can design a Battle Royale mode with the PORTAL. Designing any game mode is entirely up to your imagination. In addition, players can gain XP and level up in modes designed through the PORTAL. You can use the maps, vehicles, and weapons you want while designing the game mode.
There is not much information about the Battlefield Hazard Zone mode, so we have to wait a bit.
In the old games, there were classes such as Medic, Support, Assault, and Recon. With Battlefield 2042 , these classes were replaced by Specialists. There are 4 experts in the game for now, these are; Webster Mackay, Maria Falck, Pyotr “Boris” Guskovsky and Wikus “Casper” Van Daele. All of them have their own unique features. More Experts will be added to the game in the future.
Webster Mackay has abilities called Grappling Hook and Nimble. You can quickly go to a surface where you throw the hook. Nimble makes the character move faster.
Maria Falck has abilities called Syrette Pistol and Combat Surgeon. Syrette Pistol allows you to heal your teammate with low health from afar with the help of a pistol. Combat Surgeon allows you to raise your fallen teammate again.
Pyotr “Boris” Guskovsky has abilities called SG-36 Sentry System and Sentry Operator. The SG-36 Sentry System is a turret that detects and attacks enemies spotted on the battlefield. When the Sentry Operator is locked onto an enemy, it makes the enemy constantly appear.
Wikus “Casper” Van Daele has abilities called OV-P Recon Drone and Movement Sensor. The OV-P Recon Drone can spot and lock on enemies in motion and can also be used as a target designation tool for weapons. The Movement Sensor can warn the player of approaching enemies both in normal time and when using the Recon Drone.
Robot dogs and vehicles
There are robot dogs in the game that we can both control and leave to the management of artificial intelligence. The squad points system in Battlefield V is also used in Battlefield 2042. In Battlefield V this was somewhat limited, but in Battlefield 2042 it was made much more efficient. In Battlefield 2042 , we will be able to use our squad points to summon robot dogs , vehicles , tanks and battleships . The game also features V-TOL for transporting troops. It is not known what weapons are in the game yet. But we will be able to customize the weapons instantly.
Battlefield 2042 Live Service will be a game
Live Service games have become hot productions by being updated and developed for many years. Fans were pleased that Battlefield 2042 was one of those games. If Ripple Effect continues to successfully support the game, Battlefield 2042 is expected to be played for long periods of time. There is also a Battle Pass system and seasons in the game . Each season lasts about 3 months. Ripple Effect states that each new season, it will expand the world and the story of the game.
Battlefield 2042 will release on October 22, 2021, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. Servers that can be played with up to 128 people will only be on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Microsoft Windows platforms. Old-generation consoles will also have 64-person servers.
Battlefield 2042 System Requirements
Minimum system requirements
- Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10
- Processor (AMD): AMD FX-8350
- Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
- Memory: 8GB
- Video Memory: 4GB
- Graphics Card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 560
- Graphics Card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
- DirectX: 12
- Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster
Recommended system requirements
- Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10
- Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 5 3600
- Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790
- Memory: 16GB
- Video Memory: 8GB
- Graphics Card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
- Graphics Card (NVIDIA): Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
- DirectX: 12
- Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster