Fans excited for updates to Battlefield in new release


Jordan Atchison, Staff Writer

Battlefield 2042 is one of the most hyped games of the fall as fans await to see what new spins EA puts on an already amazing formula.

Enhancing their huge maps to house double the players and double the action. For months, fans have been eagerly waiting for the game to be released today.

It will be available for sale on PS4, XBox, and PC as well as the next generation consoles. Players can also expect to have crossplay available in this version of Battlefield.

The game is set in a universe where Russia and America have become openly hostile to each other.

As tensions rise, the countries engage in proxy wars with each other using operators from No-Pats (refugees fleeing from the 2030 wars), which consist not just of soldiers, but also civilians, including families, farmers, doctors and engineers.

Eventually, open war breaks out between Russia and America forcing the No-Pats to choose a side.

When it comes to gameplay, sadly, there will not be a single-player campaign mode as there have been in older versions. The developers have stated that they want to focus on the multiplayer aspect of the game.

However, that isn’t to say that the game won’t still be a hit as EA is making the multiplayer gameplay the most chaotic and action-packed it’s ever been with 128 player maps, dynamically changing battlefields, and new vehicles and weapons inspired by the future combat of 2042.

As the game is set in the near-future, you can expect to see maps similar to Battlefield Hardline and Bad Company with fights taking place on the ground, inside and on top of buildings and skyscrapers, as well as in the sky with modern and futuristic jets and helicopters.

One of the things to look forward to in this version of Battlefield is the new gamemode called Battlefield Portal in which you can customize the game to use weapons and equipment from other battlefields.

For example, you could create a server for you and your friends using 1942-era weapons and vehicles against modern technology set in the desert. This mode is sure to be popular with its ability to mix and match various eras of combat together.

Other game modes include old favorites such as Breakthrough, Conquest, and all-out warfare, which is a combination of these two modes.

Along with the old favorites, there are the new Portal and Hazard Zone modes. Hazard Zone will offer a “battle royal-esque” gameplay; however, instead of trying to be the “last man standing,” the objective is to recover intelligence from crashed satellites. Hazard Zone will feature its own in-game currency to upgrade weapons and equipment to help players recover data from the satellites as efficiently as possible.

Both long-time fans and people looking to see whether the new features interfere with the game’s fundamental attractions with the huge maps that draw players into the immersive battlefield experience.