EA Dice is all set to extend the ‘Battlefield’ map, with ‘Battlefield 2042’ the sixth installment in the video game chapter, coming out on October 22nd. The updated version of this widely acclaimed multiplayer game will be released for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC. However, it is now available for pre-orders.
Battlefield is a series of first-person shooter video games that started out on Microsoft Windows and OS X, with its first installment titled Battlefield 1942, released in 2002.
And, keeping the focus on large maps, teamwork and vehicle warfare, the multiplayer game, on account of its storyline and characters, had garnered fan following from all over the globe. As of 2012’s ranking, the series had been played by more than 50 million players worldwide.
However, it’s time to explore what destiny beholds further, with widened maps this time, as the highly popular ‘Battlefield’ franchise is resuming with season 6 real soon. Titled Battlefield 2042, the series is set in near future, and embraces some thrilling new elements, that ensure to glue the players to their screens forever.
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As revealed by EA Dice on Wednesday, the Battlefield 2042 takes place a few decades in the future, after the everyday life necessities gets unapproachable, leading to horrible circumstances.
The official synopsis for sixth installment reads,
“In Battlefield 2042, the world is on the brink. Shortages of food, energy and clean water have led to dozens of failed nations, creating the greatest refugee crisis in human history. Among these Non-Patriated, or No-Pats, are families, farmers, engineers — and even soldiers. Amidst this crisis, the United States and Russia draw the world into an all-out war. No-Pat Specialists join both sides, not fighting for a flag, but for the future of the Non-Patriated in this new world.”
Talking about the latest update in battlefield franchise, Oskar Gabrielson, general manager of Dice, stated,
’Battlefield 2042′ is an evolution of the franchise and embraces what our players want – the ultimate ‘Battlefield’ multiplayer sandbox with intense combat and a ton of incredible, unexpected events. All of us across DICE in Stockholm, DICE LA, Criterion and EA Gothenburg have had so much fun developing this game and now it’s time to let players jump in. What they’ll find is that we’ve built three distinct, absolutely epic experiences that we think they’ll love.”
Moreover, as the series gets bigger and better, the franchise has too introduced a handful of modern world chunks in its timeline.
Hence, “Battlefield 2042” will feature three game modes, with two given out by Dice. “The first, All-Out Warfare, is the next generation of the Conquest and Breakthrough modes, featuring the largest maps ever in the franchise and matches with up to 128 players. The maps will also be filled with dynamic weather, dangerous environment hazards and world events.”
This mode will launch with seven maps namely, Kaleidoscope, set in Sogdo, South Korea; Manifest, set in Brani Island, Singapore; Orbital, set in Kourou, French Guiana; Discarded, set in Alang, India; Renewal, set in the Eastern Desert, Egypt; Hourglass, set in Doha, Qatar; and Breakaway, set in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.
While, the second mode, Hazard Zone, is a squad-based game-type, a multiplayer experience that is “distinctly Dice but very different from All-Out Warfare’s Conquest or Breakthrough modes,” according to the announcement, and is not a battle royal mode. The third mode is yet to be revealed.
In addition to this, the Battlefield 2042 will also have matches filled with up to 128 players on the new-generation consoles and PCs. However, Xbox One and PS4 players will be capped at 64 players and reduced map sizes.
“Battlefield 2042” is now available for pre-order and will be priced at $59.99 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC and $69.99 for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5.