Battlefield 2042 will not feature Campaign or Battle Royale modes
2042 will be multiplayer only
Published: 9th June 2021 | Source: Eurogamer |
Battlefield 2042 will not feature Campaign or Battle Royal modes
DICE has also confirmed that Battlefield 2042 will not feature a Battle Royale mode, as DICE's focus will be on what makes the Battlefield franchise great, not on chasing their competitors. On PC and current-generation consoles, Battlefield 2042 will feature 128-player multiplayer modes, and on last-generation consoles (Xbox One and PS4), the game will support up to 64 players.
While Battlefield 2042 will not feature a campaign mode, the game will allow players to play against AI bots, giving the game a singleplayer element. Players will also be able to team up with friends or play alone against bots, with DICE promising a stronger AI than in their prior games.
In a statement to Eurogamer, Battlefield 2042 design director, Daniel Berlin, confirmed that DICE's isn't focusing outside of the core strengths of the Battlefield franchise, which means that this entry into the Battlefield series may be a return to form for the franchise. Battlefield will no longer be following in the footsteps of Call of Duty, PUBG or Fortnite; Battlefield will be Battlefield.
I think that's just something that enables us to really lean into what we are best at,If you look at the DNA of the studio, what we've been doing for so long, we just said you know what, we're not going to have a traditional single-player campaign this time around, but we're going to put all that emphasis and all those resources into building depth into the multiplayer. Because that is what we do best.
While EA has promised a gameplay reveal for Battlefield 2042 on June 13th, DICE has confirmed that Battlefield 2042's full reveal will be on July 22nd at EA's upcoming EA Play Live event.
A move away from "Classes"
If there is a game that DICE is taking its inspiration from, it's Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Siege. Battlefield 2042 will not have player classes; it will have Specialists. These specialists will have their own backstories, names, and specialised gadgets and abilities.
While classic "Assault" and "Recon" characters will be available, these class listings will now be categories that Specialists can occupy. Over time, DICE will support Battlefield 2042 with new Specialists, promising 10 specialists when the game launches this October.
Dice has revealed four specialists so far, and this is what we know about them.
Wikus "Casper" Van Daele
Birthplace: South Africa
Speciality: OV-P Recon Drone (he has a remote-controlled drone)
Trait: Movement Sensor (he's alerted to people sneaking up behind him, at least if they move too quickly)
Speciality: Grappling Hook
Trait: Nimble (he's fast)
Speciality: S21 Syrette Pistol (can heal or revive teammates from a distance)
Trait: Combat Surgeon (revives teammates to full health, unlike other specialists)
Pyotr "Boris" Guskovsky
Speciality: SG-36 Sentry Gun
Trait: Sentry Operator (sentry guns are more effective when he's around)
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