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Battlefield 2042 Release Date

The new Battlefield 2042 release date is October 22nd, 2021. The game is developed by DICE and published by EA. It is multiplayer and online only. There is no single player campaign. The game supports 128 players on PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. The game supports 64 players on PS4 and Xbox One. This new Battlefield video game will be set in the near future. Players control a character that assumes the identity of a “non-patriot” during a refugee crisis.

Classes are gone, sort of. Now there are specialists and their class loadouts will be customizable. Scopes will be customizable. The only part of the specialist that cant be modified or adjusted is that character’s ultimate ability and combat trait.

At the time of the Battlefield 2042 release we know that four specialists will be available for play. To learn more about those specialists and their abilities expand the spoiler section below.

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Assault – Mackay

Webster Mackay is a Canadian assault specialist. He served in the military and his combat trait is called “Nimble”. This passive allows him to have higher ADS (Aim Down Sight) speeds than the other specialists. His ultimate ability is a piece of tech called a grappling hook. He can attach it to surfaces around the battlefield and leverage himself into places other players might not be able to get to as easily.

battlefield 2042 reconRecon – Casper

Casper, also known as Wikus Van Daele, is a South African combat recon specialist. His combat trait is called “Movement Sensor”. This passive alerts him when players are getting within close proximity to his location. His ultimate ability is really a piece of tech called the OV-P Recon Drone. It can fly around and spot targets. These spotted targets are highlighted for allies. It also carries an EMP charge that can be used offensively.

Battlefield 2042 support medic

Medic – Falck

Maria Falck is a German doctor who is searching the battlefield for her lost son, David. Her combat trait is called “Combat Surgeon”. This passive revives downed allies to full health. Her ultimate ability is a weapon that fires syringes called the S21 Syrette Pistol. The syringes heal allies and deal damage to enemies.

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Engineer – Boris

Boris, also known as Pyotr Guskovsky, is a Russian combat engineer specialist. His ultimate ability is a piece of tech called the SG-36 Sentry Gun. It is an automated sentry turret that shoots machine gun bullets at enemies. His passive combat trait is called “Sentry Operator” which spots enemies that his Sentry Gun targets.

All the usual vehicles and more will be available to use in Battlefield 2042 at release such as the hovercraft. Maps will be the largest ever made for a Battlefield game and will include dynamic weather changes including tornadoes. Players will have access to a wing suit that allows them to glide through the air.

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A new map creation and game mode creation tool is coming to players with the Battlefield 2042 release is called Portal. Players will be able to do some simple coding and create their own game modes using the Battlefield game and it’s in game assets. Players will be able to host private matches on these maps and share them with others.

There will be a battle pass for players to complete each season during their time playing Battlefield 2042. There is also a premium tiered battle pass available for purchase. The premium pass offers cosmetic items that players can use.

An open Beta play test for Battlefield 2042 is scheduled for release on a date sometime in September 2021. The beta will be available on all major gaming platforms except Nintendo Switch. According to the popular content creator, TMARTN, the beta is rumored to be on September 26th, 2021.

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