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Battlefield 2042

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Ripple Effect Studios
Release Date: Nov. 19, 2021

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'Battlefield 2042' Reveals Season 6 Details, What Else Is Coming In 2023 - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2023 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT

Battlefield 2042 is a groundbreaking first-person shooter set to revolutionize the modern multiplayer sandbox.

Powered by cutting-edge technology that pushes the capabilities of next generation hardware, the game drops players into a near-future, all-out-war experience that includes the franchise’s hallmark, game-changing destruction.

Featuring matches filled with up to 128 players and massive-scale maps on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PCs (Xbox One and PS4 are capped at 64 players and reduced map sizes), this unprecedented scale adds a new dimension to multiplayer battles.

Battlefield 2042 also ups the action with the inclusion of real-time events that reshape the battlefield and tactical combat. All new weapons, vehicles and gadgets give players the freedom to be strategic and create jaw-dropping, only-in-Battlefield moments.

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.

Players will jump into the boots of Specialists, an all-new type of playable soldier for the franchise. Inspired by the traditional four Battlefield classes, Specialists will be equipped with their own unique Specialist Trait and Specialty, and will have fully customizable loadouts. As a Specialist, players will have access to a cutting-edge arsenal of weapons, equipment and vehicles to use in battle. These powerful new tools give creative players a wealth of options as they find the perfect combination to fit their play style and outsmart and outgun opponents on the battlefield.

The Battlefield 2042 team released the latest Development Update detailing all the exciting content in store for the shooter.

Hosted by DICE Community Manager Tom Straatman and Producer Bruce Brodie, the video dives into a first look at Season 6 - coming in October 2023 - and its new map, as well as an introduction to Redux, where players can experience their favorite Battlefield 2042 gameplay moments between the end of Season 5 and the start of Season 6.

Starting August 29, and running for six weeks, Battlefield 2042: Redux will give players the opportunity to re-engage and reap weekly rewards. Players will find new ways to play across their favorite maps and modes, including Rush Chaos XL, Tactical Conquest, Breakthrough Chaos, Conquest Assault and Shutdown - as well as plenty of chaos in true Battlefield style. 

The rewards in Redux range from new content such as character, vehicle and weapon skins, to previous Store content that now becomes earnable. Alongside updated modes and rewards, players can anticipate Quality of Life enhancements, including a new Codex for those wanting to learn more about the World of 2042. 


We know you’re looking forward to Season 6 and we can already confirm that it will launch in October. We don’t want to spoil all the details just yet, but we’re excited to share a tiny glimpse of the new map in the Development Update video!

Expect a chillingly unique new battleground harboring dark secrets where you’ll confront your fear of the unknown. It’s one of our favorite maps we’ve built so far and we can’t wait to share more with you at a later time.


As we look forward to what's coming in Season 6, we also don't want to forget about all the great gameplay moments we shared with you in the past year.

We've heard from you that you would love to revisit some of your favorite previous Battlefield 2042 moments, alongside having the chance to earn new rewards, or ones you might've missed.

So before we head into Season 6, we want to give you that opportunity starting on August 29 with Redux.


During Redux we're excited to bring back new ways to play across your favorite modes and maps, as well as making new and returning weekly rewards available to earn. From Rush Chaos XL, Tactical Conquest, Breakthrough Chaos to Conquest Assault, Shutdown and more. We're giving you a wide variety of ways to play and earn rewards.

But we're not just bringing these modes back as they were. We've listened to your feedback, so expect refined modes every week, on more maps, and with new players counts.

This also includes the return of The Liquidators, Battle of Nordvik and Leviathan Rising Limited Time Events, and modes.


During Redux we’ll have a dedicated progression track where you'll be able to earn Ribbons to unlock rewards. Just like you're used to from our seasonal Limited Time Events. However, we're making earning them easier and faster for you.

You can now earn Ribbons to unlock rewards through all official game modes in both All-Out Warfare and Battlefield Portal. That means during Redux you can play your official mode of choice and always progress towards earning rewards.

The rewards range from entirely new content such as character, vehicle and weapon skins, to previous Store content that now becomes earnable. We also have several Double XP weekends lined up to help speed up your progress!

We still want to keep the excitement of being able to discover new rewards, but we’ve already listed some examples for you here:

  • The Steady Drill skin for the AK-24
  • Vigilante cosmetic skin for Charlie Crawford
  • Cybergeddon outfit for Dozer
  • The Cataclysm skin for the PBX-45
  • Hijacker weapon charm
  • And more!


There is a wide variety of modes available for play during Redux which you can now play on more maps, and with increased weather effects. We've prepared an overview for you with our Community Calendar.


If you missed our previous Limited Time Events, or you need a reminder on how to play their unique modes then we also have a brief overview for you here.

Rush Chaos XL

In Rush XL, destroy MCOMs to advance across the battlefield, or protect MCOMs and hold the enemy's advance – now with up to 128 players.

Rush as you know it tuned and scaled up to support up to 128 players for maximum chaos through additional modifiers such as increased soldier movement speed, as well increased projectile speed for throwables and projectiles. 

Tactical Conquest

Tactical Conquest is the infantry-focused, fast-paced twist on the classic Conquest experience where you’re pitted against opposing squads to try and capture and hold three flags. Win the round by depleting the enemy tickets.

Squad-based gameplay is going to be key here when attempting to retain control of objectives. Make ample use of Spawn Beacons, potential flank routes, and charge enemy-occupied objectives as a team. The more people on the objective when capturing, the faster the capture speed.

Conquest Assault

This is 32v32 Conquest Assault where attackers start with more reinforcements and must take defender-occupied territory, while defenders must hold their objectives – or it’s all over.

Defenders will find their HQ spawn disabled, but they can still rely on their squad and the EBLC-Ram’s Team Insertion Beacon to remain in the fight to hold the objectives.

Breakthrough Chaos

Breakthrough Chaos is the classic Breakthrough experience with faster movement, redeploy, throw speed, vehicle call-ins, and up to 128 players. In a word: chaotic.


In Shutdown attackers use the lance to destroy enemy data caches, while defenders protect them. Each match has two rounds, giving each side a shot at redemption – or revenge.

Play the Objective - The Lance: The ESA-500 Lance is a portable microwave device that fries data drives in a limited radius. Attackers can plant it where they choose inside predefined objective areas populated with crates full of said data drives, scoring points as long as the Lance stays alive, and culminating in a shutdown. Defenders on the other hand, can disable it with a short timed interaction. Playing it smart, and outwitting your enemy is key to Shutdown. Plant the Lance in the open and bait your enemy, hide it in a corner, protect it with your gadgets and throwables, or find an approach of your own, the choice is yours.

Shut it down: When a planted Lance scores enough points in an objective, it results in a shutdown of the objective and fully removes it from the map. Expect pure chaos as you start clearing more objectives and are forced closer and closer together with the enemy team.

Secure Victory: You'll play a round as both Attacker, and Defender. When the first round ends, you will switch sides and redeploy. You’ll secure victory by scoring the most points as the Attacking side while you battle it out within these fast-paced matches.


Alongside the improved modes and rewards we'll also publish a small Quality of Life Update during Redux, which includes changes such as balance adjustments for Engineers and a new Codex feature for those who love to learn more about the lore of Battlefield 2042.

We'll share full details via Update Notes shortly before Redux goes live later this month.

And that’s all we have for you today! Our team is looking forward to seeing you relive and experience the highlights from our first few Seasons once again during Redux, with all the new content and improvements we’ve brought to the game. We’ll be back towards October to share more details on Season 6.

We wish you all a lovely rest of your summer and from all of us here at our Battlefield studios – stay classy, and PTFO!

//The Battlefield Team

Battlefield 2042 includes 3 distinct multiplayer experiences:

  • All-Out Warfare - the next generation of fan-favorite modes Conquest and Breakthrough, featuring the largest maps ever for the franchise and for the first time, up to 128 players (on XSX, PS5 and PC). Experience the intensity of All-Out Warfare in large-scale battles like never before on maps filled with dynamic weather, dangerous environmental hazards and spectacular world events that see tornadoes rip across the map and sandstorms block out the sun.
  • Hazard Zone - an all-new, high-stakes, squad-based game-type for the Battlefield franchise that is a modern take on the multiplayer experience that is distinctly DICE but very different from All-Out Warfare’s Conquest or Breakthrough modes.
  • Portal Mode - A first for the Battlefield franchise, Battlefield Portal is a community-driven platform designed to offer a huge variety of imaginative experiences by giving players the tools to set their own rules and build their own definitive Battlefield experience - and share them with other people.

All Out Warfare launches with seven maps total. Let’s take a quick tour of those:

  • Kaleidoscope [Sogdo, South Korea] This cityscape features dense roadways and skyscrapers that can be explored, or if you’ve a wingsuit, leapt off. It’s here that a tornado that dwarves the glittering buildings will make its presence known.
  • Manifest [Brani Island, Singapore] Supply lines are under threat in this key location for global trade.
  • Orbital [Kourou, French Guiana] Players will battle in the shadow of a towering space rocket pad that’s counting down to an imminent launch. 
  • Discarded [Alang, India] Clash around, through and on top of massive ship hulks and the surrounding cranes.
  • Renewal [Eastern Desert, Egypt] Wrestle for control of an agriculture technology centre in the Egyptian Desert.
  • Hourglass [Doha, Qatar] An approaching sandstorm will shift the tide of war taking place at the heart of a city.
  • Breakaway [Queen Maud Land, Antarctica] From hot deserts to icy landscapes: oil and gas are the key resources being fought over here. Insert on the mountaintops with a wingsuit and you can dive into industrial buildings below.

Post launch, Battlefield 2042’s first year promises four seasons of content, bringing with them four new Specialists plus new locations. Each season is marked by a new Battle Pass. EA confirms that new locations will be accessible to all players.

Battlefield 2042 is available for Xbox One, PS4, PC ($59.99), for Xbox Series X|S and PS5 ($69.99).

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