After months of waiting, the next item in the Battlefield franchise is leaked in its entirety hours before the revealing trailer is set to drop. It’s called Battlefield 2042 and launches for both PlayStation 5 and PS4 on October 15, 2021. The game is heading for the near future, the year 2042 to be exact. That is, if the title did not already give it away. Key art for the title and screenshots can be seen below.
The leak comes via Reddit with the details of sharing sites that were uploaded to the Origin website in advance. A description of Battlefield 2042 is as follows: “The United States and Russia are on the brink of war. Proxy wars have been going on for decades, generating experienced but displaced combat veterans. These specialists are using their abilities to shape the future ̵
It will have seven new maps supporting up to 128 players, from “Seoul’s cities to the deserts of Egypt, each map offering a unique experience based on the natural environment”. A new specialist system allows you to choose from four different classes, each with its own specialty and property, while weapons, vehicles and gadgets can all be fully customized. You can even “summon a robot dog built for combat, hire a grab hook or take your very own wing suit”.
There will be an open beta, a year 1 pass complete with Battle Passes and three editions to choose from: Standard, Gold and Ultimate. While the information has not been confirmed at the time of writing, the leak looks absolutely legit with high resolution screens and all that. We think it is very safe to say that this is the real deal. We will update this article when the revealing trailer also drops later today.
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