Battlefield 2042 has become the next edition in the first-person shooter game by Electronic Arts. Crossplay is available for the first time in the series’ multiplayer game. On the other hand, gamers on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 can only participate against one other but not with gamers from other consoles. This is the first Battlefield game without a single-player campaign. Although players may play the game offline and there is no mission or story mode.
128 players can damage their surroundings and wreak havoc in the newest Battlefield game in a thirty-minute all-out battle. The open beta version of the game, published in early October 6, allowed players to get a head start. EA Play members were able to try out the game for a limited period, while players who purchased the Gold or Ultimate editions of the game had a try on the same from November 12.
EA DICE’s Battlefield 2042 is now available on Steam, Origin, PlayStation 5, Epic Games, Xbox Series S/ Series X, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for all gamers.
Now, here’s everything you need to learn about Battlefield 2042, including when it will be available to everyone, how much it will cost, what your PC setup will need, and what reviewers are saying.
The Battlefield 2042 launch date
Battlefield 2042 was released on November 19. That was not intended to happen. It was supposed to go live on October 22, but because of the prolonged COVID-19 epidemic, it was delayed for about a month.
CEO of EA DICE, Oskar Gabrielson, stated that building the next version of Battlefield while dealing with a worldwide epidemic has presented their development teams with unexpected difficulties.
However, those who got early access to the game due to subscription in EA play were only allowed to play the game for 10 hours. The EA subscription program is accessible on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation consoles. The monthly membership costs Rs. 315, while the annual subscription charges Rs. 1,990.
If you want to get the most out of the game, you would need an EA Play Pro membership, which is only available on PC. EA Play Pro costs Rs. 999 per month, with a yearly subscription, costs Rs. 6,499 per year.
System requirements for Battlefield 2042 on PC
EA Dice has compiled a list of the minimal and suggested system requirements for PC gamers.
Basic PC specifications for Battlefield 2042
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600/ Intel Core i5 6600K processor
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti/ AMD Radeon RX560
- 4 GB VRAM
- 8 GB RAM
Recommended specifications for Battlefield 2042 on a PC
- 16 GB RAM
- 8 GB VRAM
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700X/ Intel Core i7 4790 processor
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060/ AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Furthermore, gamers’ PCs must have at least 100Gb of storage space on their hard disks and run 64-bit Windows 10 using DirectX 12. There is no word on whether Battlefield 2042 will run on Windows 11, but it is a safe bet.
Editions of Battlefield 2042
Standard, Gold, and Ultimate are the three editions of Battlefield 2042. Gamers who pre-book the game will get the following advantages.
Gamers in the Standard Version will get the Irish – Battle Armored Legendary Skin, as well as the Baku ACB-90 Epic melee takedown blade, epic weapon charm “Mr. Chompy,” “Landfall” player card background, and “Old Guard” tag.
Over the Standard Edition, Gold Edition gamers would get a one-year pass with four different specialties, four Battle Tickets, and three Epic skin packages over Standard Edition.
Gamers who purchase the Ultimate Version will also get the Midnight Ultimate package, an official digital artbook, and a unique digital soundtrack, in addition to all of the Gold Edition benefits.
Price of Battlefield 2042
As per pcgamer.com, if you can not or will not go with EA Play Pro, Battlefield 2042’s Standard Edition is available on Origin, Steam, and Epic Games for $49.99 (for PC). The Gold Edition will cost you at least $89.99, whereas the Ultimate Version will cost you at least $109.99.
On PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the Standard version costs $49.99, while the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X edition costs $69.99 The Ultimate and Gold Versions are priced at $119.99 and $99.99 respectively.
Size of Battlefield 2042
The game’s download size for the Xbox One S is 27.9GB. On the other hand, in Xbox One X, Battlefield 2042 is roughly 33GB in size. On the next-generation Series X, you may get a 51GB downloadable size. According to some tests, the download size on PC is 49GB, but the creators have said that it may be expanded to 100GB in the future.
Review of Battlefield 2042
Battlefield 2042 has received positive early reviews, indicating that the game has met reviewers’ expectations. Some reviewers feel that switching to multiplayer gives the game a fresh start.
According to 49 critic reviews, the new Battlefield game has an overall score of 74 out of 100 on Open Critic.
The gameplay of Battlefield 2042
Battlefield 2042 has three game modes: Battlefield Portal, Battlefield Hazard Zone, and All-Out Warfare. Breakthrough and Conquest are two sub-modes of the All-Out Warfare mode, which also includes dynamic weather. Battlefield 3, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 1942, are all available on Battlefield Portal. In the three games mentioned above, players may also employ their Battlefield 2042 arsenal. The Hazard Zone game sets four players against each other as they try to discover vital data drives while battling the opponent.
Qatar, Hourglass based in Doha, India, Discarded based in Alang, Singapore, Manifest based in Brani Island, South Korea, Kaleidoscope based in Songdo, French Guiana, Orbital based in Kourou, Antarctica, Breakaway based in Queen Maud Land, and Renewal based in the Eastern Desert, Egypt are among the seven maps included in the game.
Players in Battlefield 2042 may respawn in fighter aircraft, assault helicopters, or just call in for an accessible vehicle near them.
As the new Battlefield game is set in the future of 2042, it comes with a wide range of futuristic weaponry and devices. Players may customize their munitions on the game using the “Plus” feature.
Players can pick four classic Battlefield heroes under the Engineer, Assault, Recon, and Medic classes. Each character has their own set of talents and gadgets and access to all of the munitions and gadgets that the player has acquired.
The forthcoming game will include dynamic weather like sandstorms and tornadoes and the ‘Levolution’ and the devastating environment from Battlefield 4.