Battlefield 2042 is out in three months, playtesting is starting, and more and more details are revealed by the day. But what game modes are we getting on launch? Let's go back to basics and start with that question.
It's October 22, your new copy of Battlefield has just installed on the console, and the night's free for gaming, but what mode do you play first? Well, Battlefield 2042 will be divided into three modes, and each seems to offer something vastly different. What's especially nice is that each mode seems to offer a varying degree of sweaty or casual play, so you can suit your mood. But enough chatter, what are these modes?
What Game Modes Are Coming To Battlefield 2042?
There are three main game modes coming to Battlefield 2042 on launch; multiplayer, Hazard Zones, and Battlehub. You can find further details about each mode beneath.
Well, this one's obvious, it's a Battlefield multiplayer. We know the maps and some of the weapons and vehicles we'll be getting, and we can make a fairly obvious prediction that Conquest and Rush will be there. This one needs the least explanation, if you normally enjoy Battlefield, you'll probably have a great time.
This is basically the Battle Royale mode, we have a full explanation here, but in essence, it's a squad-based survival game mode. They've been talking a lot about how it has a new and distinctive 'Battlefield twist' that distinguishes it from other Battle Royales, but we don't know what that is yet. There's been lots of speculation online about the mode borrowing elements from Escape From Tarkov, but it's just that - speculation.
Probably the mode that interests me the most, Battlehub will see players enjoying weapons and vehicles from across the entire Battlefield franchise on remastered maps. So imagine a WW2 soldier from BFV, on a WW1 cavalry horse from BF1, armed with an M4 carbine and riding through BF4's Shanghai. It's a time-hopping love letter to the community, which is perfect for a Battlefield audience.
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Battlefield 2042 at EA Play Live
We just wanted to let our readers know that there should be a lot more information available at the upcoming EA Play Live event on July 22. The Battlehub mode, in particular, should be showcased, as EA themselves tweeted:
Well, we know how hyped we are, and you should tune in yourself if you're desperate for Battlefield news. If you can't get to your computer then though, don't worry, we'll have live coverage of the event ready for you.
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