Battlefield series has been one of the most acclaimed franchises in the history of battlefield series or in the history of gaming. This time around, DICE is back with their new installment “Battlefield 2042” which you and I have been waiting for a long time.
This is Mishanur Khan with a new article “Battlefield 2042: Everything you need to know”.
The new game focuses on huge multiplayer battle this time removing the single-player campaign from this new installment. Dice raised it’s player cap from 64 to 128 on next-gen consoles and pc with huge multiplayer battles. Set about 20 years in the future Battlefield 2042 you play the role of a “No-Pat’’ or non-patriotic. The no-pats are people whose countries have collapsed largely due to global conflict and turmoil. Governments fail and refugees increase massively. The refugees include former soldiers and you play as one of them. At the same time, all the turmoil causes an armed global conflict between the US and Russia who are both using no-pat soldiers to fight their wars, so in this game, you fight for one side or the other in hopes of winning.
There are 10 starting operators and we have only been able to see five of them. Many operators have their different class gadgets and traits like support, assault, medic, and recon.
Battlefield 2042 Specialists
As I have said before we have only been able to see five of the operators and their abilities. All the operators have different abilities and maybe more to come in the future. You can play as any operator depending on your playstyle but do keep in mind that the operators are still work in progress, so their abilities and their ability cooldown may differ over time. All the operators and their details are listed below:
Wikus "Casper" Van Daele
He has a motion sensor, which tells him if opponents are closing in on his position. He can also deploy a recon drone, which can mark enemies enabling teammates to know the positions of enemies. He can also disorient enemies by using EMP blasts. Recon drone can designate targets for lock-on weapons. He is definitely not my type to start playing with comparing to all other operators.
Mackay joined the Canadian military in his teens following his father’s footsteps. He was a member of task force 2 in the counter-terrorism unit. He can deploy grappling hook, attaching to the surface the player is pulled towards the attached point. Another one of his abilities is nimble which enables the player to aim down sights and move quickly giving the player speed-related advantages. He is definitely the one I will be used to smash my opponents.
Maria Falck is one of the combat surgeons coming to battlefield 2042 and her specialty is the Syrette pistol. It is similar to battlefield 4 medical pouch, which you can just throw at your teammate or leave on the ground for them to run over except the difference is you have to be very accurate with it. This pistol will only heal your teammates but it will not revive them. You can also use the pistol to damage enemies. Although she does have defibrillators to revive teammates.
What is interesting is that battlefield has characterized her as a support class unlike battlefield 4 which would be considered medic class rather than the support class.
Pyotr 'Boris' Guskovsky
If you like camping and a bit of assist, “Boris” is your guy. An engineer from Russia is here to put the pain on the battlefield. His Specialty is the SG-36 Sentry System an automated turret system that engages the enemies within the turret’s firing range. His sentry operator skill also allows him to spot the enemy target when his sentry turret locks on to the enemy. If you are playing as Boris, he will definitely be an opponent to look out for.
Kimble "Irish" Graves
If you are a battlefield fan I guess I will not need to explain who he is. Played by the actor Michael K. Williams known for his role in “The Wire” as Omar little. The fans of the battlefield series are in mourning due to his sudden death.
I think I am going to play as Irish at first and pay homage for the amazing experience he has given us on battlefield 4.
In Battlefield 2042, Irish has a deployable cover that protects you from bullets and explosives in head-to-head combat. The cover also has an APS-36 shootdown sentinel which takes down explosive projectiles. His veteran ability also gives him armor and additional bonuses from downed enemies, which gives players a tactical advantage on the battlefield.
As you have heard the Battlefield 2042 will not have a single-player campaign. Dice has put all their focus on the multiplayer battles. This time around, they have increased the number of players per match from 64 to 128 giving you an all-out battlefield experience than ever before. There is no battle royale mode this time, and there are no plans to make one as of yet. You will be able to play multiplayer matches entirely against bots and progress that way because the AI has gotten a lot better.
Here are the three main Battlefield 2042 modes I am excited for:
All-Out Warfare is the term DICE is using to include your standard Battlefield game types. The classic point capture of Conquest and the more straightforward attack-and-defend battles of Breakthrough.
Hazard Zone will be a “high-risk,” squad-focused mode in the game. That’s all DICE will say so far, but based on that description and the name, I think we’re pretty safe to assume that inspiration has been taken from The Division Dark Zone, Hunt: Showdown, and Escape from Tarkov (really a hard game in my opinion).
Battlefield Portal was created by DICE, which is now Ripple Effect Studios. It lets players run custom games with up to 128-players, you can also tweak your own server variables like map rotation, you’ll be able to design custom games using maps, weapons, and vehicles not just from Battlefield 2042, but also from Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3 and this is the one that’ll be interesting.
What Are The Setting, Vehicles, And Maps Like?
The vehicles that may be available are near-future versions of jets, helicopters, tanks, and other ground vehicles. There are hovercrafts in this new series and EA says the naval combat has not been a spotlight although it is heard that folks have an interest in it. Maybe that will be a post-launch consideration.
The vehicle call-in system which is cool by the way drops ground vehicles from the sky and it is available to any specialist with any loadout and it seems eye-catching. Only if your team has a vehicle budget, and each player has a call-in cooldown to balance the match. You can also spawn directly into vehicles like in the previous Battlefield series giving you advancement in the heat of the battle.
You can also call the robot dog and it will follow you around, or scout ahead if you order it to. You can also tell it to self-destruct or stick C4 to it, which does not sound pleasant at all.
The maps have big destruction set as before which makes the battlefield series unique.
EA also said that there would be more airspace for dogfighting in jets.
In the heat of the battle, you can customize your weapon such as adding scopes for long-range combat or short-range combat according to your playstyle or add/remove suppressors and do many other customizations giving you the feel of true battlefield experience.