Battlefield 2042 was finally announced with the official promotional video released yesterday. I’m sure a lot of players have been bored by successive leaks, so the fact that the game has now been announced has opened the door to new information. Despite some scenario details announced for Battlefield 2042, it was also announced that there will be no story mode in the game. So how will it work, what are the modes in the game?
Battlefield 2042 will have no script and Battle Royale mode
The Battlefield series has never been a series whose script is important. In fact, we can say that the scripts in some games make you wish it never happened. The most prominent and pleasing script was War Stories. Battlefield 2042 will be one of those that bypasses script mode directly. Although the theme of the game mentions a war theme that is about to break out between America and Russia, this theme will be emphasized in other modes of the game in general and will sort of determine the sides.
Another explanation for the game is that it will not have Battle Royale mode. Instead, we’ll see a focus on multiplayer modes that support 128 players on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series S and X, and 64 on PS4 and Xbox One. In an interview with Eurogamer, Battlefield 2042 design director Daniel Berlin explained why, saying that focusing on multiplayer modes allows the company to “focus on what we are best at.”
“If you look at the DNA of the studio and what we’ve been doing for so long, you’ll see. That’s why we didn’t want to focus on how a script works in the game. We used all this scenario emphasis and all these resources to add depth to multiplayer modes. Because that’s what we do best,” Berlin said, stressing that Battlefield 2042 will have a woven narrative in its multiplayer world, with stories told through the eyes of expert characters.
“With live service and special season content, we’ll introduce new experts in the game and see how the world evolves through the eyes of the experts we have,” he said. Yes, the game will have expert characters, as in Rainbow Six, and although the focus is on multiplayer modes, we will be able to see the storyplay through these experts. Of course, there will be many different things going on in the game. Berlin referred to this issue as “there are other experiences in the game that we can’t talk about, that we are very excited about.”
Finally, let’s remember that Battlefield 2042 will be released on October 22nd.