Whether or not a Battlefield 2042 Battle Royale mode is on the way may be your next natural question after seeing the Battlefield 2042 release date revealed today, and EA has already given us the answer.
The publisher has advanced plans for three main multiplayer experiences in Battlefield 2042: All-Out Warfare, which is intended to be an evolution of the Conquest and Breakthrough modes that have helped define Battlefield over the years; Hazard Zone, a new “type of high-stakes squad-based game” that claims to be “a modern take on the multiplayer experience”, and a third mystery mode that is “a love letter to Battlefield fans” and that is is developing from DICE LA. Hazard Zone may seem just from the title and the emphasis on squads, but EA has specifically said that it won’t be a battle royale.
In fact, the company has said that it “has no plans for a Battle Royale experience in Battlefield 2042”. EA is not saying it will never happen, but it is saying that you really shouldn’t expect it to happen.
It may come as a surprise, given the massive success of Call of Duty Warzone and Fortnite, that EA isn’t trying to capitalize on the Battle Royale trend with its next flagship shooter. I’d be forgiven for forgetting that you already tried to do that with Battlefield 5 Firestorm, a post-launch addition to the game that hit a relatively low point for the franchise that never quite broke down; Although, to be fair, players have started coming back in droves to give Firestorm a second chance at life in recent months. EA is also the proud father of Apex Legends, still going strong over two years after launch.
If you want to see more modes to come, you won’t have to wait much longer. We’re set to find out more about Battlefield 2042 on EA Play Live on July 22, including the proper reveal for that third mystery mode, and by then select players will have had a chance to try out the Battlefield 2042 technical test as well.