Earlier today during EA Play Live, developers announced that Battlefield 2042 will come equipped with an exciting new game-style called Battlefield Portal. Battlefield Portal will be available alongside the launch of Battlefield 2042 later this year and will incorporate the 7 new maps from Battlefield 2042 as well as 6 classic maps, optimized for ninth-gen performance and graphics from games such as Battlefield 1942, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3.
THE BATTLEFIELD PORTAL MAPS
• Battle of the Bulge and El Alamein from Battlefield 1942
• Arica Harbor and Valparaiso from Battlefield: Bad Company 2
• Caspian Border and Noshahr Canals from Battlefield 3
In addition, Battlefield Portal is introducing an unrivalled custom content creation experience, allowing players to generate new and unique Battlefield experiences with the entire Battlefield toy box at their disposable. These experiences can be shared with the community through a web-based platform (also available on smart devices) for both console and PC players.
Customizable features include:
Maps – Pick from the selection of 13 available maps
Modes – Choose from a range of game modes, whether it be more established modes like Rush or Conquest, or starting with something completely custom
Mode Settings – Fine tune various details within the mode including:
Factions – choose which soldiers, weapons and vehicles can compete on the battlefield
Mobility – Toggle players’ ability to aim down sights, go prone and more
Visibility – Toggle Heads’ Up Display and minimap visibility for players
Arsenal – Restrict weapons, Specialists, gear and vehicles that players have access to in matches
Scale – Adjust the balance of each battle by controlling the max number of players in each team as well as which weapons they have access to
Team Select – The ability to put different teams and eras of soldiers against each other
Weapon/Gadget/Vehicle Restrictions – Fine tune which soldiers should be available from eat faction, which weapons and attachments they can use, which vehicles are available and how to access them
Settings – Players can use these to refine the experience they want to make, toggling options like core game mode rules, soldier settings, vehicle settings and UI settings
Logic Editor – Additional options to cater to unique experiences, allowing players to define rules, set victory conditions, team scale and specific in-game events
At launch, Battlefield Portal invites players to re-live some of the greatest moments in the history of the franchise with signature gameplay experiences reimagined for ninth-generation performance.
As well as official experiences, players will be able to share their custom Battlefield Builder creations with each other. It’s as simple as finding a game that interests you by browsing a rotating series of featured experiences build by the Battlefield community.
Battlefield 2042 will be available on October 22, 2021, on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with an open beta launching in September for players across all platforms.