Hot off the heels of the game’s official reveal last week, Battlefield 2042 got its gameplay reveal at Microsoft’s E3 Conference overnight. Packed with little details and ‘only in Battlefield’ moments, we got a great look at some of the insanity to expect when the game launches in October.
The size of the maps seen in the game’s gameplay trailer are worth noting – they look absolutely huge. Decimating these maps, of course, is the game’s dynamic weather system. Tornadoes and massive sandstorms are the focus of the gameplay trailer, pushing players to move beyond the traditional Battlefield gameplay style we’ve come to know. In particular, we see the player wing suiting through a tornado, the tornado picking up tanks and air vehicles and just causing absolute chaos in its path.
There’s also a great emphasis on movement, not only through the use of a wingsuit but also through the use of a grappling hook that allows you to reach taller areas like cranes and taller buildings. When combined with weather disasters happening in the map, it adds a sense of verticality and unpredictability that we haven’t seen in a Battlefield game before.
We got to see a decent variety of maps in the gameplayer trailer and the sheer scale and size is impressive – 128 player servers are coming to current-gen and PC and, when combined with the bigger maps and weather events, will make for a truly chaotic Battlefield experience.
We also got a glimpse at some of the specialist abilities and the new ‘plus’ system, which will allow players to swap attachments on their weapons within seconds while in-game.