This is the big day. More than a year after the official announcement of Electronic Arts around the next Battlefield opus would arrive in 2021. A few months ago, at the start of the year, the CEO of EA confirmed that the game would be presented in late spring. Finally, a few days ago, the date of June 9 was formalized. Now we are there. In a few minutes, the game will be revealed and we will discover its title, the first images, but above all the first information.

This week, we offered you a first report on one of the most anticipated games of the year. Multiplayer up to 128 players, battle-royale, reboot of the franchise largely inspired by Battlefield 3 and 4 … Expectations are many. Let’s not forget that a mobile game is also in preparation and could perhaps show up at the same time.

THE FIRST IMAGES OF BATTLEFIELD 2042

A few hours before the broadcast of the announcement trailer, the first images of the game leak on the Net. In the program ? Destruction and extreme weather conditions that seem to confirm the rumors of recent months.

FOLLOW THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF BATTLEFIELD 2042

See you on Thursday, June 9, 2021 from 4 p.m. to follow the LIVE announcements around the next Battlefield installment.

WHAT YOU MUST REMEMBER

3 p.m. – Lots of information leaked before the reveal. The official name will therefore be Battlefield 2042. The return of modern warfare inspired by Battlefield 3 and 4 confirmed. The extreme climatic conditions are also confirmed. Several editions of the title are also expected to be announced.

4 p.m. – The big communication error on the part of Electronic Arts which shifts the reveal of Battlefield 2042 to 5 pm. While everyone expected to discover the game at 4 pm, a new one hour countdown has just started. be put online. See you at 5 p.m.

4:15 p.m. – Other information leak. Battlefield 2042 should highlight the conflict between the USA and Russia and offer seven gigantic maps including Seoul and a desert. The 128-player online mode is confirmed with specialists in unique and customizable attributes. Robot dogs, grappling hooks, and wingsuits should be there.

The game’s release is therefore scheduled for October 2021 on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X / S, PS4 and Xbox One.

4:58 p.m. – Two minutes before the reveal, the first video (which will have been only the countdown) cuts to switch video in order to discover the trailer.

5 p.m. – Electronic Arts and DICE release the first 5-minute Battlefield 2042 trailer.

Battlefield 2042 logo

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5:05 p.m. – The opportunity to learn that the first gameplay will be broadcast during E3 / Summer Game Fest during the Xbox conference on June 13, 2021 from 7 p.m.

Battlefield 2042 gameplay

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5:08 p.m. – During this trailer, EA was able to reveal many different locations. Snow-capped mountains, ice lakes, cities or a space center …

5:10 p.m. – The vehicles will also be back with quads, planes, wingsuits, and even tuk-tuk on the program!

5:12 p.m. – The extreme weather conditions are also confirmed. At least, the tornadoes which can create a hell of a mess in the parts!

5:15 p.m. – After the presentation, we learn that Battlefield 2042 will be released October 22, 2021 on PS5, Xbox Series X / S, PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The 128 players confirmed on next-gen and PC. A 64-player online mode on PS4 and Xbox One.

The game will offer seven gigantic maps with dynamic events and storms. A season system will be worse in place with a “Battle Pass”.

No single player mode (no campaign). Battlefield 2042 will be a multiplayer game only. A new “Hazard” mode will be showcased at EA Play in July. An open beta scheduled for later this summer.

5:30 p.m. – Several editions are announced for Battlefield 2042:

  • Standard Edition priced at € 59.99 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and € 69.99 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S.
  • Gold Edition priced at € 89.99 on PC and € 99.99 on consoles.
  • Ultimate Edition priced at 109.99 € on PC and 119.99 € on consoles.