The New ‘Battlefield 2042′ Trailer Taught Us Everything
Battlefield creator EA Dice has finally published an official trailer for the upcoming version of their renowned online shooter genre, following weeks of speculation and media leaks online.
Given EA’s contentious choice to skip this year’s E3 presentation, many had suspected that a revelation of some sort was on the way. After it was confirmed that the publisher would instead host its own ‘’EA Play Live” event on July 22, it became clear that any potential Battlefield announcement would not be limited to the E3 timetable and would most likely take place at some point during the event.
The franchise’s official Twitter account then revealed that a reveal was on the way, along with a YouTube link that started counting down until a livestream on June 9th at 11 a.m. ET. When the wait was ended, gamers were greeted to their first official glimpse at Battlefield’s sixth mainstream edition, Battlefield 2042, as we now know it.
What Was Revealed in the Trailer
The trailer’s most major announcement is that Battlefield 6 will be set in the near future, in addition to exhibiting the fantastic graphical boost we expect from a game designed particularly for next-gen systems. Unlike Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which had a far-flung vision of a distant sci-fi age, this appears to have taken a more real approach. We don’t see any spaceships or laser cannons, but we do see advanced hovercrafts, high-tech fighter airplanes, and what appears to be an armored drone that looks like a dog.
The 5-minute teaser also teases massive-scale battles with hundreds of fighters fighting at the same time. This appears to back up rumors that Battlefield 2042 will feature a higher player count in multiplayer, potentially tripling the team size to 64 players per round.
If that’s the case, it means Dice is aiming to compete directly with popular online battle royale games like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone, the latter of which allows for 150-player lobbies.
In the case of Fortnite, the trailer begins with a wingsuit-clad infantry squadron airdropping into the fighting zone before deploying their parachutes. This has become a feature of the battle royale genre in recent years, possibly signaling. This is a brief summary.