Battlefield 6 screenshots leak ahead of official announcement, releases October 15th

Written by Chad Norton on Wed, Jun 9, 2021 4:21 PM
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Update: In what was quite possibly one of the worst structures for a livestream reveal, EA has now officially revealed the next chapter in the Battlefield universe. Unfortunately we only got a reveal trailer, which didn’t even announce the release date, but we do know that a gameplay trailer is coming sometime this weekend.

Battlefield 2042 is the official name as previous rumors and a leak earlier today confirmed. In fact, a lot of stuff in the latest trailer has already been revealed thanks to leaks from EA’s own Origin website. So it seems the real juicy stuff will come during the gameplay reveal this weekend.

At least we now have confirmation on a lot of rumors and leaks that have come out, including 128 player battles, new Specialist classes, dynamic weather, and some other interesting information. Perhaps the only information the leaks got wrong was the release date, which seems to have been pushed back a week to October 22nd instead.

Interestingly, the gameplay reveal is set for June 13th but there’s no specific showcase during E3 2021 that seems to be related to it. So it’s most likely a separate event from anything to do with E3. Unfortunately we haven’t been given a time for the reveal yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as EA reveals that.

What do you think? How do you feel about the reveal trailer? Are you more or less excited now? Did you watch it live? And what are you hoping to see during the gameplay reveal this weekend? Let us know!

Original story: Thanks to the internet and some savvy web developer sleuths, we have some information leak ahead of the official reveal from EA later today, showing off some brand new gameplay screenshots as well as some information from the game itself, all of which were accessed from EA’s own Origin website.

The first major piece of news is that the rumored title for Battlefield 6 has now been pretty much confirmed: say hello to Battlefield 2042, the next entry in EA’s popular shooter series and launching on October 15th. Some screenshots showing gameplay have leaked, but here’s the official cover art as according to Electronics Arts themselves:

Thanks to u/Popygay on Reddit for discovering this information, who also posted some of the official descriptions that is provided of the game as well, including what seems like the basic premise of the campaign/era:

U.S.A. and Russia stand at the brink of war. Proxy wars have waged for decades, generating experienced but displaced combat veterans. These Specialists use their skills to shape the future — a future worth fighting for.

At launch there will be 7 maps available for up to 128 players, including the cities in Seoul, the deserts of Egypt, and more, each providing a “unique experience based on the natural environment.” That’s most likely referencing the dynamic weather events and return of Levolutions that was rumored before.

Additionally, it also confirms previous rumors that players will be able to customize weapons, gadgets, and vehicles whilst in-battle. There’s also mention of the various gadgets rumored before: “summon a robotic dog built for battle, employ a grappling hook or don your very own wingsuit” it says.

The rumored Specialty classes have also been confirmed: “choose your role on the battlefield and form hand-tailored squads through the new Specialist system. Based on Battlefield’s four Classes, Specialists have one unique Specialty and Trait – but the rest of the loadout is fully customizable.

There will also be 3 game editions that players can pre-order: Standard, Gold, and Ultimate. Though it is not specifically stated which editions get what bonuses. Though there is mention of an Open Beta with exclusive rewards that players can earn for participating, like a special knife, a weapon charm, a Player Card Background, and also a Tag.

And of course, there will be a Battle Pass system with unique skins and rewards, but interestingly it seems to include new Specialist classes as well, with 1 new Specialist class “per Season of the Year 1 Pass” it says. Finally, there’s also mention of an “Official Digital Artbook” and “Exclusive Digital Soundtrack”, though it is not mentioned whether it is included in one of the special game editions, a pre-order bonus, or simply part of the game.

What do you think? Are you excited for Battlefield 2042? Will you be watching the official reveal live today? How do you feel about the information above? Let us know!

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12:48 Jun-12-2021

EA at its fines its finest and laziest asking for $70 for this crap after taking a part of the game out which was the campaign.

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21:43 Jun-12-2021

How can they take out a part if it never was a part of this game?

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12:10 Jun-14-2021

It was a part of the series and the argument that no one plays SP in these games is weak, untrue and getting quite repetitive.

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12:58 Jun-10-2021

Ok...that...looks DOPE AF! xD


Any Single Player? If it's MP-only then I'm not interested...

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13:48 Jun-10-2021

In that case you're probably not interested. Coming from EA I'm not interested either, but probably for different reasons.

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14:19 Jun-10-2021

Well, for the longest time I scoffed at battlefields and CODs, but I'll be honest - I had a lot of fun with COD Cold War SP campaign when I got it free with the 3090 purchase - so I'm willing to give these a go now. Just a shame that they took away SP from this one - it seems like it could have had a very fun SP campaign, if it wasn't for the greed.

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15:13 Jun-10-2021

Battlefield SP is trash. Apart from Bad Company, I don't think I've ever had fun with any other SP campaign in a battlefield game. They just feel cheap, and not in a good, campy B movie type way. They're just bad. COD on the other hand is a classic action movie, and I honestly enjoyed all COD campaigns I played. But I grew some disdain against the publishers owning those IPs so I just decided that my support is no longer justified.

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15:20 Jun-10-2021

CODs campaigns are really fun. Even multiplayer is really fun when you turn yourself off and just enjoy the spectacle. COD and old BF games used to be my go to "just have fun" games years ago. But I grew more warry of companies behind them and figured that I can also find that fun elsewhere and that they can suck it.

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17:02 Jun-10-2021

@StevenPlebster - yeah, that's what I got from CoD Cold War - it was an action movie experience. One minute I'm scaling rooftops, another I'm mowing down "ricepickers" (I know it's a bad slang, but I feel it correctly describes that scene) in Vietnam, then I'm riding shotgun in a Jeep with a grenade launcher blowing up a bunch of stuff. I genuinely didn't expect it to be fun, I just went in to try raytracing - but I finished the game, got both main endings and had a lot of fun doing it.
I don't have experience with Battlefield, however, so can't comment

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17:41 Jun-10-2021

Pretty much that. COD is basically action movie blockbuster. Loud, explosive and often ridiculously overdramatic, but they know that and that's why it works. BF lacks the explosions and that grand scale. They're just tame and boring and serious for whatever reason. It simply doesn't work together.

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17:55 Jun-10-2021

I'll reiterate, I suppose, that I have BF3 and BF4 (from freebies), but from my very limited trials - I just never got into them. The newer ones look good (BF1 and BF5), but I don't have those. COD CW, on the other hand, got me by the balls and dragged me through a funhouse. I guess I see what you mean regarding the difference between them. I have COD WW2 on Steam (from a Humble Monthly), would that be fun too?

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19:07 Jun-10-2021

BF4 had one of the worst FPS campaigns I've ever played. Bunch of scattered, non-sensical missions placed over multiplayer maps with extremely one dimensional and utterly unlikable characters dragging with you every step of the way. AI was braindead, and I often found myself dying because the game literally spawns...

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19:10 Jun-10-2021

... enemies in your field of view, or often just behind you after which you promptly get gunned down before you can even figure what happened. I had to cheese one section of the game because it auto saved few seconds before the attack spawns behind you with no cover in sight. It was horrible, I don't know why...

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19:12 Jun-10-2021

... I ever finished it. As for COD, last one I have played was Infinite Warfare. I believe that's the one before WW2. But I have heard plenty of good stuff about WW2 campaign. People say it's utterly ridiculous and knowing COD, I am inclined to believe them. There's that meme about 2 minute long cutscene of a train...

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19:13 Jun-10-2021

... continuously launching itself and exploding in front of you all because it hit a Jeep and for some reason it doesn't get old nor boring. Just search for Insane Train Crash COD WW2 on YT, that'll tell you all you need to know about playing WW2.

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23:00 Jun-09-2021

Why does every damn shooter need some sort of "Hero" system nowadays?

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05:35 Jun-10-2021

Heroes are easy to advertise and sell. Character with special powerful personal abilities you cannot have any other way. It's a cheap and simple way of selling MTX.

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07:03 Jun-10-2021

Well, they did start this in BF5. I hope it doesn't ruin classes altogether, I'm not here to play Warzone when I can just play Warzone itself.

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21:05 Jun-09-2021

No campaign no buy! Just like Bo4 LMFAO

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21:22 Jun-09-2021

Oh no multiplayer focused games don't have singleplayer? Mild shock!

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13:02 Jun-10-2021

Some of us buy games just for the SP aspect. Also a mild shock.

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07:59 Jun-10-2021

Honestly no campaign is not a bad thing. Battlefield only did campaigns right with BAD COMPANY. on the flip side there are going to be bots and we will get to play multiplayer matches with one team of players vs a whole team of BOTS. so yea

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08:01 Jun-10-2021

yeah this might just end up taking battlefield from a PvP game to a PvE game as well. just hoping the bots are smart and work in all game modes not only in a few modes on handfull of maps but yeah fingers crossed this stuff works perfectly

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08:03 Jun-10-2021

and common battlefield did not do itself any favors with the story campaigns. so yeah unless its BAD Company 3 i say SKIP CAMPAIGNS

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14:23 Jun-10-2021

really? i thought BF1 multiple mini sp stories was brilliant

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15:17 Jun-10-2021

Those did not gel with me one bit. The story they're trying to tell and the gameplay they're using to tell them are polar opposite. Apart from the first, which was pretty well done, all others were utter trash, in my humble opinion.

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15:31 Jun-10-2021

i loved the two Italian brothers on the hill. put a really big lump in my throat that one. I'm not crying, your crying

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15:43 Jun-10-2021

Oh man, I kinda hated that one the most. Cutscenes show you a very melancholic story about a man who lost his brother, and gameplay is that dude quite literally wearing an impenetrable steel armor strapped with a heavy machine gun mowing down dozens upon dozens of enemy soldiers. Felt like completely different things.

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07:46 Jun-11-2021

the mini stories were great but only the cutscenes the actual gamplay was average at best. Most definitely not at all a BATTLEFIELD experience when i think about BATTLEFIELD i think about massive maps with multiple checkpoints and either yo

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07:48 Jun-11-2021

you make your way through them with many more soldiers at your back or you flank them with a small squad and crush em with the main attacking force then move ahead to the next checkpoint midway at some place some guys drop ammo and health

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07:50 Jun-11-2021

and all of a sudden we have a mini staging ground for the next checkpoints attack. or your the idiot who gets the fast moving vehicle and loads it up with C4 and makes a crazy charge and everyone cheers untill a tank blows him up pretty far

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07:52 Jun-11-2021

away from the actual target. and then as we all charge ahead a chopper clears it out for us and we just look at each other like doesnt feel like we earned this one, does it? then take one step and be blow away by a plane. good times thats B

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07:55 Jun-11-2021

Battlefield a war game where players really love to goof off and you tell me that WAR IS BAD! NO $hit Sherlock we all know war is bad people die or lose a hand or leg or a eye or worse they come back Perfectly fine Physically not oneScratch

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07:58 Jun-11-2021

but one look at them you know them somthing is off, but if a games wants to tell me that war is bad then i think the only game which has come close to that is THIS WAR OF MINE. BATTLEFIELD ISNT EVEN CLOSE TO IT. BAD COMPANY DIDNT TAKEitself

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08:00 Jun-11-2021

seriously and its visible in the way the 4 wonky guys behave and interact with one another. I MEAN DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE GUY WITH AN EYEPATCH HIDING IN THE BARREL? or the SANDWORMS? just be honest about what you are, dont preach to us

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09:47 Jun-11-2021

wow, you really don't like the SP do ya?

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08:12 Jun-14-2021

god no mate i love SP games i just like the SP to be done well or atleast commit to itself genuinely. like i will be honest with you i really love the SP campaign from Titanfall 2 amazing EA made good single player games in the past Crysis,

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08:15 Jun-14-2021

Freedom Fighters, even the whacky Command and conqure Renegade but while dice made the bad company and heck even mirrors edge 1 which was really cool and unique i never once felt anything that stood out about the battlefield sinlgeplayer ga

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08:18 Jun-14-2021

games stuff other than the crazy visuals and cinema grade cut-scenes, it felt sorta like concept that really didnt belong in BATTLEFIELD. heck i truly enjoyed singleplayer bot mode in battlefield 2142 when my net was too slow for multiplayr

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21:05 Jun-09-2021

sad that devs not put singel player

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06:26 Jun-10-2021

I think it comes down to what people play and people spend 99% of the time playing the MP. Why spend half the budget on a feature players barely touch?

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09:39 Jun-10-2021

of course 2 hrs campaing thats no one focus !!!

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17:48 Jun-11-2021

99.99%

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20:47 Jun-09-2021

i thank all the fanbois for the downvotes

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18:57 Jun-09-2021

Look at all the things you'll be able to buy after you purchase this 60$ title ! REJOICE ! REJOICE !
We have specialists, we have battlepasses, we have cosmetics ! We have it all !

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19:17 Jun-09-2021

EA to dice: This better rank in fifa money or else!

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19:44 Jun-09-2021

hahahahaha amazing

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18:27 Jun-09-2021

Whut?! Did they do away with Classes in favour of Specialists?
And they’re locking some of them behind a paywall?
Need to see more to be convinced, don’t like the Siege-like heroes with backstories, just want to play generic soldiers

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18:33 Jun-09-2021

they are copying whats -cool- lol
i didnt play 1942, but bf2, bc2, 3, and i even dare say bf4 was great.
after that its just movee direkted by mikul bei

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06:09 Jun-10-2021

I think you have a class in addition to a specialist.

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15:00 Jun-10-2021

We’ll know more on the 13th, but some youtubers/streamers have been to an EA event recently and yesterday a ton of videos were published with new info
Apparently there are 11 Specialists replacing the Class system, with each having a special trait and gadget but with fully customizable load outs. Squads of four and no duplicate Specialist per squad.
Also many have said that anything gameplay related will be on the free season passes with the paid ones focusing on cosmetic

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02:49 Jun-12-2021

Cool. I think they needed some innovation, the system before has been there for a couple decades. Lets see if it elevates it or ruins it. Hoping for the best though.

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18:23 Jun-09-2021

congrats- no sjwness hahahaha im surprised!
and they are even honest and show the quad vs heli & jumping out of jet. not masking it as "authentic/sim"
fair enough, and i would pick it up on sale for the graphics and destruction.
but its not the old bfs, those wont come back.


im gonna be in tarkov if u need me

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18:03 Jun-09-2021

Battlefield 4 remake it is, a lot of pay to win tactics expected !

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17:25 Jun-09-2021

Futurefield !? That's all I ever wanted since 2142. There's so much more you can do with a futuristic setting. Less limited and grounded and opens a lot of creative doors.
Now all they need is a publisher and a studio who has some creativity, but sadly we have EA and an animated corporate corpse in Dice.

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17:29 Jun-09-2021

I hold no positive expectations for this one, but it would've been a game would be dying to play a decade ago.

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17:06 Jun-09-2021

From steam store front:
The digital Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition contains:


Early access to game launch
Year 1 Pass: 4 New Specialists (1 per Season)...


Can you smell it boys? It smells like pay to win.

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17:29 Jun-09-2021

Oh, the smell of corporate greed. My favorite !

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17:34 Jun-09-2021

Specialist are part of the free Battle pass. Paid battleplass will only have cosmetics like most games.

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17:55 Jun-09-2021

from pcgamesn: the specialists system allows you to have whatever loadout you want, and your chosen specialist’s gadget and trait go on top of that loadout. That looks to me like a leg up from the rest of the blebs who payed only 60€.

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22:57 Jun-09-2021

? repeat. The game will feature a FREE battle pass and a paid one. Specialists will be available on the free battle pass.

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16:47 Jun-09-2021

eugh, robo dogs with gun faces..... just give me a BF2BC2:vietnam remake.

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16:29 Jun-09-2021

no single player
I'm out here

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17:35 Jun-09-2021

Yeah, like people played BF for the singleplayer.

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17:57 Jun-09-2021

to be fair its not what i bought them for, but i did play every single one of the SP

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14:42 Jun-09-2021

I wonder if we'll be getting that one gamemode back! I believe it was Titan something, you had to use these vehicles to catapult yourself onto the enemy ship to do internal damage. Super fun so I've very excited to see what they are planning!

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14:49 Jun-09-2021

Overall I didn't enjoy BF2142 that much, but the Titan gamemode was super fun, I also would be happy if they bring it back.

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15:56 Jun-09-2021

Titan was the culmination of Conquest, it was just damn great.

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14:32 Jun-09-2021

Lets hope that there won't be any flying invisible/invincible enemies...oh but what am I trying to fool here, ofc there will be, after all it's EA

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14:07 Jun-09-2021

Picture all those snipers and hackers online....it's a troll heaven lol

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14:07 Jun-09-2021

Wasn't it supposed to be released today?

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trailer/reveal today, yes

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