Battlefield 2042 reveal trailer features "a near-future world transformed by disorder"

By Heidi Nicholas,
Battlefield 2042 has now been officially unveiled with a new release trailer. A gameplay reveal is also set to take place in a few days on June 13th.

"Adapt and overcome in a near-future world transformed by disorder. Squad up and bring a cutting-edge arsenal into dynamically-changing battlegrounds supporting 128 players, unprecedented scale, and epic destruction." The story behind Battlefield 2042 is detailed a little further in a press release. "In Battlefield 2042, the world is on the brink. Shortages of food, energy, and clean water have led to dozens of failed nations, creating the greatest refugee crisis in human history. Among these Non-Patriated, or No-Pats, are families, farmers, engineers – and even soldiers. Amidst this crisis, the United States and Russia draw the world into an all-out war. No-Pat Specialists join both sides, not fighting for a flag, but for the future of the Non-Patriated in this new world."

EA also confirms that Battlefield 2042 brings a new multiplayer experience with the Hazard zone. There's not yet any info about what that Hazard Zone will be like, but we'll likely find out during the gameplay reveal in a few days. Hopefully, we'll also find out a little more about the other new experience, described as "a love letter to fans," which is currently showing as "redacted" on the game's site.

Battlefield 2042 is now available to preorder, and launches on October 22nd for $59.99 for PS4 and PS5. EA Play members will also get access to a ten-hour trial on October 15th, while players who preorder will also be able to access the beta. The other two editions of Battlefield 2042 are the Gold Edition for $99.99 and the Ultimate Edition for $119.99. We'll find out more in the gameplay reveal on June 13th — in the meantime, what do you think of Battlefield 2042? Let us know in the comments!
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!