EA and DICE came up with lots of details regarding Battlefield 2042 in the past couple of weeks, releasing the trailer with the gameplay footage, but there are still some sneaky points of the game. Most important, the Battlefield 2042 website lists a game mode named “Redacted”, which is described like this…
“Created as a love letter to our core fans, a new way to play Battlefield is coming. Discover unexpected battles and enter the wide universe of Battlefield with this experience.”
A renowned leaker, Tom Henderson has provided some more information in a new video. You can watch the video below. Mostly, the Redacted mode will be the Battle Hub or “Battlefield Hub”, a new fun celebration of the franchise is in the works at DICE LA.
“[Battlefield Hub] is going to contain remasters of maps from old Battlefield titles. It’s going to be [maps] on the Battlefield 2042 engine. The movement and stuff like that is going to be exactly the same, but you’re essentially playing on a remastered map with different weapons and vehicles from past Battlefield titles.”
“Specialists will be moving over to the Battlefield Hub and there will be no traditional class system [like] we’ve seen in those past Battlefield titles. The majority of the maps will be 64-players only, but the Battlefield Hub will support up to 128 players on current-gen consoles and PC. It will just depend on the map. 64-players only on last-generation consoles, which confirms to me as well that this Battlefield Hub will be coming on both past and current-gen consoles.”
It seems that this mode is gonna be all about the sandbox craziness…
“The Battlefield Hub is going to be the ultimate sandbox experience and is going to be the “fun” game mode. The reason [my source] has described it as a fun game mode is because they say that this isn’t necessarily going to be a competitive experience or a balanced experience. Instead, this is going to be the ultimate sandbox experience when players are just going to be able to have fun — a Battlefield 1 tank vs. a Battlefield 3 tank.”
Henderson informed a bit more things regarding the Hazard Zone mode, specifically that this will be a free-to-play component of the game. For now, take all this as a pinch of salt.
Battlefield 2042 is going to launch on 22nd October for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, and PC. The ‘Redacted’ mode will be disclosed on 22nd July at EA Play Live.