Electronic Arts has finally revealed the long-anticipated Battlefield 2042, coming to both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on October 22.
Battlefield™ 2042 is a first-person shooter that marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. In a near-future world transformed by disorder, adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad and a cutting-edge arsenal.
Battlefield™ 2042 brings unprecedented scale on vast battlegrounds across the globe. Players will take on several massive experiences, from updated multiplayer modes like Conquest and Breakthrough to the all-new Hazard Zone.
This is the first game in the series since 2018’s Battlefield 1 and marks the return of the franchise to the modern era, dropping players in a near-future world featuring matches filled with up to 128 players on Xbox Series X|S (the Xbox One version of the game is limited to 64 players).
Battlefield 2042 is a multiplayer-only game that sadly does not support Smart Delivery — and as every game that chooses to ignore the feature, the editions and pricing can get… complicated.
The standard Xbox One version of the game costs $59.99, while the Xbox Series X|S version costs $69.99, marking the first time an EA-published game retails at this price. Players who purchace any of those versions get acces to Early Access to the Open Beta as well as to some pre-order exclusive cosmetics.
Then there comes the Gold Edition at $99.99, which includes both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions and everything included in them, plus 7-days early access to the game and the Year 1 Pass, which includes four new Specialists. four Battle Passes and three additional cosmetics.
And finally we have the $119.99 Ultimate Edition, which adds the Official Digital Artbook and the Midnight Ultimate Bundle on top of all of the above.
Every EA Play and Game Pass Ultimate subscriber can play a 10-hour free trial on October 15, a whole week before the game’s official release.