Battlefield 2042 - The Bang Bang Club Returns

As hype continues to grow in anticipation for Battlefield 6, prominent leaker Tom Henderson has revealed the likely location that the game’s first trailer will be set in, along with a window for its release.

Battlefield remains one of the most popular FPS titles in history, with fans flocking to DICE’s sprawling masterpieces to take part in combat unlike any other game on the market. The prospect of a new Battlefield game is capturing the imaginations of players and streamers alike. So much so that rumours of a reveal trailer release within days flooded the gamersphere.

Last month Henderson revealed sketches that he claimed were made from the soon to be shown reveal trailer for the new installment of the franchise. He then confirmed that two low-res images leaked via Twitter were genuine:

And then the rumours started flying. Thick and fast.

Sadly, EA-DICE have just put those rumours to rest, with a Tweet via the official Battlefield twitter account:

Other leaks have hinted at the games’ slightly futuristic setting and even the inclusion of a new battle royale mode.

Battlefield 6 is due to release later this year and it’s a pretty safe bet it’ll come to PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. Another rumor has suggested that the game won’t be coming to last-gen systems, which will mean gamers still playing on PS4 and Xbox One would be left out of the fun.

Other than the Tweet, the only other official news on Battlefield 6 came from a blog post by Oskar Gabrielson, DICE’s General Manager

2021 is an exciting time for us here at DICE. Working with more world-class development studios within Electronic Arts, we have our biggest team ever on a Battlefield game for console and PC. Our friends at Criterion and DICE LA are working with us on our shared vision for the game, while the team in Gothenburg is taking technology in the game to the next level. Together, we are creating a jaw-dropping experience for you to enjoy later in 2021.

We’re in daily playtesting mode right now: polishing, balancing, and making the best possible Battlefield game we can. I can tell you it is a bold step. It has everything we love about Battlefield – and takes all of it to the next level. Epic scale. All-out military warfare. Crazy, unexpected moments. Game-changing destruction. Massive battles, packed with more players and mayhem than ever before. All brought to life with the power of next-gen consoles and PCs.

Get ready for our reveal “soon™”

The Battlefield is Expanding (


Gameplay trailer on 12 June.


Just YES!


I hope the campaign is a bit meaty this time


Uhhhh… From what I’ve heard. No Singleplayer campaign, but a Multiplayer narrative instead.


HAHAHA so glad they are just owning what people actually do in the game:

Jump out of a jet to shoot someone with a rocket and then climb back in :heavy_check_mark:
Ramp a vehicle into a chopper :heavy_check_mark:
Drive around in a weird vehicle :heavy_check_mark:


Steam page is up. EA full pricing, no regional savings. Release set for 23 October, with one week early access (15 October) for Gold and Ultimate Edition owners. Pre-orders all get Beta access as well.

Three Editions:

  • Standard @ R1000
  • Gold @ R1300
  • Ultimate @ R1600

All Pre-Orders get:

  • Early access to open beta
  • Baku ACB-90 melee takedown knife
  • “Mr. Chompy” epic weapon charm
  • “Landfall” player card background and “Old Guard” tag

Gold Edition Includes:

  • Early access to game launch
  • Year 1 Pass: 4 New Specialists (1 per Season), 4 Battle Passes (1 per Season), and 3 Epic Skin Bundles (”Blistered Earth”, ”Tempest”, and ”Cold Blood”)

Ultimate Edition Includes:

  • Early access to game launch
  • Year 1 Pass: 4 New Specialists (1 per Season), 4 Battle Passes (1 per Season), and 3 Epic Skin Bundles (”Blistered Earth”, ”Tempest”, and ”Cold Blood”)
  • Midnight Ultimate Bundle (“Shadow Stalker” Legendary Outfit, “Obsidian” Legendary Weapon Skin, “Onyx” Legendary Vehicle Skin)
  • Official digital artbook
  • Exclusive digital soundtrack


Console Pre-Orders are also available now.

Same Pre-Order and enhanced edition elements as Steam/PC versions above. Release date on PS says 22 October.

  • Standard (PS4) @ R999
  • Standard (PS5) @ R1069
  • Gold (PS5) @ R1479
  • Ultimate (PS5) R1700

Same Pre-Order and enhanced edition elements as Steam/PC versions above. Release date on PS says 21 October.

  • Standard (Xbox One) @ R1000
  • Standard (Series X|S) @ R1100
  • Gold (Series X|S) @ R1500
  • Ultimate (Series X|S) R1700

Jack Frags (and others, I assume) got to spend a little pre-launch trailer time at Dice, and got a bunch of extra info, insight and gameplay details that he shares in this video:

One of the 4 (of 10) Specialists revealed is Wikus “Casper” Van Daele, a South African recon specialist:

Text details that correspond to the Jack Frags info if you prefer:


Amazed that they didn’t call it Battlefield 2048, what a missed opportunity.


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13th you mean?

Why? A movie or something? 2042 was used coz all they use 42 for most of their other year titled games.
1942, 2142, 2042


They have always supported factors of 8. Server player bases being 32, 64, and now 128.

Anyway, just thought it funny. Maybe just me then, yeah, just me…


Yip, that’s what I’m seeing too. It’ll be included in the E3 Xbox & Bethesda Showcase on Sunday.

It’ll be on Game Pass through EA Play eventually, I’d imagine. Just really interesting that they’re doing the gameplay reveal during the Xbox event… Dare we imagine a Game Pass launch on Day 1?

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Who’s making the MEW squad?


Lol daasit nou… the only thing that can make me buy this game(after discount :sweat_smile:)… My BF5 is sitting mostly untouched coz my friends stopped playing. I don’t like playing these games alone so I shelved it.


Clearly it’ll have to be you. “Captain Kelvin”. Has a nice ring to it. I salute you, Sir.

I’ll be the medic who gets to shoot that healer gun at teammates. That way, my shitty aim and friendly fire will be of some use. :grinning:

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I usually play medic, so… I guess assault for me then.


Where is sniper Aldyr? in storage?


Died in COD4, where he hoped to fade into a myth, that no one believed.


ayyyy, Represent!

Ah, good ole CoD4. Those were the days.