Battlefield 2042, the new upcoming battlefield game, has been announced by Electronic Arts (EA) that it will be delayed due to an “unforseen challenges” caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The original release date for Battlefield 2042 is on October 22nd 2021 and is now delayed to November 19th 2021.
This delay announcement can be seen from their recent tweet where DICE general manager Oskar Gabrielson & the Battlefield 2042 Development Team explain this unforseen challenges as the challenges of working from home during the pandemic.
“Building the next generation of Battlefield during a global pandemic has created unforseen challenges for our development teams. Given the scale and scope of the game, we had hoped our teams would be back in our studios together as we move towards launch. With the ongoing conditions not allowing that to happen safely, and with all the hard work the teams are doing from home, we feel it is important to take the extra time to deliver on the vision of Battlefield 2042 for our players.”
This announcement brings a lot of dissapointment to fans, but there are some fans that also being understanding about the news. However, they also added about the updates on the Open Beta that will be coming next month, so we might have a chance to enjoy the game for a bit even though it was delayed.
Battlefield 2042 will feature a cutting-edge arsenal, an all-out warfare where there’s a massive-scale 128 player battles where dynamic storms, environmental hazards and total combat freedom. Battlefield 2042 will also have a new mode, Battlefield Portal, where we could make a custom game using contents from Battlefield 1942, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 2042.
The Battlefield Portal is a platform where we will discover unexpected battles and change the rules of war. We could play a custom-made modes or create our own unique experience using the builder tools that’s provided.
Battlefield Portal will also brings back some favorite maps like the Arica Harbor, El Alamein, Battle of the bulge and many more. This maps will feel brand new because of the reworked visual and destructive effects.
The world of Battlefield 2042 is staged where Resources are scarce due to violent climate changes and the United States and Russia are on the verge of war. As the entire countries collapse people will lost their home. These nomads are called the Non-Patriated, a diverse group of people that band together in orther to survive the chaotic world.
In Battlefield 2042, we will play as this Non-patriated soldier, where they are known as the Specialist. Each Specialist will have their own specialty that could give you an advantage in combat.