In this Battlefield 2042 review, we take a look at the latest game in the series developed by DICE and published by EA. With Battlefield 2042, the series returns to the modern era after Battlefield 4.
The game has multiple modes. These are Conquest, Breakthrough, and Hazard Zone. Conquest mode is the same as other Battlefield games but this time it supports 128 players. In this mode, you fight for regional supremacy against the enemy team.
The Hazard Zone mode is a new mode in the Battlefield series. This mode pits eight teams of four against each other. You need to get the data drives located in various parts of the map. However, there are other enemies besides the players. NPCs are guarding data drives and shooting at you. You are rewarded with Dark Market Credits when you kill enemies and get the drives. You can buy weapons and items with these credits later.
The breakthrough mode works just like Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V. The attacking team needs to advance the front line until they can conquer the map, while the defenders need to hold it.
Battlefield 2042 Review: Gameplay and Settings
There are many huge maps in Battlefield 2042. Weather events also affect gameplay. For example, when a sandstorm starts, it becomes difficult to see distant enemies.
There are lots of customization options like the subtitle option in the game’s settings.
Although Battlefield 2042 is ahead of the previous games in the series in terms of maps, it lags behind in terms of weapon variety. You might be surprised to see the low number of weapons in the game. However, gun sounds and weapon mechanics are pretty good.
In the game, there is Battlefield Portal. In Battlefield Portal, you can create your own custom Battlefield gaming experience by choosing maps, vehicles, weapons, teams from many Battlefield games, including Battlefield 1942 and Bad Company 2.
Despite minor issues such as UI difficulty, Battlefield 2042 is a solid shooter with modes that will appeal to FPS players. It’s really fun to play, especially in Battlefield Portal.