If you’re away today and looking for something to do, it may interest you to know that Battlefield 2042 is currently available for free on PC and Xbox so you can “experience the game after a year of evolution , improvements and three Seasons of content”.
You only have until 8am tomorrow morning (UK time), but by the end of the free trial, you’ll have access to “15+ maps (including 4 reworked battlegrounds), over 100 weapons and gadgets, over 40 vehicles, 13 specialists and 6 game modes,” and the premium battle pass (if you’re willing to buy it, of course).
All players who log in during this time will also receive the Battlefield 2042 Welcome Pack, which includes Season 1 Specialist Ewelina Lis, Season 2 Charlie Crawford, and epic skins for the Grin Reaper Helicopter, Evergreen Pistol, and the rare weapon charm, Lucky Break. And if you decide to stick around and purchase the full game, your progress will continue.
“Play Battlefield 2042 and fight on over 15 maps, including 4 reworked battlefields from the game,” says DICE. “Find your playstyle with over 100 weapons and gadgets and pilot over 40 powerful vehicles. Choose your favorite from 13 specialists and make the most of their traits and specialties in 6 game modes. Want to change the rules of the war? Explore the Battlefield Portal Create and use our tools with your rules.”
If it’s a little too late, don’t worry; players on Steam have until the early hours of Tuesday, December 6 to play, while players on PS4 and PS5 will have the opportunity to participate for free from December 16-23.
DICE recently reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Battlefield 2042 with developer EA announcing that the game’s Season 5 has entered pre-production, which goes beyond the mandatory four seasons of content it owed Battle Pass subscribers from year 1.
“As part of our team that continues to focus on Battlefield 2042, we have a mix of veteran developers alongside those working on their first game that are breathing new life,” DICE says in its latest blog post.
Since the game’s disastrous launch in November 2021, EA has reshaped the development of Battlefield, bringing in support studios Industrial Toys, Ripple Effect Studios and Ridgeline Studios, with the franchise led by Respawn’s Vince Zampella.
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