While Battlefield 2042 Will Debut This Week, the First Season Won’t Star Until 2022

A Free to Play Battlefield 2042 is Possibly on the Table
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Gamers have been itching to play the 17th installment of the Battlefield series, titled 2042, for a long time. This Friday, those players who purchased the Gold or Ultimate version of the game will get their chance. Everyone else is going to have to wait until the following Friday.

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The first season of the game, however, will not be debuting until 2022. While players wait, they will be able to play the game within the preseason.

Developer DICE will also be adding a battle pass and a new specialist.

Electronic Arts announced the upcoming future of Battlefield 2042 in a blog post:

“Launch is only the beginning.We’re taking a new approach to live service with not only a commitment to new content, but a goal of enhancing the Battlefield experience through seasons that will continue to evolve the world of Battlefield 2042.

In our first year of live service, we will deliver four Seasons, with four Battle Passes, four new Specialists, and new locations along with more fresh content. We also intend to deliver updates to Battlefield Portal that will give players more ways to build and share new Battlefield experiences with the world.That means for Season 1, you can expect a new Specialist, Battle Pass and Portal content, and maybe even some new sights to see as the story of Battlefield 2042 continues to unfold. Expect more details early next year.

During launch we’ll also kick off the Preseason with Weekly Missions and Rewards, Limited Time Modes, featured Creator Spotlights and experiences in Battlefield Portal, and more!”

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