Battlefield 2042: Has EA Finally Decided to Make the Game Free-to-Play?

Published 08/08/2021, 9:40 AM EDT


It looks like things are about to get a lot more interesting for Battlefield fans in 2021. EA recently unfurled the curtains from the next iteration of the franchise in Battlefield 2042. The American studio shared the trailer of the title before E3’s live event. The new title is going to take place in the futuristic landscape that will definitely make things amusing.

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The studio held a live event in July, which also revealed an impressive announcement of the Battlefield portal. More information from the company’s conference call suggests the upcoming title could go free-to-play.

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EA might turn Battlefield 2042 into live service

The studio recently held a conference call to discuss the first quarter’s performance of the year. EA’s CEO, Andrew Wilson, answered a question and stated that the studio sees Battlefield as a service as opposed to being just an action FPS game. The teams have come up with elaborate plans for each iteration of the franchise. They will give them breathing room, and won’t aimlessly churn out content.

The studio has already revealed an attractive game mode in Hazard Zone that has gained hype. This game mode is being referred to as a separate entity from Battlefield 2042 title. This game mode is being dubbed as the foundation of the live service and it might receive free content. It is indeed a piece of fantastic news for fans the world over, as EA could finally dip its toes in the free-to-play genre.

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In other news, EA has stated that it is going to release titles every alternate year as it makes complete sense. It will allow the titles to have their own life cycle, while the developers work on another iteration. Gamers can expect to see another Battlefield game in 2023, all thanks to the pandemic which forced the studio to skip a year.

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More news from the community suggests the Battlefield Portal will not have spectator mode. This could seriously hinder player’s ability to broadcast tournament games to the general public. However, it is also possible that the studio might roll out this important feature at a later date.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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