- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player) (128 Player Online)
- Release Date
- 19th Nov 2021, $69.99
- 19th Nov 2021, £69.99
PlayStation Plus Essential (Subscription)
- 7th Mar 2023 until 3rd Apr 2023
- Also Available On
- Controller Support
- Feature Support
- Official Site
Republished on Wednesday, 1st March, 2023: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of March 2023's PS Plus line up. The original text follows. The games industry stops for no one, and just one week after Call of Duty: Vanguard was put out by Activision, Battlefield 2042 is here to try and eat its...
How to get a head-start in multiplayer
How do you play Battlefield 2042 early? The official release date of Battlefield 2042 is 19th November 2021, but if you want to get a head-start in multiplayer, then you'll want to know how to play early. There are a few ways you can begin levelling your account up before launch day. In this Battlefield 2042...
When to play on PS5, PS4
What are the Battlefield 2042 beta's release dates and launch times? How do you get Early Access to the Battlefield 2042 beta? After delaying the game and remaining fairly quiet about any pre-launch tests, EA has now finally confirmed when we can play the Battlefield 2042 beta on PS5 and PS4. In this Battlefield 2042 beta...
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Master the unknown
Battlefield 2042's grim vision of the future marches ever onwards, with the shooter's sixth season of live service support set to kick off on 10th October (rookies can play for free from 12th-16th). The Redacted map (which you can take a tour through below) is coming, as well as additional weapons in the form of the VHX-D3 AR,...
Everything old is new again
Battlefield 2042 was not the revolutionary next step for the long-running FPS franchise fans had been hoping for, with the futuristic shooter facing a barrage of bugs at launch and backlash from the hardcore community. Despite it all, EA CEO Andrew Wilson says he has "extraordinary confidence" in the revitalis
Up close and personal
Battlefield 2042 is getting a new limited-time event called Leviathan Rising, which introduces a tight, 8v8 competitive mode in which teamwork and nerves of steel will be essential. It runs from 11th April until the 25th, and we got an explosive trailer showing it in action. This more focused game mode is called Shutdown, and...
Roll the DICE
New month, new PS Plus games. As March, er, marches on, PS Plus Essential's selection of monthly games has been refreshed, giving members a new trio of titles to enjoy. They're available to download right now on PS Store. As a reminder, this month you're getting multiplayer shooter Battlefield 2042 (PS5/PS4), blocky dungeon crawler...
Plus or minus?
Going by the results of our previous polls, it's been a good start to the year for PS Plus — but will that winning streak continue this month? March 2023's PS Plus Essential games have been officially announced, with inconsistent FPS Battlefield 2042 leading the charge. EA's multiplayer shooter is flanked by Minecraft: Dungeons and
A varied trio
Given that Sony already teased this PS Plus Essential update during its State of Play broadcast last month, this selection of games doesn't come as a surprise — but it's nice to have confirmation all the same! So, just to recap, March 2023's PS Plus Essential lineup is as follows: Battlefield 2042 (PS5, PS4)
Now you see me, now you dont
Battlefield 2042's fourth season of content, called Eleventh Hour, drops next week, on 28th February. It brings a new map, Specialist, weapons, vehicle, and more than 100 tiers of Battle Pass to the fore, and as is now tradition, we got an extra-spicy trailer showing it all in action. The star of the show here is...
New season debuts part-way through
It's been a long while since we've checked in with Battlefield 2042. The multiplayer first-person shooter arrived in a less-than-ideal state, with fans quickly lambasting the game with a laundry list of complaints. The thing is, developer DICE has been plugging away at improving the experience, responding to...
Loaded for bear
Battlefield 2042's latest season of content, Escalation, is live and brings an entirely new Battle Pass for veterans and newcomers alike to work their way through. We got a new trailer showing off of the rewards awaiting players, and some are surprisingly awesome. Featuring more than 100 unlockables, both free and premium, the...
Not the only game in town
Not to be outdone by Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0's complete domination of the shooter space in recent days, Battlefield 2042 has debuted some Escalation gameplay ahead of the launch of Season 3 in a suitably bombastic trailer. Escalation will introduce quite a bit of content into 2042, even if, admittedly, much of it...
Battlefield™ 2042 is a first-person shooter that marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. In a near-future world transformed by disorder, adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad and a cutting-edge arsenal.
At the eleventh hour, there’s no time to hesitate. As class-based combat returns in Season 4: Eleventh Hour, rally your squad and dominate on an arid, rocky South African battlefield ideal for close-quarters mayhem. Deploy as Recon Specialist Blasco and use her X6-Infiltration Device to block enemy spotting. The CAV-Brawler vehicle will get your squad into the fray while the compact, stockless Super 500 will rack up the close-quarters kills. Operate as an elite unit – and be a class above.
With support for 128 players on PlayStation®5, Battlefield™ 2042 brings unprecedented scale on vast battlegrounds. Players will take on several experiences comprising elevated versions of Conquest and Breakthrough, Battlefield™ Portal; a new community-driven platform where players can create, share and discover unexpected battles from Battlefield’s iconic past, present and future, and Battlefield™ Hazard Zone; a tense, squad-focused survival experience where every bullet, every skirmish, and every decision counts.