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News PS Plus Essential Games for March 2023 Available to Download Now
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...
Poll Are You Happy with Your PS Plus Essential Games for March 2023?
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
News PS Plus Essential Games for March 2023 Confirmed
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)
News Battlefield 2042 Season 4 Brings New Map, Specialist, Weapons to Bear on 28th February
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...
News See How Far Battlefield 2042 Has Come with Free-to-Play Week on PS5, PS4
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...
News Battlefield 2042's Escalation Battle Pass Introduces All-New Implements of Destruction
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...
News Battlefield 2042 Ups the Ante with Escalation Gameplay Ahead of Season 3 Launch
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...
News Battlefield 2042 Coming to EA Play in a 'Few Weeks'
Alongside Season 3 content
Battlefield 2042 will be bundled in with the EA Play subscription service in a "few weeks" time alongside the launch of the game's third season of content. Granting you access to the full title and all of its post-launch support up until now, you'll be able to sample new weapons, map reworks, and changes to Specialists in...
News Battlefield 2042's Limited-Time Event Had to Be Taken Offline Shortly After Launch
You could say it had to be liquidated
Battlefield 2042 is a title that is no stranger to bugs, with the latest in the long-running shooter series mired in the things back at launch. Still, it was quite a surprise when the much-vaunted Liquidators Mid-Season Event had to be taken offline around 30 minutes after launch after DICE discovered the mode's...
News Battlefield 2042 Gets Explosive Season Two Gameplay Trailer, Set to Launch 30th August
Just when you think you're out
Battlefield 2042's Season 2 is called Master of Arms and is set to go live on 30th August. While the big changes aren't coming until Season 3, there is still a fair bit here for fans to sink their teeth into. First up is the inclusion of new specialist Charlie Crawford, a support expert able to lay down heavy fire...
News Battlefield 2042 Is Bringing Back the Classic Class System, But Not Until Season 3
Positive changes, but we still have a ways to go
An update overview trailer for the beleaguered Battlefield 2042 has been released, outlining the changes and new content players can expect going into Season 2, what is to come in Season 3, and beyond. Amidst rumours that the troubled shooter was in "abandon ship" mode, the team at developer EA Dice...
Video Does Battlefield 2042 Zero Hour Revitalise the PS5, PS4 FPS?
It may be fun, but is it enough?
Battlefield 2042 Zero Hour is finally here after a full seven months of waiting. This long-delayed season launch for the highly criticised entry in the military shooter franchise is hoping to bring players back, but is it too little too late? This first season comes to players for free with a new map, specialist,...
News EA Responds to Report that Battlefield 2042 Development Is in 'Abandon Ship' Mode
Women and children first
Oh, bother, Battlefield 2042 just can't seem to catch a break lately. Journalist Jeff Grubb, speaking on his premium Grubbsnax show (
News Battlefield 2042 Season 1 Brings a New Map, Specialist, and More on 9th June
Trailer is actually pretty hype
Battlefield 2042 has been in a difficult spot basically since launch, and DICE has been working hard to try and get it in shape. That includes putting a stopper on an entire third of the game with Hazard Zone development coming to an end, but it also means brand new content in the form of seasonal drops. The very...
Rumour Battlefield 2042's First Season to Start This Week, 8 Months After Launch
Better late than never
Battlefield 2042's release back in October 2021 was rocky, to say the least. Developer DICE delayed the launch of Season 1 of its content roadmap as it pledged to work on the issues facing the game. Well, it looks like that launch might be sooner than anticipated if rumours from a reputable source a
News Battlefield 2042 Ceases Development of Hazard Zone Content
"Hasn't found the right home"
Just seven months after release, EA DICE is leaving behind one of the three core pillars of Battlefield 2042. The studio has confirmed it's no longer producing content for Hazard Zone, the new mode that was pitched as the series' own take on the intense experiences seen in Escape from Tarkov. This now means just the...
News Battlefield 2042 Update 4.1 Reduces the Player Count of Breakthrough, Among Other Changes
It really was too chaotic
The beleaguered Battlefield 2042 is still struggling to find its footing after its disastrous launch, which was marred by its many bugs, and bereft of features fans had come to expect. More than six months later, developer DICE is still working to right the ship. The latest patch, 4.1, brings with it many meaningful changes...
News PS Plus Game FIFA 22 Appears to Be Targeting EA Play with Battlefield 2042 on PS5, PS4
With the end of the football season approaching, and the frightening prospect of Liverpool winning a quadruple – save our souls, Karim Benzema! – it seems like EA Sports wants to get FIFA 22 in as many hands as humanly possible. The game, one of All PS Plus Games for May 2022, also appears to be joining EA Play’s
News Battlefield 2042's Massive Maps to Be Totally Overhauled
DICE making fundamental changes based on feedback
Battlefield 2042 has had a rough time of it. Leading up to the game's release, it was looking like a strong return to form for the multiplayer shooter in many ways, but at launch, it didn't quite live up to the promise. Fans have been voicing their concerns and frustrations ever since. Fortunately,...
News Battlefield 2042's Refreshed PS5, PS4 Scoreboard Now Coming in March
Delayed from February
A new Battlefield 2042 hotfix is available today, addressing “areas of game instability”. But this will be the final update until early March, when developer DICE will deploy a “refreshed scoreboard”. The company had previously communicated that this update would be available in mid-February, but this week it announced...
News Battlefield 2042 Delays First Season on PS5, PS4 to Add Key Features, Like a Refined Scoreboard
Battlefield 2042 developer DICE is fighting fires and an irate fanbase which has since transitioned back to previous title, Battlefield V. But the Swedish developer has posted an update about its plans today, as it tries to get the title back on track. In favouring key updates and improvements, it’s pushed the release’s first season back...
News Battlefield 2042 Could Potentially Go Free-to-Play After Poor Performance on PS5, PS4
The temperature is so hot among Battlefield fans right now that admins on the game’s subreddit recently threatened to close the page until its community cools down. Battlefield 2042 isn’t a bad game by any stretch, but it’s failed to live up to expectations by a pretty large margin, and owners are understandably irate. The negative...
News Battlefield 2042's Community Is So Irate Its Subreddit May Be Closed
Going well, then
Have you been following Battlefield 2042 at all? People are mad – like, really, really mad. A lot of it is valid, to be fair – while we thought the first-person shooter was okay, we noted in our review that it would need a lot of work to reach its full potential. Now, with developer DICE going quiet over the holidays, fan...
News Battlefield 2042 Pits Santa Against Elves in New Christmas Event
Win themed items for taking part
We're quickly approaching Christmas, which means it's time for all the live service games to theme their titles around the impending arrival of Santa Claus. Battlefield 2042 is no different with a new event called Attack of the Elves which pits a team of Santa Clauses against a horde of elves in a 32-player infection...
News Battlefield to Become a Connected Universe with Multiple Games and Experiences
EA looking to majorly expand the franchise
Battlefield is a prominent and important series in the history of first-person shooters, but it's probably fair to say it's lost its way somewhat over the last few entries. The latest game, Battlefield 2042, released a few weeks ago, and is getting a lot of flack from fans because of various design...
Poll Did You Buy Battlefield 2042?
Out here in the Battlefield
'Tis the season for first-person shooters, and EA's back with another Battlefield this year. Battlefield 2042 has divided opinion during its pre-launch phase, both with critics and consumers. There's a general sense that 2042 has been rushed to market, but EA and developer DICE have promised long-term support. The game's...
Guide Battlefield 2042 Release Dates: How to Play Early
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...
Round Up Battlefield 2042 Reviews Share Early PC Impressions
PS5, PS4 console code not available yet
Battlefield 2042 is out tomorrow for PlayStation 5 and PS4 if you've picked up either the Gold or Ultimate Edition, but it looks like select outlets have gotten their hands on the online FPS early via PC code. Today they've been allowed to post reviews based on those few days of playtime. This opportunity...
News Battlefield 2042 PS5, PS4 Pre-Load Available Now
For Gold and Ultimate Edition buyers
If you've pre-ordered either the Gold Edition or Ultimate Edition of Battlefield 2042 on the PlayStation Store, you should now be able to pre-load the game ahead of its early access release this Friday. The option went live at midnight in your local time zone, with a 43.293GB download and install triggered. If...
News Battlefield 2042 Trophies Will Turn You into a Future Soldier
No dedicated Portal trinkets
Hot on the heels of Call of Duty: Vanguard revealing its Trophy list, Battlefield 2042 has done the very same thing. The list is focused entirely on multiplayer since EA DICE hasn't included a single player campaign this time, meaning you'll need an online connection to start earning them. Basic gongs include reaching...
News Battlefield 2042 Has Some Pretty Diverse Maps in Latest Trailer
Cold as ice
Battlefield 2042 is fast approaching now, with just over two weeks to go until launch. From day one, the game will feature seven large scale multiplayer maps, with more to obviously follow later on. We already know about Orbital, the huge map with a rocket launch as its focal point, and now EA is showing off three more in this latest...
News DICE Details New Specialists and Laundry List of Changes Following Battlefield 2042 Beta
Battlefield 2042 held an open beta test across multiple platforms not too long ago. While the reception to the beta has been generally positive, some fans were left with concerns, primarily about the game's Specialists. Four of the Specialists were available in the beta, out of 10 that will be present when the title launches next month. Some...
News Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone Sounds Like the Game's Most Intense Mode
A "high-stakes, one-life experience"
After months of teasing, EA DICE has finally revealed the third pillar of multiplayer title Battlefield 2042. Along with the usual online suite of modes and Battlefield Portal will be Hazard Zone, a hardcore offering in the same vein as the likes of Escape from Tarkov and Hunt: Showdown. Online squads must...
News Battlefield 2042 Beta Survey Wants Feedback on Divisive Specialists System and Other Common Complaints
Check your emails
The Battlefield 2042 open beta has come to an end, and it's probably fair to say the common consensus isn't exactly glowing. DICE's big, multiplayer-focused FPS has been hotly anticipated since it was unveiled earlier in the year, but the beta test has divided opinion. It seems that the (rather loud) complaints have reached the...
News Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone Reveal Coming This Thursday
New "high-stakes multiplayer" mode
The Battlefield 2042 YouTube channel is the place to be this Thursday as developer EA DICE plans to finally share what its new Hazard Zone mode is all about. Scheduled to premiere at 4pm BST / 8am PT / 11am ET, it'll be our first official look at what is described as "an all-new high-stakes multiplayer experience"...
News Battlefield 2042 Now Supports Dual Entitlement Digitally on PS5
EA alters policy
Correction: In this article, we originally suggested that Battlefield 2042 has a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade, but that's not technically true. You'll only be entitled to the Cross-Gen Bundle if you purchase the PS5 version of the game digitally. Buying the PS4 version of the game digitally will not get you the Cross-Gen Bundle. Of...
Guide Battlefield 2042 Beta: All Release Dates, Launch Times, and How to Get Early Access
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...
News Battlefield 2042 Open Beta Now Available to Pre-Load on PS5, PS4
Get it downloaded now
Squad up, soldiers, it's Battlefield 2042 time. Well, sort of. The upcoming multiplayer shooter releases on 19th November, but before that, there's the small matter of the open beta test. Playable on both PlayStation 5 and PS4, the beta is now available for download. Simply search Battlefield 2042 on PS Store and you should...
News Battlefield 2042 Beta Finally Coming Next Week on PS5, PS4
Play Conquest on Orbital
The Battlefield 2042 open beta will finally get underway next week, EA has confirmed. Availability depends entirely on whether you have pre-ordered the game or have an active EA Play membership, but everyone will eventually gain access to the ability to play the Conquest mode on new map Orbital. The trailer above sets the...
News EA Confirms Battlefield 2042 Delay to November
The 19th to be precise
Update: Following the claims made by insiders over the past 24 hours, EA DICE has confirmed Battlefield 2042 will be delayed. The game now releases on 19th November 2021, and an update on the open beta will arrive later this month. Taking to Twitter, the development team said: "Building the next generation of Battlefield...
News Battlefield 2042 Datamine Suggests New Mode Hazard Zone Plays Like Escape from Tarkov
Playable on pre-existing maps
EA is currently running a top-secret Battlefield 2042 closed beta ahead of its October launch, with those lucky enough to gain entry having to agree to NDAs and embargoes. That hasn't stopped some participants from leaking information, however. Gameplay has been posted online over the past few days, and now a datamine...
News This Battlefield 2042 Short Film Has Boats and Dinosaurs
Battlefield 4 character returns
Since the multiplayer-centric series known as Battlefield won't ship with a single player campaign in the latest entry Battlefield 2042, developer EA DICE is prepping players ahead of time with a short film that sets up the events which lead into its online bouts for supremacy. Those multiplayer matches are taking the...
News Battlefield 2042 Doesn't Have a Campaign, But It Is Getting a Short Film
Check out the teaser for Exodus
In a similar move to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, EA and DICE's upcoming shooter Battlefield 2042 won't have a single player campaign. The anticipated FPS will have its usual suite of multiplayer modes, as well as Portal — a user generated content hub — and something called Hazard Zone, which we don't know much...
Rumour Battlefield 2042 to Receive Most Substantial Post-Launch Support in the Franchise
More, more, more
With Battlefield 2042, it looks as though DICE will be going all-out on post-launch content for the multiplayer shooter. We know that the developer has confirmed no less than four battle passes and four seasons in its first year, but precisely what it has planned for each season has been kept under wraps. According to one person...
News Battlefield 2042's Portal Mode Is FPS Genre's Take on Dreams
Remix classic maps to your liking
The mysterious third game mode that makes up Battlefield 2042 has been confirmed as an experience that allows you to take classic maps, weapons, and vehicles from past entries in the franchise and put your own spin on things, and then spit that back out for the community to play. With the title of Battlefield...
News Battlefield 2042 'Looking to Achieve' Crossplay
Cross-progression and cross-commerce also planned
Battlefield 2042 will host 128 players on next-gen consoles, and while we’re confident it’ll be popular enough to populate all matches, that’s still a lot of soldiers to find. We already know that bots will be used to temporarily plug any holes, but now EA has revealed that it’s “looking to...
News Battlefield 2042 Brings Back Classic Maps for Special Mode
"Love letter to core fans"
It's been officially confirmed that the new Battlefield 2042 mode pitched as a "love letter to core fans" will be bringing back classic maps from previous entries in the FPS franchise. We'll learn more during the digital EA Play showcase later this month, with a full unveiling planned for the show ahead of the game's...
News Bots Will Pad Out Battlefield 2042's 128 Player PS5 Servers
In the PlayStation 5 version at least, Battlefield 2042 will host up to 128 players simultaneously, but in order to keep servers full it will be populating any empty slots with bots. According to developer DICE – as per a report by The Verge – the title will prioritise humans, so it’s possible that during peak play hours you may never...
News Battlefield 2042 Online Gameplay Blows Our Minds
Near future warfare
What do we need to do to get on EA's list as a Battlefield 2042 game tester? Seriously, we've got holiday time to take and the latest multiplayer shooter from DICE could fill it nicely. The FPS debuted some online action during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, sharing what the game will look like once you team up with...
News Battlefield 2042's First Year Will Be Marked by Four Battle Passes
Battle it out
Say what you will about developer DICE, but its post-release support is usually strong. Star Wars Battlefront 2 – a title rightly ridiculed at launch – blossomed into something spectacular once the Swedish studio was done with it, and Battlefield V also received some pretty impressive post-release additions as well. Battlefield...