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 complete tasks on maps from the normal multiplayer modes and fend off attacks from other combatants; both real life and controlled by the AI. The trailer above will explain it all in further detail.

The official description reads: "Inserted as a four-member squad, you must locate and retrieve critical Data Drives scattered throughout the battlefield, while competing against opposing squads with the same objective and local militias. Succeed by gathering the Data Drives and choosing when to extract before a storm overtakes the area in this high-stakes, one-life experience. Every bullet, every skirmish, and every decision counts." It's been confirmed Hazard Zone will use the same maps as multiplayer.

The more intel you gather out in the field, "the more XP and Dark Market Credits you earn. The latter means better equipment for you and your squad in the next match." Are you interested in Hazard Zone for Battlefield 2042? Let us know in the comments below.