The game mode hasn’t even been officially christened yet, so we might learn everything about it before Electronic Arts and DICE confirm its details.
During an EA Play Live Spotlight presentation, Christian Grass talked about the future of the first-person shooter genre (Future of FPS). He happens to be the general manager of Ripple Effect Studios. You might not be familiar with this name: they were previously known as DICE Los Angeles, with the Respawn-founder Vince Zampella as one of its leaders. Their logo eerily resembles Sony’s WipEout series.
„I can’t say that much about it. What I can say is that one of the components in this experience that we’re creating is that we’re adding some of the fan-favourite maps back into Battlefield 2042. But the entire experience you have to wait a bit longer before we reveal what that is,” Grass said about the game mode, which is currently called Redacted (until Electronic Arts reveals more details on July 22, during EA Play Live).
This description seems to fall in line with the rumours we heard about Battlefield Hub or BattleHub. Regarding this game mode, Tom Henderson, someone who we can call reliable when it comes to this franchise, tweeted the list of maps he heard that will join the sandbox-focused game mode: „Metro, Locker, Wake Island, Siege of Shanghai, Arica Harbor, and Caspian Border.” He added, „I’m not sure if #BATTLEHUB is the name or not” for the game mode. We’ll have to wait for the official confirmation here.
Battlefield 2042 will launch on October 22 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (both on Steam and Origin), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. However, those who will play on the 2013 consoles will not get 128 players; instead, their limit will be cut in half (64 players only).