We know that Battlefield 2042 will feature a bot mechanic that sees AI players join matches in order to fill up a server. However, while these bots sound great on paper and will help fill up matches when players aren’t online, they cannot function as complete replacements for players. Meaning Battlefield 2042 players cannot enter offline matches with bots and enjoy the game without an internet connection.
According to EA, Battlefield 2042 is a multiplayer-only experience and even the bots are there to provide a practice scenario for players and not a single-player offline mode.
EA released a handful of new information regarding the game. One question players raised was the ability to play Battlefield 2042 offline with these bots. EA cleared the air saying that the game is an online-only experience and the bots are used for practice only.
Since AI Soldiers can be used in Solo mode, does that mean I can play offline?
Battlefield 2042 is a multiplayer-only experience. So while you can play Solo against AI Soldiers if you’d like to practice, it will be in an online setting.
Battlefield 2042 will also stay away from any sort of naval warfare meaning there are no naval vehicles to hop into and speed across the ocean in. EA Games says that the game features a handful of naval vehicles but they are simply there for getting around. The game, as it stands now, is staying away from all naval warfare but things might change.
Will there be naval vehicles and sea warfare?
You can expect to see naval oriented vehicles such as the LCAA Hovercraft, however there isn’t a focus on naval specific warfare right now. We’ve seen your comments about how excited you are about naval warfare, so stay in touch with us about what you’d like to see in the future!
So while Battlefield 2042 might not have naval warfare at launch, it may change in the future. EA detailed quite a lot of new information regarding the game. You can read more about it here.