If you haven’t played Battlefield 2042 since launch I don’t blame you. Neither have I. However, EA and DICE have just released the first major content update details for the game which hopefully, will set it in the right direction. Sadly, EA and DICE have added a Battle Pass into Battlefield 2042 which is divided into a free and premium version. Those of you who own the Year One Pass will gain instant access to the Premium Battle Pass or you can purchase it separately.
EA says that all new game content in Battlefield 2042 “Zero Hour” season is free for all players. The Premium Battle Pass is simply full of cosmetic items that can be unlocked by simply levelling up by playing the game content. All gameplay items are available in the free pass. In addition, EA says that if you miss out on certain content in the first Battle Pass, gamers can unlock it at a later date.
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EA is also adding in a new currency called Battlefield Currency or BFC for short. The company says this currency is earned in-game but can also be purchased with real money. It is used to unlock new skins for weapons, vehicles and specialists. EA will rotate the in-game store occasionally with new items you can use your BFC to purchase.
Outside of the horrible in-game purchases, Battlefield 2042 Zero Hour brings new gameplay changes and content to the shooter. There’s also a new Specialist that excels in destroying vehicles, new weapons like the Ghostmaker R10 Crossbow, BSV-M Marksman Rifle and more.
Battlefield 2042 Zero Hour also brings some much-needed gameplay changes to the shooter. Players will notice certain map revisions that will now enhance the experience and improve traversal, cover and the flow of battle. However, DICE and EA aren’t rolling out the major map overhauls in Battlefield 2042 until August. In August, the developers will release Kaleidoscope as a fresh rework map. Later this year in Season 2, Renewal will see its overhaul.
DICE are also pushing more 64-player matches in Battlefield 2042 than anything else. While players can still matchmake for 128-player maps, all future revisions of current maps and all-new maps will focus on 64-player combat only. This goes for the new Exposure map added to the game with Battlefield 2042 Zero Hour.
So if you’re keen to give the game a go, Battlefield 2042 Zero Hour along with new weapons, Exposure map, vehicles and the new Specialist releases tomorrow, 9 June. You can find out more about the changes and addition on the Xbox News Wire post here.