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EA forming new team to support Ridgeline Games in creating its single-player Battlefield campaign

The team will help the studio out. EA DICE is in the process of creating a new team to support Ridgeline Games with its single-player campaign for Battlefield. Last year, EA announced a new studio, Seattle-based Ridgeline Games, tasked with developing a narrative campaign taking place in the Battlefield universe. Battlefield 2042 Season 3 Escalation Gameplay Trailer Led by Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto and composed of industry veterans from various parts of the globe, the studio aims to tell stories and take players on adventures within the Battlefield universe. While DICE will remain focused on the multiplayer aspect, Ridgeline is…

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Battlefield 2042 Season 4 will feature a new Battle Pass, hardware, the final Specialist, and more

DICE talks a bit about Season 4 and Season 5. DICE has detailed a bit of what to expect from Battlefield 2042 Seasons 4 and 5 after Update 3.2 launches in early 2023. According to the studio, Season 4 will mark the end of Year 1 and launches in early 2023 with a new Specialist, a new Battle Pass, brand-new hardware, and more. Battlefield 2042 | Development Update – Maps & Specialists Reworks, Vault Weapons, and More A new map will arrive with the content, but it will be a smaller, shorter, and linear designed offering for close-quarters combat. Currently…

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PlayStation doesn’t think Battlefield can keep up with Call of Duty for much longer

The players, the media and even other developers have been down on EA and Battlefield lately – and now even Sony is taking shots at the FPS series. It’s been a messy old week for Sony and Microsoft. After the UK Government published Xbox and PlayStation’s full arguments over the Activision Blizzard acquisition case to a public domain, media types and players alike have been trawling the pages, sniffing out bytes of snark issued by both companies in an effort to make themselves look smaller than they actually are. The end game, of course, is for Sony to kick up…

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Battlefield 2042 Season 3 drops next week, additional details shared

Season 3 to gets a new map, Specialist, multiple weapons, tank, and much more. EA and the Battlefield team today revealed more details regarding Battlefield 2042 Season 3: Escalation. Available November 22, Season 3 adds a new map, Specialist, weapons, vehicle, and more, including 100 new tiers of Battle Pass content. All core gameplay-affecting content will be available to all players as part of the Free tier in the Battle Pass, and additional cosmetic items are earnable through a Premium version of the Battle Pass. Battlefield 2042 Season 3: Escalation Gameplay Trailer In Season 3, players will travel to the…

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Battlefield 2042 coming to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate via EA Access starting in Season 3

DICE also recaps what to expect in Season 3. Season 3 of Battlefield 2042 is only a few weeks away, and from the start of it, the game will be available on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for EA Access subscribers. Season 3 comes with a new Assault Specialist, Battle Pass, new hardware, a new event, experiences, and more with Battlefield Portal, alongside more improvements, fixes, and quality-of-life enhancements with each update. Battlefield 2042 | Development Update – Maps & Specialists Reworks, Vault Weapons, and more Reworks for both Manifest and Breakaway are on the docket, along with the return of…

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EA shutting down Mirror’s Edge online services in January

A few more classics have made their way onto EA’s list of games they’re shutting down online services for, with Mirror’s Edge the most notable casualty for PC players. The shutdown will come into effect from January 19th, 2023, just overshooting the 13th anniversary of the game’s launch on PC. It’ll presumably affect the dystopian parkour game’s online leaderboards, and downloadable Ghosts of other players. Read more

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EA blamed Halo Infinite for Battlefield 2042’s poor performance – but six months later, the tables have turned

Battlefield 2042’s struggles are far from over, but at least it can claim victory over one particular battle. When Battlefield 2042 launched in November last year, it seemed like EA was ready to blame any number of outside factors on the game’s sorry technical state, and its subsequent poor reception. The publisher cited all the usual Covid-related disruptions, even if it seemed like DICE was hit harder than most. But one particular theory posited by EA executives – according to a report from February – was that the surprise launch of Halo Infinite just four days earlier put Battlefield 2042…

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Battlefield 2042 Season One: Zero Hour arrives June 9 with a new map, Specialist, weapons and vehicles

DICE has finally unveiled the long-awaited first season of Battlefield 2042. Our first look at Zero Hour, the first post-launch season for Battlefield 2042, arrived just moments ago. DICE shared a gameplay trailer, which shows off a new map, the new Specialist, and more. Zero Hour arrives this Thursday, June 9 alongside the game’s first battle pass. We’re expecting a full breakdown of what we can look forward to in the new season later this week. The highlight of the trailer is, of course, the new Exposure map. Set in Canada, the new battleground features elevated, mountainous ranges that resemble…

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Battlefield 2042 update 4.0 goes live next week with over 400 fixes, QoL improvements, and more

Rao and Paik will also have their traits updated. Update 4.0 for Battlefield 2042 is set to go live next week, and according to DICE, you can expect over 400 individual fixes, bug squashing, and quality-of-life improvements. While the patch notes will go live at the start of next week, community manager Kevin Johnson shared a bit of what to expect on Twitter. For one, Rao and Paik will have their traits updated. Also, Sundance has received fixes to their Grenade Belt, which will allow for better Anti-Armor Grenade target acquisition within their immediate vicinity rather than “football fields away.”…

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Check out this gorgeous Mirror’s Edge inspired Unreal Engine 5 project

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Created by environmental artist Thomas Ripoll, the few screenshots online have got us hyped up! If you’re an old and jaded Mirror’s Edge fan, 3d environment artist Thomas Ripoll may be creating something that’ll put a big grin on your face. Built with the shiny new Unreal Engine 5, Thomas has released screenshots of their own project onto Twitter, and it looks like they nailed it. Linked above is the tweet containing multiple screenshots of this early project, all of…

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Battlefield 2042 adds new scoreboard today, voice chat following in April

Electronic Arts released Battlefield 2042 before it was finished, and they’re still scrambling to add bits it should’ve had four months ago. Today they release Update 0.3.3, with the main change being a new scoreboard which actually shows scores. They also now say that their multiplayer game where large teams compete over objectives will finally add voice chat with the next update, which is tentatively scheduled for early April. Read more

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EA partially blames Battlefield 2042 reception on Halo Infinite and COVID – report

Apparently, Halo Infinite’s “surprise” multiplayer launch hurt the game. EA has blamed the disappointing launch of Battlefield 2042 partially on Halo Infinite and COVID-19. This is according to a report from XFire which states that during an internal town hall-style meeting, EA stated the game didn’t perform up to expectations. The report states that in the meeting, EA chief studios officer Laura Miele and other executives from the company discussed Battlefield 2042’s launch woes. In the meeting, Miele states that Halo Infinite’s “surprise” multiplayer launch just four days before the release of Battlefield 2042 hurt the game. This is despite…

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The Santa skin is not coming to Battlefield 2042, says DICE

Battlefield 2024 developer DICE has said the Father Winter skin for Specialist Boris will not be coming to the game. Many players were either scratching their heads over the addition or were downright upset about the possibility of a Santa-esque skin for Boris. Some probably didn’t care either way, and some probably thought it was funny. It just depends on what camp you are in, we guess. No matter how you felt about it, DICE has said that presently it has “no plans to utilize” the skin this Holiday. We assume this also applies to the Big Nic skin for…

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Respawn’s Vince Zampella to head up Battlefield franchise and has plans for a connected universe

Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto will work on “expanding the narrative, storytelling, and character development.” Changes are afoot at EA as the company is shaking up the Battlefield franchise. These changes are starting off with Respawn Entertainment co-founder Vince Zampella being out in charge of the franchise going forward. His new position comes on the heels of DICE GM Oskar Gabrielson exiting the studio. Another change in leadership puts Halo designer Marcus Lehto in charge of bringing more to the franchise by starting a new studio in Seattle focused on bringing more storytelling elements to the series. His new studio will…