First details on Battlefield 2042 – Season 1: Zero Hour, launching June 9


Summary

  • Stealth helicopters, a mountainous map and a new vehicle destroyer specialist appear in battlefield 2042The first season of.
  • New weapons such as the Ghostmaker R10 crossbow and the Marksman BSV-M rifle will be introduced.
  • battlefield 2042 – Season 1: Zero Hour launches on Thursday, June 9 and will be available to all players with a mix of free and premium content to unlock over 100 levels.

It’s been a minute since I last dipped my toes into the world of battlefield 2042. At launch, Team Xbox Wire had a ton of fun with the unique Hazard Zone game mode and then had a chance to talk about the composers behind its powerful soundtrack. Since then, it’s been a handful of multiplayer sessions as time permitted (father of two here). Now, with the first details of Season 1: Zero Hour arriving today, I can feel the pulse of excitement rising once again, eager to revisit the frenetic and amazing world of battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042 - Season 1: Zero Hour Screenshot

What’s new? Much! Since launch, there has been a steady stream of improvements to the game, from matchmaking to stability and other community-requested features, but the teams at DICE and Ripple Effect Studios knew they really wanted to address a lot of player feedback. . Season 1: Zero Hour kicks off this next phase, with many major changes to the game hoping to deliver on the promise they create. battlefield 2042 can be.

For starters, certain maps will receive significant overhauls to help improve traversal, coverage, and the flow of battle. The first will be Kaleidoscope, which will arrive in August. In a short gameplay demo video we saw today, many of these features involve including more cover options to help break lines of sight and other assets to enhance destruction events in the environment. A forward operating base will also be added near the park and a second command post near the tower.

Battlefield 2042 - Season 1: Zero Hour Screenshot

Later this year in Season 2, Renewal will also get a major overhaul. Two sectors, A and E, will be removed to help bring the center of the map into more focus. The existing security checkpoint will now connect to the Synesco Buildings, bringing with it more cover, and the Solar Section will also receive an overhaul to include more cover to help the area feel ‘more grounded’.

One of the major changes coming soon will be the size of battles while playing the Preview game mode – future maps will be designed for 64 players only. The 128-player game modes will continue to be available on the original launch maps and while playing Conquest. Other features such as adding some value to specialist appearance, improved animation, weapon balance, and improved performance round out some of the items on the game’s immediate roadmap throughout the year.

Battlefield 2042 - Season 1: Zero Hour Screenshot

All of this hard work really starts to show starting this Thursday, June 9 with the launch of Season 1: Zero Hour. Introducing a new map this season, Expose, featuring a large amount of vertical terrain with the Canadian Rockies as a backdrop, designed to offer a combination of frenetic ground-to-air combat and close-quarters battles.

That leads the new Specialist to battlefield 2042: Ewelina Lis. She is a vehicle destroyer specialist who joins the No-Pats. Her rocket launcher can fire player-guided projectiles, while her trait, Armor Hunter, provides critical battlefield information on damaged vehicles.

Battlefield 2042 - Season 1: Zero Hour Screenshot

Speaking of which, two new stealth helicopters are joining the party: the RAH-68 Huron and the YG-99 Hannibal Gunship. Each comes equipped with radar deflection abilities that make them invisible to viewers along with a variety of other defensive capabilities. The Ghostmaker R10 crossbow will also be added for players looking to bring an element of stealth to their field game.

Finally, we will be able to dive into the first Battle Pass for battlefield 2042, which offers access to a variety of weapons, vehicles, and cosmetics. There is a Premium tier that you can purchase for $10 USD that will unlock skins, weapon charms, takedowns, and more. All items related to the game can be unlocked for free as you progress through the Battle Pass.

Battlefield 2042 - Season 1: Zero Hour Screenshot

Everything I have seen so far points to a better future for battlefield 2042 with all of that starting with the Season 1: Zero Hour kickoff on Thursday, June 9. you can check more details about the battle pass here on the official Battlefield site and we will have more news to share later this year when we have it on Season 2 for battlefield 2042 here on Xbox Wire.

if you are a Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Member and want to start playing today, EA Play is part of your membership with access to a massive collection of EA games and member-only rewards. That includes a 10-hour trial of battlefield 2042. Best of all, any progress made during the trial will carry over to the full game if you purchase it later from the Xbox Store. As a member, you can also save 10% on battlefield 2042 purchases in the Xbox Store.

editor’s note: We have clarified the size of the battles mentioned in the article. 128 players will still be supported while playing Conquest; Advance will be 64 player only on all future maps.