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Battlefield 2042 official reveal trailer

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  1. KapteinB
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    Remember: No preorders! This video of course isn't representative of actual gameplay, but it does showcase some of the game's vehicles, maps, and gadgets. I guess I'm cautiously optimistic. BFV...

    Remember: No preorders!

    This video of course isn't representative of actual gameplay, but it does showcase some of the game's vehicles, maps, and gadgets. I guess I'm cautiously optimistic. BFV was fine in my opinion, I played it for a while until my friend I was playing with moved on to the next thing, but I kinda missed the gadgets from the modern-era Battlefields. Sometimes I have off days when I can't aim or avoid fire at all, and in BF3 and BF4 I could at least do some good for my team by equipping the mortar or that spotting drone thing.

    9 votes
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    TheJorro
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    Nice to see some callbacks to previous Battlefield shenanigans, especially surprised to see the mid-air plane eject rocket launcher thing. Apparently they are forgoing the campaign and battle...

    Nice to see some callbacks to previous Battlefield shenanigans, especially surprised to see the mid-air plane eject rocket launcher thing.

    Apparently they are forgoing the campaign and battle royale modes for this game and focusing on seven multiplayer maps. Here's hoping they play to their strengths, and maybe look into a model that's a bit different than the usual $60 AAA game + DLC method they've used before.

    7 votes
    1. [5]
      FishFingus
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      Ahhh, I remember watching that particular YTer back in the day when BF3 was new and hot, and EA/DICE were so impressed that they decided to include their plane-eject-rocket-launch stunt in one of...

      Ahhh, I remember watching that particular YTer back in the day when BF3 was new and hot, and EA/DICE were so impressed that they decided to include their plane-eject-rocket-launch stunt in one of those 'Only in Battlefield' compilation videos.

      64-player Operation Metro was such an unbelievable fustercluck that it's incredible anyone ever thought it was a good idea.

      Edit: Frigging awful choice of music to shoehorn into the gameplay trailer.

      5 votes
      1. [4]
        Loire
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        It was done even before that in, I want to say, 1942? The rendezook has long been part of Battlefield's DNA. I'm excited to see a spiritual successor to Damavand Peak in this game's map rotation....

        It was done even before that in, I want to say, 1942? The rendezook has long been part of Battlefield's DNA.

        I'm excited to see a spiritual successor to Damavand Peak in this game's map rotation. The original Damavand cliff dive was one of those jaw dropping video game moments that will always stick with me.

        5 votes
        1. [2]
          cfabbro
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          Ditto about Damavand. It was also one of my absolute favorite maps for flying the Little Bird in, since there was so much shit to hide behind when you needed to, and so many safe places you could...

          Ditto about Damavand. It was also one of my absolute favorite maps for flying the Little Bird in, since there was so much shit to hide behind when you needed to, and so many safe places you could retreat to if you needed to repair. Mowing hordes of people down in the second phase tunnel was also super satisfying too. :P

          4 votes
          1. Loire
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            The Little Bird on Damavand was awesome. Another great memory from that map: I'm playing with a friend. He jumps in the pilot seat of the Little Bird on the cliff top and calls for every to climb...

            The Little Bird on Damavand was awesome. Another great memory from that map: I'm playing with a friend. He jumps in the pilot seat of the Little Bird on the cliff top and calls for every to climb in. Chopper gets loaded up chock full, he lifts off, somehow fumbles the controls on his DualShock and immediately curves the Little Bird off the top straight around and back into the cliff face blowing up and killing everyone instantly.

            He claims he can still hear the distorted PS3 mic screams to this day.

            5 votes
        2. papasquat
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          It was originally called the loopzook video here. When this video came out it was the most amazing thing ever. I haven't kept up much with Battlefield, but it's a little that the originally name...

          It was originally called the loopzook video here. When this video came out it was the most amazing thing ever. I haven't kept up much with Battlefield, but it's a little that the originally name has been supplanted :/

          2 votes
    2. [2]
      KapteinB
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      BF1 and BFV were both part of EA Access from day one, if I recall correctly.

      Here's hoping they play to their strengths, and maybe look into a model that's a bit different than the usual $60 AAA game + DLC method they've used before.

      BF1 and BFV were both part of EA Access from day one, if I recall correctly.

      1. TheJorro
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        EA Access Pro. After a year, their new games come to EA Access basic but without expansions.

        EA Access Pro. After a year, their new games come to EA Access basic but without expansions.

        2 votes
  3. Shahriar
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    When I first read it, I mistakenly thought it was Battlefield 2142. Hopefully from what I can tell, this is a prequel to a Battlefield 2143; Pan-Asian Coalition faction can be seen in this reveal...

    When I first read it, I mistakenly thought it was Battlefield 2142. Hopefully from what I can tell, this is a prequel to a Battlefield 2143; Pan-Asian Coalition faction can be seen in this reveal trailer.

    The century gaps between Battlefield 1942, now 2042, and 2142 make interesting story-lines.

    4 votes
  4. [2]
    teaearlgraycold
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    Does this mean it's not on PC? Edit: Nope it's on PC. No idea why it doesn't say that.

    Platforms: Xbox Series X|S ● Xbox One

    Does this mean it's not on PC?

    Edit:

    Nope it's on PC. No idea why it doesn't say that.

    1. TheJorro
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      The gameplay trailer was revealed at the Microsoft conference. A bit silly to hide that it's on all the other platforms but that seems to be how it goes. The reveal trailer (released independently...

      The gameplay trailer was revealed at the Microsoft conference. A bit silly to hide that it's on all the other platforms but that seems to be how it goes. The reveal trailer (released independently of any E3 conference) says:

      *Supported on Xbox Series X|S, PC and PlayStation®5. Xbox One and PlayStation®4 will be locked at 64 players"

      3 votes