Battlefield 2042 to bring 64-player battles to PC and current-gen consoles next year

Battlefield 2042 64-player modes: Three specialists prepare for battle at dusk

It’s been an interesting 24 hours for Battlefield 2042. Just hours after DICE rolled out the new Battlefield 2042 update, which brought 218 changes to the game, fans began complaining about festive skins being added to the game. Now though, it looks like the studio is trying to give the fans something to cheer about.

In a new, revealing interview with Gamespot, DICE has laid out plans for the future of the game, the studio, and a connected Battlefield 2042 universe. While the development team is undergoing somewhat of a big shakeup right now, those still working on the game are trying to find new ways of bringing it up to speed – and one of those ideas is to bring 64-player modes to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.

However, those 64-player modes, which at the moment are only available on PS4 and Xbox One, will only be available for a limited time. While DICE hasn’t stated why it’s only running the mode for a set period, it’s likely the teams will analyse the player data behind both modes to see whether it’s worth adding it permanently in 2022.

It’s not the only thing DICE has promised either. According to Gamespot, players are due another big update later this month, and in  2022, a new slate of new content, including a map called Exposure and these 64 player modes on PC and current-gen consoles, will be added. The studio was pretty light on the details about this, but believes Exposure will “take map design to a whole new level”.

In terms of next year, Battlefield 2042’s first season will go live and fans will be able to get their hands on new specialists, weapons, gadgets, and vehicles.

Given the last couple of patches have addressed issues which have plagued the game ever since we got our hands on it for our Battlefield 2042 review, the confirmation that we’ll be seeing new content soon, plus affirmation from EA that the company is “committed to continuing to improve and evolve the core gameplay” of Battlefield 2042 is a welcome sight for long-time fans. Even if the high-profile departures internally are serving as a distraction right now.