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What is Battlefield Portal?

Here's everything you need to know about Battlefield 2042's unique mode Battlefield Portal.

Battlefield 2042 was released with three modes: All-Out Warfare, Hazard Zone, and Battlefield Portal. All-Out Warfare contains the traditional modes we love, the extraction shooter-esque Hazard Zone, and perhaps the most unique, Battlefield Portal.

Battlefield Portal is Ripple Effect Studio’s love letter to fans. The mode puts the power of custom modes back into the hands of fans, allowing you to create crazy custom games with the assets of four Battlefield games: Battlefield 2042, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 1942, and Battlefield Bad Company 2.

For example, you’re able to not only enjoy custom games that’ll pit World War Two soldiers up against modern Battlefield 2042 specialists, but you can also create them using a web app that even includes visual scripting elements. In other words, you can create your own war, with your own rules.

Unfortunately, although Battlefield Portal is still available, it’s no longer receiving any meaningful updates and very few players still participate.

What is Battlefield Portal?

Battlefield Portal is a mode built around custom modes. Like Fortnite Creative, you can create your own modes and scenarios. Here, you’ll have the option of building around templates, like traditional Rush or Conquest, or building your own mode from scratch.

In the builder, players will be able to pick from Battlefield Portal maps, and countless Battlefield Portal weapons, Battlefield Portal vehicles, and Battlefield Portal gadgets – all of which take elements from previous entries in the series. In other words, you can pit Battlefield Bad Company 2’s Wehrmacht against Battlefield 3’s USMC.

Like Fortnite Creative, the best maps are often showcased online by the developers, giving long-term creators the credit they deserve. Nowadays, you’re likely just to find zombie modes or basic battles that are far from the ambitions for the mode prior to release – though a lack of key features on EA’s end is to blame for that blunder.

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Battlefield Portal gameplay

If you’re looking for a quick glimpse at what Battlefield Portal offers, or at least can offer when you take full advantage of its tools, then look no further than the dedicated trailer. Again though, you’re unlikely to find anything quite so elaborate in-game today.

Can you make a battle royale in Battlefield Portal?

No, you cannot make a battle royale mode in Battlefield Portal. Since Portal is an experience editor, not a map or level editor, it’s simply not possible.

In an interview with The Loadout prior to release, senior design developer Rob Donovan explained that Portal doesn’t have the specific tools needed for that mode. Instead, he hoped fans got creative and developed the next big game mode.

Will you earn XP while playing Battlefield Portal?

Yes, even though Battlefield Portal is focused on custom modes, you can still earn XP for the main game. However, following the inevitable XP exploit matches that became widespread around its release, you are no longer able to earn the full amount of XP that you otherwise would have. Instead, you will earn XP at a reduced rate. But hey, a reduced amount of XP is better than nothing.

That’s all you need to know to get cracking with Battlefield Portal, the unique and sadly under-utilized creative mode in BF2042.