After being announced earlier this month, 64 player modes have made their way to Battlefield 2042 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Both 64-player Conquest and Breakthrough modes can be played from the All-Out Warfare menu, no longer requiring people to track these experiences down via the Battlefield Portal mode.
These modes were already available on last-generation consoles, as these systems were limited to only running matches with 64 players due to hardware constraints. However, since the game’s launch last month players have criticised at the size and scale of 128-player matches in 2042, despite it being one of the game’s biggest selling points. Common complaints include maps feeling empty and too spaced out when playing with such a high player count.
Right now, these modes are only limited-time additions to Battlefield 2042 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. However, we don’t yet know when they will be taken out. If player feedback is positive then there is also a chance DICE might keep 64-player modes in Battlefield 2042 permanently.
This is likely the final update and playlist change for Battlefield 2042 ahead of the Holiday and New Year celebrations next week.
64 Player Conquest and Breakthrough are now available for a limited time in #Battlefield2042 on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC👀
Start playing the new experiences right now via the All-Out Warfare menu🎮 pic.twitter.com/kkoBH6103L
— Battlefield Direct Communication (@BattlefieldComm) December 14, 2021
Looking ahead, Season 1 for Battlefield 2042 will be detailed next year and EA is looking to build a “connected Battlefield universe” in the future, linking multiple games and projects from studios beyond DICE.