Today, DICE has shared future content/improvements heading to Battlefield 2042 in the coming months. Notably, the developers confirmed Season 5 for 2023, teased what Season 4 will offer next year, and displayed re-worked versions of Manifest and Breakaway.
From their "Battlefield Briefing" blog, DICE talked about their development pipeline after the launch of Season 3: Escalation. Since Season 1, they've released overhauled versions of Battlefield 2042 maps and will continue that trend across Season 3.
Manifest will get a new coat of paint in Update 3.1 coming this month, while the improved Breakaway arrives in early 2023 as part of Update 3.2. The Discarded and Hourglass zones will get improved in future Seasons. As of this writing, DICE aims to have Discarded good to go in Season 4 and will try to confirm Hourglass in their next Development Update blog in early 2023.
Update 3.2 will also re-introduce Classes to Battlefield 2042. All current Specialists will get placed into defined roles with their exclusive gadgets, equipment, and more that suit their core purpose on the battlefield.
Looking ahead to Season 4, DICE teased that their upcoming Specialist will be in the Recon class. Unfortunately, this Specialist will also be the final one the devs plan to bring to Battlefield 2042. Season 4 marks the end of the game's Year 1 and debuts an all-new Battle Pass, hardware, an "up close and personal" map, and more.
DICE confirmed Season 5 would arrive sometime in 2023. Besides the usual arrival of new stuff, the devs revealed the new map is a "forgotten battleground that last saw combat in the Battlefield 4 era." It will be overgrown and engulfed by vegetation after the 2042 war. Moreover, the map will encourage players to combine vehicular and infantry combat to succeed in battle.
That's all the news DICE had for their fanbase, but there's a little more to share if you're interested. Battlefield 2042 has launched a free access period for Steam and Xbox players. The former is available until December 5, and the latter a day before. PlayStation fans will have to wait until later this month to play the game for free.
For more information, check out the Battlefield 2042 website.
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