Rumours and leaks for the upcoming Battlefield game have become more than a little commonplace of late, and ahead of the first person shooter’s official announcement on June 9, another leak has surfaced online that might possibly have spilled the beans on the game’s name, an upcoming beta, new multiplayer details, and more.
The leak (via Reddit) claims that the next Battlefield game is going to be called Battlefield 2042. Previous leaks have suggested that the game takes place in a near-future setting, which has been solidified by leaked screenshots for the shooter. Allegedly, an open beta for the game is also going to go live later this year.
Meanwhile, the leak also talks about a new “professionals” mechanic, which will see one specialist with unique abilities assigned to each squad of players. Attachments can be equipped one at a time and swapped out, while vehicles, such as ATVs, can also allegedly be called in. Dynamic weather events (such as twisters and tornados) are also mentioned. These have been brought up in previous leaks as well.
Maps are supposedly going to be larger to support more players, with 64 vs 64 modes mentioned as well, once again echoing other previous leaks. Meanwhile, the leak also mentions new mechanics for traversal, such as a grapple hook, a wingsuit, and being able to deploy and use ziplines.
Interestingly enough, the leak also claims that the game’s multiplayer will not support cross-gen cross-play, even though EA has confirmed that the shooter is also going to launch for PS4 and Xbox One.
Finally, screenshots allegedly taken from a behind-closed-doors preview event have also been leaked online (via VGC).
All of these are unconfirmed details for now, so take them with a grain of salt. With the game’s official reveal coming up soon, we’ll find out soon enough how accurate they are, so stay tuned.