If you are a Battlefield fan then we're afraid that we have some bad news. The upcoming entry to the long-running series, Battlefield 2042, has been delayed. The title release has been moved from its original October release window to 19th November, two weeks after its biggest competitor, COD Vanguard.
Battlefield 2042 has been delayed by two weeks
Developers DICE announced via social media that the team has been feeling the effects of developing this new entry amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This ultimately prompted them to push back the original release date from 22nd October until 19th November in order to fully polish the title.
As previously mentioned, this means that Battlefield 2042 will now release two weeks after COD Vanguard, which is scheduled to come out on 5th November. This situation now sees Sledgehammer Games in pole position against DICE, in the race to see which title will dominate the market over the holiday season.
In addition to this, Halo Infinite will also release around the Battlefield 2042 launch window, on 8th December. The return of Master Chief is also poised to make some noise, as it seems 343 Industries is making all the right choices when it comes to the overhaul of the franchise. For example, it is expected that the title will be going free-to-play for the multiplayer portion of the game.
DICE CEO, Oskar Gabrielson, explained that a beta is being lined up for Battlefield 2042, with more details being shared in the near future.
Battlefield 2042 promises to give fans of its big, chaotic gameplay an entirely different experience to the traditional first-person-shooter experience they are used to, with quality of life changes (like crossplay) already confirmed for the title.
Given this news, it's clear that DICE is looking to dominate the FPS market for the foreseeable future.
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