Battlefield 2042 shifts back focus to modern-day warfare while pushing the envelope in terms of how many players can fight it out across its massive maps, but this newest entry in the series heralds change in more than one way, including its approach to single-player support.
Recent titles have included single-player campaigns at launch, despite their declared focus on multiplayer. That won't be the case when Battlefield 2042 launches, publisher Electronic Arts and developer Dice banking entirely on the PvP side of things.
Battlefield 2042 Single-Player Campaigndraw
Battlefield 2042 will launch with three multiplayer modes – Conquest, Portal, and Hazard Zone – and no traditional single-player support, based on the info shared thus far.
The lack of a single-player campaign in Battlefield 2042 comes with a shift in its approach to narrative. The conflict at its heart focuses on a war between the United States of America and Russia that's fought by No-Pats, people displaced from their homelands by worsening environmental conditions and the collapse of their societies.
We've already seen a short film, website articles, and social media posts delivering more details about the state of the game's world.
This will continue as the title's post-launch seasons roll in, its playable Specialists and their stories tying into various in-universe events.
As much as some players enjoyed them, single-player campaigns were never the main draw of the series and Battlefield 2042's different approach to narrative will be interesting to follow.
Battlefield 2042 launches on November 19 and is headed to PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, and PS4.
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