Combined arms warfare is the name of the game in Battlefield 2042 and, as expected, the upcoming first-person shooter will treat players to a rather varied vehicle list that they can hop into on their path to sowing destruction and capturing enemy flags.
Although a few of those have been revealed, not all of Battlefield 2042's vehicles focus solely on blowing your opponents to bits. Some primarily make it easier to cover the game's massive 128-player maps or infiltrate enemy territory easier but, with a bit of imagination, they can also be turned into impromptu weapons.
Several of the vehicles on this list were confirmed to be part of Battlefield 2042 in its gameplay trailer, which also revealed their in-game names. The others were featured in the cinematic reveal trailer, so we only currently know their type. Nevertheless, EA is bound to reveal more about the title in the lead-up to its launch later this year, and we'll update this article as we learn more.
AH640GX Apache Warchief Attack Helicopter
The AH640GX Apache Warchief is manned by a crew of 2 but compensates through its expanded firepower that let it use missiles to blow up enemy targets. The driver can likely use flares to avoid incoming missiles and has the ability to repair the vehicle while airborne.
Featured in the reveal trailer, when hovercrafts were first revealed. These vehicles seem to be more lightly armored than a tank and have at least one gunner position, from what we can tell so far.
Fighter planes are confirmed to be part of Battlefield 2042's vehicle list. The one showcased so far seems to be inspired by the real-life F-35B Lightning II, and yes, you can eject, whip out your launcher, send pursuing pilots to the afterlife with a well-placed shot, then get back in and resume flying around.
Futuristic Three-Wheeled Auto Rickshaw
It's tiny and won't keep you on the ground in the middle of a massive storm, but running players over with it is bound to feel satisfying for you and very humiliating for them.
Likely used for quick transport across rough terrain, this vehicle was spotted crossing one of Battlefield 2042's icy biomes.
Likely the US forces' main battle tank. Comes with explosive projectiles, fired in the reveal trailer from a 120mm Smoothbore barrel, alongside a machinegun equipped with infinite ammo. The UI also shows that the driver can likely deploy smoke defensively and repair the vehicle. Aside from the driver, two gunners and one spotter can ride in it at the same time.
Mentioned by developer Dice but not shown yet. Likely the Russian forces' main battle tank with capabilities to rival its US counterpart.
MD540 Nightbird Helicopter
Likely inspired by the real-life AH-6 Little Bird, Battlefield's MD540 Nightbird can hold one driver and up to three other passengers and also comes equipped with dual miniguns that can devastate enemy infantry caught in the open.
A VTOL-like aircraft with one driver, three gunner, and two passenger positions, used for getting across the map without having to worry about such things as terrain. Chances are it also features flares to defend against enemy missiles, but this hasn't been officially confirmed yet.
One of Battlefield 2042's vehicles mainly used for quickly transporting players across the battlefield – unless you also strap C4 to it and use it as a bomb when you get to your destination or have to fight off helicopters on top of buildings.
EBAA Wildcat Heavy Ground vehicle
Mentioned by developer Dice but not shown just yet.
According to the developer, Battlefield 2042's vehicles are "more easily available and more squad focused than ever before." Not only will you be able to spawn into them from the Deploy screen, but the game will also feature a call-in system that lets you access vehicles "when and where you need them."
Calling in a vehicle triggers a cooldown and using the system "is dependent on map, mode and will have a specific budget assigned to each team."
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