Powered by cutting edge technology that advances the capabilities of next generation hardware, the game immerses players in an up close, immersive war experience that incorporates the franchise’s hallmark, groundbreaking destruction.
With matches of up to 128 players and massive maps on PS5, Xbox Series X | S and PCs (Xbox One and PS4 are limited to 64 players and reduced map sizes), this unprecedented scale adds a new dimension to multiplayer combat.
Battlefield 2042 Plus, the action is enhanced by the inclusion of real-time events that reshape the battlefield and tactical combat. All new weapons, vehicles and gadgets give players the freedom to be strategic and create breathtaking moments unique to Battlefield.
In Battlefield 2042, the world is on the brink. The lack of food, energy, and clean water has resulted in dozens of failed nations, creating the largest refugee crisis in human history. Among these non-patriots or no-pats are families, farmers, engineers – and even soldiers. In the midst of this crisis, the United States and Russia are dragging the world into total war. No-pat specialists join both sides and fight not for a flag, but for the future of the non-patriots in this new world.
Players slip into the boots of Specialists, an entirely new breed of playable soldier for the franchise. Inspired by the traditional four Battlefield classes, Specialists are equipped with their own unique Specialist trait and specialty, and have fully customizable loadouts. As a specialist, players have access to a state-of-the-art arsenal of weapons, equipment and vehicles that they can use in combat. These powerful new tools give creative gamers a plethora of options as they find the perfect combination that suits their play style and outsmart and outperform opponents on the battlefield.
Battlefield 2042 Official soundtrack is now available for streaming on Spotify by Lakeshore Records, composed by the two-time Grammy Award, Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning composer Hildur Guðnadóttir (joker, Chernobyl) and two-time Grammy-winning music producer and composer Sam Slater (Score producer joker, Chernobyl).
The album will be released digitally worldwide on September 20th through Lakeshore Records. Lakeshore Records and Invada Records will jointly release the vinyl edition at a later date (TBD).
“We’re very excited to be writing our first video game score for Battlefield 2042 and working with Electronic Arts,” says Hildur Gudnadóttir and Sam Slater of the game’s musical environment. “
President of Music for Electronic Art, Steve Cord, is no stranger to getting Hollywood A-list composers to create epic original scores for groundbreaking EA games after previously working with the likes of Hans Zimmer (The dark knight), Mark Mothersbaugh (Nick & Nora’s infinite playlist), Paul Eichenfalter (The Bourne Identity), Bill Conti (Rocky), Chris Lennertz (Hop), Sean Callery (24), Christopher Young (Spider-Man 3), Tyler Bates (300, guardian), Steve Jablonsky (Transformers), John Debney (Iron Man 2) and Oscar winner Mike Giacchino (Star Trek, Up, Lost).
Hildur Gudnadóttir is an Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, twice Grammy and BAFTA award winning Icelandic artist who manifests herself at the forefront of experimental pop and contemporary music. In her solo works, she draws a broad spectrum of sounds from her instrumentation, ranging from intimate simplicity to huge soundscapes.
Her film and television work includes Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Mary Magdalene, and the critically acclaimed HBO series Chernobyl, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award, BAFTA and Grammy Awards. Gudnadóttir has received numerous awards for her work on Todd Phillips’ “Joker” with Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role, including an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Grammy. Her work also includes scores for films such as “Tom of Finland”, “Journey’s End” and 20 episodes of the Icelandic TV series “Trapped”, which is streamed on Amazon Prime.
In 2021, she and Sam Slater composed their first video game music, Battlefield 2042, the latest entry in Electronic Arts’ hugely successful Battlefield franchise.
Gudnadóttir started playing the cello as a child, went to the Reykjavík Music Academy and then switched to studying music / composition and new media at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts and the Berlin University of the Arts.
She has released four critically acclaimed solo albums:Mountain A (2006), Without sinking (2009), Leyfðu Ljosinu (2012) and Samana(2014). Her records have been nominated several times for the Icelandic Music Awards. Their albums are all published on Touch.
She has composed music for theater, dance performances and films. The Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, the Icelandic National Theater, Tate Modern, the British Film Institute, the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm and the Gothenburg National Theater are among the institutions that have commissioned new works from her. She is currently curating an exhibition to mark the opening of the new Academy Museum in Los Angeles, due to open on September 28th.
Gudnadóttir has played live and recorded music with Skúli Sverrisson, Jóhann Jóhannsson, múm, Sunn O))), Pan Sonic, Hauschka, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian, The Knife, Fever Ray and Throbbing Gristle, among others.
Gudnadóttir lives in Berlin, Germany.
Two-time Grammy-winning composer, sound designer and music producer Sam Slater is best known for his roles as a score producer and musical sound designer for joker and Chernobyl.
In addition to his two Grammy wins for joker and Chernobyl , has also won an Icelandic Music Award for “Producer of the Year” and a MASA Award for “Best Sound Design in Television Program”.
As a composer, he scored 2020 Guerrilla, a feature film about freedom fighters in Myanmar directed by Anyrin Bowyn, as well The river between us , a documentary about uncontacted Peruvian tribes. He also composed the score for I am not a monster a BBC / PBS podcast telling the story of an American mother who brought her son to war-torn Syria. The podcast won several prizes and was characterized by its complex and weighty soundscape.
In 2021, he and Hildur Gudnadóttir composed his first video game music, Battlefield 2042, the latest entry in Electronic Arts’ hugely successful Battlefield franchise.
Slater began making records as a teenager and studied experimental composition at Leeds University before moving to Germany to begin his professional career. He began his work as Johann Johannsson’s first musical sound designer and creative engineer and worked on several projects.
He often works with the Oscar-winning composer Hildur Gudnadóttir and has a live touring performance of theChernobylScore for a bespoke immersive sound system in an abandoned telephone factory in Krakow, Poland. The show will also tour worldwide in 2022.
He also released a solo album with Iceland’s acclaimed Bedroom Community and produced, recorded and mixed a variety of albums including works by composers Colin Stetson, Ben Frost, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Yair Glotman and Mica Levi. His follow-up solo album will be released on Bedroom Community in 2022.
Slater is originally from South West England and has lived in Berlin since 2013.
Battlefield 2042 contains 3 different multiplayer experiences:
- All-Out Warfare – the next generation of fan-favorite Conquest and Breakthrough modes with the greatest maps of all time for the franchise and for the first time for up to 128 players (on XSX, PS5 and PC). Experience the intensity of all-out warfare in large-scale battles like never before on maps with dynamic weather, dangerous environmental hazards and spectacular world events, with tornadoes sweeping across the map and sandstorms darkening the sun.
- Hazard Zone – a brand new no-compromise squad-based game type for the Battlefield franchise that is a modern take on the multiplayer experience that is very different from DICE, but very different from the Conquest or Breakthrough modes of All-Out Warfare.
- Portal mode – A first for theBattlefieldFranchise,BattlefieldPortal is a community operated platform designed to deliver a wide variety of imaginative experiences by giving players the tools to set their own rules and create their own final onesBattlefieldexperience – and share with others.
All Out Warfare starts with a total of seven maps. Let’s take a quick tour of these:
- kaleidoscope [Sogdo, South Korea] This cityscape has thick streets and skyscrapers to explore or jump off in a wingsuit. A tornado is noticeable here, which dwarfs the glittering buildings.
- manifest [Brani Island, Singapore] At this location, which is important for world trade, supply lines are at risk.
- Orbital [Kourou, French Guiana] Players will fight in the shadow of a towering space rocket that counts to an imminent launch.
- Discarded [Alang, India] Fight for, through and on massive ship hulls and the surrounding cranes.
- renovation [Eastern Desert, Egypt] Wrestle for control of an agricultural technology center in the Egyptian desert.
- hourglass [Doha, Qatar] An approaching sandstorm will shift the war in the heart of a city.
- Breaking out [Queen Maud Land, Antarctica] From hot deserts to icy landscapes: oil and gas are the most important resources that are being fought over here. Climb aboard the mountain peaks in a wingsuit and immerse yourself in industrial buildings below.
After the start, Battlefield 2042‘s first year promises four seasons of content that will bring four new specialists and new locations. Each season is marked by a new Battle Pass. EA confirms that new locations will be available to all players.
Available for pre-order now, players get early access to the Open Beta and can choose between three different editions, including the Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition for $ 89.99 on PC and $ 99.99 on console, or the Battlefield 2042 Ultimate Edition for $ 109.99 on PC or $ 119.99 on console.
Battlefield 2042 hits retail and digital storefronts on October 22, 2021 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC ($ 59.99) and Xbox Series X | S and PS5 ($ 69.99).
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