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Battlefield 2042 Interview - Inside Battlefield Portal
Battlefield 2042
Battlefield 2042

Genre: First Person Shooter
Developer: DICE
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date:
22nd October 2021
Friday, 23 July 2021
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We sit down with Ripple Effect to talk about Battlefield Portal, the newly announced mode in Battlefield 2042 that brings classic maps, modes, and factions from Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3 and will let players create their own slice of Battlefield.

A snippet.
“It’s much more than just a re-imagining,” Rob Donovan, Senior Game Designer at Ripple Effect tells me. We’re discussing Battlefield Portal, the new community-driven mode for the upcoming near-future Battlefield 2042. A mode that will for the first time allow players to edit, customise, modify, and create their own experiences using powerful tools.

At its core though, lies a celebration of the franchise’s past. Just one look at Battlefield Portal’s description and for many out there, you might not need to read any further than hearing about how it features classic maps, modes, weapons, vehicles, and factions from Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3. All in one place, and with the features and maps and Specialists from 2042’s All-Out Warfare to boot.

“We have a lot of developers at the studio that have worked on past Battlefield games,” Rob Donovan says. “So, yeah, the team wanted to reimagine some of those classic maps. But we also wanted to combine it with what 2042’s All-Out Warfare was doing. The team at DICE in Stockholm worked with us early on and we were among the first people to know that 128-player, giant spaces were going to be available.”

And with that the team took that All-Out concept and ran with it, not only in the sense of updating classic maps and locations with a fresh coat of paint and supporting the new player-count, but leaning into the very idea of Battlefield as a sandbox.

Hear Here For Our Full Battlefield Portal Interview
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Battlefield 2042 is launching with three distinct multiplayer modes. All-Out Warfare from DICE presents spectacular near future 128-player action. With Battlefield Portal from Ripple Effect bringing together the past, present, and future.

Here's the trailer.


What is Battlefield Portal?




Battlefield Portal is being developed by Ripple Effect, the studio formerly known as DICE LA. And as a game mode, Portal is all about community and celebrating all things Battlefield. It brings together all seven maps from Battlefield 2042’s All-Out Warfare mode alongside six classic maps from Battlefields of yore into one awesome package.


Portal is all about community and celebrating all things Battlefield. It brings together all seven maps from Battlefield 2042’s All-Out Warfare mode alongside six classic maps from Battlefields of yore into one awesome package.



There’s so much Battlefield here it’s a little overwhelming, with two maps from Battlefield 1942, two from Battlefield Bad Company 2, and two more from Battlefield 3. Plus, all weapons, vehicles, classes, and factions from all three of these classic eras are coming along for the ride.

And with all of that players will be able to create their own custom games from a simple-to-use web browser interface. Battlefield 1942 factions going up against 2042’s Specialists in a near future setting? Not a problem. And with the Builder and in-depth Logic Editor players will also be able to drill down and customise everything from what gadgets appear to how weapons behave.

So many customisation options will be available that the community will be able to effectively create their own ultimate Battlefield experience. Or, go the opposite route and put 128-players on a small 32-player map.

You know, just to see what would happen.

Battlefield Portal will fully support cross-play and feature Official Experiences curated by the development team to recreate some of the greatest battles covering Conquest, Rush, and Team Deathmatch.

Click Here For Battlefield Portal - Everything You Need to Know

Thursday, 15 July 2021
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That is between PC, Xbox Series X and S and PlayStation 5. With DICE looking to test Battlefield 2042's cross-play functionality with the upcoming Technical Playtest set to kick of in the coming month or so. The Playtest is set to be closed and under NDA, so it won't be open to many. "No need to contact us, we’ll contact you!", writes DICE.

The current cross-play plans for the game look to be divided amongst the versions that will be available. With the new 128-player cap limited to PC and next-gen consoles cross-play will be an opt-in scenario, whereas cross-play will be the norm between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players.

The good news is that cross-progression is coming so PlayStation 5 progress and unlocks and even purchases will carry over to the PC version of the game and vice versa.

This news arrived as part of a new Battlefield 2042 Developer Q&A covering everything from Specialists to Vehicles and Map Sizes. Also covered was the multiplayer-only focus of the latest Battlefield, where both solo and co-op play against AI will be online only. Interestingly the AI will not be able to use Specialist Traits and Specialties.

Also confirmed is that AI soldiers will always be enabled even for multiplayer matches.
In the All-Out Warfare set of experiences of Conquest and Breakthrough, AI Soldiers are used to backfill servers and you cannot opt-out of playing with them. However, there is a cap to how many of them you can encounter in a multiplayer match. In general, you will not experience more AI soldiers than players unless the match is still filling-up, or almost empty. Players will always have matchmaking priority over AI.

As an example: if there are 120 players out of 128 players currently playing in a server, 8 AI Soldiers will join the match to help even out the teams. Should a player leave, another AI Soldier will temporarily replace them until a new player joins the game. We’re providing them as a helpful option to ensure you won’t have trouble matchmaking and can fully enjoy the all-out warfare chaos you can expect from a Battlefield match.

For more on Battlefield 2042 be sure to check out our in-depth Interview with DICE and Battlefield 2042 Design Director, Daniel Berlin.
Monday, 14 June 2021
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Battlefield 2042 got it's bit reveal last week, and we were there to bring you all the info alongside a deep dive interview with the team at DICE. Overnight, as a part of the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase, we got our first slice of actual gameplay.

Made up entirely of pre-Alpha footage from actual rounds played by the dev teams, we get to see the sheer scale of Battlefield 2042 in detail. Alongside the extreme weather effects -- including sand-storms and giant tornadoes.


Fight to define the future in a world transformed by disorder. For the first time in Battlefield’s history, 128 players can join the all-out war at the same time – giving you the chance to take part in massive-scale battles where anything can happen. Get an even greater sense of spectacular, large-scale war on seven massive maps where you'll experience ever-changing battle conditions and gameplay challenges.

Best of all it all plays into the sandbox nature of Battlefield -- very cool. Battlefield 2042 is out October 22, 2021.
Thursday, 10 June 2021
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With its modern setting and overhauled Frostbite engine, Battlefield 2042 is not only the latest entry in the series - it’s aiming to push the sandbox into new and exciting territory. We sat down With DICE to talk about all of this and more.

A snippet.

In The Year 2042…




Climate change, catastrophic weather events, disparity, a growing refugee crisis, technological advances, stateless players making a difference, the usual global superpowers showing up. Battlefield 2042 not only presents the world on the brink, but in the midst of a global conflict that sees the United States and Russia dragging everyone else into the solar-powered fray. With its near future setting that feels as grounded and exaggerated as anything in the series to date -- Battlefield 2042’s all-out-war doubles as a reference to both its scale as a multiplayer shooter, and the conflict it depicts.

“As we moved into developing this new Battlefield we wanted to make a leap,” Daniel says. “And with that we brought forward a bunch of different concepts, there were at least 12 different ideas. But, when we saw this one, the modern setting, we knew it was right. It enables us to do all of the things we want to do, we love to do. We really wanted to push the scale this time around, and we wanted to lean into cutting edge technology.”

“The essence of Battlefield is the sandbox and we wanted to fill the sandbox with new ideas and give players more creativity,” Daniel adds. “Moving into this modern setting and space really does enable us to do so much more. It unshackles us in that we’re not bound by grounding everything in historical accuracy.”

Our Full Battlefield 2042 Interview
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:31am 10/06/21 | 0 Comments
The game formerly known as Battlefield 6 has finally been revealed, with EA and DICE lifting the lid on a weather-ravaged near-future where the world stands on the brink of all-out-war. Battlefield 2042 is the next game in the series and it launches October 22 of this year.


Battlefield 2042 is a first-person shooter that marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. Adapt and overcome in a near-future world transformed by disorder. Squad up and bring a cutting-edge arsenal into dynamically-changing battlegrounds supporting 128 players, unprecedented scale, and epic destruction.

For more info be sure to check out our in-depth feature:
Battlefield 2042 Maps, Specialists, Modes, and More - Everything You Need to Know