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Battlefield 2042: Official reveal trailer by EA and DICE premieres on YouTube live stream

Everything you need to know about the unveiling of the franchise’s new game

Matthew Cooper
Thursday 10 June 2021 10:15 BST
Battlefield 2042 trailer

EA and DICE officially revealed the next instalment in the Battlefield franchise on Wednesday 9 June.

A livestream on YouTube gave fans their first look at the game – the first Battlefield entry since 2018’s Battlefield V, which was set during World War Two.

Leaks and rumours had suggested that Battlefield 6 will be set in the near future, and the game will be titled Battlefield 2042. The rumours were true. This is a riff on the 2002 title Battlefield 1942, which was also set during the Second World War.

The livestream kicked off at 3pm UK time with a reveal trailer premiering at 4pm UK time. This will be the first Battlefield game to premiere on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S although it will still come to both PS4 and Xbox One.

No further details were announced like the BFV reveal which included an elaborate, developer-led presentation that dives into all aspects of the game.

Earlier this year, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said the game will feature maps “with unprecedented scale”, adding that “the next vision of Battlefield takes all the destruction, player agency, and vehicle and weapon combat that the franchise is known for and elevates it to another level”.

The reveal trailer can be watched below. A gameplay trailer is coming on June 13.

Battlefield 2042 Reveal Trailer Premiere

Rumours of a “fall 2021” window for release had been circulating for a while before the official release date was confirmed to be October 22 2021.

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