Players are storming their way back into "Battlefield 4," filling the once-empty servers back up to the brim and reigniting the community's love for the game's large, mayhem-fueled matches following the reveal for "Battlefield 2042." The sudden wave of players didn't just bring back veterans, however. An increasing number of new players are also joining "Battlefield 4" for the first time, kicking off what might just be a full-blown revival of the game just months before "2042's" release. Some gamers might be wondering if "Battlefield 4" is still worth getting in 2021, but with the recent influx of new players and the game's presence on Steam with a massive discount, now is probably the best time to try it out. When EA revealed "Battlefield 2042" back in E3, "Battlefield 4" saw a large surge in its player count, prompting the developers to host new servers based on the west coast to cater to the needs of the players.
The Battlefield series is going back to where it started with its fifth incarnation, but this time with a goal of showcasing the "unseen locations, untold stories, and unplayed gameplay moments" of the second world war. For the first time in the series, that also includes a heavy focus on female soldiers, with a substantial chunk of the single-player mode starring women, and the option for players to bring female characters into multiplayer games. Battlefield V (which, depending how you count, is actually somewhere between the seventh and 13th Battlefield game) will see players run and gun their way across fields of war ranging from the Netherlands to Norway to north Africa, according to developers EA Dice. "All of us have yearned for years for the possibility to go back to this era, to go back to where Battlefield started," Lars Gustavsson, Dice's creative director, said. "This is really the war that forged the modern world, science and man.
DICE and EA have finally lifted the curtain on the next installment of the Battlefield franchise: a massive, near-future, sandboxy title called Battlefield 2042. And clearly, developers are hoping this one will help players forget all about Battlefield V. Battlefield 2042 isn't a surprise, for anyone who's been paying attention. A handful of leaks recently spoiled the game's premise and a few key details, but now it's all official. Battlefield 2042 is set in a near-future world that's been ravaged by climate-driven disasters, leading to the most severe refugee crisis in human history. People who have been displaced are called Non-Patriated, or No-Pats, and the soldiers among them are recruited to fight in a global war waged by -- surprise, surprise -- the US and Russia.
DICE has revealed a new map called "Prise de Tahure" for "Battlefield 1." The new map will soon be available to test on the Community Test Environment (CTE) servers, and the developer also released new details on its second upcoming DLC expansion for its Summer Update. The "Prise de Tahure" map for "Battlefield 1" is set in the autumn after the Nivelle Offensive when the French forces were trying to defend the recaptured hills in the Butte-de-Tahure region from the German invaders. "The frontline trench networks cut right through several villages facing obliteration from the constant skirmishing between German stormtroopers and French raiders," DICE said in a blog post. "This is a war of attrition.
EA DICE has already confirmed that it will be releasing a new "Battlefield" game this year, which is widely believed to be set in World War II and entitled "Battlefield V." However, a new rumor is now claiming that the 2018 "Battlefield" game might actually be named "Bad Company 3." This rumor began on Twitter when a user named Abbas Alrubaie claimed that "#Battlefield2018" will be "Battlefield: Bad Company 3." For those unaware, the last game in the series was released way back in 2010 with the name "Bad Company 2." It was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It's been pointed out that the user who made this tweet is being followed on Twitter by the official Battlefield Twitter account and other EA DICE developers. It was also discovered recently that the user is a DICE LA employee, according to Ubergizmo. When his tweet started gaining more attention, the user deleted it and made his Twitter account private. Previous rumors suggest that the next "Battlefield" game will take place during WWII.