EA Reveals Long-Term Roadmap For Battlefield 2042 On Xbox Game Pass

After a year-long wait, DICE's latest shooter in Battlefield 2042 hit Xbox Game Pass last month, coinciding with the game's third season of content. While that third season is still in full swing with more content to come, the team has also detailed some of what's arriving during Season 4, along with confirming Season 5 and the return of a classic Battlefield 4 map.

Anyway, let's start with the rest of Season 3. Here, DICE will be sticking to improving existing game content, with more map and specialist reworks inbound. With update 3.1 the team will be altering the 'Manifest' map bringing "a tighter playspace, improved visibility, cover and sightlines, and pathing between flags improved".

Then, with version 3.2, DICE is delivering its biggest map update yet with a brand-new version of 'Breakaway', bringing a "more focused playspace" across the board. 2042's 3.2 update will also re-introduce classes to Battlefield, by grouping the current specialist roster into more traditional Battlefield class types.

In early 2023, Season 4 will launch, adding the game's final specialist along with an extra brand-new map, which sounds like another more close-quarters affair than what 2042 delivered at launch.

"The map that will arrive [during Season 4] will be smaller, shorter, and linear designed for up close and personal, close-quarters combat that Battlefield is famous for."

Perhaps the biggest news tucked into this development update though, is that support for Battlefield 2042 will continue beyond Season 4, with Season 5 also on the way. The game's fifth season will take a slightly different approach, focusing on classic Battlefield content with a Battlefield 4 map remake - updated with "an overgrown area, engulfed with vegetation and by the 2042 war".

So, there's quite a lot to look forward to with the future of Battlefield 2042 on Xbox Game Pass! It's no secret that 2042 didn't deliver the smoothest launch, but plenty more changes and updates are still coming throughout 2023 and beyond.

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[source ea.com]