In the wake of a challenging 2021 debut, Battlefield 2042 has been busy regrouping, deploying a more steady stream of post-launch content and implementing significant renovations to the majority of its initial multiplayer maps. With Season 6 confirmed to follow the impending fifth season, fans are poised for a revitalised Battlefield experience.
Unveiling ‘New Dawn’: Battlefield 2042’s Season 5
The forthcoming fifth season, dubbed ‘New Dawn’, promises a bounty of fresh content aimed at rejuvenating its user base. Despite a steady course of improvements, Battlefield 2042 has grappled with dwindling player numbers since its debut. With the introduction of an icy new map named ‘Reclaimed’, the addition of three novel weapons, a slew of innovative gadgets, and the highly anticipated overhaul of the launch map, ‘Hourglass’, Season 5 seeks to reward the game’s loyal following and attract new recruits to the fray.
Beyond ‘New Dawn’: Battlefield 2042’s Season 6 Teaser
Players are certainly eager to discover what ‘New Dawn’ will deliver, yet developer DICE isn’t resting its laurels on Season 5 alone. Via Twitter, Battlefield 2042 officially declared the advent of a sixth season following the conclusion of ‘New Dawn’. Further details on Season 6 are expected to emerge during the course of Season 5.
The image featured in the announcement tweet bears dark green storm clouds, echoing the artwork from Battlefield 2042’s initial launch. Given that each season thus far has boasted distinctive artwork with varying colour schemes, it’s intriguing to see Season 6’s early reveal mirroring the aesthetic of the base game. This may simply denote an initial teaser, with the final cover art for Season 6 and additional information unveiled as Season 5 progresses.
However, there is a chance that Season 6 could represent Battlefield 2042’s concluding chapter. Amid whispers of DICE marshalling a support team to assist Ridgeline Games in developing a standalone Battlefield single-player campaign, and Ripple Effect crafting a distinct Battlefield experience, the franchise’s trajectory appears forward-bound, possibly leaving 2042 in its wake. Such a turn of events may spark discontent among players who have invested in the game’s live service. For now, though, players can anticipate the offerings of Season 5 and the future revelations surrounding Season 6.
Battlefield 2042 is currently accessible for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, PS4 and PS5.
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