DICE has lastly revealed Battlefield 2042‘s new Hazard Mode, which is a squad-based PvPvE expertise about amassing knowledge drives and getting out of the map alive.
Hazard Zone is a squad-based mode that sees teams of gamers vying to gather and extract knowledge drives which were scattered round smaller arenas after satellite tv for pc crashes. Each participant squad is made up of 4 gamers, with the target being to gather as many drives as doable earlier than extracting forward of a storm changing into too intense for plane to get to you.
Those efforts are hampered additional by enemy AI forces, and the sport’s excessive climate situations – and there are solely two time-limited alternatives to extract throughout a match, which means solely two squads can get away. Dying within the mode will see you positioned in a spectator display, though a ‘Reinforcement Uplink’ merchandise can see squad members revived once more.
Player counts for the mode will differ relying in your platform of alternative. On Xbox One and PS4, Hazard Zone will embody 24 gamers (6 squads), whereas Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC will see 32 gamers (8 squads). There might be Hazard Zone map variants for each map included within the recreation’s All-Out Warfare modes.
DICE’s Danny Berlin made very clear in a presentation that “Hazard Zone is just not a Battle Royale mode.” The key distinction for Berlin is that your foremost goal is “to not kill, however to extract out of the Hazard Zone alive with as many knowledge drives as doable.” Berlin additionally made it clear that there is an emphasis on constructing a sqaud earlier than the match begins, fairly than merely amassing gadgets when inside a spherical.
Berlin additionally launched a wider metagame round Hazard Zone. Each knowledge drive extracted might be value a set variety of ‘Dark Market Credits’, a forex used solely within the mode. Those credit will be spent earlier than matches on new weapons, devices, and upgrades to your specialists (and every squad can solely have considered one of every specialist).
Hazard Zone is the third and ultimate mode, after All-Out Warfare (which we got to sample in an open beta) and the weirder Portal, which sees 5 completely different Battlefield video games’ options meshed into a single custom game creation tool. After a short delay, Battlefield 2042 will arrive on November 19.