Published on February 18th, 2023 | by Andrew Bistak
BATTLEFIELD 2042 TAKES THE FIGHT TO THE ROCKY LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH AFRICA IN SEASON 4: ELEVENTH HOUR, LAUNCHING FEBRUARY 28
Electronic Arts and the Battlefield™ team today revealed Battlefield™ 2042’s Season 4: Eleventh Hour. Available February 28, this season brings an array of new content to the game, including a brand new map, Specialist, weapons, vehicle and more, including 100 new tiers of Battle Pass content. These core content additions will be available to all players as part of the Free tier in Battlefield 2042’s Battle Pass*; additional cosmetic items can be earned through a Premium version of the Battle Pass**.
Watch the Battlefield 2042 Season 4: Eleventh Hour Gameplay Trailer here.
In Season 4, the Battlefield moves to South Africa with players battling head-to-head in the new map, Flashpoint. The rocky landscapes of the region allow vehicles to roam and take cover outside, while the ample interior spaces – including an underground tunnel – will have players caught up in close-quarters combat on foot and in vehicles.
Battlefield 2042’s newest Specialist is ambush expert Camila “Blasco”, who can use her reconnaissance training and customized tactical gear to move through the landscape without alerting any motion-based technology. Her X6-Infiltration Device prevents lock-ons from hostile devices, interferes with active spotting technology and creates dead zones, pinpointing and revealing enemy tech within its range until destroyed or deactivated.
The Season 4 roster will also feature an arsenal of new weapons, a new vehicle and gadget. The new short-range, pump action Super 500 Shotgun Sidearm is compact and meant for breaching purposes – but can also be adapted for extremely close quarter combat. The RM68 is an adaptable assault rifle loaded with a built-in silencer, offering counter-weight for improved stability and recoil control. The lightweight AC9 SMG has special receiver ergonomics to maximize control in fast hipfire exchanges. The new RPT-31 LMG has a low-rate-of-fire, heavy hitting rounds, a very fast bullet speed and a unique “flip-scope” attachment. Beyond these weapons, the SPH Explosive Launcher gadget’s sticky explosives are capable of attaching to players, objects and vehicles, making it the perfect destruction tool and anti-infantry combat weapon.
Players will soon be able to traverse through small spaces and protect soldiers in the new vehicle, the CAV-Brawler. Functioning as a team spawner, it allows allies to spawn next to the vehicle, even when full. This maneuverable IFV type vehicle is complete with active threat detection and a close defense system that throws grenades in all directions, combating infantry threads in close proximity.
Players can continue to define their role on the battlefield in Season 4 with the most recent Class System update, which assigns Specialists into one of four classic and familiar classes: Assault, Engineer, Recon and Support. The Class System also redefines the gear and equipment Specialists will have access to, creating a more structured and understandable role for players. In addition, players can also expect to see a re-worked version of the Discarded map later this season, featuring improved sightlines and visibility, variety of cover to improve infantry combat, better control points, entirely new areas on the map and more. More details on the re-work will be shared in the next Development Update soon.
You can find out more about Season 4: Eleventh Hour here.