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E3 2021: Battlefield 2042's jaw-dropping new gameplay trailer has big tornadoes

By Tim Augustin - on 14 Jun 2021, 9:10am

E3 2021: Battlefield 2042's jaw-dropping new gameplay trailer has big tornadoes

Image: Electronic Arts

Stay away from those ‘nadoes!

DICE and Electronic Arts have debuted an epic new gameplay trailer for Battlefield 2042, the futuristic new entry in a first-person shooter franchise known for extreme chaos and massive warfare. Predictably, the trailer was filled with… extreme chaos and massive warfare. 

Watch the new trailer below:

In case you missed the memo, Battlefield is going from 64-player battles to 128-player battles, and its maps are expanding to accommodate that. The main map shown off in this gameplay trailer is vast, peppered with skyscrapers on one side and a flat desert on the other. Players can fight aerially in ships and helicopters, or don wingsuits to jump off buildings and reposition elsewhere. 

As if things weren't frantic enough, tornadoes are a thing now. These natural disasters can arrive at a moment's notice to wreak havoc on a map, lifting players and vehicles with reckless abandon and presumably killing them swiftly. Wingsuits will help you avoid these tornadoes, however. For the first time ever, you can also switch out weapon attachments like magazines and scopes on the fly. We also got a look at a couple of the game's other maps - one in the icy plains, and another in a muddy battlefield with rolling tanks. 

Battlefield 2042 will have only six maps at launch and no story campaign, and it comes with a paid-for season pass and battle pass for additional content down the line. Instead of character classes, you can now take control of Specialists to diversify your playstyle and access a wider array of weaponry. 

Battlefield 2042 launches on 22 October, 2021.

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