Battlefield 2042 will not have free to play mode, at least not now

Battlefield free of charge? A EA, together with the DICE, released yesterday, 14, the trailer for Hazard Zone, third and last multiplayer mode presented before the official release of Battlefield 2042. In a one-and-a-half minute trailer, we can get a bit of a sense of what this mode is going to be and why it is left last, functioning as a last card up our sleeve.

Battlefield free? No. At least for now

Although the trailer stirred up the community of Battlefield, a lot of people were disappointed with the attitudes of Electronic Arts of not having released any free to play mode for its players. Not necessarily a battle royale like Call of Duty: Warzone or Apex Legends, but something that can draw more audiences into the game, building a larger Battlefield community.

For months, rumors had been circulating on the internet that the Hazard Zone would be that content and, by marketing decisions, it would be presented last to generate hype for gamers who are fans of first person shooters. Rumors that were no more than rumors and frustrated some of his fans.

Battlefield 2042 will arrive November 19 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Playstation 4/5 and PC. With crossplay, but no cross-gen.

More about the ambitious Hazard Zone

Battlefield free? No. At least for now
Battlefield free? No. At least for now

In 2040, a worldwide event known as the Blackout caused more than 70% of satellites in orbit to cease functioning and fall into the atmosphere. This damaged everything that involved communication, navigation and surveillance, leaving the already fragile relationship between the US and Russia on the brink of war.

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In response, both countries began using satellites equipped with pods containing radiation-resistant data drives to collect critical information from around the world. These capsules are released into US/RUS controlled territories to be obtained by the occupying forces.

These data drives are essential for the Homeless around the world, providing valuable security information for everyone (including non-combatants). When necessary, this information can be sold to the Underground Market in exchange for supplies needed for survival.

In Battlefield Hazard Zone, you play as part of an elite task force designed to recover critical data drives. You and your platoon must locate, gather and extract these drives before the storm overwhelms the area in a unique high-risk experience.

Strategize and equip yourself

Battlefield free? No. At least for now
Battlefield free? No. At least for now

You start each Hazard Zone match on the Mission Area Briefing screen, where you can access an overview of the mission area. There you'll see which regions of the map are most likely to find data drives, enemies and calls, with these being your way of communicating with HQ to request calls. Venturing into areas with less likely enemies is safer, but there will be fewer data drives. To earn great rewards, you'll have to get into the eye of the hurricane and get out alive.

Using the information from the briefing, you and your platoon must select your Specialists and Equipment. Each platoon consists of four different Specialists. You and teammates will need to choose Specialists and Equipment that complement each other to perform a safe extraction. Using CMC Credits earned in Battlefield Hazard Zone, you can buy your favorite weapons and equipment that can help you through the toughest times.

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If you have enough CMC, you can buy and equip SMTs, assault rifles, sniper rifles and more. You'll also be able to buy throwables and equipment that grant tactical upgrades, such as Medic and Ammo Boxes or cover-capable Smoke Grenades, useful for escaping intense firefights. And let's not forget the recoilless explosive M5, capable of punching through enemy vehicles. But if you're low on CMC, don't worry, each Specialist will have access to a free assault rifle without accessories as a starting weapon.

In addition to your gear, you can also buy tactical upgrades that can dramatically increase your chances of survival.

Hazard Zone Details by: Eletronic Arts

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