However, in documents sent to press alongside the reveal, EA confirmed that “Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are capped at 64 players and reduced map sizes”. This was to “still ensure epic battles” on the less powerful consoles, it said.
Battlefield 2042 will release on October 22 for $59.99 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and $69.99 on Xbox Series X/S and PS5.
Players who pre-order will receive early access to the open beta and have three different editions to choose from, including the Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition for $89.99 on PC and $99.99 on console, or the Battlefield 2042 Ultimate Edition for $109.99 on PC or $119.99 on console.
During a live stream reveal event on Wednesday, EA and developer DICE confirmed the first details on 2042, which they said will support 128-player battles on “massive-scale” maps filled with dynamic weather and other environmental hazards.
2042 introduces Specialists, a new type of playable solider. Inspired by the traditional four Battlefield classes, Specialists will be equipped with their own unique Specialist Trait and Specialty, and will have fully customisable loadouts.
For further info, click over to our full Battlefield 2042 details report.