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Review: Battlefield 2042’s Portal mode saves it from being a series low point

2042’s best bits are those that revive parts of old games – and that’s a damning indictment

Design director
Daniel Berlin
Key Credits
Ben Walke (Producer)

Portal and Hazard Zone save 2042 from being a real low point in the series, which has swapped iconic, high octane moments for needless scale, without filling in any of that space.

  • Great gunplay
  • Portal is genuinely fantastic
  • Boring, empty maps
  • Lack of communication makes solo play a chore
  • Weather events are all flash, no substance
3 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 5
Review: Battlefield 2042’s Portal mode saves it from being a series low point
Design director
Daniel Berlin
Key Credits
Ben Walke (Producer)

Portal and Hazard Zone save 2042 from being a real low point in the series, which has swapped iconic, high octane moments for needless scale, without filling in any of that space.

  • Great gunplay
  • Portal is genuinely fantastic
  • Boring, empty maps
  • Lack of communication makes solo play a chore
  • Weather events are all flash, no substance
3 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 5