Battlefield 2042’s mysterious new mode has been unveiled, and it’s taking Battlefield into a more sandbox-style, do-it-yourself direction. Battlefield Portal will allow players to use maps, vehicles, and loadouts from classic Battlefield games and add their own custom-made sets of rules, then share them for anyone to use.
A new trailer for the multiplayer game debuted at EA Play Live today, and it highlights how strange things can get. You could, for example, set up a match between 40 Supports from Battlefield 3, armed only with defibrillator paddles, and 40 knife-wielding German Assaults from Battlefield 1942.
At launch, EA says Battlefield Portal will include the seven warfare maps that come with Battlefield 2042, plus another six pulled from classic Battlefield games. These include El Alamein and Battle of the Bulge from Battlefield 1942, Arica Harbor and Valparaiso from Battlefield Bad Company 2, and Caspian Border and Noshahr Canals from Battlefield 3. These maps have all been rebuilt in the latest Frostbite engine, EA says, and in several cases feature new events and details.