It’s official: Battlefield 2042 is the next instalment in DICE’s storied multiplayer shooter series. Neither contemporary like Battlefields 3 and 4, nor properly futuristic like Battlefield 2142, 2042 is the first time DICE has dabbled in a near-future setting. And that’s not the only series first, as 2042 is the first Battlefield game since DICE started using the Frostbite engine that doesn’t have a traditional single-player campaign.
Despite these hefty changes, there’s a lot of classic Battlefield multiplayer on show in the reveal trailer, from nods to famous community clips to returning features like Levolution. The setting is also just contemporary enough for eagle-eyed viewers to spot a number of weapons, vehicles, and map locations, which is exactly what we’ve done below.
So join us as we pore over the Battlefield 2042 reveal trailer, using details from a behind-closed-doors look at the game, our collective knowledge of the series, and a whole lot of time with Google Maps to glean as much information as possible about the upcoming FPS game.