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Battlefield 2042 marks the 20th anniversary of the Battlefield video games series that started with Battlefield 1942 in 2002 (although you got early access to the game on November 19, 2021).
In other words, in the 20 years Battlefield games have been released, the successful series span 100 years of game time.
Battlefield 2042 has ditched the single-player campaign and now only focuses on multiplayer. So naturally, the question arises: is Battlefield 2042 cross-platform?
Battlefield 2042 is cross-platform playable but not cross-gen. That means that PC, PS5, and Xbox X/S can play together on maps with up to 128 players. Furthermore, PC and console can opt out of playing together. PS4 and Xbox One can play together on servers with up to 64 players.
Earlier games in the franchise have notoriously lacked this feature. But Battlefield 2042 is different in that it offers cross-play – at least for some combinations of platforms.
Below is a table for easy comparison.
Table 1: Battlefield 2042 cross-platform support table
|Battlefield 2042 crossplay?||PC||Xbox X/S||PS5||Xbox One||PS4|
Does Battlefield 2042 support cross-progression?
Yes, it does! Battlefield 2042 supports cross-progression and cross-purchases, i.e., when you buy something on PlayStation, it is also accessible if you move to a PC or Xbox.
How many players can play Battlefield 2042 together?
On last-gen consoles, PS4 and Xbox One, you can play together with up to 64 players.
On PC, Xbox X/S, and PS5, 128 players can play simultaneously together.
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What is Battlefield 2042? And how is it different from other Battlefield games?
- Game Developer: DICE
- Game Publisher: EA
- Genre: First-person shooter
Battlefield 2042 is a first-person shooter game in the Battlefield franchise. It was developed by DICE and published by EA. It is the 17th installment in the Battlefield franchise.
The game is a somewhat futuristic take on the first-person shooter genre since the game takes place in 2042.
Unlike many earlier entries in the Battlefield franchise, Battlefield 2042 doesn’t feature a single-player campaign. This means that it doesn’t have a story in a traditional sense.
Some elements might help to set up the conflict in the multiplayer game modes, but it doesn’t have a cohesive narrative that players can sink their teeth into.
Battlefield 2042 is multiplayer-only, i.e., there’s no single-player campaign.
The gameplay in Battlefield 2042 is very similar to other recent entries into the franchise. It’s a first-person shooter where you can play as different character classes with access to different load-outs.
Changing classes gives you access to special equipment, such as the wingsuit, which allows you to glide through the skies.
Some interesting natural events can occur in this shooter, such as tornadoes and sandstorms, and using the wingsuit to ride the wind promises to be thrilling.
What platforms are Battlefield 2042 Available For?
Battlefield 2042 is available for:
- PC (Microsoft Windows)
- PlayStation 4 (PS4)
- PlayStation 5 (PS5)
- Xbox One
- Xbox Series X/S