“Battlefield 2042” will launch on Steam and the Epic Game Store

EA DICE has confirmed that the next Battlefield 2042 will sell through Steam, the Epic Games Store, and its own Origin store client.

The last entry in the Battlefield the franchise has been confirmed for the two major PC game showcases. Both versions will still launch through Origin, but players will be able to purchase them in any storefront of their choice.

All previous Battlefield games were absent from Steam until they were added en masse last year. Regardless of what platform these games are purchased on, EA’s Origin will handle all social aspects, including friend lists and group formation.

Yesterday (June 9) EA DICE unveiled Battlefield 2042, a title he called “the most ambitious” in the franchise to date. On PC, Xbox Series and PlayStation 5, its maps will include up to 128 players, and the near future framework of 2042 will see a whole host of new weapons, gadgets, and vehicles available to players.

Gameplay revealed that Battlefield 2042 will adopt a more sandboxed playstyle than previous entries in the series and feature dynamic weather, including the massive tornadoes featured in the launch trailer.

Battlefield 2042 releases on October 22, 2021 and will be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, the new Battlefield the game is available for pre-order now.

Three different versions of the game are available for pre-order, with the standard PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions costing £ 59.99.

The PS5 and Xbox Series X / S versions will cost £ 69.99. There is also a Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition available for £ 89.99 on PC and £ 99.99 on consoles. The Ultimate edition costs £ 109.99 on PC and £ 119.99 on consoles.

Despite the large number of players on current gen consoles, EA has confirmed that current gen consoles (PS4 and XBox One) will see the game work with a reduced player count of 64, as well as reduced map sizes.