May 28, 2022

Battlefield 2042 Gets a 10-Hour Trial for EA Play and Game Pass Members

Following a less than perfect Beta, EA looks to settle nerves ahead of the launch of a limited free trial for upcoming title Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042

The upcoming near-future iteration of developer DICE’s annual FPS, Battlefield 2042 is almost upon us. Better yet, Battlefield 2042 is about to get a 10-hour trial for all subscribers of EA play, and is due to start on November 12th. This of course includes all Xbox Games Pass Ultimate members. The trial will be available on console, and PC via Games Pass PC and EA Play Pro.

This is an interesting move from EA. The original beta of Battlefield 2042 was not without its hiccups, sparking debate over the state of the shooter. The giant publisher tried at the time to calm anxious fans of the series. It stated that the build was at that point months old.

But there are clearly still concerns over the state of the final product, due on our shelves on November 19th. Whether or not the improvement are manifest, undoubtedly this trial will be the final word before release.

Battlefield 2042
The wingsuit is one of many unique gadgets available to the specialists in Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042 will be similar to its predecessors in many ways. It is first and foremost a multiplayer focused first person shooter. Set in the near future, it will feature futuristic weapons and gadgets. These will include deployable turrets and drones, as well as the usual set of vehicles the player can take control of.

The game will be the first in the series to introduce a new “Plus” system, allowing players to customize their weapons on the fly. The class system too has been significantly overhauled. Players can assume control of a specialist, coming under one of four traditional Battlefield gameplay classes of Assault, Engineer, Medic or Recon. But these characters can wield all the loadouts the player has up until that point unlocked, along with an ability unique to the class. For example, one specialist has a wingsuit, whilst another has a healing pistol instead.

Of course, all of these changes sound great. The ability to change layout mid encounter is certainly something that has gotten a lot of praise. But of course none of this matters if the bug infestation encountered by many during the beta continues to undermine the gameplay. Time will tell for Battlefield 2042 we guess, not that there’s a lot left at this juncture.

Source; IGN

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