Battlefield 2042 continues to evolve, pleasing the fans that stood firm and weathered the storm and surprising those that are returning to the ill-fated multiplayer-only platform. Today, DICE dropped the gameplay trailer for 2042’s fourth season, named Eleventh Hour.
In a relatively stunning display, a new operator, map, weapons, and elements are showcased. It’s a trailer that oozes production value and world-class cinematics, and in a strange way, it’s reminiscent of FPS trailers of days gone by.
The trailer is below – watch it and you’ll see what we mean.
Eleventh Hour Approaches
I’ll be honest – I gave up on Battlefield 2042 a long time ago, despite being a stalwart fan of the franchise since 2008. However, the Eleventh Hour trailer looks fantastic, and it might be encouraging me to reinstall the game that I paid full price for back in 2021.
Everyone is aware of the fact that Battlefield 2042’s launch was something of a shambles, and it was a seriously long time before it started getting pieced back together by DICE. For a short while, the community believed that EA and DICE would move on from the failed game, but instead, investment was upped, and the game was stabilised, improved, upgraded, and expanded.
Battlefield 2042 finally looks like a Battlefield game, even if it’s a near-future, far-cry rendition of what players came to know and love over the last decade or so. In Eleventh Hour, a whole host of fresh content is being injected into the ecosystem, including:
An all-new Recon Specialist named Camila ‘Blasco’, who boasts the super-stealthy ability to traverse a map undetected. She cannot be locked onto, doesn’t trigger motion-based gadgets, and creates mobile dead zones wherever she treads, thanks to her X6 Infiltration Device.
New weapons, in the form of the Super 500 Shotgun (sidearm), the AC9 SMG, RPT-31 LMG, SPH Launcher, and the RM68 Assault Rifle.
A class system update, which sorts all Specialists into one of four iconic Battlefield classes, used in the series for several years: Assault, Engineer, Support, and Recon.
Not only that, but Eleventh Hour will introduce a brand-new map named Flashpoint – a rocky, mountainous environment deep in the heart of South Africa. Outside of the new map, one key launch map has also been reworked – Discarded.
Will you be reinstalling Battlefield 2042 to take advantage of Eleventh Hour, or have you long since given up or been playing it since launch without any signs of stopping soon?
Eleventh Hour launches on February 28th on all applicable platforms.