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Nov 17, 2022

Prepare for Escalation with Season 3 of Battlefield 2042 next week

From Press Release:

November 17, 2022 – Electronic Arts and the Battlefield™ team today revealed Battlefield™ 2042’s Season 3: Escalation. Available November 22, this season brings even more content to the game, including the addition of high-firepower options to players’ arsenal, further raising the stakes in ground warfare. Season 3 will include a new map, Specialist, weapons, vehicle, and more, including 100 new tiers of Battle Pass content. All core gameplay-affecting content will be available to all players as part of the Free tier in Battlefield 2042’s Battle Pass*. Additional cosmetic items are earnable through a Premium version of the Battle Pass**.

In Season 3, players will be able to take the fight to the untamed wilderness in Sweden with the new map, Spearhead, featuring semi-automated manufacturing facilities of high tech weaponry.

New Egyptian-born Specialist and security expert Zain is adept at flushing foes out of cover with his XM370A Airburst Rifle. With his perseverance under pressure helping him lead on the front lines, Zain can immediately recharge his health after taking out an enemy.

Multiple weapons and a Battlefield-classic throwable are also on the Season 3 roster; high damage and more tactical stakes are the name of the game with these additions. The Rorsch Mk-4 Railgun launches unbelievably fast projectiles and features multiple firing modes, meaning players who can master its charging times will find versatility and power in this cutting-edge weapon. The double-barreled, semi-automatic NVK-S22 Smart Shotgun is compact and nimble enough for users to be able to ambush in close quarters situations. The long barreled NVK-P125 Bullpup Pistol is an ideal sidearm for long distance encounters. Beyond guns, Throwing Knives are coming to Battlefield 2042 arsenals this season as well.

The multi-moded EMKV90-TOR Tank offers an adaptable way to move across the combat zone, wreaking havoc in the process. The EMKV90-TOR has two modes: Mobility Mode, emphasizing swiftness, and Siege Mode, which slows the tank down to a crawl, but allows it to deal immense damage. In addition, this tank features a special system that detects the source of incoming attacks within a range, and displays them in the HUD.

Players looking for more progression in Battlefield 2042 will find lots to do this season. In addition to the Battle Pass, New Assignments will offer more Vault Weapons, such as the XM8 and A-91, with even more to come in future Season 3 updates.

Updates coming later in Season 3: Escalation include the highly-anticipated Specialist rework, featuring the move to a Class-based system and a set of balance adjustments, as well as reworkings of the Manifest and Breakaway launch maps.

New players can check out Season 3 and the rest of Battlefield 2042 for free for a limited time starting this December. Whether on Xbox, PC (Steam) or PlayStation, players will be able to experience the game, and its multiple seasons’ worth of improvements and content.. Free access will be available on the following dates:

  • Xbox: Free Play Days, December 1-4

  • Steam: Free Weekend, December 1-5

  • PlayStation: Free Access, December 16-23

Starting in Season 3 we’ll also be introducing Battlefield 2042 into EA Play, making the game available to EA Play members across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC through Steam, the EA app, and Origin. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will also have access through EA Play.

You can find out more about Season 3: Escalation here. For more information on the Battlefield 2042 free access trial, visit here.

For more information on the Battlefield 2042 editions, Dual Entitlement for current-gen purchases, the EA Play and EA Play Pro subscriber offerings and all other details on the game, visit the Battlefield 2042 website or follow the game on YouTube, Twitter or Instagram.

This announcement may change as we listen to community feedback and continue developing and evolving our Live Service & Content. We will always strive to keep our community as informed as possible. For more information, please refer to EA’s Online Service Updates at https://www.ea.com/service-updates.

US / ROW (excluding EU, UK, Germany, Brazil):

“*Limited time free trial. Trial time is subject to change. Free trial runs from:

• On Xbox, from December 1, 12:01 AM PT through December 4, 11:59 PM PT.

• On Steam, from December 1, 10 AM PT through December 5, 10 AM PT.

• On PlayStation, from December 16, 8 AM PT through December 23, 8 AM PT.

Internet connection, EA account, and acceptance of EA User Agreement (terms.ea.com) and Privacy & Cookie Policy (privacy.ea.com) required to play. Access on certain platforms may require a premium platform account. Additional in-game content may be available for purchase and is available for continued use in the full game; purchased content will not be refunded upon completion of the trial.

*Free Battle Pass content requires gameplay to unlock. Requires Battlefield 2042 (sold separately) and all game updates to play.

**Premium Battle Pass content requires Year 1 Pass (available for Gold/Ultimate edition owners) or Season 3 Battle Pass (sold separately) and gameplay to unlock. Requires Battlefield 2042 (sold separately) and all game updates to play.