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May 26, 2023

It’s a New Dawn with Season 5 of Battlefield 2042, starts June 7th

From Press Release:

May 26, 2023 – Electronic Arts and the Battlefield™ team today revealed Battlefield™ 2042’s Season 5: New Dawn. Available June 7, this season brings an array of new content to the game, including a brand new map, weapons, gadgets and quality-of-life improvements, in addition to 100 new tiers of Battle Pass content. These core content additions will be available to all players as part of the Free tier in Battlefield 2042’s Battle Pass*; additional cosmetic items can be earned through a Premium version of the Battle Pass**. A special reward, Year 1 Battle Pass holders will receive an Epic skin and an XP booster throughout the first two weeks of Season 5.

In Season 5, the fight moves to a war-and-nature stricken abandoned industrial facility in Czechia with the new Battlefield 4-inspired map, Reclaimed – and with the battle taking place over a secret train route, players will need to work with their squad more closely than ever before to survive. The derailed train Crash Site allows for vehicle combat, while the Landing Zone forest area enables close-quarters combat and new sightlines opening up when trees are destroyed. In addition, the Abandoned Turbine and Military Warehouse both offer a range of gunplay experiences, from verticality and cover to a narrow space layout.

Multiple weapons and Battlefield 4 fan-favorites are also on the Season 5 roster – all with a new look and sound. The high-precision XCE Bar bolt action rifle’s expanded attachment capability will let players swap through attachment options to engage enemies at various distances, while the old Battlefield 4 favorite GWE-46 offers high stability with short burst dire in medium-range engagements. Players can also use the powerful BFP.50 hand cannon to deal heavy damage at close range or the combined gun and missile anti-aircraft emplacement, Phalanx CIWS, now playable on the Reclaimed map in All Out Warfare modes, Beyond these weapons, the Spring Grenade, Anti-tank Grenade and Mini Grenade all provide a range of detonations in combat – from small grenades that bounce in air to grenade bundles that detonate on impact to micro grenades that can be thrown faster and further than regular grenades.

In addition to all this content, several new quality-of-life additions will be arriving in Season 5, including a new Squad Management system that allows players to manage and tailor their squad, a vehicle loadout rework that will enhance battlefield roles, reworked Vault Weapons, as well as the introduction of new Thermal Tech and Heavy Anti-Air weapon stations. Players can continue to define their roles in Season 5 with the recent Class System Update which assigns Specialists into one of four classic and familiar classes: Assault, Engineer, Recon and Support.

Coming later in Season 5 is the seventh and final reworked launch map, Hourglass, featuring a new route under the highway. The map will now reduce the distance between objectives to allow for improved cover, sightlines and combat.

You can find out more about Season 5: New Dawn here.

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