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When is Battlefield 2042 Season 1? Delayed, release date, new specialists, new locations, more

Published: 1/Feb/2022 17:58

by James Busby

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The Battlefield 2042 Season 1 update has been confirmed by EA and DICE and we know all the features that will be coming to the delayed season.

Just like previous titles in the series, Battlefield 2042 aims to keep players invested with a bunch of free content updates. First up is the Season 1 update, which introduces plenty of new additions to the futuristic FPS shooter. EA are desperately trying to make up for a lackluster launch that has seen players seeking refunds and fans turning against the game to play obvious intimations

The launch of Battlefield Season 1 has been delayed, and EA has completely outlined their intentions for it, including when we can expect its arrival.

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When does Battlefield 2042 Season 1 start?

EA and DICE have confirmed that Battlefield 2042 “Season One arrives in early Summer.”

Early indications were that the Season 1 update was scheduled for March 2022. But it appears that the workload and mountain of proposed changes, fixes, and updates are proving to be greater than first thought. EA said: “This decision gives us the time to focus on improving the Battlefield 2042 experience while finalizing the development of our seasonal content to ensure that it all reaches our standard for quality.”

Battlefield 2042 Season 1 details: New specialists and locations

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The new Battlefield 2042 map will arrive alongside the Season 1 update.

When Season 1 does launch, EA have promised that players can expect to see “Four new Specialists, and new locations along with more completely new content.” There’s no word yet on what these Operators could be, nor the locations, but we’re sure we’ll find out closer to Summer.

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It’s already been announced that before then, players will finally get the long-awaited Scoreboard that was surprisingly missing at release. Not only that, but Voice Chat will be introduced along with the ability to see and view your Player Profile.

Battlefield 2042 Season 1 leaks

It has long been rumored that Battlefield 2042 Season 1 will include a brand new map, which has been named “Exposure”. This could be part of the aforementioned ‘new locations’ mentioned, and leaker Temporyal notes that this map was previously datamined as “Ridge”, but has since changed names. The in-game description for the new Exposure map reads: 

“Seismic activity in British Columbia has damaged a Canadian-US research facility base. A landslide has exposed the interior and damaged the surrounding area. The Russians wrongly allege that this has revealed a military weapon and are deploying forces onto Canadian soil to secure it.”

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While no screenshots or in-game footage have leaked for Battlefield 2042’s new Exposure map, we’ll likely get more information closer to the official release date. Until then, that’s all the details we have.


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