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Battlefield 2042's Hazard Zone mode will be revealed on October 14

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https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/batt...2/game-overview/modes/battlefield-hazard-zone




https://blog.playstation.com/2021/1...etails-on-the-new-experience-for-ps4-and-ps5/

This tense, squad-focused survival experience launches as part of Battlefield 2042 next month.

Ellie DaySenior Writer, EA
How high are the stakes in the all-new Battlefield Hazard Zone? Let’s just say it’s definitely not for the faint of heart. A tense, squad-focused survival experience, Hazard Zone combines edge-of-your-seat gameplay with the best of the Battlefield sandbox.
Before we dig into the details, let’s give you a little of the in-game history that will help you understand this new mode. In the year 2040, a worldwide event known as The Blackout took out roughly 70% of satellites in orbit – decimating worldwide communication, navigation, and surveillance. Prior to this mounting tensions caused by rising sea levels, economic collapse, and massive waves of the displaced set the stage, but it was The Blackout that completely destabilized a world already on the brink.
International distrust inspired both the US and Russia to engineer a surveillance solution: the use of satellites equipped with capsules containing radiation-hardened data drives. These capsules (and the precious intelligence they contain) are dropped into their respectively controlled territories for the Occupying Forces to secure.

Of course information isn’t only prized by the superpowers, many of the Non-Patriated (or No-Pats) are very interested in getting their hands on the data drives as well. Some want them for the price they’ll fetch on the Dark Market, while others are more focused on using it to keep themselves and their friends and families safe. Regardless of their reasons, the No-Pats are very motivated to intercept as many data drives as possible – so much so that they’ve organized and funded Task Forces for this sole purpose. And in Battlefield Hazard Zone you and your squadmates will make up one of these teams. Your job: locate, gather, and extract data drives before a storm overtakes the area.
Oh, and did we mention you only get one life to do it? Hey, we did warn you the stakes would be high.
So how does this all play out? Well, there are five elements to every match:
Step 1 – Strategize and equip
Step 2 – Insert on all seven maps from 2042
Step 3 – Retrieve the intel
Step 4 – Extractions
Step 5 – Pat yourself on the back and claim your rewards

You’ll start with a Mission Area Briefing where you’ll get the info you need to succeed, from regions of the map with a high probability of enemy combatants, data drives, and Uplinks. The latter are powerful items that can turn the tide of battle. Three types of Uplinks will be available at launch: Vehicle, Ranger, and Reinforcement Uplinks. Whether you need to bring back a buddy, gain a quick tactical advantage, or get the heck out of Dodge – Uplinks have got you covered.
You’ll then select the Specialists and loadouts you and your squad will join the fight with. Choose wisely (and strategically) at this stage and you’re likely to do well. So balance your squad and skills carefully before you deploy.
From this point on you’ve got just one mission – securing those capsules and data drives. Of course you won’t be the only ones doing so. Rival squads will have the same objective and then there are Occupying Forces who will guard the contents of those capsules with their lives.

Ok great, you’ve defeated your enemies and secured the data drives…now what? Let’s just say getting out in one piece – intel in hand – is going to be pretty tricky. Two extraction windows are available per match at randomized locations, but only for a short period of time. To succeed in your extraction, you will have to wisely consider whether you’re going for the first window, or, risk it all and stay until the very end. Locate the LZ then get there as fast (but as safely) as you can. Naturally you won’t be the only ones to show up, so you’ll need to defend the area against rival squads and Occupying Forces long enough to get everyone on the aircraft. If any of your squad don’t make it they’ll get one more shot during final extraction, but remember, if you’re all left behind, you’ll lose everything you’ve gathered!
Congrats, No-Pat, you beat the storm and your opponents and made it out in one piece with plenty of data drives – that means you’re going to rack up both XP and Dark Market Credits. The former’s pretty self-explanatory, and the latter means you get the opportunity to unlock more (and better) equipment options for you and your squad in the next match.
Hazard Zone, All-Out Warfare, and Battlefield Portal will allow you to take on revamped fan-favorite modes, discover new innovative experiences, and witness an unprecedented scale that adds a new dimension to your multiplayer battles. Are you ready to plunge into the chaotic near-future combat of Battlefield 2042? Deploy on launch day, November 19, 2021, or pre-order the Gold or Ultimate Edition now and put boots on the ground starting November 12.
 
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Not a BR. Supposedly its like Hunt The showdown with some Escape from Tarkov Vibes. Also might be free to play.
 
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My guess is: paid for the suckers, then F2P later on.


You're probably right. The introduction of Free to Play will most likely be a reactionary response after they see that the mode is not garnering enough active players to adequately stimulate their storefront's microtransactions.

By the time they react, it will likely be too late.
 

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You're probably right. The introduction of Free to Play will most likely be a reactionary response after they see that the mode is not garnering enough active players to adequately stimulate their storefront's microtransactions.

By the time they react, it will likely be too late.
If it's a F2P battlefield game, it will do well.
 

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I’m only getting this if this song plays constantly at full volume the entire fucking time.

 

Maxwell Jacob Friedman

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They did. Like, a long time ago.
I mean actual gameplay and mow in depth of the systems at play. I want to see if its as good as I think or how bare bones it is. Holding onto my money until Insee in depth gameplay of it at play and not 2 minutes of flashing images, random gameplay bits along with a voice over that makes me want to pour bleach in my ears
 

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They is pretty much the only part of this release I have any remaining interest in. Please be good.
 

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so they just gonna ignore that they put out a bad beta that put ppl off of wanting to play this game.....and go full steam ahead with the hype train?
 

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so they just gonna ignore that they put out a bad beta that put ppl off of wanting to play this game.....and go full steam ahead with the hype train?
Maybe because a large amount of people enjoyed the beta? Just because you see a vocal minority online, it doesn't represent much beyond that.

Also, of course they're going to keep hyping and marketing their upcoming game. Especially the game mode that hasn't been fully revealed and detailed yet.
 
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so they just gonna ignore that they put out a bad beta that put ppl off of wanting to play this game.....and go full steam ahead with the hype train?
The main draw for me is Portal. I need more info there, because I just want to play Canals and metro 24/7 (no rubber no lube - if you know, you know)
 

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DICE make some good trailers yo. The shots of the icebergs and the mid-air explosion stuff looked cool
 
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Looks good to me! I know this is all gonna be rough for a while but i can be patient haha i have faith they will iron the bugs out.
 

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It's here. Looks decent, but only when gameplay comes out we will be able to tell.

  • 32 squads with 4 players each, all vs each other
  • jump in with your squad
  • Secure and Extract Objective.
  • No Drops
I think im sticking to Portal
 
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splattered

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Also i can say this looks a HELL of a lot better than the failed Firestorm mode... hope it turns out good!
 

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Looks and sounds good so far, just wish they showed a breakdown of the gameplay. Seems similar to Scavengers or Tarkov. Two specific extraction locations/windows will make things interesting. Wonder how balance will end up, since it seems like you can buy better gear with earned credits.
 

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Source: IGN BF 2042 hazard zone
You barge into a map, secure as many drives as you can, and ideally extract out with everyone alive. (Yes, Hazard Zone features permadeath, though there is a way for your squad to buy you back in.) The most interesting tidbit I learned from the presentation is the mode's closed-circuit economy. The drives you rack up are transmuted into "dark market credits," which are then spent on different weapons and munitions in future Hazard Zone matches. I mentioned Counter-Strike above because it really seems like EA is toying with a similar warfighting economy that Valve originally established, where we spend a few minutes in a lobby deciding if we want to drop a wad of in-game cash on the AWP or whatever. Remember, those "dark market credits" are exclusive to Hazard Zone; you won't be hoarding them for the cosmetics market. It's always a relief when a studio adds a currency to their game and limits it to exactly one variant of play.

hmm, I’d much rather have that mode in Bad Company called payload I think that was a ton of fun.
 

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Imagine if this is a coop mode for a game that supports 128 players...

Can we move onto 8 player coop or is the map not big enough for this? I remember when resistance 2 this and it was glorious, as are PC games with it such as Day of Infamy and Insurgency Sandstorm.

But naaa 4 players....
 
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Looks and sounds interesting enough! Will definitely give it a shot!

That glacier map looked really, really cool.
 

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Less than what I expected. If this isn't free to play then it's a waste. Honestly if BF is gonna steal something from COD...include a free-to-play element. If not, your game is already going to have a limited player base.
 

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Seems like a battle royale, but with the twist that there is an objective to capture and extract.

I'm not really interested in another battle royale.
Not in another copy of COD
I just want Battlefield.
 
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Hope it turns out good. These trailers never reflect actual gameplay which is annoying. If it’s stuck behind a paywall then forget it, Warzone will absolutely dominate the game this year.
 

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Well, they are all of course ripping of EfT but isnt this the same premise as Ghost Recon? Those new idea think tanks just bowling over arent they?
 

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This mode will be fun for a week to about a month. It will be a distant 3rd in terms of the modes in this game.
 

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I bet this will be amazing after the early access period is over at the end of 2022.
 

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Well this is doomed to die and not be a cash cow by being stuck behind a paywall. Just dumb... you would think they would've learned from BF5
 

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Well, they are all of course ripping of EfT but isnt this the same premise as Ghost Recon? Those new idea think tanks just bowling over arent they?
Look, we all love ripping into the new hot thing because we're "gAMeRs" but these takes just do my head in.

The "collect & extract" game mode has been around since ages, it's just that the recent battle royale craze made it a more popular variant nowadays. Hunt: Showdown is another example that has made that mechanic a core gameplay driver and has been rather successful in doing so as well (can't speak for EFT 'cause I haven't played it but I'm pretty sure it's even more popular and successful than Hunt).

All I'm saying is: stop spouting dumb shit.
 
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