Daniel Berlin has taken to answering a number of questions fans had after Battlefield 2042‘s reveal. Crossplay, specialist details, and more details were revealed.
With the official announcement of Battlefield 2042, fans have bombarded developer Ripple Effect Studios (formerly known as Dice LA) with questions. As a result, the studio has issued a Battlefield briefing titled “Answering Your Reveal Questions.”
Daniel Berlin, Senior Design Director for Battlefield 2042 answered the questions of many anxious fans that want to know everything about the upcoming game. There were a lot of points talked about the game that got covered, but we will talk about the two most important subjects that fans were waiting to know more about.
The brief covers nearly every aspect of the upcoming Battlefield title, including the inclusion of cross-play, which will be tested during the game’s upcoming technical playtest. Ripple Effect confirmed that the feature would be present, but that it would require some work, citing it as “one of your most frequently asked questions.”
“To accommodate that,” the post says, “we’ve decided to move the technical playtest to later this summer so we can test the cross-play functionality.”
The technical playtest for Battlefield 2042 will also be limited in scope. Ripple Effect will contact players who sign up for an EA Playtesting profile, but having one does not guarantee a spot. During the test, players on PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PlayStation 5 will be able to participate in the same matches.
Having said that, there are some restrictions on cross-play in Battlefield 2042. Players on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S can compete against each other, but last-gen consoles are excluded. Instead, only Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players can play together.
Daniel Berlin, Senior Design Director for Battlefield 2042, clarified a few points about Specialists. They sound like the type of character everyone wants to be because, in a squad of four, you’ll only be able to have one Specialist. So everyone will compete for that role.
At launch, each of Battlefield 2042‘s ten Specialists will have their own unique Speciality and Trait, such as a grappling hook or wingsuit, which cannot change. Thankfully, it’s not just Specialists who can do whatever they want, as Berlin revealed that “class no longer restricts which weapons you can bring onto the battlefield thanks to a fully customizable loadout.”
When it comes to choosing which guns to bring into battle, players will have no restrictions. Specialist loadouts are completely customizable, allowing you to equip any primary weapon, equipment, secondary weapon, and throwable you desire. This customization is bolstered by on-the-fly attachment customization, allowing you to engage in nearly any situation.
We expect to learn even more about the game during EA Play Live on July 22. Battlefield 2042 launches on October 22 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.