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News video games 04 December 2021, 17:19

author: Adrian Werner

New Battlefield Could be a Hero Shooter in the Vein of of Overwatch or Apex Legends

According to new rumors, the next installment of the Battlefield series will be a hero shooter, or a game in the vein of Overwatch or Apex Legends.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  1. Next installment of Battlefield could be a hero shooter game;
  2. Introduction of the specialists in BF2042 was supposed to prepare the ground for this change;
  3. The next installment is also expected to offer a battle royale mode.

Battlefield 2042 turned out to be a very controversial installment of the series, not only because of technical shortcomings but also due to changes in elements typical of the franchise. If the new rumors are to be believed, the next installment may infuriate traditionalists among fans of the series even further.

According to these reports, the next Battlefield is supposed to be a game from the "hero shooter" category, or a title like Overwatch or Apex Legends, in which players will choose from an extensive gallery of unique heroes with a variety of special abilities.

The new Battlefield is also to offer a battle royale mode. Until the official announcement of the project, these revelations should be approached with caution. Still, we believe them because their source is Tom Henderson. He is one of the most reliable informants when it comes to DICE games, so his information should be at least considered.

New Battlefield Could be a Hero Shooter in the Vein of of Overwatch or Apex Legends - picture #1

Henderson cautions that DICE's plans could still change. Games in the series often go through big changes during development, but he received the above information about the next installment last week and thinks that most likely the general concept of the project will be preserved.

As he points out, this direction for the series would make sense. Battlefield 2042 introduced specialists instead of generic character classes. According to Henderson, this solution was to prepare the ground for the transition of the franchise to the category of hero shooters, and the next installment will expand on this concept.

It's worth noting that Electronic Arts had already experimented with this approach in 2009's Battlefield Heroes, which drew heavily on Team Fortress 2. However, it was a spin-off, and now DICE may introduce similar ideas to the main series.

Battlefield 2042 was released on November 19. The title came out simultaneously on PC (both on Steam and Origin) and PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. Those who purchased the Gold or Ultimate edition, could start playing a week earlier.

  1. Battlefield 2042 - game guide
  2. Battlefield - official website
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