What is Battlefield 2042 portal?
Battlefield™ Portal is a community-driven platform within Battlefield™ 2042 that will let you create and find fantastic experiences made by the series' creative and passionate community. ... We're excited for you to be able to relive content from Battlefield™ 1942, Battlefield™: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield™ 3. ea.comBattlefield Briefing - Exploring Battlefield Portal
When is the Battlefield 2042 Beta?
According to the Battlefield Bulletin, the Battlefield 2042 open beta will become available for pre-loading starting on September 3. Early access to the beta, for people who pre-order, will begin on September. gamespot.comBattlefield 2042 Open Beta Coming In September
How long is EA play live?
Hosted by Austin Creed, the jam-packed 40-minute show focused on releases coming in the near future. ea.comEA Play Live, in Brief
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23 July, 2021 - 04:02pm
23 July, 2021 - 04:02pm
23 July, 2021 - 04:02pm
The best was saved for last, with a quick tease of a full-on remake of the original Dead Space, which promises to update the survival horror classic for modern hardware. There isn’t much to go on just yet — it doesn’t even have a release date — but the new version of Dead Space will launch on the PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X.
One of the bigger surprises was the reveal of Battlefield Portal, a mode for Battlefield 2042 that’s built around user-generated content. The mode will feature all seven maps from the base 2042 game, along with six maps from classic Battlefield titles, which can then be remixed by customizing modes, settings, along with weapons, soldiers, and other content pulled from multiple era-spanning Battlefield games: 2042, 1942, Bad Company 2, and BF3. There’s even a logic editor (though EA says you won’t be able to edit the maps), and user creations can then be uploaded so others can play them, too. Portal will launch alongside 2042 on October 22nd.
Developer Respawn previously teased the next Apex Legends character, Seer, but now we have a really good look at him, thanks to this gorgeous cinematic that has me pining for an Apex animated movie. You’ll be able to learn more about how he actually plays when the first gameplay trailer drops on July 26th. Seer will be part of the game’s next major update, called Emergence, which will launch on August 3rd. And for esports fans, the second season of the Apex Legends Pro League is slated to start in September, with a prize pool of $5 million.
Multiplayer dodgeball game Knockout City is getting a big update, when a film-inspired second season called “Fight at the Movies” kicks off on July 27th. Most notably, the update will add a new map that takes place across what looks like a wide range of faux-Hollywood sets, and which the developer describes as “ever-changing movie-inspired arenas.”
Codemasters is now under the EA umbrella, and the studio’s next release looks to merge movie-style storytelling with realistic racing. Grid Legends features a story mode complete with real actors — including Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa — and cinematics that were filmed in XR, much like The Mandalorian, to tell what looks like a classic sports underdog story. Players will also be able to create custom races that mix and match vehicle types; so you can have an open-wheeled racecar going up against a truck if you want. The game is slated to launch in 2022.
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Ahead of the event, however, many of EA's biggest titles were confirmed to not be making an appearance. This included titles such as Mass Effect 4, Dragon Age 4, and Skate 4 along with a couple of others. The lack of some of EA's biggest upcoming titles had some fans worried that the event would be light on announcements, even with a number of leaks and rumors hinting at a possible Dead Space revival being featured in the event. Thankfully, the event ended up having plenty to show to the fans who tuned in.
While developer Codemasters has shown off its all-new campaign mode coming to F1 2021 already, the studio also provided a new look at the upcoming GRID Legends. With an expected release date sometime next year, GRID Legends also features a campaign that sees players competing against an antagonistic racing team in a worldwide racing competition. New additions to the series include players being able to race any class of cars against one another. In the trailer shown during the event this can lead to some strange combinations, such as a semi-truck taking out a Formula 1 racecar on the track.
During the event, Codemasters also talked a little bit about some of the technology the studio is taking advantage of to make the game's campaign feel as realistic as possible. The technology was developed for the production of the hit Star Wars show The Mandalorian. It includes a large screen displaying the digital environments that the actors will be placed into in the final product to help immerse actors in the scenes and allow them to react appropriately. It will be very interesting to see how the technology plays out in GRID Legends, as it could be a big benefit for performance capture across the industry in the future.
The newest season for Apex Legends, Emergence, also got a launch trailer at the event. It features narration by Apex Legends' newest legend Seer as well as a look at some of the legend's abilities in action. Thankfully, the game director of Apex Legends spoke after the trailer to give players some more details. He said that Seer is a tracking character similar to Bloodhound with an ultimate that creates a dome that tracks all enemies moving inside of it. The event also revealed that a ranked mode is coming to Arenas in Apex Legends after many fans asked for its inclusion.
The mysterious Lost in Random from Swedish studio Zoink Games also was featured during the EA Play Live event. The event showcased an official gameplay trailer that shows off more of Lost in Random's beautiful gothic world as well as detailing how combat works in the game through some turn-based battles. There is still a lot that is not known about Lost in Random, but the game was featured in the Tribeca Film Festival and definitely looks like an interesting title to keep an eye on for fans of creative new worlds.
The second season of Knockout City was also revealed during the event. Season 2 of Knockout City was recently confirmed, but the new trailer gave fans their first look at what sort of new movie-themed content players could expect from the season. The trailer shows off a lot of movie-themed cosmetics, as well as a new explosive dodgeball, and a map that seemingly changes layout during the match. Knockout City was a hit when it was released a few months ago, so it is great to see that the game is continuing to be supported by its developers and EA.
Fans have known that Battlefield 2042 still had something to reveal that would be big for fans, but when EA Play Live announced Battlefield 2042 Portal, it blew away many player's expectations. Ahead of the official reveal of Battlefield 2042, leaks claimed that the game would be a hub for previous Battlefield games as well as the all-new multiplayer mode, and it seems that Battlefield 2042 Portal is likely what those leaks were referencing. The mode allows players to make, share, and play custom game modes. At launch, the mode will feature a selection of fan-favorite maps from throughout the franchise, and the developers have said they plan on adding more maps to the mode in the future.
The most interesting part of the mode developed by the rebranded Ripple Effect Studios, however, is that it allows players to pull vehicles, weapons, classes, and gadgets from Battlefield 2042, Battlefield 3, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 1942. The trailer shows off some of what is possible in the mode, including a fight between World War 2 soldiers with only knives and Battlefield 3 medics with defibrillators. EA Play Live also showed off three custom game modes made by content creators that included a Rush variant of 12 Battlefield 2042 soldiers facing off against 32 Battlefield 1942 players and a mode that saw a tank facing off against an army of Battlefield 3's engineer robots.
Leaks had been pointing towards a new Dead Space remake being announced at EA Play Live, and it ended up being the final reveal that wrapped up the show. Not much is shown of the title, but it does feature some iconic visuals from the series, including an imposing silhouette of one of Dead Space's necromorphs that looks gorgeous running on new hardware. The trailer's description does reveal that the game will only be available on PC and next-gen consoles, so it will be interesting to see what EA and Motive are able to bring to the survival horror classic with the new hardware.
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Fan-favorite maps will return in Battlefield 2042, fully remastered for 2042. As of right now, there are six maps planned for launch. Battlefield 1942's Battle of the Bulge and El Alamein, Bad Company 2's Arica Harbor and Valpriso, and Battlefield 3's Caspian Border and Noshar Canals will all be available at launch alongside 2042's set of maps. The maps have been rebuilt with new assets, allowing for 128-players and 4K/60FPS, but nothing totally new has been added to these maps besides implementing destructibility in 1942's maps. It's not just locations, though.
Guns, gadgets, vehicles and even the character models from these old games make a return in Battlefield Portal. It's as true to form as it can get without directly porting over these games on their own. DICE LA's work on Battlefield 2042 is enough for its own game as it has allowed players to make custom experiences within 2042. Although there's no real map editor, fans can use either a simple settings menu or a complex game logic editor to make their own unique game types.
It's clear Battlefield 2042 is playing into nostalgia for longtime fans, but it doesn't feel cheap or pandering. The handful of unique modes that were shown demonstrate that this is about evolving the "Only in Battlefield" mantra. It's about letting players create their own experiences by hand, even going as far as leaving weapon balance in the hands of the fans. DICE noted that it's not doing much to balance the weaponry from different eras as it would prefer to let fans play with it themselves. It's an incredibly involved experience, allowing players to restrict weapons, adjust team sizes, and even control player mobility.
In theory, fans could create their own battle royale mode, too. It likely wouldn't be as nuanced or refined as it would be if it was made by DICE itself, but it is an option since Battlefield 2042's Hazard Zone mode isn't a battle royale itself. There are a lot of possibilities and DICE will continue to update Battlefield Portal in accordance to fan feedback, so it's possible there will be both new tools and more maps added in time which could unlock even more potential.
Battlefield 2042 will release on October 22, 2021 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and PC. Screen Rant was invited to a virtual event for the purposes of this preview.