After a months delay, DICE and EA are finally ready to release the first season of Battlefield 2042† The two have announced that Season 1: Zero Hour will premiere on June 9 with a slew of new content. There is a new map in the Canadian Rockies (Exposure) for All-Out Warfare and Portal modes. A new character, Ewalina Lis, is well suited to anti-vehicle combat. You’ll also need her, because there are new stealth helicopters (the Huron and Hannibal) that can provide an unwanted surprise.
The new season features a wider range of gear, including a crossbow with multiple round options (including explosive), a mid-range rifle, and a smoke grenade launcher. Unsurprisingly, EA is also promising more skins and melee takedown animations for Premium Battle Pass buyers.
Zero Hour also builds on the many bug fixes and necessary additions since launch. You can expect more stability, better balance and improved handling for weapons and vehicles, among other things. Custom game mode makers can expect a more powerful editor and new preset, while Portal brings back some vehicles and ‘experiences’.
Season 1 is free for everyone BF2042 players, and you only really want the Premium pass if you insist on having the latest cosmetics. The question is whether the update will bring gamers back. While the number of active players leveledaccording to steam cardsThere’s no doubt that interest in the shooter dropped shortly after its November 2021 debut. A rough launch and other frustrations caused a large part of the target audience to drift towards other titles. The major content update may encourage users to give the game a second chance, but it’s not guaranteed to last.
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