Battlefield 2042 leaker claims a battle royale mode is on the way

Joseph Pascoulis
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A renowned games leaker has released a bunch of new information concerning the development of Battlefield 2042, including the mention of a battle royale mode.

Battlefield 2042 hasn’t had the most successful of launches. Players have been confused as to why so many previously great features from past titles had been totally scrapped in 2042.

The latest leaks from a reliable source may just give fans and players an inside as to why Battlefield 2042 has struggled so much, and also what could be coming in the future.

Battlefield 2042 soldier holding a Riot Shield

As well as loads of information concerning Battlefield 2042’s development timeline, including the struggles and ultimate lack of time that was needed to release the game in a more stable state, Tom Henderson also revealed DICE’s plans for the future.

Of course, these are just leaks and nothing has been confirmed, but if the information Tom is providing is true, fans of battle royale games and the Battlefield franchise should be very excited.

According to the leaks, Battlefield’s next installment will be a “hero shooter,” with “bands of specialists/heroes fighting against each other and not armies.”

This type of format is very reminiscent of something like Overwatch or Apex Legends. The similarities become even more present considering the fact that Tom mentions Battlefield developers leaving the franchise due to EA’s plans to “copy what’s popular.”

Tom then reveals that “A BR will come in the near future, not next 6 months but vague timeframe.” This is very interesting, especially as it seemed the developers were going with Hazard Zone as their unique BR-like game mode.

We obviously don’t know whether these leaks and rumors about a Battlefield BR will ever come to fruition, and although EA may think it’s what players want, some comments say otherwise:

“I just don’t get it. They already have Apex. How does it make sense to modify an established money maker franchise to be basically the same as another franchise? It’s insane. Like, even if EA succeeded and turned BF into a profitable hero shooter, they would be cannibalizing Apex.”

That’s all on Battlefield’s future for now. If you’re interested in reading more about the franchise, make sure you check out the devs’ response to the Santa Claus Holiday skin.

Image Credits: DICE

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Joseph is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel, specializing in shooters such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Overwatch. He also enjoys Souls-likes, the Resident Evil franchise, and Tekken. After writing for KeenGamer, he joined CharlieIntel in 2021. If Joseph isn't writing about games, he's most likely playing them. You can contact him at [email protected].