Battlefield 2042 gameplay trailer revealed at Microsoft show

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Battlefield 2042 was announced (opens in new tab) last week. The near-future setting is predictable, but some of the changes to Battlefield's core tenets are surprising. I guess we could've seen 128-player maps coming. It was going to get bigger eventually. But replacing classes with specialists isn't something I predicted, even as games like Rainbow Six Siege and Valorant remain popular.

Today at the Xbox and Bethesda show (still feels weird putting those two together), EA debuted the Battlefield 2042 gameplay trailer. You can watch it above.

We'll have more thoughts on the video shortly, but for additional detail on Battlefield 2042 itself, we've collected everything we know about it here.

Battlefield 2042 releases October 22.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.