Battlefield 2042 gameplay trailer revealed at Microsoft show

Battlefield 2042 was announced 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 during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.