While EA hardly releases any new information about Battlefield 2042, a dataminer digs further into the alpha files. And finds something there!
The dataminer temporyal has struck again: For weeks he has been digging up new details about Battlefield 2042 from the game files of the closed tech playtest and presents his findings on Twitter.
Little by little, new information about vehicles, weapons and game modes come to light, while from the official side only great silence can be heard – which worries many Battlefield fans.
The latest dig from temporyal apparently refers to Hazard Zone, the still secretive game mode of BF2042, which allegedly has parallels to Escape from Tarkov and Hunt Showdown. An important feature is said to be the “extraction streak”, i.e. a series of successful extractions from the map.
Your current "extraction streak" seems to be an integral part of Hazard Zone in #Battlefield 2042. Possible benefits:
⬆️ Streak Bonus
🪙 Streak Discount
🪖 Tactical Upgrades
You might recognize the concept of temporary perk availability from the Dark Zone in The Division 2. pic.twitter.com/7mowbLK5uS
— temporyal (@temporyal) September 7, 2021
Those who escape alive from a round several times unlock “bonuses, discounts and tactical upgrades”, it continues. The leaker himself compares the principle to the Dark Zone from The Division 2, and the finding supports the theory that in Hazard Zone, if you die, you are eliminated from the match and lose all the equipment you brought with you.
This coincides with claims that you can buy insurance for your own loadout in Hazard Zone. So far, the developers have only confirmed that Hazard Zone depends on good teamwork in the squad and that the mode is fundamentally different from regular multiplayer. However, a classic Battle Royale has been explicitly ruled out.
Mine vehicles and many attachments
Besides the Hazard Zone info, temporyal also has new info on vehicles and Battlefield 2042’s weapons up his sleeve. For example, the M5C Ripsaw tracked vehicle revealed in the trailer is said to be able to deploy various types of land mines to throw off pursuers, including cluster bombs and incendiary charges.
Minelayer options for the "M5C Bolte" (Ripsaw), a tracked ground vehicle in #Battlefield 2042:
Additional loadout details: Smoke Launcher, Smoke Discharger and System Repair.
The top gunner can use a guided missile, 30mm cannon or minigun. pic.twitter.com/ETYd63iDDa
— temporyal (@temporyal) September 8, 2021
The passenger is also said to be able to operate a guided missile, a 30mm cannon or a minigun. In August it became known that many vehicles in the game will have several gunner seats and will mutate into veritable fortresses when fully occupied.
The handguns also offer a wide range of equipment: temporyal shows for the first time the extensive conversion options of the LCMG, a lighter machine gun based on the Knight’s Armament Company LAMG (in our overview you can find all other confirmed weapons in BF2042).
What attachments have been discovered? Attachments include various muzzles and silencers, grips, sights and under barrel mounted shotguns and grenade launchers. There is also a choice of different cartridges, such as subsonic ammunition or armour-piercing rounds. By the end of August, he had already found evidence of no less than 11 types of ammunition.
"LCMG" (KAC LWAMG) customization options in the #Battlefield 2042 playtest files:
💠 Underbarrel Shotgun
🔇 Subsonic Ammo
🛡️ Grenade Launcher (Armor-piercing)
I've added a visual representation of the plus menu as guidance to the infographic. Attachment list (internal names): pic.twitter.com/MUftyzeQx2
— temporyal (@temporyal) September 12, 2021
Not all attachments will be able to be exchanged directly in-game via the new Plus system: According to temporyal, you put together a few attachments in the loadout, which you can then access in real time during the ongoing match. He also assumes that the weapon specialisations from Battlefield 5 will not return via skill trees.
Info from datamining is not one hundred percent reliable, as it can also be placeholders or discarded concepts. Hopefully the open beta, whose start date has already been leaked, will soon reveal what will ultimately really find its way into the game.