EA and DICE have confirmed that full-fledged Battlefield 2042 post-launch support will kick off in 2022, with the first of four annual seasons. The new content, therefore, will arrive only in the course of the new year. In contrast, from the launch of November 19 to the end of the year, the developers will focus mainly on solving bugs and any problems with server balance and stability.
On the game’s official website, EA and DICE confirmed that Battlefield 2042 will be supported with new content over the next few years and will arrive throughout the seasons. Each season will run for approximately three months and include two Battle Passes, one free and one premium. Following the classic Fortnite model, players will have to kill opponents, win games, complete weekly, daily missions, events, and so on to accumulate experience to unlock subsequent rewards included in their Battle Pass.
Each Battle Pass will bring with it new specialists, class equivalents from previous Battlefields, plus new maps, Battlefield 2042: Portal mode content, skins, and more. Last summer, EA stated that all core content would be free for players, but the premium Battle Pass will include rarer skins for weapons and characters and a few other cosmetic items.
Until early 2022, players will have to settle for Battlefield 2042’s three main modes: Multiplayer Battles, Creative Portal Mode, and Hazard Zone Battle Royale. The game will debut November 19, 2021, on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S and will allow cross-play between last-gen consoles or between next-gen consoles and PC.