Battlefield 2042: One mode is inspired by a famous FPS

Battlefield 2042: One mode is inspired by a famous FPS

Battlefield 2042

According to what the @Temporyal dataminer community shared on its social channels, it seems that the Hazard Zone mode of Battlefield 2042, the next iteration of the shooter from DICE and EA coming this October, will be inspired by a famous FPS video game: Escape From Tarkov .

In Escape From Tarkov, players must travel to an extraction point on the game map, trying to overcome AI-ruled enemies and other players without losing their loot. The Hazard Zone mode of Battlefield 2042, according to what emerges from the datamines, would use exactly the same formula as Escape From Tarkov with some DICE-style additions.

DICE had already talked about the Hazard Zone as a high-risk and team-based mode. Players will be granted score bonuses by fulfilling various objectives regarding the loot earned while traversing the map. According to @Temporyal, there will also be optional extraction points to enliven the gameplay. Once they reach the extraction zone in this Battlefield 2042 mode, players can keep the loot they have earned for future matches or they can sell them to other players. When a player dies during a game, all stolen goods are lost. Anyone who has seen the code talks about tactical updates and "loadout insurance", that is, insurance on equipment, which make it possible to keep the loot lost after a death to some extent.

From the datamine there are also points of interest such as refueling stations for ammunition and rope access links, as well as vehicles such as the ATV HDT Storm or a Jaguar EBRC or valid aids such as the dog-robot Ranger or parachutes for themselves or for the whole team. According to the data of Battlefield 2042, there will also be boss battles with enemies controlled by the AI, probable strategic objectives for the bonus scores that we mentioned earlier. As for the betas of the game, a test on PS5 had recently been suspended. The next Battlefield 2042 open beta is scheduled for September, and this time it will also be possible to try this new game mode. In the meantime, we refer you to our preview of the Portal mode.

You can pre-order Battlefield 2042, coming October 22, 2021, from this link on Amazon.

Datamined Battlefield 2042 tech test reveals Escape from Tarkov-style Hazard Zone mode

The Battlefield 2042 technical test has led to some revelations about the upcoming first person shooter, in particular the nature of the Hazard Zone game mode.

While they have officially revealed nothing except for the mode’s name, DICE have been keen to stress that Hazard Zone is most certainly not a battle royale game mode. Instead, dataminer Temporyal has been able to uncover references in the technical test that suggest Hazard Zone is more like multiplayer survival shooter Escape from Tarkov.


Temporyal examined the “Orbital” map from Battlefield 2042, which seems to have built-in support for the game mode – there won’t be a Hazard Zone exclusive map, unlike the battle royale mode for Battlefield V. From there, they were able to discover that you will be dropped into an area via Little Bird and tasked with collecting intel from data drives and crashed satellites, before trying to reach an extraction point in time.

Hazard Zone maps will have interactive points for picking up ammo, calling in the Ranger robot dog or HDT Storm ATV to get around. These boosts will come in handy when encountering AI soldiers on patrol, who can then call in reinforcements and parachute in. AI “bosses” could also appear.

Through successful extractions, you’ll earn Hazard Zone currency, which could be used to buy one of the twelve tactical upgrades, from spotting duration and increased ammo to an additional player respawn.

From what Temporyal seems to have uncovered from the technical test, it sounds like DICE has been inspired by Escape from Tarkov, which has a similar goal of finding loot and making an escape to an extraction zone. There’s also certain shades of Hunt: Showdown. However, it’s not clear how many players Battlefield 2042’s Hazard Zone will support. The main ‘All-Out Warfare’ game modes support up to 128 players on current gen consoles and PC. Will Hazard Zone be as tense and sparse as its inspirations, or will it be an action-fest like the rest of Battlefield 2042?

Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone datamine

Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone datamine

So far, DICE has officially unveiled the All-Out Warfare mode with Conquest and Breakthrough and up to 128 players on newer systems – PS4 and Xbox One will be restricted to 64 players. The game will have the biggest maps ever found in the series, as well as AI characters that will help keep these massive maps feeling populated at all times.

Alongside that, the newly rebranded Ripple Effect studio has cooked up Battlefield Portal. Remastering content from the original Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3, Portal puts control of the game in your hands, letting users mashup their own game modes, create unique experiences, and more.

Battlefield 2042 will release on 22nd October 2021 across PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Source: Temporyal via VGC

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