Battlefield Hazard Zone Details and Trailer Shared
Battlefield Hazard Zone is a brand new mode coming to the series that promises to breathe new life into the old Battle Royale experience
Battlefield 2042 will feature Hazard Zone, a brand new Battle Royale mode set during the year 2040. It will feature 128 players who will be deployed in a squad of 4 to the seven different maps offered in Battlefield 2042. Your goal will be to retrieve various data drives, extract them, and then head back to safety.
Here’s some background on this gameplay mode from the official PlayStation Blog.
In the year 2040, a worldwide event known as The Blackout took out roughly 70% of satellites in orbit – decimating worldwide communication, navigation, and surveillance. Prior to this mounting tensions caused by rising sea levels, economic collapse, and massive waves of the displaced set the stage, but it was The Blackout that completely destabilized a world already on the brink.
International distrust inspired both the US and Russia to engineer a surveillance solution: the use of satellites equipped with capsules containing radiation-hardened data drives. These capsules (and the precious intelligence they contain) are dropped into their respectively controlled territories for the Occupying Forces to secure.
Of course information isn’t only prized by the superpowers, many of the Non-Patriated (or No-Pats) are very interested in getting their hands on the data drives as well. Some want them for the price they’ll fetch on the Dark Market, while others are more focused on using it to keep themselves and their friends and families safe. Regardless of their reasons, the No-Pats are very motivated to intercept as many data drives as possible – so much so that they’ve organized and funded Task Forces for this sole purpose. And in Battlefield Hazard Zone you and your squadmates will make up one of these teams. Your job: locate, gather, and extract data drives before a storm overtakes the area.
More details on this gameplay mode can be seen on the official website. You can also have a look at the cinematic reveal trailer below.
Battlefield 2042 will be available on November 19, 2021, for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.