E3 season is upon us. The much-hyped Battlefield reveal is just one day away. It’s been almost 3 years since Battlefield V launched to much dismay of its core fan base. From historical inaccuracies to setting fatigue, fans of the series are longing for Battlefield to return to a modern take. With that said, here are Lords of Gaming’s top predictions for the Battlefield reveal.
The Battlefield reveal will return to a modern setting, but it comes with a caveat. Instead of the familiar modern setting that graced Battlefield 2 to Battlefield 4, the next entry will go a little bit more into the future.
Expect the game to be set anywhere between 10-20 years ahead in the future. This setting will include the use of prototype weaponry, drones, and other fancy high-tech military equipment. This will be the modern setting fans are begging for, but will allow some new and experimental mechanics to be introduced into the next Battlefield.
128 Player Multiplayer Available Only on PC and Next-Gen Consoles
Developers DICE are some of the industry’s finest when it comes to optimizing their games. It’s likely that only the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC will feature 128 player matches. Last-gen consoles will sport the typical 64 players due to hardware limitations.
However, expect the next Battlefield to run great on previous consoles. Both BF1 and BFV were already running at 60 fps on last-gen hardware. So, expect that to remain for the next Battlefield installment. Remember, it’s game design that mainly changes between console generations more than anything else.
The Return of Levolution
Battlefield 4 is still popular to this day for good reasons. Besides its fan-favorite map designs and modern setting, multiplayer maps featured the awesome levolution system. The system incorporates drastic changes during a multiplayer match that affects its conditions and layout.
For instance, the infamous Siege of Shanghai map allows players to completely destroy a skyscraper that’s located in the middle of the map. Destroying the tower’s four pillars will cause it to topple and crash down in the middle of the map. This makes Flag C disappear for a bit and then suddenly it’ll reappear in the middle of the rubble. Levolution is truly an awesome feat that adds dynamism into multiplayer matches. Expect the next generation of levolution in the Battlefield reveal.
Curtailed Progression System
With every Battlefield entry, DICE tweaks the game’s progression system. Battlefield 1 had War Bonds to purchase new class weapons. While Battlefield V provides some passive class skill abilities like faster ADS and reloading etc… Though, the Battlefield reveal will likely keep things simple for a more curtailed experience to appease fans.
The next Battlefield will likely have more unlocks focused on weapon attachments since it’s based in a near-future setting. So, that means there will be a lot of them for players to unlock. While base class weapons will be faster to obtain to keep players more engaged.
New Revamped Battle Royale Mode
BR and Battlefield haven’t had the strongest outing. The maligned Firestorm mode in BFV wasn’t to the liking of the core fan base. Expect DICE to go back to the BR drawing board for the Battlefield reveal.
The new BR mode will likely incorporate some facet of the game’s staple Conquest mode into the fray. After all, EA already has Apex Legends and doesn’t want to stomp on its feet. So, the Battlefield BR mode will have to differentiate itself a bit. What better way to do so than with the game’s most popular multiplayer mode.
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