08 Jul 2021 7:22 PM +00:00

Everything You Need to Know about Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone

Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone is officially part of the game and even featured during EA's Future of FPS Spotlight episode.

Yet the mode remains shrouded in mystery for the most part, beyond a few tidbits EA teased over the past couple of months.

Leaker Tom Henderson has dropped a few details on what Hazard Zone is, though as ever, these should be taken as rumors until proven otherwise.

Here's everything we know about Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone, the "high stakes" new mode.

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What Is Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone

DICE’s Oskar Gabrielson called it a “high stakes squad based game mode with a lot of high tension. It's not your classic battle royale, it's a really contemporary mode.”

Some believe that means Hazard Zone is like Escape From Tarkov - one life, one chance at victory. Tom Henderson agrees with this idea and said Hazard Zone won't support as many players as the main game.

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Is Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone Free to Play?

Henderson also said the mode is Battlefield 2042's free to play mode, though EA hasn't indicated one way or the other yet.

Is Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone Battle Royale?

DICE said it's a more modern version of Battle Royale, and that plus the rumor of it being free, makes us wonder if EA is planning some kind of Warzone-style multiplayer mode for Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone Release Date

Since Hazard Zone is a separate mode, it's possible we won't see it release alongside the main game. EA said it will share more information in the months leading up to Battlefield 2042's October release, so we'll likely know more soon.