Battlefield 2042 is looking to be the biggest game in this franchise thus far, not just due to the big player count for next-gen consoles but also the brand-new Battlefield Portal that acts as a loving tribute to previous games and their fans.
Previously, the mode was called Battlefield HUB and all fans knew about it was that they could play older maps from the other games but it looks like it’s going to be much more than what we thought, actually letting Battlefield fans get creative for once.
What Is Battlefield Portal?
Revealed during EA Play, Battlefield Portal is a new mode-creation tool that will allow players to create custom game types with remastered assets from previous games, including older stages, vehicles, and weapons.
It’s fair to say that this is a fairly ambitious new mode coming to Battlefield 2042 and we’re interested in seeing how this will change the series from here on out.
What Games Are Included In Battlefield Portal?
Players will be able to use assets, maps, and weapons from Battlefield 1942, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, and Battlefield 2042.
Not having Battlefield 1, Battlefield 5, or Battlefield 4 might disappoint some players but it’s still impressive to see these last-gen games with modern graphics for the first time ever - particularly with 1942's maps getting added destruction for the first time.
Which Maps Are In Battlefield Portal?
Six classic Battlefield maps have been confirmed for Battlefield Portal, two from Battlefield 1942, two from Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and two from Battlefield 3.
- Battle of the Bulge
- El Alamein
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
- Arica Harbor
- Caspian Border
- Noshahr Canals
It’s not yet known if more classic maps will eventually be added to Battlefield Portal so stay tuned for more news.
How Much Is Battlefield Portal?
As of this writing, it looks like Battlefield Portal will be a part of Battlefield 2042 and won’t cost any extra money.
It’s a smart choice as this makes the value of Battlefield 2042 even more impressive and should get a ton of lapsed Battlefield fans to give this upcoming entry a chance.
Will There Be Battlefield Portal Post-Release Content?
Since Battlefield 2042 is being developed as a live-service game, EA has confirmed that any new content that will be added through seasonal updates will also be a part of Battlefield Portal.
That means all the new maps, weapons, and Specialists added to the game can be customized in some sense through Battlefield Portal, so, theoretically, there could be an unlimited amount of content for anyone planning to go crazy with custom modes.
That’s everything we know about Battlefield Portal thus far, but stay tuned for more news on the mode and Battlefield 2042 as they come.