Battlefield 2042 is set to be the biggest game in the series thus far and the sole focus on multiplayer is interesting, to say the least, with fans curious about the customization in Battlefield Portal, the number of weapons that can be used, and details on the Battlefield 2042 Battle Pass.
Most fans assumed that there would be a Battlefield 2042 Battle Pass since the feature has been a fairly popular addition to various multiplayer games, as it gives players the chance to unlock more content, making them play the game more.
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Battlefield 2042: Everything You Need to Know About the Battle Pass
EA has updated its website with more information about how Battlefield 2042 Progression works, including some details on the Battlefield 2042 Battle Pass.
The developers explain that players will be able to earn XP in Battlefield 2042 if they complete objectives and stick to their teams, with additional XP being gained from fulfilling Ribbon objectives.
Here are the various Battlefield 2042 Ribbons:
- Objective Ribbon - Play the objective
- Wingman Ribbon - Support teammates with revives and various assists
- Logistics Ribbon - Heal and resupply others and repair vehicles
- Intel Ribbon - Spot and disrupt enemies, such as via EMP’s or destroying drones
- Combat Ribbon - Score kills and destroy vehicles
XP is used to max out the Battlefield 2042 Player Level, which can be maxed out to Level 99.
Once the max Player Level has been reached in Battlefield 2042, players can then "graduate" into the S-Levels, which don't have any unlockables but are used for bragging rights.
Various weapons are given when reaching a specific Player Level in Battlefield 2042, so it appears that none of the weapons are tied to microtransactions.
Naturally, players can also level up their weapons in Battlefield 2042, with additional upgrades given when completing objectives with a certain gun or vehicle.
As expected, Battlefield 2042 will allow players to unlock various cosmetics, though EA and Ripple Effect are still being very vague about this.
Currently, the only information given about the Battlefield 2042 Cosmetics is that players can unlock them through gameplay or in-game purchases.
Free and Premium Battle Pass
The idea of a full-priced game like Battlefield 2042 having a Battle Pass isn’t an ideal one since making players pay for additional content to unlock has been a sore topic for many gamers.
EA and Ripple Effect are attempting to balance this as many other games have by offering Free and Premium Battle Basses for Battlefield 2042, as revealed by Game Informer.
Players that only care about playing Battlefield 2042 will be fine with the Free Battle Pass, as playing through this will unlock some of the most important items in the game like Maps, additional story chapters, and Specialists.
For those that want some extra content from the game, the Premium Battle Pass in Battlefield 2042 rewards players with various cosmetic items to customize their chosen Specialist with, making their characters stand out from the crowd of online soldiers.
Most players have accepted this kind of Battle Pass system as it’s been used on free games like Genshin Impact and even paid games like Marvel’s Avengers, so it will be interesting to see what kind of reception the Battlefield 2042 version gets when it comes out on October 22.
Veteran dataminer Temporyal has uncovered files detailing Weekly Missions for the Battlefield 2042 Battle Pass, which are optional objectives that can be completed so that your Battle Pass level can increase.
EA and Ripple Effect haven't confirmed this yet but considering how Weekly Missions are quite the norm when it comes to multiplayer games, this is more than likely.