EA is about to release Battlefield 2042 another first-person shooter title this coming October which is based on a near-future military warfare setting. However, will this title be okay for young children to play? Will Battlefield 2042 be a child friendly title? Lets find out.
ESRB Rating Is In
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rating is no longer pending - it has been revealed. Battlefield 2042 has been rated M 17+, so is only suitable for mature audiences. This is because of "Blood, Strong Language, Violence".
For those curious, this is a less gruesome description than some previous Battlefield games, as Battlefield 4 was rated for "Intense Violence" rather than just "Violence". This means it won't be horrifically gory, if you're sensitive about that, but it can't be recommended to children due to the violence inherent to the kind of game it is.
The previous entry, Battlefield V, had a Mature rating due to having heavy World War 2 themes on its gameplay and story mode. Meanwhile, Battlefield 2042’s spiritual ancestor, Battlefield 2142, had a Teen rating which lets some of the younger audiences play, but not small children.
Try Something Else
When recommending competitive titles that require aiming and shooting at enemy teams, EA still has a few titles that could do that for children. Currently, Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends is a popular title for slightly younger audiences and is still popular with high-level gamers. However, this title has a Teen rating which makes it unsuitable for extremely young children.
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However, EA still has two more titles that have an 'Everyone' rating and involves hitting enemy targets from afar to secure victory. The Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare series has a sunny and friendly look which also involves two opposing teams taking objectives from each other. Lastly, EA also has Knockout City which features a fantastic spin on a game of Dodgeball. Both games still require the players to have a decent aim to take out foes and take the victory for themselves. But they're both certainly more child friendly than what EA Dice are cooking up with Battlefield 2042.