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02 Mar 2021

Battlefield 6 LEAKS: Release Date, Trailer, News, Setting, Crossplay, Vietnam, Teasers And Everything We Know

Battlefield 6 is the next iteration in the franchise and it looks set for a 2021 release date.

Rumoured to be an all-out military warfare experience, with more players than ever before, it's an exciting time for EA and DICE.

"Leaks" and news suggest the game may borrow inspiration from Battlefield 3, once of the more popular games in the series to date.

While there's a lot still to be discovered, we've got plenty of information for you.

Here's what we know about Battlefield 6.

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Latest News

'Love Letter To Fans' - March 2

In an interview with Polygon, EA Chief Studio Officer Laura Miele noted that Battlefield 6 will be a love letter for fans of the famed series.

As well, she has noted that EA will be pumping in all the resources they have available to them!

We're going to put all the resources we have on this

Criterion Games To Support On Battlefield 6 – March 1

According to an interview with Polygon, EA will move Criterion Games, the studio behind Need for Speed, to Battlefield 6 to support development.

“[Battlefield] is shaping up great, the team has been working incredibly hard, they pushed hard last year, and yes, we have been working from home,” Miele told Polygon. “And it’s hard; it’s hard to make games from home, and the [EA DICE] team is fatigued a bit."

Criterion previously contributed to both of EA's Star Wars: Battlefront games, as well Battlefield 5's Firestorm mode.

Leaker Suspended - 22nd February 

Tom Henderson, one of the more prominent leakers within the FPS genre has seen his Twitter account suspended this morning.

We can speculate that this is due to the notion that some of his leaks are more than likely correct when talking about Battlefield 6.

Tom's new Twitter account has posted the following: 

I'm seeing a lot of conspiracy theories flying around about what happened with my Twitter and the answer is simple; My Twitter was suspended and I received a heads up as to why, so I've protected myself before/if things progressed. I'm still waiting on official word from Twitter.

 

 

Release Date

The game is set to launch Holiday 2021 with rumours it may arrive around the November period.

The game is set to be revealed in Spring 2021.

Trailer

While there's no official trailer, there is a teaser demonstrating some of the ambitions for the new title and what we can expect.

Platforms

The game launch on Xbox Series X and PS5, as well as the PC.

EA claim that the game will take "full advantage of the power of next-generation platforms to bring massive, immersive battles to life".

Despite the limitations, Henderson also added that a dedicated section of the DICE studio is working on the current-gen version of the game in order to ensure an incredible game is released.

The new title will release on PS4 and Xbox One consoles but with limited features.

The game will only contain 32v32 game modes and limited destruction in comparison to its next-gen and PC counterpart.

Price

Expect the game to launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X as well as PC as a fully priced retail title – so likely around £50 - £60.

Maps

The prospect of even bigger maps arriving on Battlefield 6 is a rumour that has been discussed for several months. 

Thanks to Tom Henderson's January 17th upload, he reveals that DICE has designed the maps with a total of 128 players on the map, suggesting 64v64 combat could be on the horizon.

Battlefield is known for bringing back old maps, so what maps could we see return?

Setting

Notorious industry leaker Tom Henderson has revealed that Battlefield 6 is likely to feature a modern setting.

This was almost solidified in the recent EA Earnings Call where it was announced that the game will "mark a return to all-out military warfare".

He also detailed that the new title could well be a soft reboot of Battlefield 3.

There's no real precedent as to the game's naming conventions and when it'll be set. For example, Battlefield V was set during World War 2, but the game before it (Battlefield 1) was set in World War 1.

A return to modern combat could be long overdue, with the last present-day entry, Battlefield 4, being a launch game for the current console generation.

In a statement to IGN, EA assured that fans will “be getting a new DICE Battlefield game next year: ‘Longer term, the studio is focused on the future of Battlefield that we’ll be bringing to players in 2021.’”

Of course, there's always the possibility the next entry won't be a mainline entry and could be another instalment of the popular Bad Company subfranchise. These offer more light-hearted campaigns set in the present day, while still offering a full multiplayer experience.

For now, rumours are circulating that the game could return to Modern times. Other murmurs are suggesting a return to Vietnam is on the cards - a very popular DLC that arrived in Bad Company 2.

Battle Royale

With the battle royale genre still proving immensely popular and with the disappointment of Battlefield: Firestorm, will there be a BR in Battlefield 6?

According to Tom Henderson, DICE was working on a battle royale, but it is unclear as to whether the development has ceased. 

Considering the incredible success of Call of Duty: Warzone, releasing a Battlefield equivalent would make a lot of sense for EA. 

A Battlefield 6 BR being included when the game releases is unlikely but one releasing further down the line isn't out of the question.

Cross-Play

Taking a look back at Battlefield V, the game, unfortunately, does not support crossplay. This means that PC players cannot get into the same lobbies as console players and vice versa.

It is unknown why DICE and EA have been so hesitant to implement crossplay within the series. Fans have asked for cross-console matchmaking for quite some time now but to no action from the developers.