- In the danger zone, join a squad of four to find and retrieve data drives scattered across the battlefield.
- Fight opposing squads of players and AI-controlled occupying forces.
- Gather the drives, then choose when to pull them out before a storm decimates the area.
As the November 19th release date is fast approaching, Battlefield 2042 has just lifted the curtain on its new Hazard Zone game mode, which will live alongside the previously announced features for the All-Out Warfare and Battlefield Portal game.
To pave the way for this mode, it is important to look into the lore of. to immerse Battlefield 2042 A little bit. As a result of a massive power outage, most of the world’s satellites were destroyed, preventing countries like the US and Russia from collecting aerial surveillance on each other. The solution is to create temporary low orbit satellites that can quickly collect data and then return to the surface – this is where you come in.
In Hazard Zone, you are part of a small four-man squad tasked with locating and retrieving those data drives scattered across the battlefield – which are maps made up of the seven maps available in All-Out Warfare. I will do this while you are fighting opposing squads with the same objective. And it’s not just about being the first team to restore the data drives; It’s also about getting your collection to the extraction point before a massive storm enters the area and wipes out all of it.
During a game there will be two time-limited extraction options that will take place in different locations and at different intervals. There will also be AI-controlled occupation forces who will try to protect the data drives from all teams. The key here is that your goals are not to eliminate the other team, but to be the first to collect the data drives and then make the devil of it.
As you may have found out, success is in surviving and successfully extracting the data drives with your squad. Your reward is determined by the Hazard Zone metagame which assigns a value to the number of data drives you have accessed, which is then converted into a special Hazard Zone currency called Dark Market Credits.
With these Dark Market Credits you can buy and equip weapons, gadgets and tactical upgrades that are specific to the Hazard Zone mode – the better your equipment, the better your chances of survival in the next round. There are currently 15 tactical upgrades available at launch that you can buy using Dark Market Credits, such as: B. faster healing, ammo increase, data drive capacity and more.
Another component of success is the composition of your cadre, which can consist of any of the available specialists, but cannot contain more than one of the same specialists. It’s important to find a balanced group of four that can complement each other, like combining Irish’s Fortification System with Boris’ Sentry Gun or Caspers Recon Drone with Falck’s medical skills as two general examples. There will be 10 specialists at launch, five of which have already been revealed (you can read more about them here). So make sure you and your team are in tune on how to best use these skills together on the battlefield for the greatest chance of success.
Through tactical teamwork, quick thinking and a little luck, Hazard Zone has all the ingredients to be a fantastic competitive game mode for players who prefer the frenzy of tactical, squad-based combat to the explosive chaos in front of the huge battlefields. the other modes of the game, All-Out Warfare and Battlefield Portal.
Battlefield 2042 hits November 19th for Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S, giving Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members early access with EA Play. Stay tuned here at Xbox Wire as we have more details in the lead up to the release of one of the most anticipated shooters of the year.