A little less than a month after its release, DICE officially introduces the Hazard Zone, a new mode for Battlefield 2042, through a gameplay trailer that highlights the dynamics and methods. This new mode supports up to 24 players on PS4 and Xbox and 32 users on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S / X.
Exactly as already anticipated some time ago by a leak, Hazard Zone provides for the presence of various teams that will face each other on multiplayer maps, with the aim of recovering Data Drives from fallen satellites. Everything is done in as little time as possible, as a storm is coming that will prevent the flight of any type of vehicle.
However, the task will not be easy as there will be other teams composed of AI to defend the satellites, leaving us players the difficult choice of trying to recover the data, thus exposing ourselves to the other factions, or let it go. It should also be noted that other satellites will also fall during the match, increasing the possibility of recovering other data.
The position where the satellites will fall it will be completely random, but not the period in which they will appear, with precise times that can totally change the fate of the entire game. The first satellites will fall shortly after the start of the match while the second, and perhaps more important, will fall towards the end of the game, giving the possibility of being able to recover ground at the last minute.
As for the deaths, the dynamic is very similar to any battle royale, that is, your elimination will result in the loss of all collected objects, without the possibility of being able to recover them. However, before being completely thrown out of the game it will be possible to be brought back to life, thanks to the help of your teammates.
It will also be possible be able to come back to life thanks to devices scattered on the map, or through items that can be purchased before each match, with in-game credits. To be able to buy equipment, weapons or other, you can spend Black Market Credits, which accumulate based on how many Data Drives you can recover.
The incredible amount of detail and players it is only possible on new generation consoles or on PC, while on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One the number of users in each match will be lower. DICE has also recently presented the game on old-gen, with not entirely disappointing but not exceptional results.
The new Hazard Zone mode will be available at the launch of Battlefield 2042, scheduled for next November 19th.