Electronic Arts and the Battlefield team today revealed Battlefield 2042’s Season 3: Escalation. Available November 22nd, this season brings even more content to the game, including the addition of high-firepower options to players’ arsenal, further raising the stakes in ground warfare. Season 3 will include a new map, Specialist, weapons, vehicle, and more, including 100 new tiers of Battle Pass content. All core gameplay-affecting content will be available to all players as part of the Free tier in Battlefield 2042’s Battle Pass. Additional cosmetic items are earnable through a Premium version of the Battle Pass.
In Season 3, players will be able to take the fight to the untamed wilderness in Sweden with the new map, Spearhead, featuring semi-automated manufacturing facilities of high-tech weaponry.
New Egyptian-born Specialist and security expert Zain is adept at flushing foes out of cover with his XM370A Airburst Rifle. With his perseverance under pressure helping him lead on the front lines, Zain can immediately recharge his health after taking out an enemy.
Multiple weapons and a Battlefield-classic throwable are also on the Season 3 roster; high damage and more tactical stakes are the names of the game with these additions. The Rorsch Mk-4 Railgun launches unbelievably fast projectiles and features multiple firing modes, meaning players who can master its charging times will find versatility and power in this cutting-edge weapon. The double-barreled, semi-automatic NVK-S22 Smart Shotgun is compact and nimble enough for users to be able to ambush in close-quarters situations. The long-barreled NVK-P125 Bullpup Pistol is an ideal sidearm for long-distance encounters. Beyond guns, Throwing Knives are coming to Battlefield 2042 arsenals this season as well.
The multi-moded EMKV90-TOR Tank offers an adaptable way to move across the combat zone, wreaking havoc in the process. The EMKV90-TOR has two modes: Mobility Mode, emphasizing swiftness, and Siege Mode, which slows the tank down to a crawl, but allows it to deal immense damage. In addition, this tank features a special system that detects the source of incoming attacks within a range and displays them in the HUD.
Players looking for more progression in Battlefield 2042 will find lots to do this season. In addition to the Battle Pass, New Assignments will offer more Vault Weapons, such as the XM8 and A-91, with even more to come in future Season 3 updates.
Updates coming later in Season 3: Escalation includes the highly-anticipated Specialist rework, featuring the move to a Class-based system and a set of balance adjustments, as well as reworkings of the Manifest and Breakaway launch maps.
New players can check out Season 3 and the rest of Battlefield 2042 for free for a limited time starting this December. Whether on Xbox, PC (Steam), or PlayStation, players will be able to experience the game, and its multiple seasons’ worth of improvements and content. Free access will be available on the following dates:
- Xbox: Free Play Days, December 1st – 4th
- Steam: Free Weekend, December 1st – 5th
- PlayStation: Free Access, December 16th -23rd
Starting in Season 3 we’ll also be introducing Battlefield 2042 into EA Play, making the game available to EA Play members across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC through Steam, the EA app, and Origin. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will also have access through EA Play.