As excitement reaches an all-time high over a new Battlefield 6 trailer dropping soon, here’s all the info we have on DICE’s upcoming title.
After DICE’s announcement which alluded to a reveal trailer for Battlefield 6 dropping soon, we thought we’d round up all the information we know so far about EA’s upcoming next-gen title.
The Battlefield 6 basics (according to leaks)
Henderson tells us that Battlefield 6 will just be called ‘Battlefield’. It will be set in the near future, a little bit after the events of Battlefield 4, and the story will centre around a conflict between US and Russia. Which seems eerily realistic as of right now.
In Battlefield 6 you will take control of a special forces soldier whose squad is comprised of other highly-trained personnel from the fallen allied superpowers.
We may also see the addition of a co-op campaign, rather than the single-player-only campaign of its predecessor. The combat may feature futuristic elements, such as drones and robots dogs, but these apparently are designed to assist players rather than be a central focus.
The game will still hold true to the traditional combat style of the Battlefield series. There won’t be wall-running, lasers, or other crazy shit. A robotic dog will be styled similarly to the Boston Dynamics Mule, and could have a weapon on it. Leakers aren’t sure whether it will be a vehicle or a deployable gadget.
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) May 2, 2021
Henderson tells us that the development team has been working hard on fine-tuning Battlefields movement, which many players deemed clunky. He states that the movement systems wills fluid and snappy, similar to Call of Duty’s.
This is just the beginning. In #BATTLEFIELD the dog is more like Boston Dynamics Mule that can run really fast and potentially has a weapon on it. But it looks like it could be a new vehicle type instead of a gadget. https://t.co/kx1903T8od
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) April 10, 2021
Another ‘huge if true’ leak is that Battlefield may be adapting the class system that helped define the series. We saw this happen in Battlefield 5, where DICE made a ton of adjustments that made teamwork more dynamic, such as allowing all players to revive one another rather than just medics.
In the upcoming Battlefield there will still be four different classes, however, the classes will give you different abilities instead of gadgets. Henderson likens it to Call of Duty’s perk system.
Tom Henderson also alleges that Battlefield 6 will take another crack at a battle royale, learning from its mistakes after a lacklustre attempt in Battlefield 5. The game will also be able to host 128-player all-out warfare, and 64 players on previous-gen consoles.
On that point, there is still much disagreement between leakers and speculators at whether the game will even make it to previous-gen consoles.
All the things you need to know about BATTLEFIELD 2021 now.
1- BF2021 is the biggest project DICE has ever works on.
2- Three studios are working on BF21, DICE Working on the main game, DICE LA Working on DLCs, Criterion Working on game modes that's part of BF21.
— THΞ Kolibri (@THE_KOLIBRI1) March 26, 2021
We also see changes to Battlefield’s destruction and weather mechanics. Henderson and Kolibri attest that the new title will feature a new and improved destruction system that will be more akin to Bad Company 2’s small, detailed destruction while incorporating the ‘Leveloution’ style of large, collapsable assets that change the flow of the match.
The official website also promises to deliver an experience of destruction never before seen in the franchise, suggesting explosions and combat will be cranked to 11 in Battlefield 6. Both Henderson and Kolibri agree that the revamped graphics and dynamic weather system is absolutely stunning, and a lot of effort has been put into smoke, fire, water, and rain effects. We may even see events such as flooding, tornadoes, and earthquakes happen spontaneously.
Tom Henderson in a recent stream also states that every map will feature a day and night cycle, so hopefully this means we will see better fleshed out night-vision and camouflage systems than its predecessors. For the love of god bring back the ghillie suit DICE.
Kolibri has leaked that the developers have been spending a lot of time adapting their net code. In a recent post he is cited say:
“When you shot a rocket & shell on plane or wall there’s a delay between the impact and the explosion, well you need to say goodbye to it because you will never see it again.”
Veteran players will have their fingers crossed hoping this is true, as Battlefield has always had notoriously bad net code at launch.
Some leakers who say they have seen the upcoming reveal trailer claim that it will be set in snowy alps and a large explosion will trigger an avalanche. Henderson believes the reveal trailer will take place in Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan, and will focus on showing destruction, content, and weather effects. He even went as far as to draw a few sketches of what he saw.
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) April 12, 2021
After a recent development on the 3rd of May, it would appear that Tom Hendersons credible record remains untarnished. Screenshots of a possible Battlefield 6 trailer have been leaked. The anonymous leaker alleges he obtained them by screenshotting an early premiere that took place on zoom.
It looks like #Battlefield6 early screens may have been leaked. They are #lowrez (so don't complain, no one has better photos) but it appears to confirm that the new game is going to be based some time in the near future. pic.twitter.com/d2ZXtBV2EQ
— Grunts Gaming Network (@GGNHQ) May 3, 2021
These images are identical to Tom Henderson’s sketches, so this could be a very talented artist recreating them. However, Henderson confirmed the authenticity of the screenshots via Twitter shortly after they leaked.
I'm not going to RT or share for obvious reasons… But yes, the 2 #BATTLEFIELD images that have been leaked in the past hour are real.
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) May 1, 2021
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) May 2, 2021
As for a release date…
All of this news is purely speculative and has not been confirmed officially by DICE, however general consensus among the community and leakers is that we will see the first reveal trailer in early May 2021. Some going as far to say the 6th of May, the same day Battlefield 1 was announced.
We believe this to be the case for Battlefield 6 as well – after all, DICE have confirmed a trailer dropping soon for a game to release in late 2021. This would also fall in line with the release patterns of the franchise’s previous games.
I am 80% sure it will be this week, five days left for may so we will get date before may!
— THΞ Kolibri (@THE_KOLIBRI1) April 25, 2021
What we do know for certain is that a Battlefield mobile game is being developed as we speak for a 2022 release. DICE General Manager Oskar Gabrielson said in a press release recently:
“This is a standalone game. A completely different game from the one we’re making for console and PC, designed specifically for the mobile platform. It’s being built from the ground up by iToys to make Battlefield-on-the-go a reality and you can expect a fully-fledged, skill-based experience. This mobile game is now entering a testing period ahead of launching next year, so expect more details to come.”
The Battlefield trailer. pic.twitter.com/b11xBsXXRm
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 1, 2021
Details are still uncertain for Battlefield 6, however, we are sure it will deliver an experience that’s going to be more chaotic and mayhem-fuelled than ever before.
We will be updating this post as more details come to light.