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So now we've all seen the epic trailers and some gameplay for Battlefield 2042, we can start looking forward to the game. Set in the not-too-distant future, the FPS is taking the series back to its bombastic roots - which apparently includes a new mode called 'BattleHub'. According to a well-known leaker, this mode is going to be a "love letter" to Battlefield fans, and we can't wait.
Tom Henderson is one of the most notorious leakers for information on Battlefield and Call of Duty games. He's had his successes in the past which has led to his information being generally trusted. As Henderson says though, it's worth taking these details with a pinch of salt because he's not been able to completely verify some of this intel with people with knowledge of the game.
Here is the reveal trailer for Battlefield 2042:
Battlefield Hub, or BattleHub, is apparently going to be the "ultimate sandbox experience" as the leaker says in a new video. The EA Battlefield website already references the mode, it seems, though it redacts its name. The description, however, remains. It says: "Created as a love letter to our core fans, a new way to play Battlefield is coming. Discover unexpected battles and enter the wide universe of Battlefield with this experience, which will be shown in detail at EA Play Live on July 22."
According to Tom Henderson, this mode isn't supposed to be competitive or even fair - it's supposed to be the "fun" game mode. The one where you'll see the wildest moves and most hilarious match-ups. You'll see tanks from Battlefield 1 (World War I era weaponry) go up against tanks from Battlefield 4 (weapons from 2020), for example.
This mode is reportedly going to contain remasters of maps from old titles too, as well as their weapons. These maps will be on the Battlefield 2042 engine, but they'll essentially be the old favourites you know from the previous games.
This leak also claims that you'll be able to download the BattleHub separately from the rest of the game, if this mode is the only one you're interested in. This segmented method of providing downloads has been popularised since games became gotten larger and larger in size. You will still need to own the core game to play the mode, however.
If you want to hear all the leaked rumours from the source itself, watch Tom Henderson's video on YouTube here.
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