As I'm sure you've probably noticed over the last few years, battle royale games remain immensely popular. While PUBG might not be quite as huge as it once was, the likes of Apex Legends, Call Of Duty: Warzone, and Fortnite are still going strong. It should come as no surprise, then, that publisher Electronic Arts wants a slice of that pie when it releases Battlefield 6 later this year.
According to Reddit user bf6leaker, the upcoming Battlefield 6 will offer a battle royale mode that supports at least 128 players. bf6leaker provided a handful of new details on the shooter, and while we can't confirm whether or not it's all accurate, Reddit moderators have apparently confirmed that the leaker has been in contact with someone close to the game's development. A pinch of salt is needed then, but there could well be truth to these reports.
In addition to the battle royale, bf6leaker also echoed previous claims that Battlefield 6 will feature next-level environmental destruction. They liken it to the Bad Company series, and say that it'll be focused on the smaller scale like digging holes with grenade launches. With that said, there will apparently be large-scale destruction events like taking down buildings. The aim is to make these events feel less scripted and more organic, too.
Perhaps most interestingly of all, bf6leaker claims Battlefield 6 will be a "hub" for all previous games in the franchise.
"Essentially the game (no official title yet) is going to be a hub for most, if not all, previous Battlefield titles," they wrote. "You will be able to boot up servers playing exclusively 1942, or even have the option to play with settings so one team has access to 1942 weapons/vehicles and the other team has access to BF3 weapons/vehicles. An example given was teams fighting Panzers vs M1 Abrams. Additionally, these settings include core gameplay mechanics, such as not being able to sprint with 1942 settings and not being able to go prone with Bad Company settings. I'm not sure how this affects balancing issues."
The leaker added that Battlefield 6 will predominately focus on a near-future setting, as previous rumours and insiders have claimed. They clarified that the hub aspect is just one aspect of the game, and that it maybe be more a mashup of assets and mechanics than "full-blown games remastered/ported".
Fans seem particularly divided by the idea of the hub feature right now. I'd have to agree that I can't really see how adding in a bunch of features and mechanics from past games would be conducive to a cohesive and new Battlefield experience, but maybe I'm looking at it wrong. For now, I feel that last claim in particular is grounds to be wary of this source, but we'll find out for sure when EA and DICE officially unveils Battlefield 6 in May.
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