Update, June 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. CT: It has been confirmed by Xbox that Battlefield 2042 will be at the Xbox E3 2021 event.
What you need to know
- Battlefield 2042 was just revealed by EA, and is heading to consoles and PC on October 22 with all-new multiplayer action.
- At the end of the reveal trailer, EA announced that the Battlefield 2042 gameplay reveal is happening on June 13, 2021.
- This coincides with the massive and highly-hyped Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase at E3 2021, and Xbox has now confirmed Battlefield 2041 will be in attendance.
- There's a very good chance that Battlefield 2042 will reveal its chaotic multiplayer gameplay at the Xbox E3 event later this week.
Battlefield 2042 is now official, with EA making big promises about its massive and dynamic maps and insane 128 player multiplayer. If you caught the Battlefield 2042 announcement and reveal trailer, you may have noticed that EA announced the Battlefield 2042 gameplay reveal is happening on June 13, 2021. Normally, most players probably wouldn't think much of this announcement. However, June 13 is not only a Sunday, which is uncommon for news and announcements, it's also the day of the highly-anticipated and considerably-hyped Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase at E3 2021.
With confirmation from Xbox, it looks like there's a good chance that Battlefield 2042 will debut its chaotic 128 player multiplayer gameplay at the Xbox event during E3 2021. I'm already excited to tune in to the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase to witness 90 minutes of games and reveals, so the inclusion of Battlefield 2042 makes everything even sweeter.
Fortunately, we don't have long to wait before we know for sure, as June 13 is only a few days away. If you want to be sure you don't miss the Battlefield 2042 gameplay reveal, you'll want to watch the Xbox E3 2021 event just to be safe.
In case you missed it, Battlefield 2042 is official and heading to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, PS5, and PS4 on October 22, 2021. Pre-orders are already live for Battlefield 2042, with multiple editions to choose from. Current-gen players will have to shell out a little bit more for this multiplayer mayhem, as only Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC support 128 player matches on the full-size maps. If you pre-order Battlefield 2042, you'll also gain access to the Battlefield 2042 beta.
If Battlefield 2042 delivers on its ambitious promises and hectic action, it could end up being one of the best Xbox shooters around. Hopefully, we'll only have to wait until the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase at E3 2021 to find out.
Update, June 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. CT — Battlefield 2042 will be at the Xbox E3 2021 event
The fight for the future starts now. #Battlefield
Tune into the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase on June 13 to see more: https://t.co/zP4rHAbvZC | #XboxBethesda https://t.co/5ymhLQpuInThe fight for the future starts now. #Battlefield
Tune into the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase on June 13 to see more: https://t.co/zP4rHAbvZC | #XboxBethesda https://t.co/5ymhLQpuIn— Xbox (@Xbox) June 9, 2021June 9, 2021
As is often the way, Xbox officially confirmed that Battlefield 2042 will be at the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase at E3 2021 right as this article was published. While not explicitly confirming it will be the aforementioned gameplay reveal shown off at the Xbox E3 2021 event, it does all but guarantee it.
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Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
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