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Battlefield 2042 Season One delayed to summer 2022

Battlefield 2042 Portal
Battlefield 2042 Portal (Image credit: Electronic Arts)

What you need to know

  • Battlefield 2042 first launched back in 2021.
  • Since then, the developers at DICE have been working to address player feedback.
  • Season One is being delayed to early summer 2022 to allow the team to focus on updates for VOIP and other issues.

Battlefield 2042, the latest entry in the long-running first-person shooter franchise from Electronic Arts and DICE, has gone through something a rough launch window, with numerous bugs and issues encountered by players. DICE shared an update on Tuesday, explaining that Season One of Battlefield 2042 is being delayed to sometime in early summer 2022.

As part of this delay, DICE explained that after a March update, the team is focused on implementing VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) chat for crossplay. Season One will bring a new bundle of special items for owners of Battlefield 2042 Gold and Ultimate editions.

In our review of Battlefield 2042, we found that the game was a mixed bag, with great features tarnished by bugs and some odd design choices.

Moving ahead, the Battlefield franchise is being overseen by Respawn Entertainment co-founder Vince Zampella, who is also overseeing three new Star Wars games from Respawn. Ripple Effect (formerly known as DICE L.A.) and a new Seattle team are both working on additional Battlefield content moving forward.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.