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Battlefield 2042 revives Battlefield 4 cast in new 'Exodus' story trailer

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Battlefield 2042 (Image credit: Electronic Arts)

What you need to know

  • Battlefield 2042 is the next entry in the chaotic multiplayer first-person shooter franchise, and it looks more intense than ever.
  • The game is multiplayer-only, meaning it will not feature a traditional single-player campaign or story mode.
  • In the absence of a campaign, Battlefield 2042 is building its war-torn world with new short film story trailers.
  • The first of its kind, "Exodus," features Battlefield 4 character "Irish" returning, who is forced to face a challenging decision.

One of the most anticipated games of the year is Battlefield 2042, the chaotic and action-packed follow-up to the long-running multiplayer shooter Battlefield franchise. When Battlefield 2042 arrives later this year, it stands a good chance at becoming one of the best Xbox games, but it'll do so bereft of any kind of traditional single-player campaign, despite taking place in a storied and detail-filled near-future world.

Similar to some other multiplayer-only games like Apex Legends and Overwatch, Battlefield 2042 is letting its players get a glimpse into the war-torn world through new short film story trailers. You can watch the first trailer, Exodus, below.

The latest story trailer explores a slice of Exodus' life, which is actually Kimble "Irish" Graves from Battlefield 4, but with a new moniker and a new challenge to overcome. Exodus is faced with an impossible decision: between the lives of 200 innocent people, or the future of all the Non-Patriated that suffer from the consequences of 2042's violence-riddled world. The story trailer looks great, and may scratch the itch for some players hoping for a single-player campaign.

Battlefield 2042 arrives for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation on Oct. 22, 2021, and it already looks incredible.

If you want a chance to play Battlefield 2042 early, be sure to read up on the Battlefield 2042 beta. Finally, in case you missed it, some raw gameplay of Battlefield 2042's first closed technical preview was leaked, giving players another look at what to expect from the multiplayer shooter.

Zachary Boddy
News Writer, Minecraft Expert

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.

3 Comments
  • As much as it was a well done short movie, it is misleading, as the game don't include a single player campaign. My sole reaction was sadness.
  • They've been very up front about the lack of a single-player campaign. Think of this more like how Apex Legends or Overwatch build their respective game worlds. It's a separate experience for those who want it.
  • well done? Yes it had awesome graphics but the script of the movie... incredibly dumb and the action scenes were nothing special. I remember a time when these game trailers used to be great... haven´t seen one in a while.