In the past few years, almost every major shooter franchise has had to try a battle royale. With the announcement of Battlefield 2042, fans are already asking if there will be a Battle Royale mode in the game. In a recent preview for the game, we received a definitive answer from DICE as to whether there will be a Battle Royale in the next Battlefield game.
The answer is that there are currently no plans for a Battle Royale mode in Battlefield 2042. The developers have been asked multiple times if they had any plans for a Battle Royale mode, and every time they put the questions down, they even went so far as to say that they aren’t currently working on it. DICE has been reluctant to add additional modes in the past. It is possible that they are waiting for a better time to reveal the mode, but given the lack of success of their last Battle Royale mode, it doesn’t seem like it this time around.
Battlefield 2042 will have 128 players so they can certainly support a massive battle royale game, but it looks like DICE is focusing on the core modes. So far, they’ve described these as Conquest, Breakthrough, Danger Zone, and there’s still a big question mark with a Mystery Mode yet to be revealed.
Could this mystery mode be a Battlefield 2042 Battle Royale? It is possible the video game industry is ridiculously mysterious when it comes to these things and DICE has done it before. Firestorm, the first attempt at a Battle Royale mode for the Battlefield franchise, failed at launch. Perhaps that lack of success has led DICE to dump development resources on something entirely different. EA already has a very popular BR game in Apex Legends, and the Battlefield community has pretty much proven that they aren’t much interested in this game mode anyway.
At the moment the answer seems to be NO, Battlefield 2042 won’t have a Battle Royale mode.