Battlefield 6 Reveal Event Rumored For This Week | Screen Rant
Following many months of rumors and sporadic news, a new rumor claims EA’s Battlefield 6 will finally be made public on Thursday, May 6. The online shooter will likely see its first official trailer and screenshots at the rumored event, as well a confirmation of core features and (with luck) a firm release date. The product, which is believed to be in the final stretches of development at multiple EA studios, could be ready to ship by the end of 2021 as expected.
After detours through the two World Wars in Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V, the series is rumored to be returning to the near-future setting used in Battlefield 2, 3, and 4. Some alleged features include drones, matches up to 128 players, weather effects like tornadoes, and even a battle royale mode that could steal some of the thunder from Call of Duty: Warzone. While early rumors suggested the game could be available for the PS4 and Xbox One in addition to PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S, more recent ones have claimed Battlefield 6 will skip last-gen consoles, presumably because they would consume development resources and potentially limit features. Cyberpunk 2077 infamously shipped with hamstrung PS4 and Xbox One support, making the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X its true minimum bounds.
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The May 6 date comes courtesy of ModernWarzone on Twitter, typically a source of a Call of Duty news. Attached to a tweet is an updated version of previously-seen logo art, with DICE, Criterion, EA Gothenburg, and Industrial Toys again listed as its studios, now featuring a shadowed soldier in the background. Based on the soldier’s gear, the promo image confirms plans for a near-future setting if it’s authentic. Except perhaps the original Battlefield 1942 the futuristic Battlefield 2142, modern settings have proved the series’ most popular and best-reviewed, with Battlefield 3 and the Bad Company series being standouts in the minds of many.
The source of the art and information is unknown. ModernWarzone has provided accurate information in the past, however. Additionally, DICE has said that Battlefield 6 is already deep in the playtesting and polishing phase, meaning that it’s most of the way through development and content should be ready to show. In fact, multiple screenshots have supposedly leaked. A May 6 event is additionally supported by Game Mess host Jeff Grubb.
DICE General Manager Oskar Gabrielson has promised Battlefield 6 improvements such as “game-changing destruction” and “more players and mayhem than ever before.” Level destruction has been a feature of the Battlefield games since Bad Company, but kicked into gear with 2013’s Battlefield 4 concept of Levolution, events that could irreversibly alter gameplay on a map for a match’s duration. In that entry’s Rogue Transmission map, for example, a radio telescope can completely collapse if players cut its cables. Battlefield 6‘s tornadoes could be another example of widescale demolition if they’re confirmed this week.
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Sources: ModernWarzone/Twitter, Jeff Grubb/YouTube