Battlefield 2042's Hazard Zone is finally coming out, and EA has released a teaser trailer hinting at possible battle royale elements.
Hidden Battlefield 2042 The Hazard Zone mod was introduced in a new trailer and 14 OctoberA full explanation comes in. Not much is known about Hazard Zone, but many suspect it will have battle royale elements. Battlefield V's Firestorm, the first battle royale attempt in the series, was met with a lukewarm welcome. This explains DICE and EA's hesitations to bring out Hazard Zone, as it's rumored to be Battlefield 2042's reaction to popular battle royale games like Call of Duty: Warzone and Apex Legends.
Reports, Hazard zoneIt suggests that Escape from Tarkov is similar to Escape from Tarkov, which includes battle royale-like elements but takes a very different route. Rather than starting with basic pistols, Escape from Tarkov lets players spawn with gear loads of their choosing and is tasked with finding new loot and taking them alive from the map. If players die, they lose everything they collected in addition to everything they had when they arrived. Due to this game's tactical, hardcore focus, Battlefield 2042's Danger Zone may be more forgiving, but adoption of a similar game would shake up the battle royale formula in the AAA space.
After a long silence on the mod, it looks like DICE is finally ready to unveil the Hazard Zone mod for Battlefield 2042. An official Battlefield teaser confirms that the full reveal of Hazard Zone will be released on Thursday, October 14th at 08am PT / 00am ET. The trailer almost seems to match the rumors, and Battlefield 11 Hazard Zone leaks hint at shared DNA with Escape from Tarkov, as the voices in the trailer talk about "preparing" and hint at squad-based gameplay without mentioning larger teams. It's unclear at this time how much of a change this will be from the core Battlefield 00 multiplayer mode, but that will likely be made clearer over the course of the week.