Battlefield 2042 – Hazard Zone Revealed

"Every Squad For Themselves"

Battlefield 2042 just showed off its third major map and it is not a battle royale mode map but a squad-based extraction map.

Players will go in as a squad of four and look for data drives that are scattered all around the battlefield and then they would need to be extracted before they get overtaken by a storm and all this while battling hordes of other squads that are after the very same thing.

The mode will start off with players selecting their specialists to complement their tactics whether they go in guns blazing, defensively, or through stealth. Weapons and equipment sorting are of course a given but the tactical upgrades will probably make or break the team’s success.

The data drives that you extract will be converted into Dark Market Credits which are exclusive currency to the hazard Zone and you can use them to get weapons, equipment, and some upgrades that are again exclusive to the Hazard Zone.

When you dive into the zone there will be a total of 15 Tactical Upgrades with two of them being completely free. Starting Armor grants you a +20 in armor and Negotiated Bounty 1 will give you 50% more credits for kills on Occupying Forces (AI kills). All the other upgrades will require you to spend Dark Market Credits.

Here are the other 13 tactical upgrades courtesy of VG247:

  • Squad Reinforcement: a portable, one-use Reinforcement Uplink that brings back dead squadmates.
  • Data Store: increases Data Drive carry capacity by two.
  • Biometric Scanning: spot enemies for 50% longer.
  • Ammo Increase 1: one additional magazine for your primary weapon.
  • Ammo Increase 2: two additional magazines for your primary weapon.
  • Throwable Increase 1: carry one additional throwable.
  • Throwable Increase 2: carry two additional throwables.
  • Quickdraw Holster: switch weapons 15% faster.
  • Loadout Insurance: reimburses 50% of your loadout and Tactical Upgrade costs should you die.
  • Faster Healing 1: heal 20% faster.
  • Faster Healing 2: heal 50% faster.
  • Insider Information: reveal Data Capsule drive locations 30 seconds before they land.
  • Table Deal: 100% extra credit reward for extracted Dara Drives.

It is also important to note that Battlefield 2042 can only support a lower number of players for the last-gen consoles with PS4 and Xbox One only having up to 24 players while PC and the new-gen consoles supporting up to 32 players.

Battlefield 2042 is set for release on November 19.