The beta for Battlefield 2042 is out for content creators already. Obviously, that's exciting because besides ordinary content creators, it also means leakers - like the infamous Tom Henderson - can get a look at the game too. And not really just the game, but more importantly, the code.
Yep, dataminers have already plunged the depths of this build of Battlefield 2042, and they've found some particularly disturbing lines of code regarding Hazard Zone. This mode is much less expansive than we first thought.
Battlefield 2042's Hazard Zone Leak
Whereas we originally thought Hazard Zone would be an Escape From Tarkov meets Battle Royale kind of thing, it looks like it's actually far smaller and closer to normal multiplayer. Hazard Zone won't have its own map, it will be played on normal multiplayer maps, for instance:
It almost definitely looks like Hazard Zone doesn't have its own unique map.— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) October 5, 2021
"Playing Hazard Zone on Discarded"
"Playing Hazard Zone on Orbital" #Battlefield2042
This means that we're not going to get the open-world feeling of a BR, and before you complain that Battlefield 2042 maps are massive, they can all fit inside Warzone's Verdansk.
But there will be 'extractions' at least so the idea of fighting to survive from BRs will be in Hazard Zone:
Hazard Zone is now described as a "squad-driven raid mode"— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) October 5, 2021
Some achievements include:
- Successfully extract with 50 Data Drives in Hazard Zone
- Successfully extract 25 times in Hazard Zone
- Successfully extract in Hazard Zone without anyone in the squad having died
It's not all bad news then, although they still have time to improve the mode so let's see.
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Will Hazard Zone Be In The BF2042 Beta?
No, Hazard Zone will not be playable in the BF2042 beta. This information came from someone datamining the beta code, not actually playing the mode. We know at this point that the beta will focus purely on multiplayer.
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