DICE Tease A Possible 2042 Setting For Upcoming ‘Battlefield’

The Battlefield 6 reveal trailer is just days away, and EA’s viral marketing is beginning to ramp up. Contrary to the leaks we’ve heard so far, the new Battlefield might be set in 2042.

Over the weekend, several influencers were sent images that contained garbled up text. Streamers like Jack ‘JackFrags’ Mason, Cameron ‘Westie’ West, and Tom ‘Stodeh’ Stoddart posted the images sent from the official Battlefield Twitter account.

It was only when the streamers put their images together that they realised they had been sent different versions. With some handy photoshop work, the entire message was put together. 


The full text reads:

“Some of you want to return home – that most human of all instincts.

With a heavy heart, I must tell you the truth. You have no home to return to.

The question we must ask ourselves now is:

Do we accept our fate? Or do we dare to fight for a better world?

No one may force you into battle, but I say to all who can hear my voice:

If you can fire a gun, if you can tend a wound, if you can cry havoc–

Those who cannot – need you. We need you.

War is the only way home.”

The message is non-descript, giving us little but flavour text for the new game set to be announced on Wednesday. A date of transmission is listed above the message, but the year has been blotted out.

Source: battlelog.battlefield.com
Credit: EA/DICE

Battlefield 2042?

So far, all of the leaks and rumours have pointed towards this year’s Battlefield having a near-future setting. It seems as though these rumours are further cemented by another ‘Emergency Broadcast’ sent to influencers from the Battlefield account.


This time, the streamers were sent grainy videos engulfed in waves of blue glitch-static. Again, each streamer received a different video. In an analysis by JackFrags, he’s able to make out various images amongst the static, like an Osprey Helicopter, a soldier, and some skyscrapers.

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We previously thought that this year’s Battlefield would forgo a subtitle and simply be titled ‘Battlefield’, signifying a soft reboot of the series. However, with the date of broadcast redacted on the original teaser image, some are now theorizing that the new game could be titled ‘Battlefield 2042’ in parallel with its near-future setting.

All will be revealed on Wednesday. Are you excited for the Battlefield 6 reveal trailer? Let us know across our social channels.


[Featured Image Credit: EA/DICE]

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