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Battlefield 2042 is getting overhauled for Season 6: Dark Creations

EA's premier shooter franchise isn't done yet, and Battlefield 2042's Season 6 just might put the game back on top
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Battlefield 2042’s launch was, to put it nicely, a bit rough. The game launched to shrugged shoulders from the wider gaming community, while hardcore Battlefield fans felt a little bit betrayed. The huge maps, vehicles, and unique approaches are all here, but the game was littered with bugs, and the final product couldn’t possibly live up to the fancy pre-release trailers that DICE and EA had shared. It was a low point for the series, but EA isn’t going to abandon one of its flagship franchises quite so easily.

Battlefield 2042 is entering Season 6: Dark Creations, and brings with it a bunch of changes that the team hopes will revitalize the player base and overall experience. We’ve watched the action-packed new trailer for Dark Creations, and it’s filled with bullets, explosions, and a healthy dose of cursing from the army boys.


Dark Creations’ biggest addition is likely the new Redacted map, set in Outer Hebrides, Scotland. This is notable not just because of the fantastic location, but it’s the first map in the Battlefield series that is 100% indoors, all the time. That also means there are no vehicles, so you’ll have to use ambush tactics and quick thinking to outmaneuver your enemies in a tight space. Redacted is inspired by Operation Metro and Operation Locker, so fans of those maps will feel right at home here.

There are new weapons and vehicles too, of course, such as the VHX D3 assault rifle, G428 DMR, and the L9CZ semi-auto pistol. Pouches are also a brand new addition to Season 6, and collecting them will give you ammo and health, making it an ideal Support item. But most exciting of all is the YUV-2 Pondhawk, a two-person vehicle that essentially acts as a hybrid between a drone and a motorbike. Very cool.


That’s all on top of a long list of quality-of-life changes, including aim-assist adjustments for console players (all in the name of cross-play “fairness”), a vehicle handling overhaul, and changes to Rao’s hacking tool and Caspar’s Recon drone.

If you’re not a Battlefield 2042 regular, you might be wondering what all of this will mean for you. Well, not much, but it’s an acknowledgment from EA that Battlefield 2042 didn’t get off to the best of starts, and confirmation that the Battlefield series isn’t going anywhere, even if the latest game isn’t a blockbuster success. The only question left to ask if whether you prefer Call of Duty’s annual (and often messy) updates, or Battlefield’s less frequent (and often messy, but eventually fixed) releases.