DICE has announced that the next season for their latest tactical shooter, Battlefield 2042, will release next week. Season 3 “Escalation,” is set to add a new battle pass, a new map, a Specialist, and more.
The new update will add a battle pass to the game, featuring 100-tiers that have been refreshed from the previous season. We’ll also be getting the new Spearhead map which puts players in the Swedish wilderness as they battle in and around two cutting-edge weapons production facilities. Season 3 will also revamp the starter maps, Breakaway and Manifest, although this revamp won’t happen until December and January, respectively.
The refreshed battle pass will also feature the new Specialist Rasheed Zain as one of the free unlockables. The character is an Egyptian security expert and will be armed with an XM370A rocket launcher designed to flush enemies out of cover; he’ll also be able to recover health the fastest when compared to other specialists.
Season 3 also adds four new weapons to the game, expanding players’ arsenals. These weapons are the fan favorite Throwing Knives, the Rorsch MK-4 Railgun, the NVK-S22 Smart Shotgun, and the NVK-P125 Bullpup Pistol.
A new EMKV90-TOR Tank vehicle is also added to the game, which can be switched into different modes depending on the situation. Mobility mode emphasizes speed, while siege mode slows the vehicle down but allows it to deal more damage and detect the source of incoming attacks at a given range.
Escalation will include new Assignments; a feature introduced when Season 2 launched in August and can be completed to gain access to Vault Weapons. The developers also announced that his Specialist rework would arrive sometime during Season 3, which will see the return of the classic Battlefield Class system; however, it will be completed in Season 4.
Since the game’s terrible launch, developer DICE has been responding to community feedback and diligently updating and balancing the game, with countless changes applied to patch the game incrementally. They even announced last week that Battlefield 2042 would be added to Xbox Game Pass to increase the low player count, which means it’s the perfect time to try the game out if you’re interested in the latest update.
Battlefield 2042 Season 3 will launch on November 22nd, 2022 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.