When Battlefield 2042 lands on November 19th, not only are we going to have the new Hazard Zone game mode, but Battlefield Portal will also make an appearance. Despite being a hugely popular esports title nowadays, Portal is the opposite of what we have come to expect in this kind of shooter. Let’s check it out in more details
What is Battlefield Portal?
The Portal mode in Battlefield 2042 is pretty much unlike anything we have seen in the franchise to date. You could almost accuse DICE of trying to add some actual fun into the timeline.
Probably the easiest way to describe Battleford Portal is to say that DICE has given you a toolbox for its sandbox. Okay, maybe that’s not the easiest way but it holds true.
Where Portal gets interesting is that it gives any player the chance to craft their own unique Battlefield experience, create their own rules, and even use assets from previous Battlefield titles such as Bad Company, Battlefield 1942, and Battlefield 3 and go into as much detail as they like and then share the results, cross-platform for anybody else to play.
Yes, it is that cool and we are expecting all manner of amazing creations far beyond our own personal meager abilities.
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How many maps are there in Battlefield Portal?
13 maps will be available to players at launch including these six classics from previous titles.
- Battle of the Bulge (BF 1942)
- El Alamein (BF 1942)
- Arica Harbor (Bad Company 2)
- Valparaiso (Bad Company 2)
- Caspian Border (Battlefield 3)
- Noshahr Canals (Battlefield 3)
They haven’t just been dumped in there, all have been lovingly recreated so they will be glorious in up to 4k and support the new 128 player count of the latest gen versions.
What weapons and vehicles will there be in Battlefield Portal?
It’s all very well having classic maps from the likes of 1942 and so on but they would be nothing without some of the original vehicles and weapons also making an appearance. To that end, DICE have included 40 of both weapons and vehicles from the classic games so you will be able to recreate the original maps and give them just enough of an original twist to make them even more interesting!