A Battlefield data miner has uncovered details about Battlefield 2042’s Hazard Zone mode, and it’s looking a lot like Escape From Tarkov.
Well-known data miner temporal revealed a few basic details of the mode on Twitter. We’ve known about Hazard Zone’s existence for a while, but not much else aside from the fact that it’s one of three game modes that’ll be available when Battlefield 2042 launches.
Temporal likened Hazard Zone to Escape From Tarkov and Hunt: Showdown. These two games feel a bit like the next evolutionary leap from current multiplayer shooters and battle royales. No other games have attempted to replicate their styles yet, but Battlefield 2042 seems to be giving it a decent go.
Hazard Zone seems to be indeed a mix between Escape from Tarkov & Hunt Showdown. The 🚀 “Orbital” map in #Battlefield 2042 has built-in support for this game mode. Other known locations can’t be verified without additional data. No sign of a Hazard Zone exclusive map available
There’s not a whole lot to go on yet. However, the data gathered suggests players will be collecting intel from various data drives and crashed satellites once they’ve been dropped into the map. Tactical upgrades will be available to aid with issues like losing your equipment, plus ones presumably for general exploration and fighting.
It’ll also include some points of interest, like ammo stations and areas where you can call for a cool-ass robot dog or ATV. Some PvE incidents will be dotted around the map, too, with AI soldiers patrolling with the help of tanks or helicopters. Temporal said they may call in reinforcements, with additional AI bosses who might be there for extra rewards and objectives.
In # Battlefield Hazard Zone, you might encounter AI soldiers like a patrol using a Jaguar EBRC or HDT Storm in #Battlefield Hazard Zone. According to some data, they can get reinforcements and parachutes (solo or squads) into the map. AI “bosses” will probably serve as additional objectives & grant rewards.
This will also use Battlefield’s existing maps, with no suggestions of a ‘dedicated’ Hazard Zones map. Battlefield 2042’s Orbital map will have built-in support for the mode, presumably with others following suit.
Battlefield 2042 just wrapped up a round of limited playtesting last week ahead of its upcoming open beta in September. Not everyone behaved following EA’s strict NDA, which led to the European community manager taking to Twitter to warn rule-breaking players that they could be banned from the game when it releases on October 22.