Battlefield 2042 – Season 2 details ahead of August 30 Launch

Multiplayer shooter game Battlefield 2042 is introducing its second season, titled Master of Arms, scheduled for August 30.

DICE recently made some reveals about what to expect in the new launch. Battlefield 2042 Season 2 introduces a new map, Stranded, which brings players to the Panama Canal. The action centers around a dried lake, featuring a shipwrecked vessel which is the central hub for an illicit arms black-market. Payers will fight for control of the tank, Starg Ceres. The ship is ideal for close-quarter combat, featuring narrow corridors, short distances between objectives and plenty of places to hide.

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Battlefield Season 2 features a New Specialist, Vehicles, Gadgets

There’s also a new specialist thrown into the mix, charismatic arms dealer Charlie Crawford, who packs a Mounted Vulcan stationary minigun. The minigun is also available for use by other Specialists, or anyone on the battlefield. Crawford is a healer and support character who possesses the ability to revive teammates and refill their gadget ammo. The UK-born Crawford is 40 years old, and has served in the MI6 for 17 years. He  became an arms dealer for the Dark Market Council, and subsequently created the Dark Market Vault. The Vault is described in EA’s blog as “a business specializing in the sale of vintage weapons from bygone wars and conflicts as far back as WW2.”

In addition to the new specialist, Season 2 also introduces a new gadget, two new vehicles, and several new weapons. A new feature of Master of Arms focuses on giving players a way to unlock season 1 content they may have missed, via Assignments. Once players complete Assignments, they will be able to unlock Vault Weapons such as M60E4 and M16A3.

These weapons were previously only available in Battlefield Portal. DICE has revealed that M60E4 and M16A3 will be available with the first launch of Season 2, and more will unlock as the season continues. Bringing over weapons from Battlefield Portal to All Out Warfare has been requested by the Battlefield community for a while, and it’s been granted with the new season.

New weapons to spice up your play

Some of the new weapons featured in Master of the Arms are AM40 carbine, described as a cross between an assault rifle and a submachine gun. The Avancys, a lightweight machine gun, is another new weapon brought into the fold. It features scope for attachments without too much weight tying you down during battle. The PF41, on the other hand, carries a large magazine and is supposedly a mix between an SMG and a pistol. There is also a newly introduced concussion grenade, which players can use to temporarily confuse enemies.

Assignments are also a means for players to further explore Battlefield Portal. In addition, the Battlefield Portal mode in Season 2 is being upgraded with enhancements that allow for new game types. For instance, players will now have the ability to scale down battlefields for more close-up and frenetic action. The Portal will also feature five weapons from Battlefield 3, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 1942.

All in all, Master of Arms packs in plenty of new features. If you’re worrying about having to purchase the premium battle pass to access important content, you don’t have to worry. Any items that affect gameplay can be unlocked without it. You can level up and earn them anyway during gameplay.

The original Battlefield 2042 had its share of issues, but despite this was still the fifth best-selling game overall in the US for 2021. EA and DICE have admitted that things didn’t go according to plan, but are taking heed of those mistakes. The next Battlefield game, according to reports, is currently under development. Alongside this, EA is creating a Battlefield connected universe.

DICE is also working on enhancing a couple of maps in the existing Battlefield 2042. Kaleidoscope was reworked in Season 1, and now Renewal and Orbital are the next in line for upgrades. Additionally, DICE has also added plenty more areas of cover that players can utilise during combat. The Renewal release is scheduled for September, while the new Orbital is set for launch a little later in October.