Battlefield 2042

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Battlefield 2042
BF2042 Cover.jpeg
Official Cover Art
Release Date: November 19, 2021
Developer: DICE
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Series: Battlefield
Platforms: PC
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PlayStation 5
Xbox Series X
Genre: First-Person Shooter

Battlefield 2042 is an upcoming first-person shooter developed by Swedish game developer DICE and published by Electronic Arts. It is the twelfth main entry in EA's large-scale Battlefield FPS series, and is the first entry to take place in a modern/near future setting since 2013's Battlefield 4.

A direct sequel to Battlefield 4, the game is set in the year 2042 and features the United States and Russia as Earth's last two superpowers, after environmental disasters, economic crises, rising sea levels, and resource shortages plunged the world into chaos. As the world recovers from a decade of crises, the two nations use former military personnel from refugee groups, who call themselves "Non-Patriated", in Task Forces to fight each other in proxy wars for control of the new world that has emerged. These refugees are distrustful of the governments that exiled them and refused them safety in the previous years of hardship, but must choose a side to fight for their future.

All-Out Warfare is the regular mode similar to the multiplayer of previous Battlefield titles, featuring maps set in exotic locations, such as Egypt, Singapore, Seoul, and Antarctica, with weather events like sandstorms and tornadoes rolling in mid-match to affect the flow of gameplay.

Portal mode allows use of remastered maps, weapons, vehicles, gadgets, classes, TTK values, movement and factions from older Battlefield games, namely Battlefield 1942, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3, along with those from the rest of the game. Creation of custom "Portal" servers using remastered content is done via a web-based service, which allows players to customise rules and settings (including the use of new 2042 content) in order to create a properly unique Battlefield experience. New content will be added to Portal mode along the way, from old games and 2042.

The following weapons appear in the video game Battlefield 2042:



Battlefield 2042 foregoes the famous class system of all previous Battlefield games, instead using a system called "Specialists", who each have their own unique active and passive abilities, but they still resemble the old class system (Assault, Engineer, Medic, Support, and Recon). The rest of their loadout is fully customizable, allowing players more freedom in their classes and not forcing each class to use a certain category of weapon. However, the old class system is still usable with BF Portal, although it is unknown if each class will be the same as in the original game, or changed slightly.

There are 10 specialists at launch (but only 5 are known at this point in time), each with unique abilities.

The returning factions in the Portal mode still use the old class system.


Colt M1911A1

The Portal trailer showed the M1911A1 returning from BF1942.

World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
The pistol in the trailer. Note the gloves of the character making it look like his fingers are clipping through the grip.

Glock 18

The Glock 18 appears in the game as the "G57", implying that 9 new models come out after the Glock 48 in the coming years. In the current pre-alpha build of the game it incorrectly holds 16+1 rounds instead of 17+1; this is likely a simple oversight (setting it to hold "17 rounds"), not unlike the CZ 75 from Battlefield 4 (before it was corrected).

Glock 18 (3rd Generation) - 9x19mm Parabellum
The Glock can be seen in the character's holster.
The Glock in first person with a micro reflex sight.
A first-person view of a 2042 soldier equipped with a "G57" in a remastered version of BF3's Caspian Border map, from the EA Play announcement.
Aiming down the ironsights with a suppressor, about to headshot a German WWII soldier from BF1942. In this video, it is being used in semi-auto mode.

Taurus Model 44 Revolver

A Taurus Model 44 revolver appears as the "M44", equipped by default with a Smith and Wesson Stealth Hunter-esque long barrel with the ubiquitous Battlefield 2042 powered rail mounted on top. It operates in single-action, with the player manually cocking the hammer. Unfired rounds are retained when reloading, with casings simply dumped out of the cylinder after catching the unfired rounds, then a speedloader is used; due to retaining unfired rounds, the empty reload is actually faster than partial reloads as it skips that step.

Taurus Model 44 with 6" barrel - .44 Magnum
Smith & Wesson Model 629 Stealth Hunter - .44 Magnum‎

"S21 Syrette Pistol"

Support Specialist Maria Falck uses the fictional S21 Syrette Pistol as her exclusive equipment. It has the loose silhouette of the Pneu-Dart X-2 CO2 dart pistol, though its details are different, and its dart loading port is located at where the X-2's pressure gauge is located in reality.

Pneu Dart X2

"Tracer Dart Gun"

The fictional "Tracer Dart Gun" from Bad Company 2 was shown prominently in the Portal trailer, first as one of the weapons held by Espinoza, and then being used by a soldier for its intended function (shooting a passing enemy plane, and somehow allowing an unguided PG-7V rocket from an RPG-7 to lock onto said plane).

Espinoza with the Tracer Dart Gun.
Espinoza using the Tracer Dart Gun.

Submachine Guns

Brügger & Thomet MP9

A Brügger & Thomet MP9 has been datamined in the PC files.

Brügger & Thomet MP9 - 9x19mm

KRISS Vector

The 2nd generation KRISS Vector appears as the "K30", seemingly alluding to it being a successor to the KRISS K10 prototype that previously appeared in Battlefield Hardline. Despite functioning like a full-auto Vector SMG, it is modeled after the civilian SBR version, as it lacks a select-fire lever.

KRISS USA Gen II Vector SBR - .45 ACP / 9x19mm Parabellum. This is the 2017 model, which comes with an integrated AR stock adaptor and a KRISS DS150 stock.
The KRISS Vector in the reveal trailer.


The LWRC SMG-45 first appeared under the name "PBX-9", and as of the first public test is instead named "PBX-45"; it's possible the name changes depending on the calibre selected. Markings on the side say "9MM|45 ACP" suggesting that the game's weapon customization system will allow you to change calibers. Its stock appears to use the bronze finish of the early models.

LWRC SMG-45 - .45 ACP
LWRC SMG-45, 2015 prototype - .45 ACP
The SMG-45 as seen with a suppressor and Leupold HAMR style-sight in the trailer.
Later on, it appears with a vertical grip and a reflex sight instead.

M1A1 Thompson

In the Battlefield: Portal trailer, WWII-era US soldiers are seen with M1A1 Thompson submachine guns; Espinoza is also seen with one during the weapon-switching sequence. It has a 30 round magazine and is simply called "Thompson" in the HUD.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
The bewildered US soldier armed with his M1A1 Thompson in the future.
Espinoza's M1A1 Thompson.
During EA Play, the M1A1 was used by a BC2 Assault soldier. In the bottom left, we can see that this player is a BC2 Assault soldier via the HUD.
Reloading the Thompson, the rounds can be seen stacked inside the magazine.
Sending the new magazine home before the weapon is dropped and the player is killed. In the next few frames the magazines appear to be jungle-taped together, however this is not visible until the player is killed and is most likely a pre-alpha bug.


In the Battlefield: Portal trailer, some German soldiers fighting 2042 soldiers can be seen using MP40 submachine guns.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A German soldier running with his MP40.
A German soldier looks on in horror as his teammates launch a Kübelwagen hundred of meters into the sky to knock a VTOL troop transport out.

PP-19 Bizon-2

A PP-19 Bizon-2 has been datamined in the PC files.

PP-19 Bizon-2 - 9x18mm Makarov


Crye Precision Six12

A Crye Precision Six12 has been datamined in the PC files.

Crye Precision SIX12 (2nd prototype) - 12 gauge

Remington 870 MCS

A Remington 870 MCS is seen in the trailer, fitted with an M4 stock adaptor and what appears to be Magpul's Remington 870 forend, and Mossberg 590A1-style ghost ring sights. It appears under the name "MCS-880".

Remington 870 MCS - 12 gauge
Remington 870 with ghost ring sights - 12 gauge
A Remington 870-equiped soldier stacks up in the trailer.
The Remington 870 MCS's sights.

Saiga 12

A Saiga 12 has been datamined in the PC files.

Izhmash KS-K - 12 gauge


The SPAS-12 returns from BF3 in the Portal trailer.

Franchi SPAS-12 with butt hook attached to stock - 12 gauge
SPAS-12 in the trailer.



The AN-94 returns, seen in pre-release screenshots of the remastered Caspian Border map.

AN-94 - 5.45x39mm


The Remington ACR appears in the same pre-release screenshot of the remastered Caspian Border as the AN-94.

Remington ACR with 14.5" barrel, 5-sided handguard, and fixed stock - 5.56x45mm NATO


The 2017 production version of the AK-12 appears as the "AK24". It was first seen in the reveal trailer, fitted with an olive drab handguard, stock, and polymer magazine, as well as various attachments, including an OKP-7 sight. Oddly, its standard magazines hold only 24 rounds.

AK-12 - 5.45x39mm
A closeup of the AK-12 in the trailer - the magazine appears to be a bit mispositioned here, the safety is engaged, and the bolt is halfway out of battery. As with some other weapons in the game, the rail segments are non-standard.
Another shot of the AK-12.
Another shot of the AK-12 in the trailer with what is likely the RPK-16's 95-round drum magazine.


In the Portal trailer, Espinoza is seen holding an AKS-74U. It appears to have the earlier model of handguard.

AKS-74U with earlier handguard - 5.45x39mm
AKS-74U in Espinoza's hands.

AS Val

In the Portal trailer, an AS Val is seen in the background.

AS Val - 9x39mm

Daniel Defense DDM4 V7 PRO

A Daniel Defense DDM4 V7 PRO with a Strike Switch safety lever and dark earth Raptor charging handle appears as a semi-auto marksman type weapon; it was originally named "4V9" in the reveal trailer, but by the EA Play trailer has been renamed to "DM7". The distinctive stock is clearly visible in promotional material showing some cosmetic bundles, which features an Arctic camo on the DDM4. For non-empty reloads, the player character flips on the safety before swapping mags, then disengages it after. In the Portal Game modes trailer, while showing the "Quality vs Quantity" mode, we see a specialist using it with a 12 round mag, locked on semi-auto and seemingly loaded with a larger cartridge than 5.56x45mm.

Daniel Defense DDM4 V7 PRO - 5.56x45mm NATO
A DDM4 V7 in the foreground. Note the Strike Switch safety lever and 10 round magazine.
In the gameplay trailer, Floppy-Ragdoll uses it with an Elcan Spectre DR 1/4 and a 30 round magazine, note the original 5.56 Magpul.
In the EA Play announcement, a 2042 soldier rides in a "MV99 Condor" helicopter with the modified DM7, equipped with a faux Vortex Venom red dot sight and the 12 round magazines.
Inserting a new magazine, holding the old and the new mag in one hand.
Loading the new magazine.
After shooting all thirteen rounds, the specialist pushes the magazine release and lets the empty magazine fall free.
Loading a new, full magazine.
Pressing the bolt release.


An FN SCAR-H CQC is seen in the reveal trailer.

Third Generation FN SCAR-H CQC - 7.62x51mm NATO
An FN SCAR-H as seen in the trailer, with two-tone receivers and a rail cover. The magazine also appears to be a bit mispositioned here, and there are two visible front sights attached to the gas block, one flipped up, the other down.

Heckler & Koch HK416

In the Portal trailer, Espinoza briefly holds a Heckler & Koch HK416. Based on the stock and rear diopter sight, it's reasonable to assume this is a full size rifle model, offered by H&K. Since the barrel length is not visible, the specific model of the HK416 is currently unconfirmed; since Battlefield: Portal is specifically intended to include "throwback" weapons, more likely than not the weapon is the HK416 D10RS from Battlefield 3.

Heckler & Koch HK416 D10RS (10.4 inch barrel) - 5.56x45mm NATO.
The HK416 as seen briefly in Espinoza's hands.

Heckler & Koch XM8

Both the rifle and compact carbine variants of the Heckler & Koch XM8 are seen in the BF Portal reveal, presumably intended to be the ones from Bad Company 2. The XM8 Compact Carbine is shown with a tan color scheme. In reality, this tan paint job was only applied to the Heckler & Koch XM8 Automatic Rifle.

Older version of Heckler & Koch XM8 - 5.56x45mm
Heckler & Koch XM8 Compact Carbine - 5.56x45mm
Espinoza holding the XM8 Compact Carbine.

Kel-Tec CMR-30

The Kel-Tec CMR-30 appears as the "VCAR".

Kel-Tec CMR-30 - .22 WMR

M1 Garand

An M1 Garand can briefly be seen in the Portal trailer twice.

M1 Garand with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
Espinoza with the Garand.
The soldier running to the left has the Garand rifle equipped.


Espinoza can be briefly seen with an M16 that is either an A2 or A3 model, depending on if it is a variant from Battlefield: Bad Company 2 or Battlefield 3.

Colt M16A2 - 5.56x45mm
Espinoza with the old-school M16A2 variant.

SIG-Sauer MCX Spear

The SIG-Sauer MCX Spear appears in the game as the "M5A3", implying that it won the NGSW program contract and was adopted by the U.S. as the "M5 Carbine". It is also present on the cover art of the game, equipped with a SIG-Sauer ROMEO 8 and a suppressor. It holds 20 rounds by default, but can use a 30 round PMAG.

In real life, the Spear is used almost exclusively with a custom SIG suppressor designed for the weapon, as its 6.8x51mm SIG hybrid-cased ammunition is fairly powerful and has a strong muzzle blast. However, in BF2042, it appears without one in the game's trailers, and has a barrel that ends about where the suppressor would be.

SIG-Sauer MCX Spear with its custom suppressor - 6.8x51mm
The SIG-Sauer MCX Spear in the trailer.

Sturmgewehr 44

In the Battlefield: Portal trailer, some German soldiers can be seen using Sturmgewehr 44s as legacy content based on Battlefield 1942, though the actual StG asset is likely an updated model from Battlefield V.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm Kurz
The StG-44's stock.
The StG-44.

Sniper Rifles

Barrett XM109

A Barrett XM109 has been datamined in the PC files.

Barrett XM109 - 25x59mm

Chukavin SVCh

What appears to be a Chukavin SVCh appears in promotional artwork for the Specialists, mounted on its bipod on a crate in the background. It also briefly appeared in the gameplay trailer. It appears to be a 7.62x51mm variant, and the in-game model has a 10 round mag, whereas the HUD icon has a 20 rounder.

Chukavin SVCh with 20-round magazine - 7.62x51mm NATO
The Chukavin SVCh in the background of the promotional artworks.

DSR-Precision DSR-1

What appears to be a DSR-1 is seen. It can be made out specifically as a DSR-1 and not its upscaled version, the DSR-50 by its thinner profile.

DSR-Precision GmbH DSR-1 - 7.62x51mm NATO
A DSR-1 in the trailer.
As with the third-person views of the AK-12 and SCAR-H, the DSR appears to have its bolt and magazine bugged in the reveal trailer.

GOL Magnum

A Bad Company 2 US Army Recon can be seen with the GOL sniper rifle in the Battlefield Portal trailer.

GOL Sniper Magnum - .338 Lapua Magnum

Karabiner 98k

What appears to be a Karabiner 98k appears briefly in the hands of a German in the BF Portal reveal. It is another legacy rifle from Battlefield 1942, although the model is likely an updated version of the Kar 98k from Battlefield V.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier with the Kar98k.
A soldier with the Kar98k.

Marlin Model 1895

A Marlin Model 1895(probably some kind Henry USA model) has been datamined in the PC files.

Marlin Model 1895SBL - .45-70

Mechem NTW-20

A Mechem NTW-20 has been datamined in the PC files.

Mechem NTW-20 - 20x82mm MG151

Sako TRG M10

The Sako TRG M10 initially appeared as the "TG-24", but has since been renamed to "SWS-10".

Sako TRG M10 - .338 Lapua Magnum
The Sako's side view in game being used with iron sights.
The Sako in game being used with a proper scope.


A TTS XCEED has been datamined in the PC files.


Machine Guns

M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle

In the Portal trailer, an M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle is seen in the background.

M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06

M134 Minigun

A Hand Held M134 Minigun has been datamined in the PC files.

Hand Held M134 Minigun


Another Battlefield 3 offering, the HK416 transforms into the M240B.

M240B with newer style lower handguard (designed to attach RIS rails via hex nut) - 7.62x51mm NATO.
Espinoza with an M240B.


A MGA SAW K has been datamined in the PC files.

MGA SAW K - 5.56x45mm

Knight's Armament LWAMG

The Knight's Armament LWAMG appears as the "LCMG".

KAC LWAMG - 7.62x51mm NATO
The KAC LWAMG in the trailer. Note that it appears here with a LAMG's telescoping stock.

PKP Pecheneg Bullpup

A PKP Pecheneg Bullpup is briefly seen in the trailer. It also appears as part of the "SG-36 Sentry System" that Specialist Pyotr "Boris" Guskovsky has access to, fitted with a large muzzle brake.

PKP Pecheneg Bullpup - 7.62x54mm R
A PKP Pecheneg Bullpup-equipped soldier runs for cover in the Songdo International Business District, South Korea.


The QJY-88 is seen in pre-release screenshots of the remastered Noshahr Canals and Caspian Border maps.

Norinco QJY-88 - 5.8x42mm


Carl Gustaf M4

The Carl Gustaf M4 appears in the reveal trailer, used by a pilot executing the infamous "Rendezook" move, where the pilot jumps out of their fighter jet, shoots a rocket mid-air while falling, and jumps back in their jet. It was originally named "Carl Gustaf M5", however by the first public test it had been renamed to "Recoilless M5"

Carl Gustaf M4 - 84x246mm R
The definition of "air-to-air missile" has changed by 2042.


An anti-aircraft launcher named FIM-33 has been mentioned in official blog posts for the game and was first seen in the Exodus short film, used by returning character Irish from Battlefield 4. As seems to be standard with most weapons and vehicles in the game, it's presumably an updated version of the FIM-92 Stinger. The launcher is "reloaded" by simply discarding the empty launcher and pulling out a new one.

FIM-92 Stinger with IFF interrogator - 70mm


An FN EGLM can be seen slung under the SCAR-H in the gameplay trailer.

FN MK 13 EGLM mounted on a FN SCAR-H CQC - 40mm

Heckler & Koch XM320

A US Army Assault soldier from Bad Company 2 can be seen with the XM8/XM320 combo in the BF Portal reveal.

Heckler & Koch XM320 with optional telescoping stock - 40x46mm
Concept art of the Heckler & Koch XM320 mounted on a XM8 - 5.56x45mm & 40x46mm


A MGL Mk 1L has been datamined in the PC files.

Milkor MGL Mk 1L in desert tan finish fitted with Armson OEG reflex sight - 40x46mm


In the Battlefield: Portal trailer, a rather optimistic soldier attempts to shoot down a WWII-era Supermarine Spitfire with an RPG-7 (likely returning from BF3); this otherwise-futile endeavor is aided by his teammate's use of Bad Company 2's "Tracer Dart Gun", which somehow allows an unguided rocket to lock onto, follow, and destroy said plane.

RPG-7 - 40mm
A soldier from the futuristic 2042-era aims the classic RPG-7.
The effects of firing the RPG-7.

Grenades & Explosives

"HG-2" Grenade

In the Portal trailer, the HG-2 hand grenade from the Battlefield: Bad Company series can be seen. It still resembles the original fictional hybrid of a Mills Bomb with the fuze assembly from a M67 frag grenade, complete with the iconic Smiley Face pin.

M67 fragmentation grenade
No. 36M Mk.I "Mills Bomb" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
A soldier is shot and drops the HG-2 he was about to throw.

Mounted & Emplaced Weapons

Browning M2 QCB

The Browning M2 QCB appears on a futuristic "M1A5" Abrams tank and the Ripsaw tank in the reveal trailer.

Browning M2 QCB - .50 BMG
Several Browning M2s in the trailer, mounted on some tanks.

Browning M3

Historic USAAF B-17 bombers are in BF Portal promotional materials, which have numerous Browning M3 machine guns.

Browning M3 Aircraft - .50 BMG

Dillon Aero M134 Minigun

Dual M134 Miniguns appears mounted on the "MD540 Nightbird" helicopter in the reveal trailer and Griffon-type hovercraft in promotional images. Three are also mounted on the nose of the "MV38-Condor" transport; the pilot's HUD and passenger list strongly imply that each of its three Miniguns is operated independently by three different passengers in the vehicle.

Dillon Aero M134 with flash suppressor - 7.62x51mm NATO
One of a pair of Dillon Aero M134s mounted on a scout chopper.

General Dynamics GAU-22/A

The F-35B in the gameplay trailer appears with its underslung General Dynamics GAU-22/A gun pod.

General Dynamics GAU-22/A - 25x137mm

General Electric M61 Vulcan

The GE M61 Vulcan is seen on a CIWS installation from a Battlefield Portal promotional image, and a F/A-18E Super Hornet that carries the M61A2 variant is also shown.

GE M61 Vulcan Cannon - 20x102mm
BF2042 Portal Noshahr promo.jpg

Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1

The Sukhoi Su-57 appears in the reveal trailer and promotional artwork, which is armed with the Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 autocannon.

Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 with ammo belt - 30x165mm

Hispano-Suiza HS.404

The Battlefield Portal reveal features Supermarine Spitfires as historic content from Battlefield 1942, which are armed with Hispano-Suiza HS.404 autocannons.

Hispano-Suiza HS.404 with ammo drum - 20×110mm

M230 Chain Gun

The M230 Chain Gun is mounted on the "AH-64GX", a futuristic variant of the Apache attack helicopter.

Hughes/Alliant Techsystems M230 chain gun - 30x113mm B

MG 17

German JU 87 "Stuka" dive bombers have wing-mounted MG17.

MG17 - 7.92x57mm Mauser

MG 34 Panzerlauf

WWII-era German ground vehicles are seen in the BF Portal reveal, which have MG34 Panzerlauf machine guns.

MG34 Panzerlauf with stock fitted - 7.92x57mm Mauser

Shipunov 2A42

Kamov Ka-52 and Mil Mi-28N helicopters seen in reveal media have Shipunov 2A42 autocannons.

Shipunov 2A42 automatic cannon - 30x165mm
An Mi-28 with the 2A42 in one of the promotional images. The AN-94, QJY-88, and RPG-7 can also be seen in the hands of the Marines at the image's full size.


Cobra R9 Crossbow

A Cobra R9 Crossbow has been datamined in the PC files.

See Also

Battlefield Franchise
Main series Battlefield: 1942 (2002)  •  Battlefield: Vietnam (2004)  •  Battlefield 2 (2005)  •  Battlefield 3 (2011)  •  Battlefield 4 (2013)  •  Battlefield 1 (2016)  •  Battlefield V (2018)  •  Battlefield 2042 (2021)
Bad Company Series Battlefield: Bad Company (2008)  •  Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (2010)
Spin-Offs Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (2005)  •  Battlefield: 1943 (2009)  •  Battlefield Hardline (2014)
Free-to-Play Spin-Offs Battlefield Heroes (2009)  •  Battlefield Play4Free (2011)
Third-Party Modifications Battlefield: 1918 (2003)  •  Forgotten Hope (2003)  •  Desert Combat (2003)  •  Forgotten Hope 2 (2005)  •  Project Reality (2005)  •  FinnWars (2006)  •  Project Reality: Falklands (2012)  •  Project Reality: Vietnam (2012)  •  Project Reality: Normandy (2013)

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