Electronic Arts have revealed the next season for Battlefield 2042 as the team will release Season 2: Master Of Arms on August 30th. It's been a hot minute since we've heard anything for this game, as the updates seem to have become few and far between. It appears the team is looking to make up for that with a season jam-packed with content that will keep you busy for a long time. This includes a new Specialist, new weapons, new vehicles, and several cosmetics, many of which are available in the Free tier track for the Battle Pass, but there are also paid versions available. You can read about all of the new content below as it launches next Tuesday.
In Season 2: Master of Arms, the Battlefield moves to the Panama Canal in the new Stranded map, where they'll fight in a drained lake in and around a shipwrecked tanker: the Starg Ceres, now serving as an illicit arms trading hub. Players will fight for control over this dark market hive of military hardware. Upon entering the Starg Ceres, players will find an environment that favors close-quarters combat, with a high density of cover and short distances between objectives. Charismatic ex-arms dealer Charlie Crawford joins the fray in Season 2 as Battlefield 2042's newest Specialist. Charlie's got a few tricks up his sleeve to give his team an edge; when he's not pinning down enemies with his Mounted Vulcan stationary minigun – also usable by other Specialists, once placed – he's helping his teammates by reviving them and refilling their gadget ammo.
Season 2: Master of Arms also brings with it an arsenal of new weapons, new vehicles and a new gadget. The new AM40, a powerful carbine, is designed to offer a midpoint between an assault rifle and a submachine gun. Avancys, a high-tech light machine gun, maximizes mobility and attachment compatibility, ideal for intel-gatherers who want to provide fire support, while the PF51 blurs the lines between SMG and pistol, and features a huge magazine, ideal for fighting groups of enemies. The new Concussion Grenade is a throwable gadget designed to temporarily confuse and disorient to give you and your squad a tactical edge. No-Pats can now move along the battlefield in the EBLC-RAM, a four-seater vehicle that can maneuver efficiently at lower speeds and place a beacon on which the whole team may spawn. Additionally, and coming in the first update of the season, players will also have access to the fast and fun Polaris RZR, a lightweight buggy designed to zip around the terrain.
New features in Season 2 include Assignments, a way to unlock weapons in All-Out Warfare which were previously only available within Battlefield Portal – starting with the iconic M60E4 and M16A3, with more to come in future updates. Players will also be able to use Assignments to unlock Season 1's vehicles, weapons, and Specialist if they missed out the first time. Battlefield Portal will be receiving new Builder capabilities, greatly expanding the sandbox available to players. For example, the new Custom Conquest preset allows new rule modifications to the classic Conquest mode, while user-editable objectives will spawn many novel game types. Plus, the first update to the season will bring with it additional Battlefield Portal content, including extra-small playspace options to allow for intense close-quarters experiences, as well as five classic weapons from across Battlefield 3, Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 1942.