Fri, 11 Jun 2021

Create your own custom-made squad with unique skill sets with the Specialist System in Battlefield 2042

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From all the new additions in Battlefield 2042, the Specialist System is perhaps the most intriguing. EA has introduced the Specialist System in Battlefield 2042 that allows players to choose their roles on the battlefield and form custom-made squads. Battlefield 2042 does not have a single-player mode so people can jump into 128 player action using these specialists.

The system is based on Battlefield's four classes- Recon, Support, Assault, and Medic. Each specialist has one unique specialty and trait. The rest of their loadout is fully customizable. Players in a squad can choose the right specialists to gain an advantage on the battlefield. 

Meet the Specialists

Battlefield 2042 will include 10 specialists. So far, EA has only revealed 4 of them and the remaining will be revealed in the coming months.

Webster Mackay

He is an ex-military fighting Assault soldier fighting for the Non-Patriated. His specialty is the Grappling Hook, a rope that attaches to surfaces. Once attached, the player is pulled toward the surface as the rope retracts. His Nimble trait gives him a speed advantage on the battlefield. 

Maria Falck

A skilled Medic who is looking for her son among the non-patriated groups spread across the world. With her specialty, the Syrette Pistol, she can heal friendlies from afar. If fired at the enemy, the pistol will deal damage instead of healing. Her Combat Surgeon trait allows her to revive downed allies with full health.

Pyotr 'Boris' Guskovsky

This Russian-born engineer is an experienced weapons expert. His specialty SG-36 Sentry System automatically spots and engages enemy targets detected in a certain area. Sentry Operator spots the enemy target when the sentry gun locks on the enemy.

Wikus 'Casper' Van Daele

Wikus is a Recon Soldier with a rather introverted personality. WIth his OV-P Recon Drone, he can spot nearby moving enemies and disorient them using EMP blasts and Movement Sensor alerts him of approaching enemies.  

Battlefield 2042 release date

Battlefield 2042 is scheduled to release on October 22 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5, and PC through Steam, Origin, and the Epic Games store.  EA says the game will have an open beta across all platforms in months before launch and if someone pre-orders the game, they will get early access to the open beta. 

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