EA Releases Battlefield 2042
Andrew Parker - December 3, 2021

Lester

By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

Battlefield 2042 is EA’s latest release of the popular first-person shooter gaming series, Battlefield. The franchise has been around since the first release of Battlefield: 1942 in the early two-thousands, and EA has dropped more than ten other versions since. Unlike other popular video game series such as Destiny and Titanfall, Battlefield along with Call of Duty and Halo holds the most weight has been around for so long and is some of the most popular on the market. Call of Duty was first dropped in 2003 and has since been released yearly, making the anticipation less than that of gamers waiting two to three years for the release of Battlefield. So, what makes Battlefield 2042 different from its 2018 predecessor and the other Battlefield versions?

 

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To start, Battlefield 2024 is the first game in the franchise on new generation hardware such as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Another record-breaker is the player count. For the first time in Battlefield’s history, 128 players can join the war zone at the same time. With Battlefield 2042, you can take on newer and improved versions of the Conquest and Breakthrough experiences from previous Battlefield games. The newly added Battlefield Hazard Zone is a smaller scale mode where you will be inserted as a four-member squad and will fight other forces as you find data drives and look for extraction points.

 

Battlefield 2024’s new Specialist system lets you choose your role on the battlefield and form hand-tailored squads. Based on Battlefield’s four Classes (Assault, Engineer, Support, Recon), Specialists come with only one unique Specialty and Trait, and the rest of the loadout is fully customizable by you! Choose your Specialist and equip them with everything they need to build synergies within your squad, and according to the EA website, “empower yourself to take on any battle situation.” Since the release of Battlefield 2042, EA has already reported their plans for their next release, Battlefield Universe.