Battlefield 2042 is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. It is the seventeenth installment in the Battlefield series.
The new game reveal video shows us what the Air Force can’t, the real way to dogfight in an F-35: you just have to jump out and use your shoulder-fired anti-tank weapon against the enemy Su-57 Felon, then, climb right back in and hit the afterburner!
We’re not quite sure where you put an anti-tank missile in the cockpit of an F-35, why the throttle on this F-35 suddenly appears on the right side of the cockpit, or why the pilot isn’t wearing an F-35 helmet, but hey, this is gaming. We don’t sweat the details. It’s all about the action!
The latest installment in the popular BattleField gaming series, the 2042 edition was revealed in a new gameplay trailer on June 9, 2021. Over 2.2 million viewers, and counting, have watched the bizarre mix of X-Games extreme sports, fantasy special operations, and apocalyptic, all-out global war so far.
Battlefield 2042 Trailer
The trailer opens with a homage to the classic Battlefield 3 map Damavand Peak, where the attacking team skydive to the final objective. This isn’t just for the reveal trailer though – this is a real spot on the map Breakaway, which is set in Antarctica. This particular spot is called Outlook and is located on the west side of the map. The ice fields we see later in the trailer are directly east of this location.
The very first aircraft we see in the trailer looks a little like an AC-130, especially as it fires flares to evade an incoming missile. However, in the next few scenes it’s clear that it’s a little smaller than a gunship and appears to have a large jet engine at the end of each wing. It most closely resembles a V-22 Osprey, but it looks like in the 20 or so years between now and 2042 the Osprey has lost its rotors.
In the next section we see two aircraft engaged in a dogfight, one of which appears to be an F-35 Lightning II.