Electronic Arts and DICE have released “Exodus”, a short film providing a closer look at what started the No-Pat Civil War in Battlefield 2042. The film also introduces the playable cast of No-Pat characters known as Specialists. Most notably, “Exodus” reintroduces an old friend for fans of the series with Battlefield 4’s Kimble “Irish” Graves, played by Michael K. Williams, returning to 2042 as a playable No-Pat Specialist. Exodus also introduces the mysterious “Oz,” who clashes with the Irish over the future of the No-Pats and sows the seeds of conflict. The narrative will continue to evolve over time as more Specialists join the conflict, each with their own story to tell and pull players deeper into the world and lore of Battlefield 2042.
With a deeply engaging multiplayer offering across three distinct experiences, the Battlefield 2042 narrative will be told in an all-new way for the franchise, offering players a compelling world seen through the eyes of the Specialists and their experiences on the battlefield. This immersive and modern approach to storytelling is one that players have come to expect from their favourite games and these Specialist stories aim to give players a way to immerse themselves in the universe of Battlefield 2042 whether they’ve got the controller in hand or not. Whether the player cares deeply about narrative or if they need just enough context to enjoy the multiplayer experience, the world-building is here to enable that immersion.
In the leadup to “Exodus,” players have been taken on the “Journey of the No-Pats” with journalist Kayvan Bechir, who reported on his 13 months embedded on a No-Pat vessel. In his search for the truth, Kayvan had been taken around the globe and discovered three truths: the United States and Russia are on the brink of war as the world struggles over resources and surrounding nations have collapsed, the group of nomads from collapsed nations known as the Non-Patriated (“No-Pats”), who the world would believe have bound together for survival, are actually a divided group with conflicting agendas, and there’s a mysterious No-Pat leader called Oz who has been pulling the strings from the shadows and attempting to unite the No-Pats under one banner. In the last chapter, Kayvan boards the warship Exodus that’s been rerouted to London by Oz in a mission that will soon determine the fate of the No-Pats and the world.
Irish is the fifth Specialist to be revealed for Battlefield 2042, with five more set to be announced in the coming weeks, totalling 10 Specialists at launch. Each Specialist comes with a specific gadget and trait that can only be used by that character, further defining their respective playstyles. Players can also freely choose what weapon, grenade or secondary gadget to equip each Specialist with, providing more freedom to create a unique loadout for each Specialist that fits every playstyle. Those who pre-order Battlefield 2042 will receive the exclusive Battle Hardened legendary skin for Irish as a playable Specialist along with early access to the Open Beta, Baku ACB-90 melee takedown knife, Mr. Chompy epic weapon charm and a Landfall Player Card Background and Old Guard Tag.
Battlefield 2042 is available now for pre-order and is set to launch on retail and digital storefronts on 22nd October PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. EA Play members get a 10-hour trial starting 15th October 2021. Members and players who pre-order will also receive early access to the Open Beta in September.
For more details on the evolving world and story behind Battlefield 2042, you can view the new blog post here.