Report: Battlefield 2042 might not launch Season 1 until March 2022

Battlefield 2042‘s first season of content might not launch until March 2022, if datamined files are any indication.

Noted dataminer Temporyal, who gained a following during Battlefield V‘s live service for what they uncovered, recently posted new findings about Battlefield 2042. Digging into the game client’s files, which they procured during the game’s free Steam weekend, Temporyal discovered 12 preseason weekly challenge rewards.

In other words, if DICE does use all of those weekly rewards for preseason, we won’t see season 1 until March. However, Temporyal states that DICE may have a few of those rewards in their as backups in case the developer needs to delay season 1 to March.

The datamine also uncovered new information about the All-Out Warfare map that’s thought to launch with season 1. Exposure features a research facility base in the Canadian Rockies that experienced a landslide. Publisher EA previously stated that Exposure will take “map design to a whole new level.”

Of course, none of this is confirmed until we get official word from EA or DICE about 2042‘s first season of content. In the month since the game has launched, DICE has patched the game three times. However, there are still plenty of bugs that need fixing and problems that need solving. Unfortunately, we won’t see another patch until January 2022, as DICE is now on holiday break.

Battlefield 2042 is available on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Update: Temporyal apparently dug a little deeper and found an image reportedly tied to Exposure.

The incredibly low-res image shows a canyon with a river at the foot of the Canadian Rockies. While there’s very little sign of the “exposed research facility” that the description hints at, the image does appear to have a colorful fall theme to it, something that’s lacking from the rest of 2042‘s maps.

Of course, none of this is confirmed, and it’s not even readily apparent what this image is. It could be concept art, it could be a thumbnail image for the map, but the fact that it’s so low-res is just add.

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