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Battlefield 2042 battle pass - Season 1 release date

Find out when the next map and specialist are coming to Battlefield 2042 with the Season 1 release date and Battlefield 2042 battle pass

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Want to know when Battlefield 2042 Season 1 launches? If you’re looking for more Battlefield 2042 content, the near-future FPS game is going to receive its first battle pass shortly after launch. We know DICE is planning to release more Battlefield 2042 specialists, weapons, and maps throughout 2022, though an exact release date for additional content has yet to be revealed.

Battlefield 2042 didn’t launch with a single player campaign, but the devs have an entire story planned that is set to take place throughout the year. Have you ever wondered who Synseco is and why they’re advertised so heavily on some of the maps? The battle pass content introduces characters and maps to expand on the world of 2042, giving players an insight as to why the United States and Russia are at the brink of war.

Ryan McArthur, senior producer at DICE, published an article about the future of Battlefield 2042 on February 1 which confirmed Season 1’s delay to summer 2022. DICE planned to release four battle passes in 2022, with each pass estimated to run for at least three months. Here’s what you can expect from the Battlefield 2042 Season 1 battle pass.


The Battlefield 2042 Season 1 battle pass is set to launch in early summer 2022.


In the blog post, DICE confirmed there are multiple updates coming to Battlefield 2042 that won’t be part of Season 1. Instead, these updates are scheduled to be released sooner, though a confirmed date hasn’t been established just yet.

Here are the new features coming to Battlefield 2042 in the future:

  • Player profiles
  • Cross platform voice communication
  • Scoreboard

The developers also confirmed they are looking to expand the tools, player experience gains, and modes in Battlefield Portal. They also have a team designated to analyse the Specialist mechanic in order to create a system that works for everyone.


Known Battlefield data miner, temporyal, has revealed new Battlefield 2042 guns that weren’t included in the base game. There’s no way to tell whether these weapons are going to arrive in the Season 1 battle pass, though we suspect they’ll make their way to the game at some point over the next year.

Here’s a list of the data mined weapons found in the Battlefield 2042 game files:

  • Cobra R9 Crossbow
  • Crye SIX12
  • M45A1
  • Sig Sauer M17
  • TTS Xceed


The devs outlined in a blog post back in 2021 that they plan to deliver four seasons of content, with a battle pass in each season. Every battle pass contains one new specialist, along with new map locations and “more fresh content”. Given 2042’s current batch of weapons, we can safely assume they’re going to add more guns to the game. New content for Battlefield Portal has also been confirmed, reintroducing more classic maps from 1942, BF3, and Bad Company 2 to the game.

And that’s all we know about the Battlefield 2042 Season 1 battle pass so far. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Battlefield Portal, read our latest guide which details how to create your own custom game mode. We also have a guide on the Battlefield 2042 specialist skin challenges to unlock unique outfits for your favourite characters.