A new season of Battlefield 2042 is about to begin, and it’s introducing another raft of new content. Battlefield 2042 Season 3 is called Escalation, and it brings with it a map set in the wilds of rural Sweden, a new specialist named Zain, and some new weapons and vehicles to master on the FPS game’s chaotic killing fields. The Battlefield 2042 Season 3 release date is set for November 22.
Escalation adds the new map Spearhead, which features two large semi-automated manufacturing plants located in the rugged Swedish wilderness. Zain, the new Egyptian-born specialist arriving in Season 3, can flush enemies out of cover with his unique XM370A airburst rifle, and he’ll immediately recharge his health when he makes a kill. That will make him a valuable (and durable) addition to any daring pushes into enemy territory.
Season 3 also introduces some new weapons to the general armoury. There’s the Rorsch Mk-4 railgun, which requires some charging time but can fire blazingly fast projectiles in several firing modes. The NVK-22 smart shotgun features a compact double-barrelled design that makes it ideal for close-quarters combat and ambushes. Then there’s the NVK-P125 bullpup pistol, whose rear-mounted magazine allows for a longer barrel that gives the weapon increased range over other sidearms.
For more stealthy and old-school takedowns, Season 3 is also adding throwing knives.
The new EMKV90-TOR tank will be a welcome addition for any Starcraft Terran players out there. You can swap between mobility and siege modes to select either swift traversal or devastating firepower. Either way, the EMKV90-TOR also sports a threat detection system that will highlight the sources of incoming fire on your HUD.
As Season 3 progresses, we’ll see the long-awaited specialist rework arrive in Battlefield 2042, as well as the reworks to the Manifest and Breakaway launch maps.