(Pocket-lint) – Battlefield Mobile was first mentioned by DICE in April 2021 and in August 2021 the game appeared on Google Play, while beta testing will take place in February 2022 in select regions.
Not much has been said about the game, but we’ve scoured all available information to bring you all the details you need for the upcoming title.
Battlefield Mobile release date
Battlefield Mobile is expected to launch in 2022. That was the date given by DICE when the game was first announced, and then confirmed when announcing playtests.
Access to the game will be limited ahead of launch, starting with limited playtesting in Indonesia and the Philippines. There will also be the option to pre-register for the game, but this option has not yet appeared.
How much will Battlefield Mobile cost?
Battlefield Mobile will be free-to-play. There will be no cost involved, but there will be a range of in-app purchases. EA Mobile has confirmed that these will be cosmetic items rather than pay-to-win.
Exactly what you’ll be able to purchase has yet to be confirmed, but we’d expect that to be character skins and weapons in a Battle Pass system like Call of Duty Mobile.
The Google Play details also say “contains advertisements”, although we don’t know if this is true or accurate for the final version of the game.
What platforms will Battlefield Mobile be installed on?
Battlefield Mobile has been confirmed for Android and iPhone/iOS. This is a bespoke mobile game, so there is no crossover with the PC or console versions of the game.
Playtests have confirmed an Android 7 or higher requirement, although this may not be the case for the final version of the game.
As playtesting is not currently planned for iOS, there is no information on which version of iOS you will need.
Who develops Battlefield Mobile?
Battlefield Mobile will be an EA Mobile game, but it’s being developed by Industrial Toys, the EA-owned mobile development studio. There is collaboration between the existing Battlefield team and DICE as well as others.
So far, Conquest has been confirmed. Conquest is the classic Battlefield multiplayer game based on territory domination.
The game’s setup is likely to become more widely known closer to launch. We’re expecting a number of different game modes – with mention of multiplayer and aim included in the Google Play listing details.
We have a feeling there will be new game modes specific to the mobile game, as well as familiar options found in existing versions of the game.
The Google Play listing also talks about character classes, including Assault, Support, Medic, and Recon, which will govern how the game plays.
It has been confirmed that the Grand Bazaar map will be in Battlefield Mobile.
Beyond that, in the Google Play listing there are references to several maps, stating “maps and modes both new and familiar to veteran players”, so we expect there to be content unique to Battlefield Mobile, as well as existing versions of the game.
Weapons and vehicles
There will be plenty of customization, with the Google Play listing saying “best customization yet”, so we’re expecting a load of skins.
One of the screens provides weapon details – F2000, P226, Frag, SMAW are all listed in a character’s loadout – and it looks like characters will have multiple loadouts, according to Call of Duty Mobile.
More interesting is that it looks like Battlefield Mobile will have a full range of vehicles to use – there is mention of combat on land, sea and air, while tanks are mentioned several times, appearing in the images, as well as the MTB.
One of the things Battlefield was originally known for was environmental destruction. The Google Play listing refers to “burying your enemies under the rubble of a building”, suggesting that play areas will be more destructible than many others.
“Destroying the battlefield with large-scale environmental destruction” suggests this will be a major feature of the game.
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Written by Chris Hall.