Battlefield 2042 gained’t characteristic a standard narrative single-player marketing campaign, however that doesn’t imply it gained’t carry over storytelling components from earlier video games — or that it gained’t inform tales of its personal. In a newly launched quick movie titled “Exodus,” developer DICE and writer Digital Arts arrange the story of Battlefield 2042 and ensure the return of a beloved character: Battlefield 4’s Kimble “Irish” Graves, as soon as once more performed by Michael Ok. Williams.
The nine-minute movie seems to substantiate a canonical ending for 2013’s Battlefield 4: that Irish, not Huang “Hannah” Shuyi, survives the occasions of that sport’s marketing campaign. As such, Irish can be a playable “No-Pat” Specialist in Battlefield 2042.
“Exodus” additionally introduces a brand new character to Battlefield lore named Oz. He clashes with Irish over the way forward for the No-Pats — 2042’s nickname for the non-patriated troopers who battle within the upcoming sport’s international battle. EA mentioned in a information launched that the story of Battlefield 2042 will “proceed to evolve over time” and can be informed by means of future playable specialists — not in contrast to how EA’s Apex Legends or Blizzard Leisure’s Overwatch deal with their storytelling.
Irish is the fifth confirmed specialist coming in Battlefield 2042, following Casper, Mackay, Boris, and Falck, who have been revealed in June. Battlefield 2042 is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Home windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Sequence X on Oct. 22.