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Meet The First Four Specialists From Battlefield 2042

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One of the major changes in Battlefield 2042 sees players take charge of Specialists, a new type of soldier that is inspired by the traditional class system found in Battlefield. Each Specialist has a name, an identity, as well as a unique Trait and Speciality. During our recent hands-off media session, DICE revealed that Battlefield 2042 will launch with 10 Specialists and gave us a look at the first four. What’s interesting about the Specialists is that with no single-player campaign it sounds like they will act as the vehicle for the narrative, with DICE General Manager Oskar Gabrielson saying that Battlefield 2042’s “evolving tale told through the different soldiers you play and the things you find in the world.” Let’s meet Battlefield 2042’s first four Specialists.

Wikus ‘Casper’ Van Daele

Place of Birth: South Africa
Class: Recon
Specialty: OV-P Recon Drone
Trait: Movement Sensor

Webster Mackay

Place of Birth: Canada
Class: Assault
Specialty: Grappling Hook
Trait: Nimble

Maria Falck

Place of Birth: Germany
Class: Support
Specialty: S21 Syrette Pistol
Trait: Combat Surgeon

Pyotr ‘Boris’ Guskovsky

Place of Birth: Russia
Class: Engineer
Specialty: SG-36 Sentry Gun
Trait: Sentry Operator

Which Specialist tickles your fancy? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

Battlefield 2042 will release on October 22 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X&S, Xbox One and PC. EA Play members and those who pre-order the Gold and Ultimate editions will get 7-day early access beginning on October 15, 2021.

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