The Battlefield 2042 release date is finally here. If you’re looking to pickup a copy of the game, you’ll want to pick the right Battlefield 2042 edition for your interest level and budget and this guide will help you do that.
EA’s new entry in the long-running Battlefield series has arrived. Battlefield 2042 is officially available on consoles and Windows PC.
There are currently three Battlefield 2042 editions: a standard version, a Gold Edition, and an Ultimate Edition. Each comes with a different set of bonuses.
- Battlefield 2042 Standard Edition
- Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition
- Battlefield 2042 Ultimate Edition
- Battlefield 2042: Digital vs. Physical
If you decide to buy Battlefield 2042, you’ll want to pick the correct edition for your interest level and budget. Each has its pros and cons and in this guide we’ll walk you through each edition and we’ll also tell you about the key differences between a physical and digital copy of the game.
Battlefield 2042 Standard Edition
There aren’t a ton of Battlefield 2042 deals out there right now, but you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for offers during the holiday shopping season.
The Battlefield 2042 Standard Edition is also bundled for free with GeForce RTX 3090, 3080 Ti, 3080, 3070 Ti and 3070 graphics cards through INNO3D and other NVIDIA partners.
You can also snag a copy of the game for Windows PC if you pickup an SSD from Western Digital. The game comes packaged with the company’s WD_BLACK SN750 SSD.
The standard edition is the most basic version of the game, but it’s also the cheapest version. It’s the edition most people should buy.
Who should buy the standard Battlefield 2042 edition?
- Newcomers to the Battlefield series.
- Those who don’t have a ton of time to play games.
Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition
If you want bonus items, you might want to shell out a little more cash for the Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition.
The Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition also includes the following items:
- Year 1 Pass: 4 New Specialists (1 per Season)
- 4 Battle Passes (1 per Season)
- 3 Epic Skin Bundles (Blistered, Tempest, and Cold Blood)
- Cross-Gen Bundle
So who should opt for Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition?
- People who know they are going to invest a ton of time in Battlefield 2042.
- People that want new items delivered throughout their experience.
- People who love customizing their characters.
Battlefield 2042 Ultimate Edition
And then there’s the Battlefield 2042 Ultimate Edition which is even more expensive than the Gold Edition.
The Battlefield 2042 Ultimate Edition nets everything included in the Gold Edition and some additional items. These additional bonuses include:
- Midnight Ultimate Bundle (Shadow Stalker Legendary Outfit, Obsidian” Legendary Weapon Skin, Onyx Legendary Vehicle Skin)
- Official Digital Artbook
- Exclusive Digital Soundtrack
It’s the most expensive bundle, but it delivers the most content. This bundle is aimed at hardcore Battlefield fans and those who want access to the most items from the get-go.
Battlefield 2042: Digital vs. Physical
Battlefield 2042, like most games, comes in physical and digital formats. Here are a few things to consider before you pick one or the other.
If you’re sick of discs cluttering up your house, you should go with a digital version. You’ll also want to go digital if discs sometimes go missing or get damaged in your home.
If you play a lot of different games and don’t want to pull the disc out every time you want to play, go digital. Downloading a digital copy means you’ll have easy access to the game every time you start up your console.
There are also a few reasons to go with a physical copy of Battlefield 2042.
If you buy a physical copy you’ll be able to sell it to GameStop or a reseller like Craigslist or eBay if you get tired of it down the road.
You’ll also be able to lend your copy out to friends or family members when you decide to move onto another game.
Pre-Order Elden Ring If You Love FromSoftware Games
If you absolutely love FromSoftware/Soulsborne games, pre-ordering a copy of Elden Ring is probably a no-brainer.
If you had a great time with Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3, Bloodborne, and/or Sekiro, this game will be right up your alley.
From the trailer, previews, and information we currently have, Elden Ring pulls in elements from all of FromSoftware's previous titles.
The game features "a vast and seamless landscape with natural weather and time-of-day progression" which you'll be able to traverse on foot or horseback. You can do it alone or with friends.
The developer says Elden Ring's world is filled with "grandeur on a scale never seen before in a FromSoftware title."
Like previous games, there will be action-RPG elements as well. FromSoftware says "role-playing and customization options allow players to define their own unique playstyle."
And then there's the lore. Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, have teamed up to create the game's characters and stories.
Elden Ring is the next evolution of FromSoftware's games so if that's something you're interested in, you might want to put in a pre-order and start counting down the days until February.
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