Battlefield 2042 Next-Gen Version Costs $70, Special Editions Revealed

Battlefield 2042

After months of speculation and unofficial leaks, Battlefield 2042 was finally unveiled as the next iteration of DICE’s long-running Battlefield series. Though the upcoming shooter aims to introduce a number of franchise firsts and intriguing new modes to the proceedings, it looks like the new entry is also bringing with it a slightly more expensive price point for next-gen versions on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

As per a recent edition listing from EA, the Standard Edition of Battlefield 2042 was confirmed to cost $69.99 USD for versions available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. This is a full $10 increase above the standard $59.99 enjoyed by PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of the game, not to mention most modern AAA releases these days. Though the base version doesn’t come with any extras, pre-ordering will net owners early access to the game’s open beta, along with a number of in-game perks, including:

  • Early Access to Open Beta
  • Baku ACB-90 Epic Melee Takedown Knife
  • “Mr. Chompy” Epic Weapon Charm
  • “Landfall” Player Card Background and “Old Guard” Tag

Though $70 might already be a steep ask for next-gen, even more goodies are available as part of the Gold Edition of Battlefield 2042. For the price of $99.99 USD for consoles ($89.99 USD for PC), this collection offers all the aforementioned extras as well as early access to the game’s launch, cross-gen compatibility for PlayStation or Xbox, and the Year 1 Pass, which guarantees 4 New Specialists, 4 Battle Passes, 3 Epic Skin Bundles. In all, Gold Edition pre-orders include:

  • Early Access to Game Launch
  • Early Access to Open Beta
  • Baku ACB-90 Epic Melee Takedown Knife
  • “Mr. Chompy” Epic Weapon Charm
  • “Landfall” Player Card Background and “Old Guard” Tag
  • Year 1 Pass
    • 4 New Specialists
    • 4 Battle Passes
    • 3 Epic Skin Bundles
      • “Blistered Earth” Bundle
      • “Tempest” Bundle
      • “Cold Blood” Bundle
  • Cross-Gen Bundle

Lastly, those who strive for the most content possible can go for the Ultimate Edition of Battlefield 2042. Not only does the package assemble all the content mentioned above, but it also comes with even more goodies for the premium price of $119.99 USD on consoles, or $109.99 USD on PC. Added perks include the Midnight Ultimate Bundle, which doles out a particularly spiffy black armor DLC; as well as a digital artbook and exclusive soundtrack for the upcoming title. All Ultimate Edition pre-order perks are listed below:

  • Early Access to Game Launch
  • Early Access to Open Beta
  • Baku ACB-90 Epic Melee Takedown Knife
  • “Mr. Chompy” Epic Weapon Charm
  • “Landfall” Player Card Background and “Old Guard” Tag
  • Year 1 Pass
    • 4 New Specialists
    • 4 Battle Passes
    • 3 Epic Skin Bundles
      • “Blistered Earth” Bundle
      • “Tempest” Bundle
      • “Cold Blood” Bundle
  • Cross-Gen Bundle
  • Midnight Ultimate Bundle
    • “Shadow Stalker” Legendary Outfit
    • “Obsidian” Legendary Weapon Skin
    • “Onyx” Legendary Vehicle Skin
  • Official Digital Artbook
  • Exclusive Digital Soundtrack

Battlefield 2042 releases for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on October 22nd.

What do you think? Are you going to spring for one of these Battlefield 2042 special editions, or do you consider $70 to be way too much for a modern release? Will you need to see more gameplay before you make a decision one way or the other? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more next-gen headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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