Battlefield 6 will let you, once again, take up arms and fight other players in large-scale online multiplayer battles. According to the latest leaks, the game might even let you fight tornadoes. Well, not really; there’s no point in shooting at tornadoes. It was proven ineffective in disaster prevention, but the new in-game dynamic weather mechanics might significantly impact your gaming session’s outcome.
In an article by AltChar, the gamer news and reviews website, a reliable industry insider Tom Henderson revealed on his Twitter that explosions won’t be the only thing that can damage and topple buildings in Battlefield 6 – mother nature can do too. Henderson, a reliable source for all things Call of Duty and Battlefield, released this information on April 1st but reposted it again one day later, confirming that the original post wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. However, the weather mechanics are yet to be confirmed by the developer EA DICE or the game’s publisher Electronic Arts. Without official confirmations, this news is the be taken with a grain of salt.
With that said, the Battlefield franchise is known for its quiet development front, with very little detail disclosed by the game’s developer or publisher. Naturally, the fandom will take in any rumor about Battlefield 6 it can, hoping for the best, and Tom has proven to be a relatively reliable source of information. Besides, map-changing mechanics aren’t a far-fetched idea for the Battlefield franchise. The franchise’s fourth installment included the “Levolution” mechanics, which allowed players to destroy certain features on the in-game map, to change the map’s appearance. Players could employ falling radio towers, crashing aircraft, avalanches, etc., to aid the accomplishment of their mission.
So, adding tornadoes, tsunamis, and volcanos to Battlefield 6 shouldn’t be dismissed, given the game’s previous mechanics. However, the new mechanics will likely leverage the power of next-gen consoles and hardware to deliver city-leveling destruction never before seen in the series. Dynamic weather is undoubtedly an excellent way to make the combat experience more immersive, leading gamers to fight in sun-scorched city streets, which will immediately shift to extreme rainy storms, adding a new edgy element to the fight. It would be nice to see dynamic weather mechanics paired with a consistent day/night cycle, prompting Battlefield players to prepare for more than just a rain of bullets.
Previous leaks regarding Battlefield 6 included near-future settings with modern conflicts, combat drones, and some examples of more extreme weaponry. Other leaks include enhanced character and weapon customization, which will allow players to further customize their character’s abilities, uniforms, and weapons, granting new and improved adjustments. Whatever the case may be, fans seem to support these ideas since they make the game more immersive and memorable. We’ll have to wait for the game’s official trailer, which might happen in May 2021.
Electronic Arts resisted the urge to release the game at an earlier date, wanting to cash in on the innovations enabled by the next-gen platforms. Indeed, they could’ve released it along with the PS5 or the Xbox Series X/S and bear through the obstacle of the consoles’ limited fan base at the time. Luckily, they chose to wait and provide some finishing touches, like the dynamic weather. Battlefield 6 will release for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC later in 2021.