It looks like fans will have a while to wait before season one of Battlefield 2042 kicks off.
Battlefield 2042's reception has been rocky at best. Some players have already felt that the game is lacking in content, at least enough to keep them interested. In what will likely come as more of a surprise, according to some recent leaks, it looks like the game's season one won't be launching until March 2022 at the earliest.
Battlefield dataminer, temporyal, took to Twitter recently to reveal what they claim to be 12 weeks of pre-season weekly challenges in the game client. This number of weeks takes us up to March next year, suggesting that we won't see the launch of the full first season until then.
This no doubt feels like a long time between the game's launch, on Nov. 19, 2021, and its planned new content for the first season. Regular refreshes of content in online games such as this goes a long way in keeping the playerbase entertained. For a game that is already suffering from fan backlash, owing to bugs and a lack of content, this wait time might leave more players feeling disgruntled.
The dataminer claimed that the new map for season one will likely be named "Exposure" and will be set in British Columbia. Depending on which faction you play as, the preamble you receive will be different.
Fans were quick to comment their thoughts on the dataminer's reveal, saying "This game is going the same way as BFV. No content for 5 months since launch is appalling."
Others were more optimistic about the wait. User @KannaHayabusa said, "I think this might be the best way to go about things, focusing on fixing a broken game before adding significant content. If they went about it the other way around you would get a BFV situation where players would come and go in droves."
As always, it's worth remembering that this is only information that has been leaked so far. The full plans for Battlefield 2042 have yet to be confirmed by DICE. In the meantime, players should set their expectation accordingly.