Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone

Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone

We are guessing you watched the Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone trailer and are wondering what the hell all this is about? No problem we got it covered!

Inserted as a four-member squad, you must locate and retrieve critical Data Drives scattered throughout the battlefield, while fighting opposing squads with the same objective and Occupying Forces. Succeed by gathering the Data Drives and choosing when to extract before a storm overtakes the area in this high-stakes, one-life experience. Every bullet, every skirmish, and every decision counts.

You’ve selected your Specialists, weapons, equipment, and upgrades – now it’s time for your squad to deploy on all 7 Battlefield 2042 maps and see just how prepared you really are.

You and your squad insert with one mission – securing the capsules and retrieving the Data Drives inside. Watch out for rival squads with the same objective and Occupying Forces who will guard the contents with their lives.

Retrieving the Data Drives is one thing, holding onto them long enough to make it to extraction is another. Two extraction windows are available per match at randomized locations – it’ll take all of your skills, tactical planning, and maybe a little luck to make it out alive.

With great risks comes great rewards, and Hazard Zone offers plenty of both. The more intel you gather, the more XP and Dark Market Credits you earn. The latter means better equipment for you and your squad in the next match.


Give your squad an edge in battle with Uplinks – laptops scattered throughout the map that are collectable and able to be used whenever you might need a little extra support. Three types of Uplinks will be available at launch: Vehicle, Ranger, and Reinforcement Uplinks.

Specific Uplinks can bring back downed squadmates. These Reinforcement Uplinks can be collected and then used at any time, just deploy from your call-in tablet and wait for the timer to countdown, then all your downed squadmates will parachute back to the fight.


How long does a match of Hazard Zone take to play?
Get in, get the goods, get out. Easier said than done.

A Hazard Zone match can take anywhere from around 5 to 20 minutes based on how you play, when you choose to extract, and if you’re successful.

What’s the difference between last-gen and next-gen versions of Hazard Zone?
Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation® 5 and PC users will be able to play with up to 32 players in a massive playspace, while Xbox One and PlayStation® 4 players will be able to play a version scaled for up to 24 players.

How many maps does Hazard Zone have?
You’ll be able to experience Hazard Zone on all 7 of Battlefield 2042’s maps.

Can I play Hazard Zone to progress my character within Battlefield 2042?
Yes! Your Hazard Zone progression is tied into the rest of Battlefield 2042. Any progress you make in Hazard Zone will also grant you XP for your overall player level, weapon unlocks, and so on.

Can there be multiple of the same Specialists in the same squad?
Squads in Hazard Zone are composed of four unique Specialists, so you and your teammates will need to pick Specialists and Loadouts that complement one another if you’re to extract safely.

How is XP shared between you and your Squad?
Everyone present in your Squad at the end of round will receive XP for the total amount of Data Drives your Squad has extracted. There will also be a bonus for your personal performance during the match.

Are Occupying Forces always present in Hazard Zone?
Occupying Forces are an ever present and essential part of the Hazard Zone experience, and will pose a dangerous challenge in safely extracting with your recovered Data Drives.

How many Occupying Forces can we encounter in a match?
The Occupying Forces you’ll find in Hazard Zone are unpredictable. They may be roaming around the map, pursuing you, or protecting valuable resources. How many soldiers you come across varies and will depend on your actions and luck, so explore with caution.

What happens when I die?
You’ll be able to spectate your squad from the sidelines, hoping they can bring you back by finding a Redeploy Uplink in case no Squad Redeploy Call-in was bought before insertion.

Is it possible to redeploy multiple times in a Hazard Zone match?
If your entire squad bites the dust, the mission’s a failure and you lose the match. But should one member still be alive and manage to trigger a Redeploy Call-in (found in the world or purchased with DMC before a match starts), they can bring the entire team back to life.

Does Hazard Zone have any pay-to-win elements?
In Hazard Zone you will use Dark Market Credits which can only be obtained through gameplay, and not via real world currency. You can use them to purchase Tactical Upgrades, weapons and gadgets to give you the advantage over your enemies.