Battlefield 2042 Arkangel Directive event adds Control game mode next week

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The next event for Battlefield 2042, The Arkangel Directive, will be landing next week on 11th July, adding a limited time Control game mode to the multiplayer shooter.

Control will only be available for two weeks in Battlefield 2042, from 11th July at 12PM UTC (1PM UK time), through to 25th July at 12PM UTC.

Control is a 24v24 game mode that will be played across Reclaimed, Orbital and Valparaiso maps, with shifting objective points as the two sides fight. The goal is to capture unsynced satellites and hold them until data has been retrieved, with multiple control points available at once. When each round has been completed, another set of satellites will appear at different locations (though on a fixed pattern) for you to fight over, though as the match progresses, fewer objectives will be spawned, building up to one final clash over a single point.

As points are earned, Arkangel will reward players with Ascension points that can be spent on calling in vehicle hot drops to try and turn the battle in your favour.

Through the event, players will be able to earn Ribbons that unlock cosmetic rewards, as well as premium cosmetic bundles to buy. These include:

Arkangel Directive Rewards – Week 1

Paradigm Shift – Rare Dackground
Final Sleep – Epic Charm
Force Fusion – Epic Weapon Skin

Arkangel Directive Rewards – Week 2

Expendable – Rare Background
Interneural – Epic Headgear
Binary Charge – Epic Weapon Skin

Store Bundles

“Ascendant Weapon” bundle (1400 BFC)
“Ascendant Warrior” bundle (1750 BFC)
“Arkangel Bundle” bundle, which includes all Arkangel Directive Store items (2400 BFC)

Battlefield 2042 Season 5 is well underway now, having launched at the start of June and introduced new and revised maps, Reclaimed and Hourglass respectively, the new weapons XCE Bar, GEW-46, BFP.50, and bringing more All-Out Warfare attachments for Vault Weapons including the M16A3, A-91, M416, MTAR-21, AEK-971 and the GOL Sniper Magnum. It also reworked vehicle loadouts, to help with in-game understanding of the ground vehicles that you’re facing.

In general, Battlefield 2042 feels to be in a healthier and more sustainable place right now, after its original troubled launch and a year of updates that saw to right the ship in terms of gameplay, in particular, bringing back classes as opposed to distinct characters.

Source: Battlefield

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