Fans think that a Battlefield 6 announcement could be coming soon after the official Twitter account for the game mysteriously disappeared.
Yesterday (September 10), gamers noticed that the Twitter handle, @Battlefield, had mysteriously vanished. In its place was Twitter’s standard wording when an account has been removed or deleted: “This account doesn’t exist.”
Fans immediately got to speculating that the strange occurrence could be a precursor to some big announcement, presumably for the upcoming game, Battlefield 6.
However, the account has now magically reappeared once again, leaving fans pretty baffled.
Although people were suspecting a rebrand might be on the cards, potentially hyping up Battlefield 6, Aleksander Grøndal, Executive Producer at DICE, blamed “technical difficulties.” That hasn’t stopped fans’ suspicions though!
Battlefield 6 is expected to launch in 2021. It’s alleged that the upcoming addition to the Battlefield series is aiming for its maps to support at least 128 players, though this has yet to be confirmed.
Earlier this summer, known video games leaker Tom Henderson claimed to have new details on the game – specifically regarding its player counts. Henderson took to Twitter claiming: “Maps have been designed with 128+ players in mind. But 32 vs 32 will also be a standard playlist.”
Though this might automatically spring the idea of 64vs64 matches to mind, Henderson went on to clarify: “It doesn’t necessarily mean 64vs64 is coming. The core game is still 32vs32.”
Henderson also wrote about the potential for a Battle Royale mode, tweeting: “There’s also been increased interest in Battle Royale due to the success of Warzone. No confirmation of a BR in the next Battlefield yet, but could EA and DICE be planning a F2P Battlefield experience?”
Although Henderson has been a fairly reliable source of leaks in the past, here’s your disclaimer: as always with unconfirmed rumours, take the news with a pinch of salt for now.
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