KEY POINTS

  • "Battlefield 6" is the rumored new installment to the popular "Battlefield" series
  • EA and DICE confirmed that the game is in the works
  • Rumors have it that the game might not release on previous generation gaming consoles

EA and DICE's next "Battlefield" offering could be revealed on May 7. Industry insiders reveal the game's multiplayer release details, including its day one launch at Xbox Game Pass. 

EA and DICE would reportedly announce the reveal date of "Battlefield 6" on April 30, according to industry insider Robert Serrano. The game would be reportedly announced in the form of a reveal trailer, which would happen at 1 p.m. on May 7. In a separate tweet, the insider offered some details about the rumored reveal. 

He said, "IMO, the next Battlefield might be unveiled on May 7, 2021, at 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 9pm BST / 10pm CEST." Serrano claimed that it would take place "before the Electronic Arts Q4 2021 Earnings Conference Call with Investors scheduled for May 11, 2021." 

Battlefield V – War in the Pacific Official Trailer Invade the most iconic battlefields of the Pacific theater as U.S. and Japanese forces enter the fray in Battlefield V’s War in the Pacific. Photo: Battlefield YouTube Channel

Meanwhile, recent tweets from industry insider Tom Henderson have triggered speculations about the rumor that "Battlefield 6" would have a day one launch in Xbox Game Pass. The upcoming game is rumored to launch on PC and next-gen consoles only. And, according to Henderson, "the biggest reason Battlefield will come to the Xbox Game Pass on day 1 is to boost up player numbers."

A recent post in Reddit, apparently coming from someone who has a contact at DICE LA, revealed a lot of details about "Battlefield 6's" multiplayer. According to the post, DICE LA is working on a free-to-play battle royale game that would release in March 2022. The said multiplayer component is reportedly tied to the main game, just like "Call of Duty: Warzone." 

Additionally, the leak claimed that "Battlefield 6" would feature 13 maps at launch, all of which are set in Eurasia. There are vehicles deployed on the map and players need to enter them physically, the leak shared. Apparently, Conquest has undergone a massive overhaul while attrition and squad revive systems are no longer available in the upcoming "Battlefield" installment. 

Furthermore, the leak noted that "Each fallen country is allied to either US or Russia." For example, the post claimed that" Japan, South Korea, and Israel are allied with the US. China and Iran are allied with Russia." This claim is opposite to what Henderson earlier claimed about not having pre-established allegiances. According to Henderson, players are" free to fight for either side of the conflict. "

It is worth noting that all these claims and leaks are not official. EA and DICE have, so far, confirmed that a new "Battlefield" title is in development and would be the kind of game fans want. The surge of leaks and rumors about the upcoming title somehow suggests that the game's official reveal is imminent.