Also known as: Official console, peripheral, SSD and off-road vehicle partner of Battlefield 2042
Battlefield2042 is Nvidia’s official graphics platform. The 128-player shooter will be supported by “next-gen GeForceRTX gaming technologies” (also called cool reflections), Nvidia DLSSS and Nvidia Reflex latency optimization.
Battlefield 5 was one the RTX showcase titles that spawned “RTX on” meme . Therefore, a return partnership between EA/Nvidia is not surprising. Owners shouldn’t worry as AMD cards performed well during our and BF5 performance tests.
GeForce card holders get Nvidia-specific support. DLSS, Nvidia’s most popular deep learning tech, does a good job of increasing performance without sacrificing quality.
Nvidia Reflex is a newer version. It was introduced last year and is a toolkit that Valorant, Fortnite and Apex Legends use to reduce render latency. The GPU keeps up with the CPU, so frames don’t get stuck in the render queue. This means that the new image will be displayed on your screen a few milliseconds faster if you move your mouse to aim. If you have the mouse and monitor, it also has fancy latency measurement capabilities. We tested Reflex with a few games and saw a slight reduction in input latency. You can read more on Nvidia’s website.
EA also announced today other Battlefield 2042 partners. Its official consoles are the Xbox Series X, and S. EA has not yet announced any Xbox Series X or S exclusive DLC, so it appears that this is purely marketing. Logitech is the official partner for PC peripherals. This means that it will support Logitech Lightsync LED control tech, and provide “in-game audio presets” with optimized EQ to Logitech headsets. You can’t launch a large-budget game without a storage partner. WD_Black, a Western Digital brand, holds that distinction. They do however make good SSDs.
Last but not least, Battlefield 2042’s offroad vehicle partner is Polaris. A “authentic” Polaris Sportsman will be available to players in BF2042’s near future war. Other Polaris models are likely to be available, it seems. This is exciting stuff!
Okay, maybe not, unless you are an ATV enthusiast. But we will soon have more information about BF2042. EA Play Live will take place on July 22nd, and EA has confirmed that it will reveal DICE LA’s secret mode at this event. Rumors suggest that it’s a sandbox which pulls vehicles from previous Battlefields. However, we don’t know for certain. Hazard Zone will be revealed closer to Battlefield 2042’s launch on October 22.