Today, eSports betting is among the fastest-growing markets in the online gambling scene. Statistics show that in 2020, the total value of wagers in eSports was more than 12.9 billion US dollars.
One of the eSports to bet on today is Battlefield. Even though it's not as prominent as other eSports games, the new installment, Battlefield 2042, is the next big thing. It aims at correcting all the flaws that came with its two predecessors, Battlefield 4 and Battlefield 5.
Battlefield is a first-person shooter (FPS) videogame that boasts several individual games and expansion packs. The main games are Battlefield 1942 (2002), Battlefield Vietnam (2004), Battlefield 2 (2005), Battlefield 2142 (2006), Battlefield 3 (2011), Battlefield 4 (2013), Battlefield 1 (2016), Battlefield V (2018), and the latest installment, Battlefield 2042 (2021).
Battlefield IV is the most dominant installment. It is the only game in the series that has represented the franchise well in the eSports scene. The storyline takes place six years after a fictitious 2020 war. Battlefield 4 was released in 2013 and was praised for its excellent graphics, gameplay, and multiplayer mode.
While it's still the best eSports game in the series, the single-player mode and glitches in a multiplayer mode made it get a little criticism.
Battlefield V was the sequel to Battlefield 4, but unfortunately, it remains a flop. It failed to meet expectations because of marketing flaws. Also, the focus is on a single-player campaign instead of a battle royale campaign that is synonymous with eSports that killed the game's potential. But there are a few things that players like about Battlefield 5.
It came with several additions, for example, novel multiplayer modes, including "continuous" campaign mode "Firestorm" and "Grand Operations." In Battlefield V, there is enhanced realism courtesy of the Frostbite 3 game engine, and the battle royale mode is curved around the franchise's pillars of destruction, vehicles, and, importantly, team play.
On November 19, 2021., the much-awaited Battlefield 2042 was released. It features seven brand-new maps and the intriguing Portal mode. One thing that makes this installment peculiar is that it's a multiplayer mode-only game meaning it is eSports-focused.
While there are no ranked or eSports modes at launch, at least the game has creator tools to enable players to customize game modes. Ranked and eSports modes are not available at the moment to allow players to learn the dynamics of the game, which are a bit complex. These features will be added later once players get acquainted with the game. Battlefield 2042 has not yet hit the eSports scene, but it will be a blockbuster when it does. It is set in the near future and features futuristic weapons.