It has been a while since Electronic Arts (and by extension, D.I.C.E.) released a new Battlefield title. On June 9, 2021 – Battlefield 2042 was revealed. Shortly afterwards, on June 13, 2021 – Battlefield 2042’s Multiplayer was revealed. Today, we’re going to discuss Battlefield 2042’s Specialists. EA and D.I.C.E. revealed Specialists during the reveal of Battlefield 2042, but we didn’t know what Specialists were. D.I.C.E detailed what Specialists are, and who the specialists are…
What are Specialists?
Choose your role on the battlefield and form custom-made squads through the new Specialist system. Based on Battlefield’s four Classes, Specialists have one unique Specialty and Trait – but the rest of the loadout is fully customizable. Choosing and equipping your Specialist allows you to build synergies within your squad and empower yourself to take on any battle situation.
D.I.C.E. gave a detailed synopsis of the Specialists, and they are as follows… [Pulled from the official Battlefield page here.]
KIMBLE “IRISH” GRAVES
A natural-born leader, Kimble “Irish” Graves, is the commander of the Specialists aboard the Exodus. A native of Brooklyn, New York, his natural leadership qualities and combat skills help keep the Non-Patriated safe from harm. Having seen the cost of war first hand as a former Marine, this skilled engineer is dedicated to protecting both his squad as well as those who cannot fight for themselves.
Irish excels at fortifying positions on the battlefield, and creating small outposts with which others can use as a rallying point to make an attack.
Outdoorsman. Nomad. Soldier. Mackay is an ass-kicker with a conscience. Following his father’s footsteps, Mackay joined the Canadian military in his teens. At the height of his military career, he was a member of Joint Task Force 2 as a part of a counter-terrorism unit.
After retiring from the military, he followed his dreams of exploring and living off the grid. Now, this Assault soldier fights for the Non-Patriated to make right a regret from his military days.
A veteran Support, Maria Falck, has a strong will that cannot be shaken by danger, fear, or rank. A skilled medic, she served in the German army for six years, touring North Africa and the Middle East – in an effort to bring a positive impact upon the world.
PYOTR “BORIS” GUSKOVSKY
Self-motivated and self-fulfilling, Boris seeks to acquire power and control in a chaotic world. While his leadership skills may be a bit aggressive to some, there is no denying his skills in the field.
This Russian-born Engineer is a very experienced weapons expert on the Task Force, particularly when it comes to defensive tactics, although his true attachment to the team is suspect. Nevertheless, Boris is trusted to get the job done, albeit with maximum collateral damage.
Here are some of the specialists’ abilities, and gameplay…
Here are the rest of the specialists of Battlefield 2042…
WIKUS “CASPER” VAN DAELE
Recon soldier Wikus is a loner – and the unflappable, calm presence on the Task Force. A former intelligence-gathering operative in South Africa, Wikus is a master of camouflage and long-range engagement.
After stumbling onto a conspiracy involving a senior officer that put the lives of those of his unit and local civilians in danger, Wikus was falsely accused of murder and fled the country. He aligned himself with the No-Pats in hopes of being able to return home one day if there is still a home to return to.
The most technical-minded of the No-Pat Task Force, Rao studied electronics and engineering in his youth while suffering from a debilitating illness. Once recovered, he was determined to utilize his skills to support his country by joining the Indian Armed Forces and later the Navy Marine Commando Unit (MARCOS). While assigned to secure Non-Patriated refugees, he was a part of a disastrous mission resulting in heavy casualties. After his discharge, he reached out to his No-Pat contacts and decided to put his talents as a Recon soldier to use in their cause.
Joining the Task Force gave him a way to protect those who needed it the most and perhaps, make amends for his part in the failed mission.
SANTIAGO “DOZER” ESPINOZA
Born in Mexico, Dozer came to the US as an undocumented immigrant and chose to join the US Army as his pathway to citizenship. Sadly, waves of mass refugee immigration led to the military reversing their position and Santiago’s deportation from the country he’d risked his life to defend.
Dozer didn’t let this setback blunt his ambitions; he started a family and a successful business as a gunsmith before losing his home in Jalisco to brutal storms. Forced to leave once more, he and his family headed for Puerto Rico, where he uses his experience and strength as an Assault Specialist to aid Non-Patriated causes.
EMMA “SUNDANCE” ROSIER
Sundance definitely likes to live on the edge. They’re a skilled and fearless adversary that’s had two very different lives – one as a model soldier in the Armée de Terre, and an earlier and much darker existence as a trusted associate in a major Parisian crime syndicate. The latter, sadly, came back to haunt them and ended their military career pre-maturely.
This Assault Specialist is doing their best to keep a low profile among the Non-Patriated, while still using their unique talents to aid the cause whenever they can.
CONSTANTIN “ANGEL” ANGHEL
Growing up the son of a mechanic, Constantin has always had a love for taking things apart, building, and rebuilding them. This skill made him an incredible asset to the Romanian navy, where he served until the loss of his ship left him stranded and desperate. Cobbling together a distress beacon, he caught the attention of a No-Pat vessel and was rescued.
This Support Specialist offers more than just his incredible technical skills and positive attitude – he’s become something of a guardian angel to his No-Pat comrades, and a very valuable and well-liked ally.
Athletic and fiercely competitive, Paik followed in her grandfather’s footsteps and joined the military where she was quickly recruited by a Republic of Korea Special Operations Forces unit specializing in covert infiltration.
Separated from her unit after a vicious attack by an unidentified militia group in New Guinea, she found refuge on a No-Pat ship. She’s since joined the Task Force as a deep cover Recon agent, probing the secrets of Daesong’s corporate headquarters.
And so, those are your Battlefield 2042 specialists. Battlefield 2042 arrives for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S & X, and PC on November 19, 2021.