Battlefield 2042 Arkangel Directive event to add new limited-time mode

By Tom West,

Battlefield 2042 players will be able to play the new Arkangel Directive event next week, which offers a new limited-time Control mode and a host of rewards.

If you've been enjoying Season 5: New Dawn so far, or have been waiting for a good time to jump back into Battlefield 2042, the upcoming Arkangel Directive event might be a great time to return. A new 24v24 game mode will be available for two weeks, offering participants a host of fresh rewards for their hard work.

Battlefield 2042 Arkangel Directive trailer

"A combined arms battle never seen before, The Arkangel Directive features two factions dedicated to the most advanced robotics and AI technologies on Earth engaged in heavy conflict, fighting to win control in a brand-new game mode."

The Arkangel Directive event begins next week, Tuesday, July 11, and will run until Tuesday, July 25, offering the brand-new Control game mode for its duration. It's a 24v24 mode taking place on the Reclaimed, Orbital, and Valparaiso maps and sees the teams fight over satellites around the map. It sounds similar to Hardpoint-style modes but with a twist, as the satellites will spawn one at a time around the map and will "collect telemetry data to upload to the Arkangel Satellite," earning the controlling team points that can be used to "call in mid-game bonuses to turn the tide of battle," in the form of vehicles.

As with any event worth its salt, Arkangel Directive will be offering up a host of rewards to players that brave the battlefield. You can expect to unlock rare backgrounds, epic weapon skins, charms, and headgear, and there will also be new bundles in the in-game store.

I recently wrote about how much I'm enjoying the game as it is now in my Battlefield 2042 State of Play, and I'm not the only one, apparently, as Battlefield 2042 continues to hold a top 20 spot in our TrueAchievements Gameplay Chart.
Tom West
Written by Tom West
Tom has been playing video games since he was old enough to hold a controller, experimenting with a number of systems until he eventually fell in love with Xbox. With a passion for the platform, he decided to make a career out of it, and now happily spends his days writing about that which he loves. If he’s not hunting for Xbox achievements, you’ll likely find him somewhere in The Elder Scrolls Online or fighting for survival in Battlefield.
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