Today, EA released new details about the Specialists in Battlefield 2042. Specialists are unique soldiers that grant you various abilities ranging from deployable cover to healing squadmates in the upcoming first-person shooter. While there will be ten Specialists in the game at launch, only four were revealed today. You can read about them below.
Even though it sounds a little ridiculous, Maria Falck fires a syringe at friendly soldiers to heal them. However, if she fires the same syringe at enemies, she'll do damage. If you're reviving a fellow player as Falck, you'll be able to restore them to full health even if they're downed.
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. Now, she searches for her missing son, David, after hearing that he may have become involved with a No-Pat group.
Kimble 'Irish' Graves
Kimble Graves allows you to deploy cover that protects against bullets and explosives. You can also summon a robot-like device that shoots down explosive projectiles.
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.
Pyotr 'Boris' Guskovsky
Pyotr Guskovsky has deployable sentry guns that automatically lock onto and engage enemies in close proximity. If you're playing as Boris, this means you'll be able to spot enemies you potentially missed if they get too close.
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.
Webster Mackay features a grappling hook that'll allow you to be more agile than other players. You also gain a speed boost if you're aiming down sights.
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.
Battlefield 2042 should hit Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC on October 22. You can pre-order it right now on the Microsoft Store or the platform of your choice. The last-generation console versions cost $59.99, while the current-generation versions start at $69.99. It seems like the price increase has been adopted by many publishers nowadays. Luckily, if you're an EA Play or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you can get a 10% discount on any EA title, including Battlefield 2042.
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