DICE Concept Artist Jakub Kowalczyk has shared Battlefield 2042 concept art which shows flooded zones on the Orbital map suggesting that such events were cut from the game.
Before the release of Battlefield 2042, insiders claimed that natural disasters would be a big selling point for the game but as you may know if you played Battlefield 2042, none of that is actually true. Yes, there are natural disasters like tornadoes but leaks also suggested avalanches, floods and earthquakes would alert the maps during matches significantly.
What we got is a half-baked weather events feature that is mostly there just to look cool and make some minor changes to the map but certainly nothing groundbreaking.
Today we have concept art for some Battlefield 2042 coming directly from DICE concept artist Jakub Kowalczyk that shows that DICE clearly thought about adding more natural disasters to the game but it looks like they run out of time or were held back by the last-gen consoles.
As you can see in the attached images, parts of the Orbital map seems to be completely flooded. Now, we don't know for sure if the concept art means Battlefield 2042 is adding such events in the future but it does seem that DICE designed these maps with that idea in mind. Otherwise, why would they spend time doing such concept art?
We also know that DICE and EA plan to support the game for a long time with new content such as battle passes, maps and Specialists. Perhaps, they also plan to introduce these weather events with new seasons? Who knows.
We are certainly hopeful that big changes and more content are coming to the game sooner rather than later. Battlefield 2042 certainly desperately needs that.