Battlefield 2042 won’t feature a traditional single-player storytelling campaign, but that doesn’t mean it won’t pick up storytelling elements from previous games – or tell its own stories. In a recently released short film titled “Exodus,” developer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts set up the story of Battlefield 2042 and confirm the return of a beloved character: Battlefield 4Kimble’s “Irish” Graves, once again played by Michael K. Williams.
The nine-minute film appears to confirm a canonical ending for 2013 Battlefield 4: This Irishman, and not Huang “Hannah” Shuyi, survives the events of this game’s campaign. As such, Irish will be a playable “No-Pat” specialist in Battlefield 2042.
“Exodus” also introduces a new character in the Battlefield lore named Oz. He clashes with the Irish over the future of the No-Pats – 2042nickname for unreturned soldiers fighting in the coming game world conflict. EA said in a press release that the story of Battlefield 2042 “Will continue to evolve over time” and will be told by future playable specialists – much like how EA Apex Legends or Blizzard Entertainment Surveillance manage their storytelling.
Irish is the fifth confirmed specialist to come Battlefield 2042, following Casper, Mackay, Boris and Falck, which were revealed in June. Battlefield 2042 arrives on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on October 22.