The mode from Battlefield 1 is coming back, but seemingly for a limited time.
Image showing the content and new features coming in a time-limited event for Battlefield 2042, Crimson Front Event, which runs April 16 - 30.

DICE just shared the first details for the upcoming Crimson Front Event coming very soon to Battlefield 2042. Beginning on April 16 and running through to April 30th, the time-limited event will bring back the "intense tug-of-war experience" that fans first saw back in Battlefield 1.

The return of the Frontlines game mode is the main start in Crimson Front. Two teams of 20 players will engage in this mode that mixes together Conquest with Rust. It's a fast-paced game type where one team tries to secure a sector and push into the enemy territory to push them fully back once and for all.

Sectors are secured by arming and eliminating enemy M-COM stations.

Upon reaching the enemy's final line of defense, your goal is to arm and eliminate the enemy's M-COMs to secure a win. However, reinforcements are limited! And if depleted, you will be forced to retreat to the previous sector.

Frontlines is a 20v20 tug-of-war experience, playable on Haven, Reclaimed, Discarded, and Redacted.

To ensure you have the upper hand, the team provides us with some tips to share with you:

1. Outflank the enemy: In all but the final sectors, Frontlines is played on one objective at a time. Capturing the objective is vital, but when your teammates are on the point, you can mount an aggressive offense by outflanking the enemy and blocking paths from their HQ to the flag, forcing them back and moving the frontline to your advantage. Adapt to your situation intelligently and respond to the actions of your teammates!

2. Capitalize on momentum: When you capture an objective and push the frontline, you can't afford to slow down. Push towards the next objective before the retreating enemy can set up a defense.

3. Staging a comeback: New to Battlefield 2042's iteration of Frontlines, the defending team in the final sector gets access to vehicles. Make the most of this vital opportunity and push the enemy back with your increased firepower. The longer the vehicle survives, the more damage you can do, even taking it with you into the next objectives if your M-COMs survive the enemy's final push.

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Push Forward - In Frontlines, secure each sector and push into hostile territory to reach the enemy’s final defensive line.

Destroy the M-COMs - When you reach the enemy’s final defensive line, arm and destroy their M-COMs to achieve victory. Be advised: your reinforcements are limited. If they’re depleted, you must fall back to the previous sector.

Hold the line - Frontlines is a tug-of-war experience, where your enemy has the same mission as you. The enemy can retake sectors and will fight to push farther into your territory.​
Of course, no Battlefield 2042 event would be complete without various items to unlock, earn, or outright purchase.

Earnable items include:
  • Blood Lotus - Epic Weapon Charm
  • Skull Curator - Epic DXR-1 Skin
  • Crimson Oath - Epic Boris Skin
  • Fractures - Rare Player Card Tag​
There will also be four store bundles that you can purchase with Battlefield Coins (earnable through Battle Passes or purchased with real money). Three of these packs offer unique items while the fourth combines those three bundles into one at a reduced cost.

Soldier in red and black armor holding an assault rifle.The Red Hand - 1750 Battlefield Coins
  • Bound by Blood - Angel Legendary Skin
  • Grave Reminder - Legendary AK 5C Skin
  • Death’s Hold - Epic Railgun Pistol Skin
  • Blood Lotus - Epic Weapon Charm
  • Breaking Point - Rare Player Card

Soldier in red and black armor holding a rifle.Stranglehold - 1000 Battlefield Coins
  • Hand of Death - Sundance Epic Skin
  • Bloodshot - Epic GOL Sniper Magnum Skin
  • Skull Curator - Epic DXR-1 Skin
  • Hemothorax - Epic Weapon Charm
  • Red Cell - Rare Player Card Tag

Soldier in red and black, holding an assault rifle and standing in front of a red and black tank.Blood Pact - 1000 Battlefield Coins
  • Crimson Oath - Boris Epic Skin
  • Dead Petals - Epic SFAR-M GL Skin
  • Bone Collector - Epic EMKV90-TOR Skin
  • Epic XP Booster
  • What Remains - Rare Weapon Charm
  • Fractures - Rare Player Card Tag

Image showing three soldiers all clad in black and red armor.Crimson Front Bundle - 3500 Battlefield Coins
  • The “The Red Hand”, “Stranglehold”, and “Blood Pact” in a combined bundle.