One of the more exciting announcements/reveals from today's EA Play stream was what was shown of Battlefield 2042's previously unknown fourth mode. This mode, called Portal, appears to be an anachronistic feature spanning multiple timelines and maps throughout Battlefield's history. It appears to be a community sandbox allowing players to create all sorts of customized matches. Beyond being able to pit WWII airplanes against modern jets or Vietnam soldiers against futuristic robots, the most exciting aspect of Battlefield 2042: Portal has to be the assortment of old Battlefield maps that will be a part of the feature. This includes maps from Battlefield 2 as well as Bad Company 2, game's whose maps are still fondly remembered by fans of the Battlefield franchise.
For those of you following the game, you know that 2042 was billed as having three modes and Portal is the one mode that remained in secrecy. The remaining mode still up in the air is Hazard Mode. While EA has said Hazard Mode will be a "squad-based game type" and will provide a "tense experience that combines edge-of-your-seat gameplay with the best of the Battlefield sandbox," not much else is known about it.