Battlefield 2042 Season 6 Dark Creations start date, weapons & battle pass

Battlefield 2042 Season 6 Dark Creations start date, weapons & battle pass
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Written by 

Harry Boulton


5th Oct 2023 16:00


Battlefield 2042 Season 6 Dark Creations is nearly upon us, and we've got the start date for you so you can be prepared for all of the new weapons, vehicles, battle pass, and so much more.

The latest Battlefield game has ploughed on past its rocky launch, reaching a sixth season now and constantly adding new content for fans to enjoy. There is no better time than now to jump back into the game if you've lapsed or give it a try for the first time - as there is so much to enjoy and dive into among the chaos.

If it's the latest news about Season 6 Dark Creations that you're after though you're in the right place, as we've got everything you need to know about the upcoming content in Battlefield 2042 right here - so continue reading to not miss out.

When does Battlefield 2042 Season 6 start?

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The official start date for Battlefield 2042 Season 6 Dark Creations has been confirmed as October 10, 2023. This gives players not too long to wait until they can jump straight in and start unlocking all of the new content, so make sure to set your alarms right now.

We don't currently have a time for when the new season will commence, but we will update you when this becomes known so you know exactly when you can dive in.

All new weapons & gadgets in Battlefield 2042 Season 6

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Here is a full list of every new weapon and gadget coming to Battlefield 2042 in Season 6 Dark Creations:

  • VHX D3
    • Assault Rifle, highly portable and effective at close-medium range
  • L9CZ
    • Semi-automatic Sidearm with high accuracy
  • G428
    • DMR with exceptional accuracy and substantial penetration capabilities
  • Pouches
    • Support gadget, available in both Ammo and Health varieties

I'm personally very much looking forward to the G428 as I love the accuracy and power that you get from a DMR across all ranges. The VHX D3 will certainly be something that I pick on the new close-quarters map though, and the new supportive Pouches will come in handy at any opportunity.

Battlefield 2042 Season 6 new vehicle explained

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The new vehicle that is arriving with Battlefield 2042 Season 6 Dark Creations is the YUV-2 "Pondhawk". This is a dynamic two-person vehicle that can help you get both in and out of combat with speed and efficiency and is definitely something that I will be using to navigate the numerous maps and take my enemies by surprise.

It will not be available on the new map, however, as all vehicles are prohibited - but you will be able to try it out and take advantage of its speed on every other map in the game.

Battlefield 2042 Season 6 Dark Creations battle pass explained

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With the new season comes an entirely new battle pass, letting players earn over 100 tiers of rewards from new weapons, vehicles, cosmetics, and more. As always, any new gameplay-affecting items like guns or vehicles are available on the free path. 

There is also a new Battle Pass Ultimate Pack that lets you skip 20 tiers of the Premium Pass and gain access to new and exclusive skins like 'Glorified' for Falck or the 'Edge Detection' weapon skin.

What is the new map in Battlefield 2042 Season 6?

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Redacted is the new map in Battlefield 2042 Season 6 Dark Creations, bringing players to a research facility in the Outer Hebrides that houses a disturbing secret yet to be uncovered.

This map is non-vehicle, bringing close-quarters action to the fold that will likely remind many players of the claustrophobia of classics like Operation Metro and Operation Locker.

As a non-vehicle map, this area is entirely indoors and is the first in a series of similar maps to come that transform the large-scale warfare of Battlefield into a new tighter environment.

All quality of life changes in Battlefield 2042 Season 6

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There are also a number of new quality-of-life changes arriving with Dark Creations that should hopefully make the game feel better and more balanced as a whole:

  • Improvements to Aim Assist on console to increase fairness in cross-play scenarios
  • Tweaked tank turning and vehicle speed
  • Adjusted gravity for land vehicles when in-air
  • Improved Jet handling
  • Reworked Rao's hacking ability, meaning that it no longer block fired on vehicles, and instead damages states on the targeted vehicle
  • Enemies hacked with Rao's ability will reveal information on nearby soldiers when they die
  • EMP grenades now match new hacking behaviour
  • Caspar's Recon drone now matches new hacking behaviour

That wraps up everything we know so far about Season 6 Dark Creations in Battlefield 2042, letting you stay prepared before jumping into the action.

Check out our Battlefield homepage for more guides like this, or find out what you missed in Season 5 here.

Harry Boulton
About the author
Harry Boulton
Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.
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