Ever since the screenshots of Orbital’s rockets started doing the rounds on social media, Battlefield 2042 fans have had one question on their minds and one question only: can you ride the rocket? Well, after sitting through a recent media briefing with the developers, we’ve got good and bad news for you.
For those blissfully unaware of how the rocket works in Orbital, let us explain. The map, although fairly big, is focused around a rocket launch site, where soldiers, vehicles, and aircraft come to play. Except in this levolution, the rocket launch sequence is automated and it’s up to players whether they allow the rocket to take off or destroy it – and the launch site – before it can take to the skies.