From Battlefield 2042 to Warzone Pacific, which FPS 2021 is right for you?

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The end of 2021 is a busy time for the first-person shooter, with Battlefield 2042, Halo Infinite, and Call of Duty: Vanguard all falling within weeks of each other. Add in the Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific update and the new Apex Legends: Escape update and you’ve got a holiday season filled to the brim with FPS options. So how do you decide which game (or games) to spend your hard earned money and invaluable free time on?

Well, that’s what I’m here for. As GamesRadar’s resident shooting expert, I can walk you through exactly what to expect from the long-awaited Halo sequel, the awe-inspiring Battlefield title, and Activision’s upcoming Call of Duty game. Are you like me and completely in love with shiny skin that you almost never can see? Or are you the kind of gamer who wants your FPS to have a rock-solid shooter and customizable matches? Do you want realism in your war, or do you prefer a little whimsy with your firefight?

No matter what type of player you are, there is something coming out in the next few weeks that is going to scratch your shooter itch, I promise. Let’s see which big upcoming FPS 2021 games are right for you. It’s like a horoscope, only better.


Call of Duty: The Vanguard

Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer

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Release date: November 5, 2021
Who is he talking to : WWII fanatics, realism hunters, COD collectors

Call of Duty: The Vanguard promises the most realistic version of the WWII series yet, so if you’re a fan of historical precision (aside from the red dots) then the latest from Sledgehammer Games may be the shooter for you. Call of Duty: Vanguard will likely look a lot different for players coming from Black Ops Cold War and Warzone multiplayer, with an overall heavier feel and slightly harder to fire weapons. I noticed during my Call of Duty: Convenient Multiplayer Vanguard that this pistol meta is more difficult to manipulate, especially with starting weapons like the STG44 and M1928, which have quite a large recoil. Get ready to spend a lot of time upgrading your favorite weapons and equipping them with accessories, if you want to survive Vanguard multiplayer.

Of course, you’ll get a single-player campaign that offers a new take on the Call of Duty franchise: you’ll put yourself in the shoes of the original Special Forces, swapping between four soldiers and their stories scattered across the great WWII. fronts: North Africa, Pacific, Eastern Front and Europe.


Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042

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Release date: November 19, 2021
Who is he talking to : Gadget players, show fans, Twister aficionados

If you love Battlefield games but have always thought “why can’t this be bigger” then Battlefield 2042 is the right game for you. The sheer scale of Battlefield 2042 will impress even the most veteran of Battlefield players, with environmental hazards like tornadoes and sandstorms threatening to take you out if the hundred or so enemies don’t hit you first. Expect to be overwhelmed by the feel of a roaring fighter plane just above your head as you sprint between POIs, or to be blinded by an exploding rocket disrupting your objective – just as you are about to pull the trigger on your sniper rifle.

With support for 128-player firefights and the introduction of the greatest maps and mode suites in Battlefield history, Battlefield 2042 seems fit for today’s gaming climate. If you’re looking for massive, chaotic multiplayer action, Battlefield 2042 will provide you with all of this and more. There are also robot dogs.


Infinite halo

Infinite halo

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Release date: December 8, 2021
Who is he talking to : Master Chief fans, connoisseurs of chaos, amateur card builders

Infinite halo is kind of an outlier on this list, as it offers a nuanced FPS experience that won’t look anything like a Call of Duty title or a Battlefield game. Halo Infinite takes the amazing shooter and general mechanics of Halo 3 from 2007 and modernizes it for the next generation of games. If you like watching a seven foot tall super soldier in the air after you grab onto his alien plane and kick him out, Halo Infinite is the game for you. If the concept of throwing a neon blue grenade at a gigantic hammer floating on a pedestal through a chasm so that the grenade explosion drops that hammer into your armored hands excites you, then get Halo Infinite on day one.

Expect quick firefights that will have you laughing in disbelief at the post-death screens and chaotic matches you can’t help but enjoy, even if you get your ass kicked. And in a few months, when The Forge releases, all amateur map designers will be able to create the most twisted and ridiculous maps to keep multiplayer fresh and fun. Halo Infinite will have legs, trust me.


Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific

Screenshot of the official landscape from Warzone Pacific Map

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Release date: December 3, 2021
Who is he talking to : All those who are fed up with Verdansk

Call of Duty: Warzone is finally saying goodbye to Verdansk, so if you’re looking to get back into battle royale, early December is the time to do so. The Pacific War Zone Map Its name is Caldera, and it debuts a month after the release of Call of Duty: Vanguard. Then it will plunge Verdansk into the ocean it belongs to and offer us lush jungles, rocky cliffs, and industrial buildings scattered around a large island. We don’t have many details on what Caldera will hold, but any changes are welcome here. A limited-time “Secrets of the Pacific” event on November 24 will give us more details on Caldera and its POIs, so stay tuned.

Verdansk has been feeling stale for months and no amount of Halloween-themed weapon balancing and events can change that. Thankfully, the Pacific update promises to shake up the meta as Vanguard weapons and vehicles enter the fray, along with new operators and skins. So if you’ve ditched Warzone because you’ve always felt wronged, I can promise you that will change – and for good this time.


Apex Legends: Escape

Apex Legends: Escape

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Release date: November 2, 2021
Who is he talking to : Expired Apex players, aggressive attackers, robosexuals

Apex Legends is always changing, but Apex Legends: Escape is Respawn completely reversing the script. A new map called Storm Point will offer 15% more space than the biggest map in the game, World’s Edge, and environmental dangers will threaten to bring you down every turn. Respawn also removed most of the redeployment balloons, replacing them with gravity cannons that can shoot you to a predetermined location – but unlike redeployment balloons, you can rain down a shower of bullets or grenades while traveling through. the Canon. If this all sounds aggressive, it’s because it’s – my Apex Legends: Hands-On Escape Overview felt like the fastest the game had ever been.

Add in the new Legend Ash, a simulacrum focused on aggressive gameplay, and you’ve got a season made for solo lineups and major Revenant. Ash is all about thinking fast and shooting well, so precise players with a penchant for running into the breach once again will absolutely love Apex Legends: Escape. And if you’ve fallen off the Apex wagon, this next season will bring you back again.


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