If you find yourself on Twitter today and ventured onto the official Battlefield account, you’d realize something rather odd has happened. Battlefield’s Twitter account has gone. Naturally, as is the way with the internet, it instead exploded with new theories that Battlefield 6 is on the horizon. Twitter user DANNYonPC shared a screenshot of the relatively empty, non-existent account window for Battlefield’s Twitter profile.
If you type in ‘@battlefield,’ you’re met with nothing solid. Furthermore, all tweets from the account’s page have also disappeared. What it all means is anyone’s guess, but developer DICE might just be concocting something behind closed doors to share with us.
On September 8, FPS YouTuber JackFrags posted a Battlefield clip to his channel. By the ten-minute mark of the video, the screen cuts to a cinematic of a stopwatch attached to a weapon. This in itself doesn’t tell anything new.
The @battlefield twitter account is gone!? pic.twitter.com/I0gOQ6xtck
— DANNYonPC (@DANNYonPC) September 10, 2020
However, senior designer Niklas Astrand, a DICE employee, responded to JackFrags posting of the new clip on social media. All he said was, “Tick tick tick…”
Again, this could all be hyperbole, but it’s relatively apparent it refers to the ticking stopwatch seen at the end of the clip. Earlier in the year, it was suggested that Battlefield 6 would take place within a modern-day setting, following a trend set by 2011’s Battlefield 3, according to Tom Henderson, an industry insider.
EA has already confirmed that Battlefield 6 will become available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles within the next two years.
Tom Henderson further discussed rumors for the next game in the Call of Duty series, suggesting that a Black Ops reboot set in a Cold War setting. Considering that this leak turned out to be accurate, what’s to say that his Battlefield theory doesn’t come true too?