Battlefield 2142 is a first-person shooter computer game designed by Digital Illusions CE and is the fourth game in the Battlefield series. It is set in the 22nd century, during a new ice age.
The game was built primarily for multiplayer use allowing a maximum of 64 players on a server and allowing a single player mode with AI bots on Conquest mode with a maximum of up to 16 players. It has its own ranking system to keep track of the user's stats similar to the one used in its predecessor, Battlefield 2. It additionally opens up a new category of vehicles not seen in Battlefield 2 as well as new futuristic weapons the player is able to use. Battlefield 2142 has an unlock system allowing the player to choose a new unlock every time they achieve a new rank rather than making them purchase the item. EA Games has also released a booster pack called Northern Strike, which contains 3 new maps, 10 new unlocks and 2 new vehicles. At the 2007 WWDC, it was announced that Battlefield 2142 would be released for Macintosh computers in July 2007. It was released on August 28, 2007 for Macintosh. Since the game uses Cedega it will only work with Intel based Macintosh systems and not PowerPC.