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Battlefield™ is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Now available on Origin as a digital download for the first time, experience Battlefield 1942™, the game that started it all.

Original game description:

Relive the greatest war in history in Battlefield 1942. Experience the heat of battle as you heroically storm the beaches of Normandy, drive a tank across the deserts of northern Africa or pilot a fighter plane during the Battle of Midway. Choose your weapon and then jump into an all-out, raging firefight. From bazookas to battleships, a massive arsenal is at your command. Prepare to face the enemy in the air, in the deep and on the battlefield!

Game features:

  • Fight on to victory: Experience all-out combat in all four theaters: South Pacific, North Africa, Eastern and Western Europe.
  • Duke it out in huge online skirmishes: Go to war online with up to 64 players in one explosive online battle.
  • Turn the tide with grit and gunpowder: Take control of 35 machines of war. You'll pick up the sidearm of your choice and get behind the wheel of a variety of vehicles, ships, and aircraft to go to war on land, sea, and air during some of the most famous and pivotal battles of the Second World War.

We are now offering this all-time classic to all players for free! If you have any questions on this release of Battlefield 1942, check the FAQ below.

Free Download

THIS OFFER IS BEING ISSUED TO YOU FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CREDIT, CHARGE, DEBIT OR GIFT CARD. FREE DOWNLOAD EXPIRES MARCH 1, 2013. REQUIRES ORIGIN ACCOUNT, ACCEPTANCE OF PRODUCT AND ORIGIN END USER LICENSE AGREEMENTS AND INSTALLATION OF THE ORIGIN CLIENT SOFTWARE (WWW.ORIGIN.COM/ABOUT). IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE EA ONLINE SERVICE, INCLUDING AVAILABILITY CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.EA.COM/2/SERVICE-UPDATES. ONLINE SERVICE FOR THIS TITLE MAY BE DISCONTINUED AND IS NOT GUARANTEED.

Battlefield 1942 Origin Digital Download FAQ

Is this a remake of Battlefield 1942?

No. This is the original game Battlefield 1942, for the first time available as a digital download on Origin.

How much does it cost?

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Battlefield 1942, we are offering this full game at no cost. We want everyone to be able to see where it all started.

Can I play online against players who have the original disc-based version?

Unfortunately, no. This Origin digital download version can only be played against other players who are using the same version. But since it’s free for everyone, everyone can download their own copy of the game. This version of the game will only show applicable (new) servers in the server browser.

What are the differences between this version and the original disc-based version of Battlefield 1942?

No practical differences. We have done some under the hood work to make this game from 2002 work as a digital download title on Origin.

Can I run a server for the game?

Yes. Run the “DedicatedServer.exe” file that will be visible in your installation directory.

I have problems connecting to online games

Please note that a sudden surge of players into Battlefield 1942 may make online play temporarily unstable. If this happens, please try again later.

Can I use this version of the game together with old Battlefield 1942 mods?

This is untested and we cannot guarantee any mod functionality.

Will I need to patch this version of the game?

No. This version includes any updates needed. If we were to update this version of the game in the future (this is not likely), we will do so via Origin.

I have a question that is not answered here. Where do I go?

Please note that while we are proud to present this game to all of our fans after 10 years, we are not able to actively support it from a customer support standpoint. Please direct any technical questions to the EA Answer HQ forums at this URL: http://answers.ea.com/ where we will set up a specific Battlefield 1942 section.