According to a new rumor, Battlefield 6’s setup will be set to World War III, which suggests it could be both today and in the future, which is a big change from the last two entries, Battlefield 5 and Battlefield 1, which took place in World War II and World War I, respectively. However, the series has experimented with modern and futuristic environments, so it would not be a new advance if Battlefield 6 is set in the present or the future.

As for the rumor itself, this is an anonymous Reddit user, which means it should be taken with great care. Not only is there no way to validate the claim, but because it is an anonymous source, it means there are no skins in the game. Anonymous sources, including anonymous sources on Reddit, have provided genuine scoops and leaks in the past, but they have also been responsible for a lot of nonsense, so keep this in mind.

The rumor goes on to claim that the conflict is centered around NATO against Russia, which is not only predictable but a bit tired at the moment. With that said, the campaign will once again unfold from multiple perspectives through multiple characters spanning several different parts of the world, offering players a variety of perspectives on the conflict.

The rumor provides more specific details on the story and multiplayer, with details on the latter, including information on maps, modes, and more. For these finer details, click here.

Usually, hyperspecific rumors like this turn out to be false or at least partially incorrect. So again, take everything you read with a grain of salt. The rumor is circulating within the Community Battlefield and is being picked up by a variety of sites, but this does not make it true or likely.

At press time, neither DICE nor EA has commented on this rumor in any way and it is highly unlikely that this will change as they both maintain a fairly strict ‘no comment’ policy when it comes to rumors. However, if this changes, we will make sure to update the story with whatever is provided.