Battlefield 2042 "Winding Down" Hazard Zone

A new Battlefield Briefing: Development Update has the latest from DICE on changes and improvements coming to Battlefield 2042. There's a video, and this is accompanied by an extensive outline of the plans, including the launch of Season One next month. This focuses on a lot of additions, such as new maps, experiences, modes, and other content. But there's also a subtraction, as further development on Hazard Zone is "winding down," not long after the launch of what was planned as a third "distinct" multiplayer experience for the military shooter. Here's word:
One final piece of news for you to take away from today’s video - we’re winding down future development on Hazard Zone. All of us on the team had great ambition and high hopes for this new Battlefield experience throughout our development, but we’re the first to hold our hands up and acknowledge that it hasn’t found the right home in Battlefield 2042 and that we’ll benefit greatly from letting our focus and energy stay on the modes we see you engaging most with.

Hazard Zone will stay as part of the experience, we’re not switching it off, but beyond addressing critical errors and odd behaviors that may appear in the future, we’re no longer actively developing new experiences or content for the mode, and you’ll find that maps that we release across our seasons will not be supported in Hazard Zone.