Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII, the second expansion pack to the action war game Battlefield 1942, significantly enhances the gaming experience by bringing the most bizarre and deadly weapons from the German and Allied laboratories to the battlefield. From top secret cutting-edge weapons to secret forces and secret places, a new level of drama and excitement is added to the Battlefield experience.
Secret Weapons lets gamers control and use new weapons and new vehicles in eight fresh WWII combat battlefields including Telemark, Peenemüende (V2 research facility), Essen and The Eagle's Nest (Hitler's mountain retreat). All new battlefields offer unique settings, from nightfall during the summer in Prague to a winter battle in Norway.
Secret Weapons brings the total of playable vehicles in the game to 46. In addition to the 30 vehicles in the original game (including jeeps, fighter planes, tanks and aircraft carriers) players can operate 16 new vehicles including a Horten HO 229 fighter plane that is equipped with a 30 mm machine gun. Other vehicles include a US Sherman tank with a T-34 Calliope (rocket launcher), US Super Heavy Tank, Sturmtiger, Goblin jetfighter, C-47 cargo plane, Armstrong Whitworth AW-52, the German Wasserfall guided anti-air missile and the German Natter rocket plane.
In addition to innovative weapons and vehicles, the game also improves on gameplay by adding an "objective based" mode. In this new mode, players are charged with a specific objective to win the battle.