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The Non-Patriated, shortened to "No-Pats", is the term used for a loose conglomeration of refugees and exiles appearing in Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042[]

In the setting of Battlefield 2042, "No-Pats" are refugees displaced from their homelands by the events of the 2030s, whether by environmental change or societal collapse. Following a period of rebuilding, over one billion refugees remain unable or unwilling to exercise their right of return, and instead unite under a global, non-national identity.

The Blackout of 2040, caused by a Kessler Effect of space debris, leads to the destruction of the world's constellation of satellites, and in turn further collapse of society. No-Pats are now sought after as traditional avenues of trade vanish, but are just as quickly persecuted. The militant among the No-Pats create Task Forces to help navigate the increasingly treacherous world, providing protection and movement for their civilian brethren.

As the United States and Russia engage in a new Cold War, the Task Forces become convenient proxy combatants for the two remaining superpowers. Division within the No-Pat community also increases as one faction seeks to stir open war between the two nations and benefit from the chaos, while another faction opposes them directly.


Certain No-Pats dubbed "Specialists" take a prominent role in the conflict, making use of unique equipment and abilities in combat.

In gameplay, specialists are exclusively human players, with AI filling open slots as generic soldiers. It remains to be seen if the opposite is true, human players exclusively represented by specialists.



  • "Non-Patriated" is derived from the term "repatriate" which refers to individuals who have returned to their home country, something the No-Pats either refuse or are unable to do.

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