Battlefield 2042 – release conclusion: unfinished and out with it!
Opinions are divided about Battlefield 2042. While it rarely looked so bad for a new DICE shooter on Steam and Metacritic, the GameStar community is a bit milder. But nobody is really happy with the current state of the shooter. The developers themselves recognized this and, less than a month after the release, submitted three game updates that fix many bugs and performance problems.
DICE has also indicated that it is not limited to small adjustments. So they spoke to the colleagues from Gamespot already from a new map 2022, a new specialist and a time-exclusive mode with 64 players.
Another Battlefield patch in December
It will probably not be as extensive as Game Update 3, which we have summarized for you in a separate article:
Big patch 3 is here! All information and patch notes
With the upcoming patch in the course of December, additional, time-exclusive modes are to be added so that you can play the conquest and breakthrough modes, which are currently designed for 128 players, with 64 soldiers again. Previously, the 64-player limit was only available for the old generation of consoles.
Exposure comes in 2022
We know a lot about the new card called
Exposure not yet. According to EA, it should
Take map design to a whole new level (via Gamespot). But we don’t yet know exactly what that means. Nor do we know when we can expect the new card. A release together with the first season of Battlefield 2042 would be possible. But we don’t know much about that either.
Season 1 doesn’t start this year anymore
There is a lot of criticism about the current maps of Battlefield 2042. Infantry troops in particular often feel left behind and at a disadvantage due to the huge distances and large areas. Perhaps DICE will take the criticism of the players to heart here as well. They already have one on Reddit comprehensive analysis compiled why and where the current maps have problems and make object-based games unattractive.
Either way: The desire for a new map is great. In our last survey on the most wanted features, you too voted the need for new cards in first place. Here you can look again at the result:
By the way, there is already good news about your second place. According to reliable insider Tom Henderson, the return of a mid-game scoreboard is not yet planned, but a rethink could take place after a major change in staff at DICE:
Drastic change at Battlefield
The new management team and their plan
New information about Battlefield Season 1, further future plans and perhaps more specific information about the new map should not be available until 2022. Until then, DICE will initially only continue to strengthen its backing with minor innovations and a lot of bug fixing in Battlefield 2042.
What do you think the new map should look like? And what do you think of DICE’s current plans for Battlefield 2042? Write it to us in the comments.