Battlefield 2042 - DICE Goes Back to the Future, Just Not the 2142 Future

Hahaha. Not trying to pick on you, but this statement from before the launch did not age well.

Anyway, I was reading through older posts, and man is it sad to see how crushed we all were from the pre-launch hype to this.

Update 2.1 for Season 2: Master of Arms releases on Tuesday, September 27 @ 08:00 UTC.

Here’s an overview of some of the key changes and improvements that are included in this Update:

  • A reworked version of Renewal, bringing an improved gameplay flow, new cover, terrain improvements and shorter distances between flags

  • The new Polaris RZR in-world vehicle, for swift traversal across the Battlefield

  • 3 new Vault Weapons for the the All-Out Warfare arsenal, bringing even more weapon variety; the P90, GOL Sniper Magnum and the M1911

  • Improvements have been made to reduce instances of mouse input latency

  • Balance tuning for Attack and Transport Helicopters, and the Nightbird

  • Irish’s APS-36 Shootdown Sentinel improvements that ensure it now blocks M320 LVG and M26 Mass Frag attachment grenades

  • AM40 and Avancys bullets will no longer incorrectly registered as SMG bullets

Yeah, the revamped Renewal map is just more cargo containers, sandbag berms, and concrete barricades scattered around. Yawn. It’s still a lame map. I don’t understand how these revamps take so long to make.

The 1911 pistol is whatever. The P90 is good. The GOL sniper rifle is fine.

Did they fix the hit registration issues?

I was waiting for the part of the video where the player comes around the corner, catches a bad guy unawares, and then empties a magazine into his back to no avail thanks to buggy hitreg.

Seriously, though, is anyone still playing this trainwreck and if so did they finally iron out those hitreg problems or are they still a thing?

My sub ran out to EA Play Pro while I was sick so I didn’t even get to log back on and try it out again.

I’ll probably buy the game for $20 when it gets that low. Not sure what platform though.

I’ve been playing consistently since release and have never noticed hit reg issues (on PC). Shooting feels great to me.

I like the new exposure map. The rework of some of the maps like Orbital seems to be going well too. I really hope they don’t kind of leave it hanging after they’ve finished the year 1 pass content. Do more like BF4 where they continued to improve the game, and add content making it a great game in the end, and not like BF5.

One thing I noticed the other day is that even though progression is cross-platform, battlefield coins apparently are not? So it you are doing battle pass depending on when you hit certain levels you could end up with coins split across your platforms. Or at least the left over coins I have from buying the pass are only showing up on xbox, but not pc.

Stuff like that never transfers. It’s all because it’s tied to the store of the platform holder you bought the coins from (or where you earned them). Pretty much all games seem to work that way in my experience.

I’ll need to keep an eye on it, and make sure I’m on the same platform when close to one of the coin levels.

Definitely. I did that with Warzone. I’ve got CoD points stranded on the PC.

One nice thing I noticed is you can complete all of the non-bonus missions for earlier weeks in the season, which helps catch up on season tiers.

And there it is. Battlefield 2041 coming to Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play subs in December.

You are welcome. I just picked it up on sale in the past couple weeks, so of course that was what they were waiting for before making the move. :)

I have to say this bit from the following article makes me disappointed with DICE:

Insider Gaming understands that the developers had huge long-term ambitions for its post-launch content, but the game’s poor reception and sales led the studios to abandon these plans.

Internal documents and images, provided to Insider Gaming under the condition that the documents never went public show post-launch content that would be consistent with multiple maps per month, including huge support for Battlefield PORTAL.

So the one thing that probably would have the best chance of salvaging things for them with the game got abandoned, because once again they screwed up the launch.

Sad to see what happened to one of my favorite franchises. Glad they cleaned some of the top Dice leadership out. Shame they bailed out on BFV and now BF2042.

They apparently are planning content after season 4, but it remains to be seen what it will actually be.

NFTs!

The game is good. The bugs are (mostly) gone, the revamped maps are solid, the bf moments are there in spades. When it hits gamepass/ ea play check it out. My only wish was a playerbase split from kbm & gamepad. I haven’t stopped playing since release.