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

We are on different tracks for our FPS skills! Mine probably peeked with the Day of Defeat Mod for Half Life 1. 1 shot 1 kill hard core mode. I was obnoxiously good at that. Since than it’s been a slow decline with age and hand arthritis isn’t helping. I never stopped playing them though with BF being my favorite series. Something about giant sandboxes full of toys to play with appeals to my inner green army man 12 year old. Recently having gotten a top of line gaming rig (my first one ever really) has lead to a bit of a renaissance for me. Not only in time played but actual effectiveness. Never realized how shitty frame rates and poor performance was killing my aim until I gamed at 120+ fps. It felt like I shaved 10 years off my eroding skills…as long as I don’t play for too long of sessions…ha!

OMG yeah. Framerate is king! I’ve played Modern Warfare/Warzone on PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5 and a PC with a GTX1070. Until they patched in the 120Hz mode last week, the best I ever got was about 70fps with the 1070. I’m a big fan of HDR so I stayed on console.

My new PC is here though and I’ll be firing that up tonight for the first time. Provided all goes well, the RTX3080 should be a revelation. I’m also a controller player and remain so even on PCs these days. Not sure if you’re playing with mouse/keyboard or controller, but you might be able to save some hand pain with an Xbox controller. It really doesn’t take as long to learn as you might think it does. I know @Mike_Cathcart has dealt with some RSI stuff and he swears by the Xbox One controller now.

Anyway, just have fun. I never expect anything from my teammates. I just play as well as I can. Sometimes I’m pretty sweaty and I always figure with the way SBMM works these days some of my extra can lift up others while when other people outperform their “level” that lifts me as well. It’s all good. In Warzone specifically, there’s always another Gulag to win, even if it’s in the next game. :)

Yep, I usually know pretty quick into a match if it’s gonna be goof off or get serious time. I enjoy both which helps!

I will check out he new Xbox controllers for sure. My big pain point is my left thumb so i tend to get controller fatigue quick but game to try them if their better than last gen… I also tend to smash the keyboard with it (space bar) so have had to retrain myself somewhat in regards to that as well.

RTX3080 is spectacular, you’ll love it. Wish they would fix HDR on pcs already. Come on Microsoft!

I try to play a few hours of Warzone a night, just to keep my mad skilz up. ;) I’m strictly solo as my gaming buddy thinks multiplayer COD is too hard, and I don’t like playing with randos.

A few weeks ago I picked up a new pre-built PC from NZXT and went from a 1070 to a 3070. Whoo Boy! You can really tell the difference and it’s definitely helped my kill ratio. The steep learning curve in the early days really did a number on my KD and I’ve just now got it up to .99. With the new GPU I usually get at least 2 kills a game, with the occasional 4-5 kills.

Head on a swivel is exactly right! I also had to train myself not to “run and gun” and rush headlong into a firefight. Now I try to take the time to stalk my prey. And if I get a chance to watch them for a little bit you can sometimes get an indication of other players that they may be tracking too. If you’re lucky they’ll initiate a fight with another player and you can get two easy 3rd party kills. I find that if I concentrate on simply surviving to the end game I can get a few kills along the way.

EA Play stream here in 25 minutes:

lol, knives vs defibs

So Bf1942, BFBC2, and BF3 bits in portal at launch. I wonder if that means it will expand with other titles

I don’t understand this at all.

Battlefield Infinity.

If they’ve really got animations within the game of the player characters looking puzzled as they look down at the paddles or knives in their hands, I’ll be super impressed.

Time travel confirmed!

I hope to kill many in the future on my horse with sword.

PC Specs from Tom Henderson…

https://twitter.com/Tom_Henderson/status/1422661770578169862?s=20

That’s a bit weird. I assume the minimum is an i5-6600K, but the recommended is then the i7-4790?

Yes. Recommended on the right.

Looks like Western Digital and Battlefield 2042 have a promo going on:

$149

$99

BiliBili? Learned something new today.

Thanks!

Welp…

Saw this coming. I figure they’ll push back again into 2022. Supposedly the new Warzone map ships a week after this new date. They’re so screwed.

I just got a free code for this game, so of course it is now pushed back.