Battlefield 2042 appears to have sold very well at launch, but the strong criticism of the game’s quality could undermine profits in the long run, which is why DICE has already confirmed that it is hard at work to fix major issues. While the base game continues to receive corrective patches and other updates, EA has decided to reveal some details on post-launch support, stating that in 2022 a new map, a specialist, and a new timed mode for 64 players will arrive on next-gen and PC.
The new map will be called Exposure, and according to what the EA representative reported to GameSpot microphones, it “will take map design to the next level.” At the moment, we don’t know what the setting will be, but the studio seems very convinced of the work done by the developers. Exposure, the total number of maps available rises to eight, not counting the avalanche of content included in Portal mode.
The 64-player mode will be introduced as a response to the criticisms of a large part of the community, complaining in the last month due to the excessive size of the maps. The mode will allow you to play in less dispersive maps, identical to those present in the game’s PS4 / Xbox One versions, both in Conquest and in Breakthrough. This is a timed mode, but DICE may decide to make it permanent in the event of a positive reception.
Battlefield 2042 will update once again before the holidays, and then the developers will take a little hiatus before the launch of Season 1, scheduled for the first quarter of the new year. The seasons will introduce new vehicles, weapons, missions, specialists, maps, and much more, and of course, will give users the ability to unlock more or less content by purchasing the Battle Pass.