Battlefield 2042 has been available on the market for a few days, and the reception given to it by the players has not been the best. It is easy to talk about an uphill start between bugs, crashes, server problems, serious shortcomings, and a poor balance of weapons. Still, a few hours ago, EA and DICE stated that most of these problems would be solved immediately, starting from November 25.
In a new release addressed to fans, DICE has promised the release of two updates before the end of the year, one in November and one in early December. A third update is currently scheduled for the period before the holidays, just before Christmas, so to avoid last-minute postponements, three updates should be published in 2021.
As for the changes, the list is practically endless, but below are the most important:
- Server stability improvement
- Improved aim assist
- Improved bot AI
- Reduced dispersion of projectiles during firefights
- Revision of the recoil of some weapons, including the PP-29 and reduction of the efficiency of some anti-vehicle weapons
- Revision of the progression system shared between the different modes, i.e., Classic, Portal, and Hardzone, to reduce the number of “XP Farming” cases (Portal servers created specifically to get experience points quickly)
- Fixed bug that makes it impossible to revive a soldier killed near an object
- Improvements to respawn
- UI improvements
- Performance improvements
- Over 150 changes were made to the game maps
- Balancing vehicles, weapons, and specialists’ skills
- Bug fixes
In conclusion, DICE confirms that the introduction of the end-of-game points table and voice chat is under discussion and that the team is considering whether or not to add these two features.
Battlefield 2042 is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, and PC. Despite the technical problems, the game seems to have sold well in the first weekend, with “millions of active players on the servers.”