Battlefield 2042 will debut in just under three months, and on the next-gen platform, it will bring large-scale battles with 128 players. During the first two years, the servers will certainly be populated thanks to features such as cross-platform, but what will happen when the number of players starts to drop? EA confirmed that bots would be used to fill matches, and today a company representative revealed more details about their artificial intelligence.
“We worked a lot on the bots, trying to make them as similar as possible to a normal player,” explained design director Justin Wiebte. “We didn’t want people to be able to tell them apart, so during matches you will see them running, hiding, driving vehicles, rescuing their teammates, attacking targets and so on. It’s a very smart system, and we can also make changes if we want to. running “.
Therefore, do not worry because, unlike many other online games, the bots present in Battlefield 2042 will be extremely intelligent, making the matches competitive even in a lack of players. Definitely, positive news, since this also means that fans will continue playing without problems for years, without worrying about a possible decline in the game’s popularity or the number of players on the servers.
Battlefield 2042 will be available on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S from October 22, 2021. The game’s Open Beta is scheduled for September 6 and will allow all players to experience first-hand the new online shooter by EA.