Battlefield 2042 Released

Electronic Arts announces the official release of Battlefield 2042, the latest installment in the long-running military shooter series. PC gamers looking to reenlist can pick up a copy of the Windows edition through Origin, the Epic Games Store, or Steam. If you're interested in some basic training, there's a Beginner’s Guide on the Epic Games Store. The release is covered in this blog post which makes it clear this was not a "when it's done" release, as it outlines plans for two updates over the next 30 days to address issues that remain outstanding following Early Access. Here's a bit on the launch:
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) has launched the highly-anticipated first-person shooter, Battlefield™ 2042. Powered by groundbreaking technology through the use of the Frostbite game engine, Battlefield 2042 features up to 128 player matches on the latest consoles* and PCs. The game introduces epic maps, a dynamic world and signals a return to modern settings which opens up the immersive sandbox gameplay through vehicles, weapons and more. Battlefield 2042 has been hailed by EGM as a “true evolution” for the series, IGN lauded the game’s “impressively huge and gorgeously detailed maps,” while Game Informer described the title as “an easy recommendation.”

Battlefield 2042 places players in a near-future, all-out war experience where resources are limited and the world powers of the United States and Russia are in conflict, while refugees from collapsed nations known as the Non-Patriated (“No-Pats”) struggle for survival. The game features the franchise’s signature Levolution, as well as dynamic storms and environmental hazards, that create an added layer of action that alters the battlefield and tactical combat.
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released
Nov 23, 2021, 09:35
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released Nov 23, 2021, 09:35
Nov 23, 2021, 09:35
 
A-A-Ron wrote on Nov 23, 2021, 07:30:
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 21:56:
Tom wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 15:31:
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 15:11:
Yeah, i bet that's just becasue it is EA. Every EA game gets review bombed, because EA is the devil, and WOKE, and they have girls in war games, and they hate TRUMP, Christians, Patriot's, and are directly contributing to the ongoing while genocide. The list goes on, and on, and on.

Well then... let's see how some other recent EA titles are rated on Steam:

FIFA 22: "Very positive" (80%)
Lost in Random: "Very positive" (92%)
Madden NFL 22: "Mixed" (59%)
STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order: "Very positive" (90%)
F1 2021: "Very positive" (80%)
STAR WARS™: Squadrons: "Mostly positive" (72%)

Yeah, Ok FanBoI
Glad to see you're acknowledging that what you wrote was wrong; being able to see your mistakes when presented with information is a great trait to have. However, calling people names does not help the discussion. (See Forum Rule #1: "Disagree all you want but refrain from attacks of a personal nature. Criticize the post, not the poster.")

The poster you're arguing with is exclusively a satire poster
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released
Nov 23, 2021, 07:30
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released Nov 23, 2021, 07:30
Nov 23, 2021, 07:30
 
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 21:56:
Tom wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 15:31:
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 15:11:
Yeah, i bet that's just becasue it is EA. Every EA game gets review bombed, because EA is the devil, and WOKE, and they have girls in war games, and they hate TRUMP, Christians, Patriot's, and are directly contributing to the ongoing while genocide. The list goes on, and on, and on.

Well then... let's see how some other recent EA titles are rated on Steam:

FIFA 22: "Very positive" (80%)
Lost in Random: "Very positive" (92%)
Madden NFL 22: "Mixed" (59%)
STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order: "Very positive" (90%)
F1 2021: "Very positive" (80%)
STAR WARS™: Squadrons: "Mostly positive" (72%)

Yeah, Ok FanBoI
Glad to see you're acknowledging that what you wrote was wrong; being able to see your mistakes when presented with information is a great trait to have. However, calling people names does not help the discussion. (See Forum Rule #1: "Disagree all you want but refrain from attacks of a personal nature. Criticize the post, not the poster.")
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released
Nov 20, 2021, 09:59
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Nov 20, 2021, 09:59
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 21:26:
It's definitely annoying as hell to not have real scoreboards, and most importantly, NO KILL FEED for the entire server. I can't tell if somebody is just wrecking our entire team from 10 miles away with a LMG and hacking, or we're just dying randomly from 64 prone campers and vehicles, etc.
Thanks for the write up! I think you hit the nail on the head with why there isn't a scoreboard or kill feed - devs don't want people to know when they are getting absolutely destroyed, or how bad the cheating is right now... because that could push frustrated players to being irate, quit the game and never come back. Sometimes ignorance is bliss Curtain
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released
Nov 19, 2021, 21:56
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released Nov 19, 2021, 21:56
Nov 19, 2021, 21:56
 
Tom wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 15:31:
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 15:11:
Yeah, i bet that's just becasue it is EA. Every EA game gets review bombed, because EA is the devil, and WOKE, and they have girls in war games, and they hate TRUMP, Christians, Patriot's, and are directly contributing to the ongoing while genocide. The list goes on, and on, and on.

Well then... let's see how some other recent EA titles are rated on Steam:

FIFA 22: "Very positive" (80%)
Lost in Random: "Very positive" (92%)
Madden NFL 22: "Mixed" (59%)
STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order: "Very positive" (90%)
F1 2021: "Very positive" (80%)
STAR WARS™: Squadrons: "Mostly positive" (72%)

Yeah, Ok FanBoI
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released
Nov 19, 2021, 21:26
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released Nov 19, 2021, 21:26
Nov 19, 2021, 21:26
 
It's definitely another issue-filled launch. I've got about 8-10 hours in it so far, and yeah, some things may have been in there from a planned BR game. I have noticed that once a few people have unlocked the medic woman and the other semi-medic specialists, you do get revived a bit. I've been playing medic, healing people and reviving and even repairing, since you can carry repair + medic, but not repair + Rocket Launcher for some reason currently. First day of play, I totally agree, I got revived zero times. Now I'm getting some revives, and when I go medic for the full round, and revive 6-10 people, I am usually not even in the top 5 for revives, so clearly some other people are reviving.

People are 100% running away from heals and repairs though, rofl. Stand fucking still for a SECOND.

Definitely the wingsuit and rope gun specialists give so much movement ability they are more attractive than the medic specialist for most people, and RL is more attractive than repair tool. The Barricade specialist feels utterly fucking useless, even with his armor. Shield and Sentry gun specialists actually aren't bad. Wall vision specialist will be broken once more people start realizing what she can do.

Teamwork will come (hopefully) as people get more used to the game and maps, I've already had a couple rounds of relatively decent teamwork. It's definitely annoying as hell to not have real scoreboards, and most importantly, NO KILL FEED for the entire server. I can't tell if somebody is just wrecking our entire team from 10 miles away with a LMG and hacking, or we're just dying randomly from 64 prone campers and vehicles, etc.

The biggest gripe I have currently is there are, as far as I can tell, ONLY 2 TANKS per team, even in 64 vs 64? Maybe this is higher on some other map, or can be changed in the Portal mode, but I haven't played Portal much. I think only 1 attack helo, 1 jet, 1 scout helo for each team too? It should be three times that for most maps, per team, at least. That will be a clusterfuck for infantry, but so be it, it's Battlefield.

The attachment system is still a bit weird, if you have a bunch of stuff unlocked, you have to add them as alternates outside of the match, to be able to swap to them in match... zzzz.

It's a huge shame that the building fortification system from BFV did not get into BF2042. That was the best, most interesting change to the game that the series has had.

Gun play seems mostly fine, decent hit registry, but like I said, the maps are big, and it feels like we should have 3x the available vehicles, instead of a mass infantry fight. BF3, BF4 definitely had a higher vehicle to infantry ratio, to the benefit of the game. I think even BFV and BF1 had more? Maybe it was more restrictive in those two as well. Summoned/Air Dropped vehicles count to your total team's vehicle count, and are relatively easily stolen when some jackass calls in a tank on top of a building or some shit, and gets killed before it even shows up.

Yes, hovercrafts can currently climb buildings, and the minigun will utterly annihilate infantry at medium to short range, and even still kill some fools at long range. In spite of all the wingsuit ninja/wingsuit RL combo videos I've seen so far, it has yet to feel like a real problem so far. PP-29 is definitely the superior gun at the moment, due to no noticeable recoil and high fire rate, but all the guns have controllable recoil. I've been using the AK with some attachments and it's pretty good. Armor piercing ammo so far seems like useless shit vs the regular ammo, purely because of lower damage and losing 10 rounds per mag, and a total ammo count of *80* rounds!?

Hit H to keep chat up all the time, and start communicating. It'll take awhile for people to learn to communicate and play together... again. I've yet to have a squad of four randoms actually stay together for a full map though. Also switching from team to Squad chat seems slightly bugged? Gets stuck on Team only? Might be a keybind issue.

tldr, Some numbers changes required, add more vehicles, it'll be fine...in 6 months. It's playable now but I'm doing a lot of exasperated sighing. They seem to have fixed the connection issue, at least for me on PC.

*EDIT* Looked at it again, Armor Piercing ammo count on the AK is 80 rounds total, 20 in mag and 60 extra, not 70 my bad, DICE.

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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released
Nov 19, 2021, 19:45
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Nov 19, 2021, 19:45
 
I liked Battlefield V pretty good. I thought it was a little stingy in vehicle use though. For anyone who wants to try Battlefield 2042, Microsoft is having a 3 month special on Gamepass for PC for $1. It includes the ability to play this for 10 hours in addition to lots of games you can play unlimited.
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released
Nov 19, 2021, 19:28
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Nov 19, 2021, 19:28
 
The only thing I'm surprised about is why anyone seems to be surprised:

1) This is an EA game.
2) This is a DICE game.
3) This is a Battlefield game.
4) Every Battlefield launch in the last decade and a half has been a shitshow.

Four excellent factual reasons to cancel any sentiments of surprise immediately.
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Nov 19, 2021, 19:14
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Nov 19, 2021, 19:14
 
ExGemini wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 14:06:
Seems like you are making a tons of excuses here.

Oh, come on. Most of the list is either plain wrong or subjective in the first place. You can make a list of things that are actually wrong with the game (there's some good points in Half Elf's post just below, for example) without resorting to the bullshit lists like that person on Reddit put together just to make their complaint list seem longer.
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released
Nov 19, 2021, 18:54
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Nov 19, 2021, 18:54
 
PropheT wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 13:40:
theglaze wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 12:25:
Huge maps (too big for normal BF gameplay, even for 128 players)
Armor plates
Cannot switch/create squads
Silly long timing when you're downed with no visibility for medics, because initially it should be only your BR squad that can revive you
The + system for weapons, instead of ground loot attachments
No server browser, because you don't need one in BR
Lack of game modes
No hardcore
No propper factions
No scoreboard
No campaign

The maps aren't that big, so not sure about that complaint. They don't really seem any bigger than any other BF game I've played.
Armor Plates aren't that useful since you have to ditch any team-related gadget to have them (no med crate, ammo packs, anti armor weapon, etc.)
I'd be surprised if they didn't add squad switch, but squads in general work differently than before from what I understand.
You are visible to medics when you're downed, so I'm not sure I understand this one. Why should only squad members be able to heal/revive you?
The plus system is good in-game, it just sucks and is confusing in the menus when you're not.
There is a server browser in Portal, just not in Warzone.
It seems like there's more game modes than I'm used to in Battlefield, but other than a bit of BF5 I haven't played a lot of them. Conquest, Breakthrough, Hazard Zone, and then Portal has four more.

The last ones are kind of whatever. I doubt most people care about hardcore or if their team was called Sesame Street vs. Uptown Funk or something. No scoreboard is a little weird since it is keeping stats; it's probably an effort to stave off toxicity, but at least it should show your personal stats. I also doubt the vast majority of players care at all about whether there's a campaign or not.

There's some stuff that feels unfinished, like the C1 capture point in Kaleidoscope breakthrough being virtually impossible to take, but otherwise I'm not sure I get the uproar. Reddit's just a toxic shithole for most game subs, though, it's usually just some people being angry and then doing their best to make sure everyone else is too. If you're on the fence just wait because they usually go on sale pretty quick, but it's not as bad of a game as Reddit's trying to make it out to be.

Some of the maps like Orbital and the Sand/Building ones are very large, the complaint is people don't play as teammates, and grab a vehicle and go F'ing over everyone else, because the vast majority of the bots won't get in vehicles, and why wait for the bots?
Armor Plates are very useful because ya have every other tom dick and harry carrying whatever they can get that spams them points. Med Packs/Ammo/etc.
Squads are the same as before. Instead of Classes they have been renamed Specialists, the problem is getting people to act as a squad espcially without comms.
Most people DO NOT revive you. Plain and simple.
And chooseing any game at ALL in Portal will get you a capped XP because they didn't think anyone wanted to play Hardcore mode, or without 128 players, and even then the hosting network code sucks ASS.

C1 CAN be taken by a team working together, which means ROCK SOLID air support, which ones in a blue moon actually happens.
But funny story, I was a gunner in a hovercraft and he drove up the side of the building. So I'm just tearing everything to bits, problem is there is a bit of a light grey frame that the hovercraft can get stuck on. So we made it to the top he bailed out, and I'm shooting upside down at the building roof opposite C1, TOTALLY immune to gunfire. Was fun but shows all sorts of issues with the game.


Game was dumped "as is" for holiday sales.
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released
Nov 19, 2021, 17:50
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Nov 19, 2021, 17:50
 
I pretty much agree with Angryjoe said about this game...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_vBMbi7qSQ
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released
Nov 19, 2021, 17:39
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Nov 19, 2021, 17:39
 
Quinn wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 17:35:
Is that "up to 128 players" a selling point, really? To me that reads as: nobody gives a flying fuck what the other is doing. It's every player for himself. Oh, and you'll die from stray bullets every fucking time.
lol exactly
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released
Nov 19, 2021, 17:35
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Nov 19, 2021, 17:35
 
Is that "up to 128 players" a selling point, really? To me that reads as: nobody gives a flying fuck what the other is doing. It's every player for himself. Oh, and you'll die from stray bullets every fucking time.
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released
Nov 19, 2021, 17:14
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Nov 19, 2021, 17:14
 
Osc8r wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 16:16:
Wow, if it's anything like what Angry Joe (and steam) make it out to be.... what a mess!

That said, even the beta with it's one map was 100x more enjoyable than any COD i've played in recent times, but it still didn't grab me like say BF4. The lack of specialists, weapons and endless vehicle spam (especially choppers) were my biggest complaints.

Guess it will be a "wait for heavy sale" purchase for me.

The Angry Joe rant is now age restricted, had me rolling on the floor from the get go HAhahahaha
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released
Nov 19, 2021, 17:09
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Nov 19, 2021, 17:09
 
I had a laugh when reading the steam reviews.. another fail release .. this year just ain't doing it
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Nov 19, 2021, 16:20
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Nov 19, 2021, 16:20
 
Sounds like wait a few months and pick it up on sale. Looking forward to messing around with the Portal, assuming this gets fixed up into something decent.
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released
Nov 19, 2021, 16:16
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Nov 19, 2021, 16:16
 
Wow, if it's anything like what Angry Joe (and steam) make it out to be.... what a mess!

That said, even the beta with it's one map was 100x more enjoyable than any COD i've played in recent times, but it still didn't grab me like say BF4. The lack of specialists, weapons and endless vehicle spam (especially choppers) were my biggest complaints.

Guess it will be a "wait for heavy sale" purchase for me.
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Nov 19, 2021, 15:54
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Nov 19, 2021, 15:54
 
BFIII, BFIV, Bad Company II - highlights of the franchise.

Let's not forget the complete shitshow that was BF: Vietnam, which launched and was barely working at all. Let's not forget BF: V "IF you don't like the fact that we put women in WWII, don't buy the game!" "We don't understand the low sales of BFV..."

I exclusively play Hardcore. I cannot stand having to magdump someone to try to kill them, and then getting one-shotted in return.
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Nov 19, 2021, 15:38
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Nov 19, 2021, 15:38
 
I had to refund the game before the 2 hour Steam limit, having paid extra to play last weekend... but I could not connect to an online match. Swindling the loyal fans with further alpha testing when they paid MORE than sticker price is low road business practice.

Yes, considering user experience sources like Reddit also contain kiddo flamers, and Steam reviews have many hot takes. But taken holistically with YouTube impressions and live Twitch streams... it's pretty clear this game is still Alpha and EA is not hiding that fact by launching the game at version 0.2 whatever.

This is an Early Access title, and anyone playing now should pay LESS for the incomplete and broken experience. Not full price, and certainly not MORE than full price.
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Nov 19, 2021, 15:34
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Nov 19, 2021, 15:34
 
Braden wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 15:13:
I haven't played a BF game in long years now. I loved the original BF1942, BF2, and BF1943 but never was particularly keen on any of the others. If I want some large scale 50v50 action these days, I'll fire up Hell Let Loose instead.
Buy BF4 or V.
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Nov 19, 2021, 15:31
Tom
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Nov 19, 2021, 15:31
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Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 15:11:
Yeah, i bet that's just becasue it is EA. Every EA game gets review bombed, because EA is the devil, and WOKE, and they have girls in war games, and they hate TRUMP, Christians, Patriot's, and are directly contributing to the ongoing while genocide. The list goes on, and on, and on.

Well then... let's see how some other recent EA titles are rated on Steam:

FIFA 22: "Very positive" (80%)
Lost in Random: "Very positive" (92%)
Madden NFL 22: "Mixed" (59%)
STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order: "Very positive" (90%)
F1 2021: "Very positive" (80%)
STAR WARS™: Squadrons: "Mostly positive" (72%)
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