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Battlefield 2042 is bleeding players as launch issues continue

I've been a BF player forever and I can't believe people still hate the specialists. Gameplay wise (skins, models, cheesy quips not included) they're honestly a great addition. There are more different play styles than ever before, and more flexibility when it comes to how you customize your loadout. People always complained about the strict weapon restrictions in past games, and now you can pick whoever you want while equipping whatever weapon you want.

A few tweaks and they can be made even better. Some of the gadgets should be shuffled around to increase the potential teamplay contribution of some of the specialists (for example the repair tool should be made one of the default gadgets for the engineer specialists to better highlight their role in repairing vehicles, like the engineer class in previous games) changes like that would be small but would have a noticeable effect on the overall gameplay. And then obviously the quips need to be removed, or changed so they better fit the overall tone and setting.

If they iron this stuff out then I would be completely fine with specialists being a permanent addition to the series. In fact going back to the traditional class system would feel like a downgrade especially if they retain the same weapon restrictions.
Exactly. I don’t take these fake haters seriously…they can’t make up their damn mind…
 

anthony2690

Member
I think it is a genuine shame how this game turned out.

I was genuinely really excited for it, prior to the beta, I had pre-ordered the £81 version. (£9 ea play/game pass discount)

Oh man, the beta saved me though, I realised that the game isn't for me, even if it was working properly.

The maps are far too big and the game sadly just wasn't fun.

I will praise loading into matches though, because it was series X/ps5 only, it was crazy after the 5 second countdown the games would start nearly instantly on the huge map with 128 players, that was pretty cool.(can imagine it probably takes longer now due to player count?)

Anyway Xbox thankfully has a refund system that works well.
 
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This game is an unmitigated disaster and somehow, a train that's already long wrecked but somehow keeps moving for further problems.

What's the player count at now? With no new content coming til March(if it even makes that date) and constant issues, patches that make it worse and now false bans...this game will be absolutely dead by March across all platforms.

Even back in December(when I last played it), I noticed there were a ton of bots in my games.
 

Sybrix

Member
So EA are now falsely banning the few players they had..........................

 
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winjer

Member
Damn, DICE is really doing it´s best to kill BF 2042.
That, or they are one of the most incompetent teams in the industry.
 
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Re-release BF4 by porting the PC version of BF4 with upping the texture resolution and offer 60fps and 120fps modes on PS5/XSX, earn back BF fanbase trust and then take new gained trust to re-invigorate the development teams to do a real follow up to BF4 in the future.
 

STARSBarry

Gold Member
Ah of course EA manages to have a brand new completely seperate PR disaster from all the other prior PR disasters this week.

It's like their doing this on purpose now...

YO! is BF2042 just a tax write off?
 
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Re-release BF4 by porting the PC version of BF4 with upping the texture resolution and offer 60fps and 120fps modes on PS5/XSX, earn back BF fanbase trust and then take new gained trust to re-invigorate the development teams to do a real follow up to BF4 in the future.
No, I’d rather them fix BF 2042 bugs than play the same games over and over…Alot of gamers want new experiences, but ask for retro games in 4k 60fps…
 

rolandss

Member
Wow, so some folks that actually enjoy the game and are trying to play it are getting banned for no real reason?

That's great, lmao.
This is a battlefield problem that spans games. Happened to me in Battlefield 1. Randomly permabanned for no reason. I played on PS4 Pro, never used any mod or assist, even those stupid controller attachments people use.
 

MiguelItUp

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This is a battlefield problem that spans games. Happened to me in Battlefield 1. Randomly permabanned for no reason. I played on PS4 Pro, never used any mod or assist, even those stupid controller attachments people use.
Sorry you went through that! Never heard of such a thing. That's absurd.
 

SJRB

Gold Member
So these dumb motherfuckers at EA fix a sponsored Twitch event where "most kills count", only none of these retards realize that 2042 doesn't have a scoreboard to keep track of trivial stuff like, you know... who has most kills because no one in a million years would ever expect such a feature to NOT be included in a multiplayer only shooter.



God rest the soul of whichever fucking moron is in charge of this Battlefield mess.
 
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STARSBarry

Gold Member
So these dumb motherfuckers at EA fix a sponsored Twitch event where "most kills count", only none of these retards realize that 2042 doesn't have a scoreboard to keep track of trivial stuff like, you know... who has most kills because no one in a million years would ever expect such a feature to NOT be included in a multiplayer only shooter.



God rest the soul of whichever fucking moron is in charge of this Battlefield mess.

It also went at well as you would expect


I mean when you pay people to play your game you at least want it to look good right?

The best part is that clip now has more views than the entire stream did across the internet, big oof.
 
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Amiga

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It also went at well as you would expect


I mean when you pay people to play your game you at least want it to look good right?

The best part is that clip now has more views than the entire stream did across the internet, big oof.
Been crashing frequently lately. More than any BF I can remember. Frustrating as I've been enjoying it and addicted. Lvel100+ and got the Absolute Legend tag.
 

EDMIX

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So these dumb motherfuckers at EA fix a sponsored Twitch event where "most kills count", only none of these retards realize that 2042 doesn't have a scoreboard to keep track of trivial stuff like, you know... who has most kills because no one in a million years would ever expect such a feature to NOT be included in a multiplayer only shooter.



God rest the soul of whichever fucking moron is in charge of this Battlefield mess.

lmfao!





BF 2042's PR has done a better job imho then past BF games (but I think that also has to do with how big social media is now)

BF4 unplayable...EA's like "ok bro, but here is some maps in DLC for you to pay for" .....for a game you can't currently get in a server on.
BF1 imho had no major issues outside of dumbasses being triggered over a cover
BFV holy fucking shit where do we begin with that trainwreck, I personally don't buy my games based on what anyone states personally in regards to views or anything, but clearly one has to factor that you can design something someone disagrees with, without attacking them.

After CP2077, I recall lots of us telling that team to seriously STFU, they gave us a road map, then delayed that, then told us a patch coming the next year and a road map for that and Witcher 3 remaster, ohhhhhhh so this road map, of the road map, of they delay of a fucking patch, we should believe is coming this time, when the actual game was delayed several times, came out broken and we where told it would come when it was "ready"? This is where imho, a road map can fuck you up big time.

If you don't know when its ready, just say nothing. Its almost as if they made up a date and forced the team to stick with it and as they saw it wasn't working, would just delay, yet still make another unrealistic date. I can agree with most in saying people make mistakes, but so many delays, a delay of a fucking patch, road map of a road map? Something isn't being communicated correctly to that team and the publisher is trying to pull dates out of their ass and how they rush it to get to the date they stated, vs the date its actually likely ready for real.

That being said, I wish to avoid that with 2042 and I'm fine with 99% of what their PR put out. Talk to us about those updates when they are fucking read, talk to us about a mode a few weeks out.

I can't ask for a road map day 1, on a fucking game that launched like shit, design right out of sesame street and act like the should have all this DLC ready. What DLC? You mean the fucking shit the last designer planned? nnahhhhh Let Zampella look over the feedback and make a better plan, design and get back to us on that DLC and Road Map when its in development, near release to avoid over promising.


but this PR fucking up is not only avoidable, that shit is irrelevant and should have never been done THIS MONTH, dear god, the scoreboard is coming NEXT MONTH, why would anyone do such a thing on Twitch to only highlight a feature missing to even count the kills? They could have had a real win with some event next month, showing that the score board is back and showing how it counts those new add ons like the whole revive thing. They can do a event like "most kills" or "most revives" and show all that is counted or something.


So this is a massive fail because it doesn't make sense in light of a scoreboard literally coming next month. It simply magnifies a feature is currently missing. This is where the whole "STFU" thing comes in where its best to say nothing until you have some news or something lol This would be like if CP2077 had a Twitch event called "see how long you can survive a car chase by the cops"

Maybe EA and CDPR need to look at how Bethesda rolled out Fallout 4 and just stfu until that shit is a year out in terms of actually complete. (maybe Bethesda needs to look back at that too btw lol)
 

STARSBarry

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After CP2077, I recall lots of us telling that team to seriously STFU, they gave us a road map, then delayed that, then told us a patch coming the next year and a road map for that and Witcher 3 remaster, ohhhhhhh so this road map, of the road map, of they delay of a fucking patch, we should believe is coming this time, when the actual game was delayed several times, came out broken and we where told it would come when it was "ready"? This is where imho, a road map can fuck you up big time.

If you don't know when its ready, just say nothing. Its almost as if they made up a date and forced the team to stick with it and as they saw it wasn't working, would just delay, yet still make another unrealistic date. I can agree with most in saying people make mistakes, but so many delays, a delay of a fucking patch, road map of a road map? Something isn't being communicated correctly to that team and the publisher is trying to pull dates out of their ass and how they rush it to get to the date they stated, vs the date its actually likely ready for real.

Speaking of roadmaps...



You can tell its community made though, as the real one would just be "release fortnite skins" for every point.
 

GreatnessRD

Member
So EA and Dice have abandoned the game...
Seems there's only a couple of devs left working on the game.
If you're still playing it at this point and didn't opt for a refund, you deserve this tomfoolery. This game is complete fuckery and if I were an owner of this game, that would be the last time EA got my money. Or any other company who would release such fuck shit.
 

winjer

Member
If you're still playing it at this point and didn't opt for a refund, you deserve this tomfoolery. This game is complete fuckery and if I were an owner of this game, that would be the last time EA got my money. Or any other company who would release such fuck shit.

I saw this mess coming during the beta. So I didn´t buy the game. First BF I did not buy in over a decade.
But at this point it seems Dice is doing the bare minimum to make some content to fulfil those sold year passes, without getting sued.
 
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Gamerguy84

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The only bug I have is bodies remaining after they die but it doesn't happen often. Is this on PC where this is that bad. Not that bad at all on PS5.
 
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