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Battlefield 2042 |OT| - Squad Up, Gear Up, and Join the Fight.

HeisenbergFX4

Gold Member
I'm sure the hardcore gamers will scoff and judge me but I'm sorry I need a carrot dangling in front of me. That carrot takes on different forms for different people but for me when it comes to these multiplayer fps type games that carrot is the dopamine hits from getting xp, unlocking weapons, leveling up etc. I don't enjoy playing for the sake of playing. I need to be working towards something.
Exactly the same here for me as honestly I enjoy playing with my nephews in coop vs AI and getting very limited xp that way kills some of the incentive
 

SJRB

Gold Member
If you're on PS5 then please, PLEASE consider equipping some AA when there's literally 3 helicopters hovering around any capture point mowing down anything that moves.

It still blows my mind how out of 64 players apparently I'm the only one trying to shoot them down.

I understand the XP reward is shit but for fuck's sake, at least try.
 

StreetsofBeige

Gold Member
If you're on PS5 then please, PLEASE consider equipping some AA when there's literally 3 helicopters hovering around any capture point mowing down anything that moves.

It still blows my mind how out of 64 players apparently I'm the only one trying to shoot them down.

I understand the XP reward is shit but for fuck's sake, at least try.
Thats shooter gamers for ya.

In COD, I always have some classes which have a rocket as secondary for the more open maps. Even just taking out UAV/CUAV is worth it for the team.

But most would rather run and gun with an SMG.
 

voidenberg

Member
If you're on PS5 then please, PLEASE consider equipping some AA when there's literally 3 helicopters hovering around any capture point mowing down anything that moves.

It still blows my mind how out of 64 players apparently I'm the only one trying to shoot them down.

I understand the XP reward is shit but for fuck's sake, at least try.
"Someone else will do it"

Another battlefield 2042 fact:

When you get fed up being farmed by helicopters and change your loadout to grab an AA the helicopters will be gone.
 

R6Rider

Gold Member
I think I've died from a chopper only a handful of times, although most people don't have the anti-personal/infantry weapons yet. Haven't died from a jet yet, outside of them jet ramming my chopper.

The Nightbird with 20mm cannons and air to ground rockets is super fun to play, but depends on the map for you to actually stay in the air longer than a few minutes.

Easiest method to take them down is Rao with AA launcher. Otherwise Sundance and her grenades work well as you can make them flare your grenade and thin hit them with the rockets after.
 

Artistic

Member
Went ahead and grabbed it today from GameStop. Was $45 after using $25 worth of reward certs. Could have honestly price matched it to save the certs, but oh well.

Having fun playing TDM through Portal. Probably going to try Rush later on.

Has there been any patches released for this game yet?
 

Meave

Neo Member
Jake Gyllenhaal No GIF

XP has been back in Portal since the patch, you get full XP if you play the headline games on the splash screen
 

BadBurger

Gold Member
OK, XP is definitely back on in Portal (modes on the main screen). I don't know if I was bugged or what, but it wasn't working yesterday.

After playing a few rounds from Bad Company 2 it's impossible to go back to 2042 base modes. The gun play is better, TTK longer (feels better), RPG's fucking work, sniper rifles handle well and have proper drop-off, team work counts again, etc. Fuck BC2 was so good, and now it is again.

Edit: well, hitreg is still fucked but what else is new
 
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RaptorGTA

Member
OK, XP is definitely back on in Portal (modes on the main screen). I don't know if I was bugged or what, but it wasn't working yesterday.

After playing a few rounds from Bad Company 2 it's impossible to go back to 2042 base modes. The gun play is better, TTK longer (feels better), RPG's fucking work, sniper rifles handle well and have proper drop-off, team work counts again, etc. Fuck BC2 was so good, and now it is again.

Edit: well, hitreg is still fucked but what else is new

Yea but there's no one playing. This the way the best thing on Day 1 with so many people playing it.
 

voidenberg

Member
I've been playing this game non stop. Last time I was this addicted to a BF was 10 years ago with BF3.

BF4 was so broken when it was released I moved on to Planetside 2 instead. I skipped hardline. BF1 was ok. And I skipped BFV too.
 

R6Rider

Gold Member
Played it for the first time since Update #2 and gunplay is a lot better in terms of longer distance shootouts. Didn't use ARs a whole lot, but the LMGs are much better.

Nerf to hovercrafts worked well too.
 

dano1

Member
Went ahead and grabbed it today from GameStop. Was $45 after using $25 worth of reward certs. Could have honestly price matched it to save the certs, but oh well.

Having fun playing TDM through Portal. Probably going to try Rush later on.

Has there been any patches released for this game yet?
I’m really liking this game after the last patch! I believe it was Thursday. Tons of improvements but this was the big one..
  • Bullet spread has been reduced on all weapons except Shotguns. This should result in better accuracy during gameplay

  • I also play COD Vanguard and it’s pretty good but once you adjust the settings to make the gun play better I enjoy this even more!! And the portal mode is worth the purchase by itself!!
 

BadBurger

Gold Member
Getting a lot of DirectX crashes. Nothing I can see to fix since the logs provide no real info. Reinstalled what I could. Ugh. If it ain't one problem it's another.
 
So I finally started my 10 hour trial on PC and it ended just second ago and I wanted to come and give my honest feedback. Overall I actually...enjoyed myself. On my personal PC it ran fine, consistently stayed above 75-80fps @ ultra settings using DLSS quality and without ray tracing cause honestly with how chaotic the game is I doubt I'd even notice the feature as is. That is not to say there weren't a few times that performance took a nosedive randomly during really heavy moments but then it would course correct and be right back where it should be.

I am still not 100% sold on the idea of specialist BUT it's less due to concerns I had going in and more because of reasons I was not aware of before playing. Those reasons are the post match quips which after the usual high intensity action packed match just seem to put a pile of shit on what otherwise is a pretty enjoyable experience. The fact any and all specialist can equip any weapons/gadgets outside of their respective "special" skill does rob them of being unique in the typical BF class role but it didn't seem to ruin the identity of BF like I assumed it would. But please remove this mobile/fortnite personality that is inserted in small areas of the game, it's not necessary.

Maps seems fine but there is so...much...empty space. This could just be my not knowing how to get around or utilize vehicles at this point but there seems to be too many moments where there is quite a bit of running to get to the action and I feel like there are quite a few areas that need to be tightened up. Kinda tied to this is vehicles being so fucking powerful, like jesus fucking christ I have gotten better using Sundance and her abilities but it feels like a lot of people just flat out ignore helicopters and I do everything I can to control land vehicles but it ends up being a fruitless effort. They really seem to control the entire flow of the battlefield and I am not usually one to call for nerfs but damn.

Gunplay overall feels fine, there seems to be some odd hit detection issues that I noticed in the first couple of hours of my trial and this was backed up funnily enough by a video that jackfraqs put out that same day I played. This was really evident when I found a guy camping prone in a bush and his back was to me and I put an entire clip into him and he was able to get up, put some distance between us, turn around, and kill me, it was like my bullets did absolutely nothing to him and that was not the only time, it was just the most obvious. Apparently they are aware of it and are working to fix it.

I am finding myself enjoying Breakthrough more than Conquest possibly due to the more focused gameplay as opposed to everyone being more scattered. But I always enjoyed Rush in BC2 so that makes sense for me personally. I have yet to try Hazard cause everything I have heard is that people are essentially playing that mode exclusively and are kitted out so I don't want to jump in and get my ass kicked.

Not a lot to say about this particular point but really REALLY sucks that squads are limited to 4. I get it cause of math that's how it worked out evenly but it sucks if you have a larger group that wants to play together and 4 is so limiting, 5-6 is a good sweet spot.

Destruction is once again lacking. I found myself attempting to blow up walls that seemed primed for a rocket and nothing happened. It's unfortunate but it's been this way for awhile now so it is what it is.

I have more thoughts but again overall my thoughts are more positive than negative, I am happy to see they are attempting to be more proactive than sitting on their hands. It's still not an excuse for AGAIN releasing a game in a state that needs to be patched every other week, to be fair it's not just them but still. I feel like this game is on track get to a pretty great place, I am enjoying Halo as well but the current battle pass system is extremely underwhelming and the unlock system and mastery system in BF2042 has me more engaged so we shall see who gets their hooks in me long term.
 
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Lol do you all remember when they were banging on about being ahead of schedule? Just imagine if they were behind lol.

Anyway have any of you guys figured out how to stop variable sights from zooming in and out when using r3 as crouch?

Why don't they use the dualsense left trigger for zooming with scopes, half press one zoom, full press second zoom, that would be amazing. And please bring touch pad swipes back.
 

voidenberg

Member
What platform
PC

Lol do you all remember when they were banging on about being ahead of schedule? Just imagine if they were behind lol.

Anyway have any of you guys figured out how to stop variable sights from zooming in and out when using r3 as crouch?

Why don't they use the dualsense left trigger for zooming with scopes, half press one zoom, full press second zoom, that would be amazing. And please bring touch pad swipes back.
Keybind remapping is half-assed. For instance, I remapped the vehicle tablet to the same button as the map. And deleted the map command. But when I press the button it brings up the map and then the vehicle menu.
 
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EDMIX

Member
Lol do you all remember when they were banging on about being ahead of schedule? Just imagine if they were behind lol.

I think they likely were ahead of schedule. That doesn't mean a launch will be perfect, that simply means the things they needed to get done at a certain time, got done faster then they assumed...

I don't really know why people are taking that statement as some absolute thing that means perfect launch, that simply means they are done at a certain time faster then expected.
 
Is there something wrong with the AA launcher? I use the armor grenade to bait choppers to use flares then try and follow up with a AA rocket but I swear I have to be within 10ft of the damn thing for it to lock on.
 
I think they likely were ahead of schedule. That doesn't mean a launch will be perfect, that simply means the things they needed to get done at a certain time, got done faster then they assumed...

I don't really know why people are taking that statement as some absolute thing that means perfect launch, that simply means they are done at a certain time faster then expected.
Yes, I think they were ahead of schedule too, that's why I said just imagine the state of the game if they wernt.

I don't think anyone was expecting a perfect launch, especially when you consider their previous launches, there's always going to be some issues. But saying you are ahead of schedule then the game comes out and you can't even spawn? (this has happened many times to me and even twice in a row which made me close the game) that's probably why people are using that against them.

Yes, what you are saying is a valid, but for the majority to think that, I think they should have added some additions to the statement or changed it all together. Saying we are ahead of schedule to me is like saying everything is going well, that's how I took it back then.
 

BadBurger

Gold Member
Jesus fucking christ remove this God damn Bolte fucking asap, that's all I get killed by in this game. That thing is a armored monster truck with one shot cannons.

Its starting gun has a lot of splash radius and damage. I am guessing they'll adjust that soon. On that South Korean map with the datacenter in the center, D objective, it annihilates. I got like 50 kills with in about ten minutes there. That's really, really good for me.
 
Okay somebody please help me understand emp grenades. I get what their function is supposed to be but I swear I'll throw them at a tank, I'll get the pop up saying they're being disrupted, so I'll go to make my move, but then they start shooting me. Every...single...time.
 

BadBurger

Gold Member
Well I finally just uninstalled it. I simply cannot deal with the atrocious hitreg most of all, but also the grating Fortnite characters who's voices are even inserted into Portal mode for some reason (BC2 guy speaking like the hook dude). Just blah. I'll just forget this game ever existed for three or four months and then check back on the state of it then. I bought it for my best friend, but he tapped out long before I did. I should have gotten a damned refund when I had the chance. Ah well.
 

ultrazilla

Gold Member
Well I finally just uninstalled it. I simply cannot deal with the atrocious hitreg most of all, but also the grating Fortnite characters who's voices are even inserted into Portal mode for some reason (BC2 guy speaking like the hook dude). Just blah. I'll just forget this game ever existed for three or four months and then check back on the state of it then. I bought it for my best friend, but he tapped out long before I did. I should have gotten a damned refund when I had the chance. Ah well.
Exactly what I did last week. I'll revisit it in a few months.
 

SJRB

Gold Member
Okay somebody please help me understand emp grenades. I get what their function is supposed to be but I swear I'll throw them at a tank, I'll get the pop up saying they're being disrupted, so I'll go to make my move, but then they start shooting me. Every...single...time.

I have no idea. The recon drone has an EMP pulse option too, but vehicles still move when I "fire" it off. Maybe it only fucks with the UI of the people inside or something, similar to when you're being "hacked".
 
I have no idea. The recon drone has an EMP pulse option too, but vehicles still move when I "fire" it off. Maybe it only fucks with the UI of the people inside or something, similar to when you're being "hacked".
When you're hacked / emped you can't fire anymore it seems.
 

INC

Member
I have no idea. The recon drone has an EMP pulse option too, but vehicles still move when I "fire" it off. Maybe it only fucks with the UI of the people inside or something, similar to when you're being "hacked".

tEMP to me, should completely disasble the vehicle, ie if i hit a chopper, the engine should shut off and it should fall out the sky

but they do pretty much nothing, even hack is better tbh, even thats meh

EMP need a rework, to completely disable engines and guns on vehicles asap
 

Urban

Member
I’ve got a question. Every Class has this Rocket launcher M5? Does this thing do damage to Tanks ? Because i hit so many of it but I’ve never got a damage indication ?

The Game has potential but it’s clearly not finished. I mean all the tech and stuff that is going on is really incredible but they need at least 6 months to bring it up to their vision.

IMO the vehicles are way too strong. I wonder how a Map without vehicles would play out.

Edit: Are there any Patchnotes ?
 
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MaKTaiL

Member
Portal is apparently dead. The most promising part of 2042 completely killed by the the lack of XP progression. Hazard Zone is great with a full squad but most matches never start and I only get to play 3 matches in a span of 3h. Disappointing.
 
Portal is apparently dead. The most promising part of 2042 completely killed by the the lack of XP progression. Hazard Zone is great with a full squad but most matches never start and I only get to play 3 matches in a span of 3h. Disappointing.
I thought xp was back in Portal?
 

SJRB

Gold Member
I’ve got a question. Every Class has this Rocket launcher M5? Does this thing do damage to Tanks ? Because i hit so many of it but I’ve never got a damage indication ?

The Game has potential but it’s clearly not finished. I mean all the tech and stuff that is going on is really incredible but they need at least 6 months to bring it up to their vision.

IMO the vehicles are way too strong. I wonder how a Map without vehicles would play out.

Edit: Are there any Patchnotes ?

Yeah everyone can equip the M5, there are no classes anymore. They do damage tanks but require several hits.
 
tEMP to me, should completely disasble the vehicle, ie if i hit a chopper, the engine should shut off and it should fall out the sky

but they do pretty much nothing, even hack is better tbh, even thats meh

EMP need a rework, to completely disable engines and guns on vehicles asap
I partly agree here but if EMP disables engines there would be helicopters falling out of the sky non-stop.
 

voidenberg

Member
I’ve got a question. Every Class has this Rocket launcher M5? Does this thing do damage to Tanks ? Because i hit so many of it but I’ve never got a damage indication ?

The Game has potential but it’s clearly not finished. I mean all the tech and stuff that is going on is really incredible but they need at least 6 months to bring it up to their vision.

IMO the vehicles are way too strong. I wonder how a Map without vehicles would play out.

Edit: Are there any Patchnotes ?
The hit mark against vehicles is different. It's a square thing instead of an X.
Yes, vehicles are very powerful right now, BUT taking a vehicle down is supposed to be a team effort. There are 64 players on your side. If a fraction of those players uses their anti-vehicle tools properly vehicles won't be a problem.
And people are still unlocking things like the soflam or the anti-material rifle.

As much as I hate being constantly killed by vehicles I think it's too early to ask for nerfs. But some balancing is due. Like the attack helicopter hovering out of AA reach.
 
So is there a way to do console only crossplay? If i shut cross play off, there is no portal servers with more than 10 players in them. Basically portal is dead with cross play off.

If I turn it on, I'm constantly sniped from a cross the map by M+K users.
 
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