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Battlefield 2042's Hazard Zone mode will be revealed on October 14

R6Rider

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Look, we all love ripping into the new hot thing because we're "gAMeRs" but these takes just do my head in.

The "collect & extract" game mode has been around since ages, it's just that the recent battle royale craze made it a more popular variant nowadays. Hunt: Showdown is another example that has made that mechanic a core gameplay driver and has been rather successful in doing so as well (can't speak for EFT 'cause I haven't played it but I'm pretty sure it's even more popular and successful than Hunt).

All I'm saying is: stop spouting dumb shit.

You literally not even 10 minutes before:

I bet this will be amazing after the early access period is over at the end of 2022.


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You literally not even 10 minutes before:




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This isn't the "gotcha" you think it is lol.

When has Battlefield ever been great from day 1? I mean you could argue no game is these days but the fact remains that the majority of the BF titles in the past have all been released in shoddy states (to put it lightly). Take a look at BFV for example, that only became worth putting time and money into long after its release window had come and gone. This ain't nothing new exactly. :messenger_grinning_sweat:
 
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R6Rider

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This isn't the "gotcha" you think it is lol.

When has Battlefield ever been great from day 1? I mean you could argue no game is these days but the fact remains that the majority of the BF titles in the past have all been released in shoddy states (to put it lightly). Take a look at BFV for example, that only became worth putting time and money into long after its release window had come and gone. This ain't nothing new exactly. :messenger_grinning_sweat:
I'm just staying that calling them early access is equal to saying some "dumb shit".

BF titles have had issues at launch from basically BF3, but none of them have been even close an an "Early Access" feeling for very long (beyond maybe BF4).

But mostly it was a joke, and not a gotcha lol
 

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After playing the beta, my hype died. I really, really hate how the class system is virtually gone. A fundamental issue that needs fixing for me.
 
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VN1X

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I'm just staying that calling them early access is equal to saying some "dumb shit".

BF titles have had issues at launch from basically BF3, but none of them have been even close an an "Early Access" feeling for very long (beyond maybe BF4).

But mostly it was a joke, and not a gotcha lol
Well I do not appreciate being made fun of after calling someone out first.

Please DM me next time if you plan on doing something like this again. If you promise to leave it at that I will refrain from reporting you.
 
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Hazard Zone is a Battlefield 2042's high stakes game mode that releases alongside All-Out-Warfare and Portal. It involves squads landing on a map, hunting down Data Drives, and extracting.

Battlefield 2042 will release on November 19 and will most notably not include a battle royale mode at launch. Instead developer DICE is focusing on a new competitive squad-based game type called Hazard Zone that focuses on multiple four person squads moving around a map and competing to collect Data Drives and get them to extraction points. As opposed to much larger player counts in popular battle royale titles, this game type will have 24 players (six total teams) on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and 32 players (eight total teams) on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC.

Hazard Zone does seem to draw plenty of elements from battle royale titles, such as the ability to spawn downed teammates back at Reinforcement Uplink points or using a Tactical Upgrade. Hazard Zone will be playable on all launch maps from All-Out-Warfare and will occasionally incorporate extreme weather such as tornadoes. Another large element to Hazard Zone will be squad makeup. Players can't use more than one of the same Specialist on their team encouraging teams to work together and rely on different Specialists throughout each match. Having mobility with an operator like Sundance might provide a key advantage during a different phase of the match in comparison to Falck's healing, for example. There is a ton more to know about Hazard Zone, including phases, currencies, tactical upgrades, and how to maximize points. Make sure to watch this video for the full breakdown.