Following one week of early access, Battlefield 2042 is available for all players to download and play. As the latest entry in the Battlefield franchise, the game looks to deliver futuristic combat on a large scale. While many players have logged into the multiplayer-only title since launch, numerous fans have been unsatisfied with the game.
In a recent blog post, developer DICE talked about the current state of Battlefield 2042. To begin, it noted that millions of players had already checked out the game. According to the developer, this amount was almost double the player count compared to its previous release. In addition to mentioning these impressive numbers for the series, it also acknowledged the post-launch problems impacting game performance.
DICE issued a statement about the problems plaguing Battlefield 2042 and gave some details about plans to address these issues. In the post, the developer said that they were paying attention to the feedback of the Battlefield community as it prepared future updates for the game. In addition, it revealed that 3 separate updates were scheduled to improve the overall gameplay experience.
While several patches for the game had already shipped that looked to improve server performance, the blog post gave dates for a couple more updates. Update #2 launches on Thursday, November 25, and Update #3 drops sometime in early December. Furthermore, another update is expected sometime before the end of the year, while the company also plans to unveil more details about Season 1 at the start of 2022.
Beyond giving the dates for these updates, the blog post detailed some of the changes expected to come. Amongst other things, the November 25 update looks to balance Hovercrafts, fix problems with revives, and reduce bullet dispersion for many weapons. In addition, the developer gave details about what to expect from the early December update, revealing that it is much larger. The focus of this massive patch is to improve overall performance, with additional fixes for UI and vehicle animations. Furthermore, it looks to address issues with player progression, along with making "over 150" minor improvements to the various maps featured in the game.
At the end of the lengthy message from the developer, it emphasized that support for the game was inbound. “This is just the beginning!” it read. It will be interesting to see how these forthcoming changes from the developer impact Battlefield 2042. Hopefully, they bring improvements to the gameplay, as the game is currently one of the worst-reviewed titles on Steam. Time will tell if these updates improve the reception from fans.
Battlefield 2042 is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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