In a new blog post, the Battlefield 2042 Community Lead talks about upcoming changes. After it was previously announced what should be improved, this time there is an insight into the details.
This is how Battlefield 2042 stands:
- Battlefield 2042’s first major update in months drew a lot of praise and yet was ridiculed by fans. The earlier statements were criticized and the lack of improvements was criticized.
- The oversized maps of the game are still criticized. At the beginning of March it was already said that Battlefield 2042 wants to make the maps better.
- In a new blog post, the developers are now talking about exactly what these improvements should look like. The changes are intended to be based on feedback collected over the past few weeks.
How are the maps improved? What has bothered many fans about the Battlefield 2042 maps since their release is their size. In order to make this more bearable, the most important points on the cards are reset.
This is to reduce the time it takes you to reach them. Specifically, it’s about the cards Kaleidoscope and New Beginning. The pictures show how flags and co. move together on the maps:
To make traveling on foot safer, there are also more blockages that break the field of vision. So you have more cover and are not grazed by snipers at the other end of the map.
At the same time, the paths should become a little more visible so that you can better assess where potential enemy fire is coming from. In addition, terrain that is not normally used should become more interesting.
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What else is changing? According to the statement, since the developers cannot simply increase the number of available vehicles, the category should be changed for some. This should make it possible to have more transporters with a larger capacity and thus minimize transit times. However, this implementation is still being tested.
At the same time, the number of attack vehicles and helis will be reduced. You will only be able to encounter 2 enemy tanks and attack helis in 128 player matches instead of 3 each. The cooldown will also be increased from 60 to 120 seconds.
When are the changes coming? Some of the changes are already planned for the next update, including the adjustments to the vehicles. The remaining improvements will appear during Season 1 in summer 2022.
For the following Season 2, further improvements are to be worked on. Until then, there will also be a new way to give feedback. However, there is no concrete date for either point in time. And whether the updates will come at all in time remains to be seen – there is skepticism:
No matter what Battlefield 2042 does now – it’s too late