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EA partially blames Battlefield 2042 reception on Halo Infinite and COVID – report

Apparently, Halo Infinite’s “surprise” multiplayer launch hurt the game. EA has blamed the disappointing launch of Battlefield 2042 partially on Halo Infinite and COVID-19. This is according to a report from XFire which states that during an internal town hall-style meeting, EA stated the game didn’t perform up to expectations. The report states that in the meeting, EA chief studios officer Laura Miele and other executives from the company discussed Battlefield 2042’s launch woes. In the meeting, Miele states that Halo Infinite’s “surprise” multiplayer launch just four days before the release of Battlefield 2042 hurt the game. This is despite…

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Battlefield 2042 faces a fight for survival as players and content creators go AWOL

Players and content creators alike are dropping Battlefield 2042 after the most recent news. Battlefield 2042 may be taking the series into an unprecedently dark period, as many fear the game will be forgotten by the time DICE is done fixing it. Last week was particularly stressful for Battlefield fans and developer DICE. The studio announced delaying the game’s first season by several months. What many believed would arrive in March is now landing sometime around June. The developer will instead use this break to address longstanding issues, and potentially change some of the most controversial design decisions made during…

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Battlefield 2042 excluded from EA’s Q3 earnings after it failed to meet expectations

EA came out and said that Battlefield 2042’s launch has not actually been a good one. Battlefield 2042 was positioned as one of EA’s biggest games – outside of FIFA – in 2021; expected to be a major highlight for the company’s Q3 of its fiscal year. Well, now the results of that period are out, and it’s not looking good. As part of its Q3 FY2022 earnings call – the three months ended December 31 – EA shed some light on the sales of Battlefield 2042, as well as many of its other heavy-hitters. The publisher actually made no…

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EA is considering free-to-play for Battlefield 2042 after sales disappointment – report

EA is reportedly looking into making certain components of Battlefield 2042 free-to-play in order to salvage it. Things are evidently not going well over at Battlefield 2042 developer DICE. According to new information from one insider, EA, the game’s publisher, is seemingly interested in exploring the path of free-to-play. It is no secret that Battlefield 2042 has not been the hit EA expected it to be. Though DICE continues to improve the game’s technical state with patches, there is still a lack of content compared to past games. Battlefield 2042 has also disappointed many of its players, and it lead…

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Months later, Battlefield 2042 is getting a new scoreboard

Battlefield 2042’s next major patch is expected next month, and it’ll bring with it a basic feature players have been asking for. Battlefield 2042 developer DICE finally broke its silence, even if what it did say wasn’t to everyone’s liking. The developer released a small patch today, and introduced a new XP cap system to Battlefield Portal as a compromise that’ll hopefully please players. But the biggest changes won’t actually be here for a while. We also don’t know what they’re going to be. In a series of Tweets, DICE revealed that patch 3.3, currently scheduled for mid-to-late February, will…

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DICE’s solution to Battlefield 2042 Portal’s XP earn problem: a confusing multi-tier system

Battlefield Portal will very soon let you earn XP when playing community-made modes, if you can parse out this chart. DICE is back from the holidays, and one of the first items on the agenda is adressing the XP earn problem in Battlefield 2042’s Portal mode. Shortly after the launch of Battlefield 2042, some quickly started creating XP farming servers in the community-driven Portal experience. DICE quickly caught on, and decided to disable XP earn in Portal modes, except official ones made by the developer itself or the approved few. This was always intended to be a short-term solution, but…

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Here’s everything coming to Battlefield 2042 with the January 20 patch

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. After what felt like months of radio silence, Battlefield 2042 developer DICE has officially returned to share some of its immediate plans for the game with its player base. In series of Tweets and a blog post, developer of the struggling multiplayer shooter announced that the first patch in the new year will arrive tomorrow, January 20 on all platforms. The update will go live without any downtime, at 12am PT, 3am ET, 8am UK. Patch 3.2 is on the…

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Scopes in Battlefield 2042 seem to be affecting weapon recoil, for some reason

Battlefield 2042’s weapon attachments are under fire again because of their misleading, often confusing behaviour. If you’ve been playing Battlefield 2042 since its release in November last year, you’ll no doubt be keenly aware that one of the game’s problems has been inconsistent weapon attachment behaviour, which was a major factor in how poorly received its gunplay was. Some of these issues manifested in misleading attachment descriptions, where they would do the opposite of what is stated. Other cases saw certain attachments being ineffective in performing the function they’re supposed to. DICE eventually corrected a few of those mistakes in…

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Battlefield 2042 already has its first free weekend on Steam, and a big sale

It’s been less than month since the release of Battlefield 2042, and the game has kicked off its first ever free trial. It’s been an unusually busy post-launch for Battlefield 2042. The game released in a very rough state, even by series standards. Technical problems, connection issues, performance woes, confusing design decisions, questionable balance, and a giant list of missing features have all soured many players’ first impressions. In the weeks since, DICE released four patches of varying size and scope. The biggest of which brought back a number of classic features, made further tweaks to gunplay, addressed some outstanding…

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Get these free Battlefield 2042 skins with Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Gaming has dropped its first ever Battlefield 2042 bundle. Members of Prime Gaming – one of the benefits that come with an Amazon Prime subscription – should already be familiar with the free monthly releases featuring cosmetic items in a wide range of games. Well, Battlefield 2042 has joined in on the fun in what looks like it’s going to be an exhaustive stream of content. The first drop, available now for Prime Gaming members, consists of the Disaster Response character skin for Specialist Falck, the Sub Zero skin for the MCS-880, and the Priority Target player card….

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You can now play 64-player Conquest and Breakthrough in Battlefield 2042 on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Battlefield 2042 players on PC and new consoles have a nice surprise waiting for them when they turn on the game today. Ahead of the holidays – and as promised – DICE rolled out a new playlist update for Battlefield 2042 players on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. Available for a limited time, this new experience makes the 64-player versions of the game’s Conquest, and Breakthrough maps playable on the new machines. Those cut down versions were previously only…

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Here’s what Battlefield 2042’s scoreboard could look like

There is currently no way in Battlefield 2042 to see how well you’re doing against the rest of the server, but there could be. DICE elected not to bring back a number of classic features when developing Battlefield 2042. One of those is the standard scoreboard, which typically shows your place amongst your team, as well as enemy players. Battlefield 2042’s version of that only really tracks your own performance, and offers general guidance on how the rest of the squads on your team are doing. There’s no way to benchmark your own performance against everyone else’s. Though the game…

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Battlefield 2042 player discovers unusual use of the proximity sensor

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Battlefield 2042’s proxi sensor is very useful by default, and even more so when you think outside the box. The proximity sensor in Battlefield 2042 has been the source of much easy XP farming, and the bane of stealthy players’ existence in equal measure. But now that DICE has nerfed it in today’s patch, players have been exploring more… creative uses. By default, the proximity sensor acts like a grenade. You throw it down, or up, and it lands and…

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Battlefield 2042: forget C5 drones, C5 shields is where it’s at

The sticking-C5-to-things meta in Battlefield 2042 has taken an unexpected turn. Battlefield players are no strangers to sticking remote explosives to things and creating a makeshift, explosive battering ram of sorts. The circumstances, specifics, and objects may change – but someone will always find a way to deliver explosives in a fast and efficient manner. Battlefield 2042, too, lets you do this. Since its release, players have been bringing back the classic C5 (C4) jeep trick, but later found other methods of delivering the explosive bundles. Specialist Casper’s drone turned out to be faster and even more deadly, if you…

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Battlefield 2042 deploy screen concept pretty much solves all of the current one’s problems

Battlefield 2042 players with a creative side are coming up with way better deploy screen concepts than what we currently have. One of the many inexplicable shortcomings of Battlefield 2042 has to do with the game’s UI and HUD. Though DICE has brought back some missing features in recent patches, many of those elements are objectively worse in the new game compared to past titles. Case in point: the Battlefield 2042 deploy screen. This new iteration of this classic screen lacks clarity, requires too many clicks to make simple tweaks, and doesn’t feature some expected quality-of-life features. For instance, the…