Battlefield 2042’s open beta last weekend only disappointed some Battlefield players. The whole game will be released this November, after a long delay of a month.
“I have had Battlefield disappoint my before, but this time, I think the inherent core game is bad.” Reddit user TerrorFirmerIRL wrote that they had canceled their Battlefield 2042 preorder after experiencing the beta.
Xfactor, a former Battlefield esports competitor, felt similar sentiments. He currently streams Apex Legends, as well as other games. He told PC Gamer that Battlefield 2042 was “flawed from an essential Battlefield shooter perspective.” The beta was not only unacceptable to him, but it also featured “dumbed-down” guns and other identity lapses.
Although my beta experience was frustrating, I enjoyed playing with friends and being a tank commander. As you can see in the gif below, I enjoyed annoying snipers with a drone.
Morgan also enjoyed the beta and was not the only one having fun, despite some flaws. TiToim, a Battlefield subreddit user, wrote that “most people IRL really enjoyed the game.” “So I guess the small percentage of haters come here to express themselves on social media.”
No matter where players gathered to discuss Battlefield 2042 beta 2, no one can deny that it was bugged as hell. He says that one of the bugs highlighted in Xfactor is present in Battlefield 5. He posted a video on Twitter showing a player appearing to materialize behind him after firing two silent shots.
DICE claims that the beta had some issues but that the Battlefield 2042 version that is being prepared for November has already addressed them. Also, the beta had a minimal scope: Only one map and only one mode were accessible via a simplified UI. However, not everyone believes that the launch will resolve the spacetime anomalies they encountered in beta.
Even if everything went smoothly, there would still be many design issues for players like Xfactor. Battlefield 2042’s new specialists are another target for criticism. They replace the existing classes. Specialists carry special gadgets, such as a grappling hook and healing pistol, much like Rainbow Six Siege operators. They can be outfitted with any gun or equipment, unlike Siege operators. An LMG user can use anti-air missiles, while a sniper can carry anti-tank rockets. Ammo crates exist, but what about explosives?
Xfactor said, “You can’t tell which person is next to you and which one you are shooting,” “How can you prepare for or counter that?”
Battlefield 2042’s new release version will have more specialists. This means that you won’t see as many duplicates, but it won’t help identify loadouts. Battlefield Portal is the alternative option for those who oppose the change.
Portal will let players create and play their game modes. These modes can pull maps, weapons, and vehicles from Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield Bad Company 2. It could work, and it might be an excellent solution for fans who dislike the new Conquest mode. Go to Portal to find players who use Battlefield 3 classes.
This week, a third Battlefield 2042 game mode was unveiled, Hazard Zone. Its Escape from Tarkov-inspired design could also appeal to those who aren’t happy with the “All-Out Warfare” playlist from the beta. The common theme in the reactions is that specialists make more sense when Hazard Zone is activated (and should be quarantined).