Battlefield Portal is a tool for creating, hosting and discovering custom game modes in Battlefield 2042. You can make something stupid, such as 1v64 or knife only mode, or complex deathmatch variants, or classic Battlefield return-or you can be anyone currently taking up the capacity of all portal servers and making XP farming mode.
It’s frustrating to see a potentially cool custom server tool dominated by a robot game designed to hone XP, but when investigating this issue, I found that a beautiful thing is happening: players join the XP farm server hoping to get The accessory is unlocked, but found instead they are XP being farmed.
XP servers usually consist of a small team of humans fighting against a large group of cursed-generated robots. To give you an idea of what it looks like, below is the gif of the camping robot I generated at the end of the PvE Rush game. This is a sad sight, but these artificial intelligence guys are at least armed. In most XP farm servers, robot teams are not even allowed to own guns.
After that PvE carnage, I started to join servers that were clearly marked as “XP Farm” servers, trying to find out how much XP players actually got from it. DICE said on Twitter earlier that it “deployed Battlefield Portal changes that affect the effectiveness of XP Farming Servers”, so there is probably a fairly low upper limit. However, I am not sure yet, because I am always the one that is bred.
Most of these farm servers are set up so that players can continue to join even after the small team designed for humans is full. This has led most players to join the large robot team: the weaponless feed of XP farmers, and I believe they are happy to let human targets join the AI tribe.
What’s really interesting is that not everyone is leaving after discovering that only a few players on the server are farming XP and they are not one of them. I stayed there all the time, watching the players rush to their tormentors with their knives desperately over and over again. Along the way, there must be rumors that typing “/switch” or “/swapteam” in the chat will make you join another team, because there are many such things. this will not work. I also saw a series of players typing “/gun”, obviously hoping that this command would give them a gun. It is not.
Gamers are like fish that stick their mouths to the sides of the aquarium to suck algae, but for XP. We just like XP. If we think we have found a pattern that can easily be sucked into our tubular stomach, we will stick our face to that pattern and refuse to leave. This behavior seems to be the cause of Portal’s current chaos: a small number of XP farmers may soon reach the Portal XP ceiling, and everyone else is just shot by XP farmers. I don’t think this is a better way to get XP than the normal conquest mode of Battlefield 2042, but this is what XP fools do.
In the larger Battlefield 2042 news, some players were disappointed by the lack of all chat, voice chat, and traditional scoreboards. I also miss the old scoreboard, although I am willing to make a fair adjustment to DICE’s attempts to encourage teamwork when I review it. I have also seen people complaining that assault rifles are very inaccurate in range. This is true, although it shocks me because it is a way to distinguish AR from LMG and marksman rifles, and is similar to general assault weapons. Compared to them, they usually feel like novel options. When I unlock the accessory (via normal playback), I can chew on something.
Other DICE decisions are taking a hit On the sub-section, But so far, even a good battlefield release, the response is the same, so before I put my ideas into the final review, I will continue to evaluate things at my own pace.
Related to this issue, we are working hard to free up more servers for #Battlefield Portal📑 If you see “Global game quota exceeded”, we understand this issue and thank you for your patience. There are teams everywhere 🛠 pic.twitter.com/O4VqwNGcokNovember 12, 2021
However, I hope I can host a Portal server as soon as possible because it is still the branch of Battlefield 2042 that I am most interested in. Now, when I try to launch a custom game, I receive the error message “Global game quota exceeded” my own, DICE admits that part of the reason is that the farmland takes up all the space. The studio said earlier that it is working to “free up” more servers for the portal.
At least I can be relieved that most people who tried to brush XP have been harvested.