Battlefield has always been the largest and loudest multiplayer experience in the industry. It’s the equivalent of a Texas video game, and it’s not an exaggeration. “Battlefield 2042” provides a variety of ways to participate in simulated near-future warfare. Whether you prefer land or air combat, you can experience dazzling screen explosions, intense firefights, and more vehicles than teammates who know how to drive them. Unfortunately, “Battlefield 2042” is full of almost as many errors as bad pilots, dragging down the otherwise solid online shooter.
If nothing else, Battlefield 2042 is familiar. It continues the trend of the series, providing multiplayer maps with as many players as possible and a series of reliable character prototypes that have become the standard for first-person shooters. The newest member of the long-standing formula of “Battlefield” is the weather system, which allows you to ride through deadly tornadoes with vehicles and debris picked up on their route on the map. These storms are a clever touch and add a sense of panic to an already tense battle, but including them in the grand plan feels irrelevant. The 128-player game and the big map guarantee dramatic moments, but only a thin line separates the spectacle from the chaos, and 2042 tends to evolve into the latter.
There has never been a battlefield game released without conquest. Conquest is a signature mode. The task is to allow two opposing teams to occupy and defend the target area on the map. Each side has a limited number of reinforcements, which are slowly consumed according to the number of sectors controlled by the team. The popular format is still very popular in 2042, but unfortunately, this is my least favorite game method.Battlefield held for the first time too much Players in every game. If there is no commander present to take charge of the attack, Conquest can sometimes feel chaotic and incoherent, because all 64 players on each team do not have a good way to communicate and focus their attacks. In addition, rebirth often puts you in the middle of a disputed area, but will be instantly killed by an enemy somewhere off the screen.
Even if the larger pictures are occasionally blurred, the instant game loop is fun. Gunfights are reliable, that is, missions don’t always seem to be recorded when they should be recorded, and when walking becomes tiresome, a variety of vehicles are equally interesting to pilots. I am disappointed by the lack of naval battles, which is worth noting considering its importance in the series and the fact that several maps are surrounded by large swaths of water.
Breakthrough is the second mode in the multiplayer game suite. It provides more focused participation by dividing the map into multiple parts, each containing two control points. If the attacking team succeeds in occupying all targets in an area, they can force the defending team to retreat to the next area.Although the breakthrough is still enoughFrom the perspective of the swelling number of players, this is undoubtedly the best way to participate in the traditional battlefield experience.
Hazard Zone is a brand new multiplayer game format introduced in 2042. It pits eight four-player teams against each other and asks them to retrieve data drives located at the locations of satellite crashes scattered on the map. Each position is guarded by hostile AI troops, which will attack when they see your team.whatZard Zone will not respawn unless your teammates redeploy the uplink. The only way to win these competitions is to extract the highly competitive helicopter, which only visits the map twice during the entire competition. If you miss the flight or die before boarding, the game is over and you will lose the points you spent in the ammunition store before the game. However, if you successfully withdraw, you will be rewarded with dark market points, which is a meta currency that persists between games and you can use it to buy better equipment before the next game. The danger zone is tight and strategic, and the fierce firefight at the end of each game makes it my favorite way to play Battlefield 2042.
Another new member of the series is Battlefield Portal, which is a community-driven platform that players can use to make custom games or play other people’s strange creations. For example, there is a free rocket-only mode, in which the only way to reload the launcher is to jump five times. It’s fun to watch the rocket fly across the screen in such a ridiculous scene, but like most games in Portal, the fun will disappear after a game or two.
In theory, Portal is an opportunity for players to create creative spins on Battlefield, especially because Battlefield Builder is easy to master and easy to access Via web browser. Portal allows you to customize the game mode, map rotation, weapon library restrictions, and you can use visual scripting in the logic editor to write advanced rule sets; however, the latter is not easy for beginners to learn. As a fan of past creative kits such as Halo Forge and Fortnite Creative, I will not be forced to interact with Portal’s tools because they are designed to modify existing game settings and do not allow you to design your own original levels.
Portal also includes remastered versions of classic maps, and you can add to their rule sets or play them in their original form in a playlist featured by the developer. I like this inclusiveness and I am glad to have a convenient way to return to beloved places such as Valparaiso, the Caspian Sea border or the Battle of the Bulge. These are valid remakes of the best maps in the series, and I would like to know which maps DICE will add in the next step.
Whether you are struggling in the competition like Spider-Man, wearing a wing suit through a deadly tornado, or sniping an enemy from behind a moving barricade, every field expert provides a unique way to participate in the battle. The title was launched by ten experts, each of whom belongs to one of four categories: Assault, Engineer, Support, and Reconnaissance. You can fine-tune these characters in a variety of ways (including being able to use any weapon). However, my favorite customization feature is the option to exchange weapon attachments in battle without rebirth. My preferred sniper lens is the 6X scope, but I find that it is convenient to switch to a different lens instantly with the push of a button. This new feature greatly improves the multiplayer experience and should be adopted by other first-person shooters.
“Battlefield 2042” includes seven maps at the time of release. Hourglass has an isolated city reclaimed by the adjacent desert, Discarded has a huge shipyard on the west coast of India, and Breakaway is located in the icebergs of Antarctica. The other maps-Manifest, Kaleidoscope, Orbital, and Renewal-are standard fares, but still have landscapes worth exploring. Each map is affected by the exciting severe weather system, but I hope that more maps contain unique elements, such as orbital rocket launches and Breakaway explosion tubes, which will permanently enhance the map during the game. In any case, there are no bad maps, and I like to play on every map.
Unfortunately, due to a large number of errors, “Battlefield 2042” currently feels incomplete. Although most of the mistakes I encounter are small, every mistake will dilute my fun when playing games. For example, the grappling hook’s zip line passes through the front of the device during its animation, or the navigation grid of the sand prevents air support from being called on a map like an hourglass. More serious glitches will have a negative impact on gameplay, such as sniper scopes losing their magnification after interacting with gadgets such as Irish mobile roadblocks. When playing on the PC, the game crashed once on my desktop within a week of playing the game. A friend of mine was not so lucky and experienced several crashes in one of our games. These crashes put me at a particularly disadvantaged position in the danger zone.
Don’t get me wrong: Battlefield 2042 is playable, rich in content, and usually very interesting. The seven maps in the title are different from each other, and a series of customization options allow you to easily play your favorite games. I like the extreme weather system and the ability to quickly equip weapons. Portal has not yet reached its full potential, but it introduces a convenient way to access six beloved experiences from Battlefield 3, Battlefield 1942, and Bad Company 2. “Battlefield 2042” is a simple recommendation for existing fans or players who are looking for modern warfare games, but due to the current lack of perfection, it is difficult for me to fully approve of it. As long as DICE continues to release patches and patches like them, “Battlefield 2042” may eventually become the first online shooter, but unfortunately it is released like this.
“Battlefield 2042” has been reviewed on the PC through the code provided by the publisher for review.