In case you weren’t already conscious, Battlefield 2042 is a sport that was launched in the midst of a pandemic with out anyplace close to sufficient design work or testing being executed for such a flagship launch. Our newest reminder of this comes within the type of an replace which can kinda undo one in all its main promoting factors at launch.
2042 made an enormous deal pre-release about its new “Specialists”, hero-type characters with versatile loadouts who would substitute the collection tried-and-tested “Class” system (multiplayer FPS archetypes like ‘Recon’ and ‘Assault’). These Specialists had been wildly unpopular with long-time followers, each for his or her gameplay implications in addition to their design, and whereas the latter is already being addressed it appears like builders DICE have been satisfied to additionally rework the previous.
In a giant replace posted by the event staff, it’s revealed that they’ve “began work on an enormous overhaul on the way in which that you simply’ll play with Specialists”, which basically goes to separate the distinction between the standard system and 2042’s use of Specialists. The hero characters are going to stay, however they’ll be assigned into class tiers (see above), with some gadget use restricted between lessons to “be sure that Class Id is extra pronounced”. So solely recon gamers will be capable of use a SOFLAM, for instance, whereas medical crates will solely be obtainable to assist gamers. As somebody who mains Mackay (within the ‘Assault’ class) however makes use of the SOFLAM lots that sucks, however I assume we’ll see the way it all shakes out as soon as the modifications go dwell (which gained’t be for some time, since DICE say it gained’t be till Season 3).
Different modifications coming in and round Season 2 will probably be three new weapons (two mains and a sidearm), in addition to refreshes to 2 of the sport’s launch maps, Renewal and Orbital, that are coming alongside one other model new map. DICE may also begin including some “vault” weapons to the principle sport, that are weapons from the time-travelling Portal sport mode, in addition to persevering with the visible refresh of all of the Specialists, particularly ‘Voices, Physique Posture, and Facial Expression modifications”.
You’ll be able to try the complete record of modifications and additions coming earlier than and as a part of future updates right here, or within the video under.