EA’s DICE has lastly addressed criticisms of certainly one of Battlefield 2042’s maps, which was dubbed a “strolling simulator” by followers. The brand new replace 1.2 reworks Kaleidoscope to embrace an “improved gameplay move”.
The developer launched patch notes for the replace which arrives in the present day, August 2, detailing its midseason replace – which additionally features a handful of different modifications. The Kaleidoscope rework headlines these enhancements, nonetheless, marking the primary map replace since DICE stated it understands why followers “use phrases equivalent to ‘strolling simulator’ to describe” Battlefield 2042 again in March.
Battlefield 2042 Map Updates
“We recognized a number of focus areas for our launch maps the place our high quality requirements could possibly be improved by cowl, depth, line of sight, pathing and traversal modifications,” DICE stated. “Transforming maps takes time, and Kaleidoscope is the primary map for which we’ve accomplished this rework.”
Modifications embrace the addition of extra cowl by new property and raised terrain in some areas, creating new flag positions, and including model new areas together with a ahead working base within the park and a second command publish shut to the tower.
DICE will launch an replace to Renewal subsequent as it really works its method by enhancing Battlefield 2042’s seven launch maps. This may arrive someday throughout Season 2, the developer stated, that means someday between September and November.
At this time’s replace additionally brings up to date character fashions, modifications to weapons together with the RAH-68 Huron and YG-99 Hannibal 30mm Cannon, a participant profile web page, and improved goal help on console.
Battlefield 2042 has had a reasonably turbulent publish-launch interval, solely launching its Season 1 seven months after launch in June after it was delayed to concentrate on extra urgent points equivalent to together with a scoreboard – however this replace was additionally delayed.
Writer EA admitted across the identical time that Battlefield 2042 didn’t meet expectations, and shortly after a petition asking for refunds began on-line that greater than 230,000 gamers have now signed. Battlefield 2042’s quantity had diminished within the meantime, as in early March it had fewer gamers on Steam than Battlefield 1, 4, and 5.
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