Lengthy List of Battlefield Franchise Features ‘Missing’ in 2042

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When it comes to long-running video game franchises, it’s not unheard of for developers to change, remove, and overhaul features. Whether these changes end up being for better or worse is subjective, but with Battlefield 2042, it looks like a lot of things just went wrong. We knew that a traditional campaign was out of the picture, for example, but having fewer gun choices is a bit surprising.

Reddit user Jellyswim decided to compile an exhaustive list of things that were found in previous Battlefield games that didn’t make it into Battlefield 2042‘s base game (minus Portal), and while much of the complaints are subjective, we can see why Jellyswim’s list went viral. It’s pretty long, and a surprising read at times.

Highlights include:

No standard server browser

Fewer standard game modes, like Team Deathmatch

No standard hardcore mode

No persistent lobbies (requiring matchmaking after every round)

Less character customization options

No profile progress/stats page in the menu

No battle log/stats tracker for other players

No global leader boards

Fewer guns

Fewer infantry gadgets

No manual leaning

No diving while swimming

No high wall vaulting

No crouch sprinting

No backwards prone

No explosion knockback

No rolling after falling from heights

No ammo or health pickup off teammates

Fewer vehicle types

No naval vehicles

No vehicle enter/exit animations

No player damage points

No vehicle damage points

No vehicle kill assist points

Fewer base game maps

No static weapon emplacements

Less control customization options

Less UI customization options

No HUD/icon opacity customization

No HUD scaling customization options

No network performance graph

No individual player scoreboard


Jellyswim’s list is twice the size of these highlights and is broken down into segments. Suffice to say, Battlefield 2042‘s change in direction got off on the wrong foot. For its part, DICE has said that it’ll address some of the most pressing issues soon.



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Source: https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2021/11/22/battlefield-2042-features-missing/

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dj Coming from someone who likes to grind leaderboards. This is the reason why I've quit until February or March until they can share their API with leaderboard websites. EA trying to pull a Battlefront 2 repeat is hilarious by making stats private.


I agree, I am actually really enjoying this game too, what is with these huge video game companies these days

djPosted:

Coming from someone who likes to grind leaderboards. This is the reason why I've quit until February or March until they can share their API with leaderboard websites. EA trying to pull a Battlefront 2 repeat is hilarious by making stats private.


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