DICE's outstanding World War Two first person epic, Battlefield 1942, was due for a little more love, and it looks like it's going to get it. Along with the rapidly approaching Road to Rome expansion, DICE has revealed an impending upgrade to version 1.3, which, along with a variety of other fixes and enhancements, finally implements a stronger vote-kick system and client performance optimizations. Read more for the full skinny.
*Update* Looks like the Battlefield 1942 expansion Road to Rome has gone gold and should be heading to stores February 4th.
Here's the full report from the Battlefield 1942 site:
Everyone on the Battlefield team at DICE and EA has been working late nights on another surprise for the community. WeÃ‚'d like to take this time to announce the Battlefield 1942 1.3 patch Ã‚– itÃ‚'s coming soon, maybe even sooner than you think! Look for more details about the patch soon, for now hereÃ‚'s a sneak peek:
- Implemented TK solution: On the server-side you can implement various TK-solutions such as a Spawn Delay penalty (puts them into spawn limbo) or the simple Kick/Ban. On the client-side you'll be able to Forgive or Punish TK depending on how the server is set up.
- Client performance optimization
- Map-loading optimized
- Improved interface for in-game voting
In addition, the 1.3 patch will allow Road to Rome users to play on original BF1942 servers. You will still need to own RtR in order to play on the new maps included in the expansion pack.As always, stay tuned to the official site for patch information and other updates.