Battlefield 2042 Catch All

EA/DICE have announced Battlefield 2042 for October 22nd.

Certainly seem to be embracing some of those quirkier moments that Battlefield occasionally throws up.

128 player maps, robot dogs, wingsuits and very large Tornadoes.

The lack of Titan mode is disappointing.

Feels more like a Just Cause game than Battlefield, in part due to the tornado.

That said, rocket shot from the jet was neat.

Sorbicol wrote:

The lack of Titan mode is disappointing.

Levelcap and some others were given a briefing on the game. He thinks the unannounced game mode that one of the teams is working on is Titan mode. He said that it was described as a mode long time battlefield players would feel right at home in.

I can see the potential for a fantastic game if they can get it right.

Kinda hard to get excited about a cinematic trailer, especially for a multiplayer game.

Battlefield: Red Bull. Looks daft as a brush.

Swap in some red and blue lasers and it's basically GI Joe.

Huh, no single player. Guess they’re going all in on multiplayer.

Chairman_Mao wrote:

Swap in some red and blue lasers and it's basically GI Joe.

WHY HAS NOBODY MADE THIS!?

I would finally figure out why my mic doesn't work if I had an excuse to randomly shout COBRA! while playing a Battlefield game.

garion333 wrote:

That said, rocket shot from the jet was neat.

FYI there's a video of a person doing that in-game in BF 3 (I think) on YouTube. I think that part of the release video is a homage to that.

Finally the Command and Conquer FPS we've all been waiting for.

.... since that last one.

Happy Dave wrote:

Huh, no single player. Guess they’re going all in on multiplayer.

I’m actually ok with this. I haven’t played a single player BF campaign, ever. I know some will be disappointed but I personally prefer the resources put into the MP aspect.

No mechs seen. Meh. (I'll probably still get it).

Posted another video but decided it was redundant content wise.

jbavon wrote:
garion333 wrote:

That said, rocket shot from the jet was neat.

FYI there's a video of a person doing that in-game in BF 3 (I think) on YouTube. I think that part of the release video is a homage to that.

The ol' Rendezook. I remember the first time I saw it. I was on break sitting on the removable benchseat of a mini-van while working at an auto auction. I showed it to every single person I saw that day.

Crazy BF moment! Very cool that Dice included a similar moment in the trailer including the ATV. One can expect demo packed ATV's to be a staple as well.

I have faith in Dice but grappling hook snipers, robots, large player numbers, helicopters, automatic turrets and drones sounds like a nightmare of constant harassment. Whatever happens I'm in though. This might be the thing that finally pushes me to try and get a new Xbox.

My only wish is to have a rocket launcher than can actually do decent damage to vehicles because they have been a bit lacking in 1 and 5.

Gameplay. Looks spot on.

There is some interesting analysis here. If true it seems like they might have rationalised a lot of the core elements of the game in smart ways.

Is all of that going to run okay on Xbox One (X)?

Is that the older Xbox? I’m not going to try it on PS4. I can’t imagine it would be a good experience. I’ll wait until I get a PS5. There’ll be fewer players on the older machines.

(Although I might try a beta.)

A chat with two guys who headed development. Very interesting. I’m partway through.

Roo wrote:

Is all of that going to run okay on Xbox One (X)?

They have said it will be on Xbox One and PS4 but will be the reduced 64 player games not 128. Therefore the versions of the maps will be smaller.

So if I understand correctly, anyone can carry a rocket launcher now, not just the engineer class? If so, that will be rough to be in a vehicle..

Yeah, but they may put Active Protection Systems on the vehicles to mitigate rockets. Plus it is good for pilots to be a bit afraid.