Battlefield 2042

Flogger23m

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I played TDM a lot in BF4, feel of the weapons was great.
Parcel Storm, Zavod 311 and Golmud Railway were my favorites. Lots of cover and vegetation.

Yeah it was two games in one which is why I played it a lot. Look a while to fix it up though. With this it is more like 1 game for me, and it doesn't even have a SP mode to dabble in.

I'll still give it a try but after the beta and everything so far it looks "meh".
 

Mchart

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I'm not going to even re-sub my EA Play for this trash, that's how bad it is. I won't even spend $14 for a month for it. Between Halo & COD there are better multiplayer FPS games out right now. Sure, they aren't like BF, but this game is so broken it's irrelevant. I'd rather just re-install and deal with all the flaws and low player count Planetside 2 has or just do BF4.
 

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Some good tips here. Using Rao to disable choppers and then take them down with AA is very fun and very effective.
 

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Some good tips here. Using Rao to disable choppers and then take them down with AA is very fun and very effective.

levelcap has been using those spotting grenades to level up fast. i dont know if he mentions it in the video but I watched his stream.
 

polydiol

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It will take time to get polished but by that point in the future a certain amount of players will have already moved on
 

Flogger23m

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LMAO

Sundance can jump off a low hill or just something high enough to deploy the wingsuit and you can glide across the map with instant 80mph+ speed.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Battlefiel.../?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

Even better
https://www.reddit.com/r/Battlefiel.../?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

And that is why I had little interest until Portal, even if that itself is meh. Already redeemed my key so no going back. Will try it out eventually, but I can safely say I would prefer a mode that disabled all class abilities.
 

Mchart

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IMO for conquest and breakthrough they need to just make it normal classes.
 

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And that is why I had little interest until Portal, even if that itself is meh. Already redeemed my key so no going back. Will try it out eventually, but I can safely say I would prefer a mode that disabled all class abilities.
Portal is broken though. Cant use the weapon customization on the fly and the xp has been nerfed. Also limited maps, no persistent dedicated servers makes it a novelty mode at best. I mean, new visuals but the textures in this game are awful.
 

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Was watching twich after playing tonight and heard there are all out warfare 90 player portal servers that are good. less chaos and better performance. I used up the last of my 10 hours tonight so didn't get a chance to look for them.
 

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Battlefield 2042- Angry Rant!



Holy fuck that was funny. His reactions are always over the top but I think that is the most ropeable I have ever seen him, which is understandable seeing as BF2042 looks to be DICE's worst clusterfuck yet.
 

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Bro you don't understand plain English and ask the most asinine questions I've ever seen. You'll keep asking 'so is good game?' and 'game buggy not worth it?' every single day because you don't understand what's being said by anyone anyway
Probably because he is not in the US and English is likely not his native language,
if you dont like his posts put him on ignore, but stop with the insults.
 

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Mostly Negative reviews

I picked up Elden Ring and Tom Clancy's Extraction instead.

Think I'll spend some time reading the reviews....
 

Comixbooks

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I had to scroll a really long time just to find positive reviews one or two positive will pop up after about 40 negative.
This is probably the last Battlefield game they will ever make. Unless they can patch the shit out of this game?

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WorldExclusive

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Was watching twich after playing tonight and heard there are all out warfare 90 player portal servers that are good. less chaos and better performance. I used up the last of my 10 hours tonight so didn't get a chance to look for them.
That sounds good. I have about 2 hours left but that's only if I can find a server because DICE decided closing down servers was a good idea.
 

Mchart

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I had to scroll a really long time just to find positive reviews one or two positive will pop up after about 40 negative.
This is probably the last Battlefield game they will ever make. Unless they can patch the shit out of this game?

752,490​
811,481​
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
556,164​
632,470​
Dota 2
280,313​
300,255​
PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS
194,899​
218,927​
Apex Legends
133,836​
151,608​
NARAKA: BLADEPOINT
99,410​
100,389​
Grand Theft Auto V
94,996​
94,996​
Battlefield™ 2042
94,026​
94,026​
MIR4
93,887​
101,094​
Team Fortress 2
Steam play count is not accurate. Vast majority will be directly through ea play.
 

Jabroni31169

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Shame, I had fun last night. A fully crewed super hind with a good pilot is a blast. Still haven't done much with hazzzzzard zone or portal.
 

WorldExclusive

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Another thing is, if you try to spawn on a teammate, you can't because they are in combat like BF4.
But it goes deeper than that. On a 128 player server your squad member 90% of the time will be "in combat".
Also without map zoom, often squad members are stacked on the objective, so you can't spawn on a teammate or on the captured objective.

Everyone in your squad dies and now you have to start from the base. But that's another thing, squad members often don't respawn into the game until one person in the squad starts at the base and does the running or get a vehicle, to get them closer to the objective because the maps are too big. Squad wipes happen often in Breakaway and this is frustrating for me.

There needs to be a proximity spawn system because of the player count. A player should spawn in proximity to the squad or have a deploy radius around captured objective to prevent not being able to get back in the game.
Also, in a 128 player game, why do we only have 4 people to a squad when there are 10 specialists? There should be 8 players to a squad, one specialist type per squad. That will make squad wipes more difficult and prevent specialist saturation.

This stuff is so simple to understand.
 
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Gabe3

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not surprised at all by the steam reviews, hope they get dice pushing out updates left and right.
 

Flogger23m

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One thing I can say for sure is the GUI and server browser are an absolute mess. They make little sense.

Playing BF3 in portal (on an empty server, it is what the match maker defaulted to), the SCAR H had unacceptably bad spread. Kind of like WordlExclusive was saying.

I've yet to really play this, but so far not looking so good. Server browser seems to be based off of the broken BF1/BF5 thing which doesn't have many options and only returns a handful of servers. Maybe a lot less people played those games, but BF3 and BF4 would return dozens upon dozens of browsers at their peak. I think it has more to do with Battlelog being a functional browser that showed all options.

Edit: What is up with the lack of good servers? Anything moderately populated has a 150+ ping. West coast USA on my end.
 
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Brackle

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One thing I can say for sure is the GUI and server browser are an absolute mess. They make little sense.

Playing BF3 in portal (on an empty server, it is what the match maker defaulted to), the SCAR H had unacceptably bad spread. Kind of like WordlExclusive was saying.

I've yet to really play this, but so far not looking so good. Server browser seems to be based off of the broken BF1/BF5 thing which doesn't have many options and only returns a handful of servers. Maybe a lot less people played those games, but BF3 and BF4 would return dozens upon dozens of browsers at their peak. I think it has more to do with Battlelog being a functional browser that showed all options.

Edit: What is up with the lack of good servers? Anything moderately populated has a 150+ ping. West coast USA on my end.
Every server in portal is a player made server. None of them are dedicated servers :/
 
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https://np.reddit.com/r/battlefield...uck_it_heres_a_list_of_absolutely_everything/

Reddit list of everything downgraded or removed compared to previous titles.

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Core Features

    No single-player story/campaign mode
    No standard server browser
    Fewer standardized game modes (Can't even play TDM or smaller scale modes without relying on community servers. Really?)
    Fewer base game maps than any other title (even including portal the map count is only 13)
    No persistent lobbies (seriously why do I have to matchmake after EVERY round?)
    Fewer in-game assignments (none outside of cosmetic unlocks)
    No class system
    Less character customization options (than BF5)
    No profile progress/stats page in the menu
    No battle log/stats tracker for other players
    No global leader boards
    No end of round assignment progress screen
    No dog tags (they still sort of exist I guess?)
    No custom emblems
    Fewer achievements
    No medals
    No cross-game profile screen (BF 4, HL, 1, and V were all linked by a menu if you owned them digitally, was a neat feature.)
    No spectator mode
    No permanent community servers (would be useful for clans and events)
    No test range (this one is sort of compensated for with single payer servers vs bots)

Infantry Gameplay

    Fewer guns (even including all the portal guns, BF4 still had more at launch)
    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
    No scope zeroing
    No thermal optics
    No indirect fire gadgets
    Less anti-tank launchers (Come on man only one?)
    No lock-on launchers (The M5 works with the SOFLAM but that requires 2 people)
    No AP mines/claymores
    No suppression mechanic (This one I don't mind but I'm including everything)
    No first person takedown animations (whether this is a downgrade is up for debate, but I think it is)

Vehicles

    Fewer vehicle types (and separate vehicle progression per faction even though they are functionally identical... why???)
    No naval vehicles (Except I guess the hovercraft technically)
    No small transports (i.e. ATVs, motorcycles)
    No vehicle gunner direction indicator
    No lock on direction indicator
    No vehicle enter/exit animations
    No tank turret decoupling (This was so great in BF4!)
    Less vehicle driver/pilot customization options
    No tank zoom customization options
    No tank gunner customization options
    No heli gunner secondary weapons
    No separate heli/fixed-wing controls
    No control input while looking behind/free looking in aircraft (BF1 and V pilots, this one is gonna absolutely suck for you guys)
    No joystick/non-generic gamepad support

Scoring System

    No squad wipe scoring
    No player damage points
    No vehicle damage points
    No vehicle kill assist points
    No headshot bonus
    No long-range kill bonus
    No assist counts as kill bonus
    No multi-kill bonus
    No killstreak stopped bonus
    No comeback bonus
    No squad objective play bonus
    Oversimplified teamplay scoring (i.e. healing a teammate always gives you a flat +5xp rather than being based on how much you heal them)

Squad and Teamwork

    No commander
    No special squad call-in abilities
    No squad field upgrades
    No in-game VOIP (coming soonTM)
    Fewer factions (with almost nothing to give the 2 factions any distinction)
    No cross-team chat
    No "create new squad" option
    No clans/platoons
    No view of squadmates while in the spawn screen
    No "Medic incoming" indicator in downed state (coming soonTM)
    No rank names/icons, just a number.

Maps

    Lack of persistent servers means poor map rotation (I played for 10 hours and never saw Kaleidescope, Orbital, or Breakaway)
    Fewer base game maps (not including portal maps)
    No static weapon emplacements
    Fewer destructible buildings
    Very poor balance between vehicle and infantry gameplay
    No infantry focused maps
    No game changing levolution
    Absolutely zero cover between capture zones
    No fortification building (given how open all the maps are, this could have been super useful)
    Fewer urban areas
    No naval maps

UI and Quality of Life

    Less control customization options
    Less UI customization options
    No HUD/icon opacity customization
    No HUD scaling customization options
    No gunsight reticle customization options
    No network performance graph
    No individual player scoreboard
    No ability to zoom in on the spawn map
    Less detail in the 'who killed you' screen
    Less ultrawide monitor support (hud ratio is locked in at 16:9)
    Very poor friend joining system (Lack of server browser makes playing with more than 4 friends completely impossible)
    Poor console aim assist (big fat fuck you to console players there, dice. Hopefully this will come with the D1 patch)
    No in game crossplay toggle option (you have to change your global console settings)

Audio

    General consensus seems to be the audio design is bad, especially compared to both BF3 and BF1.
    3D soundscape is almost non-exsistent
    Less impactful soundtrack (menu music is very dull and repetitive)
    End of round music is dull and uninteresting (compared to BF1 and V this is a big downgrade)
    End of round voicelines are just awful. I can't describe how much I hate them. (Tried to keep the rest of the list objective, but I had to add this. You guys understand)
They went to complete shit sometime after the release of Star Wars Battlefront 2. Most of the stuff "downgraded or removed" will never be "fixed" or addressed since it's part of the core development of the game.
If anyone thinks this game will be fixed in a year, they literally would have to do entire re-development of parts of the game just like FF14 A Realm Reborn did.
You think the company that gives you Madden, FIFA roster updates for $60 a year and nothing more will be committed to that kind of effort? LOL

THERES LITERALLY ENTIRE BRIGADES OF VEHICLES SITTING ON TOP OF BUILDINGS ROFLSTOMPING ANYTHING IN THE AIR OR GROUND BECAUSE OF THE STUPID CALL IN SYSTEM ALLOWING IT.
 
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Mchart

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Some stuff they can fix. They can fix the vehicles on top of buildings thing. They can patch in a better UI, etc.

I agree though, you can’t fix the specialist crap. They’re committed to that trash.
 

Zorachus

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When hopping in a tank it automatically starts in 3rd person above the vehicle. Yuck.

This is Battlefield, supposed to be viewed from inside the tank in first person mode.

Is there a setting to always be in first person view in vehicles?
 

Zorachus

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Bought the game for both my son and I.

PC

I see his name in the Social Menu, I right click mouse to join, but it never joins always says an error.

He tries to join me from his computer, same error.

Few times it does allow us to join each other, map starts loading up, but right before it gets us into the game map, it stops and goes back to the menu part with your character.
 

Zorachus

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Ok these 1942 classic maps are great. Playing the old school style Battlefield with modern graphics is fun.

This is WW2 done way better than BFV
 

Gabe3

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Another thing is, if you try to spawn on a teammate, you can't because they are in combat like BF4.
But it goes deeper than that. On a 128 player server your squad member 90% of the time will be "in combat".
Also without map zoom, often squad members are stacked on the objective, so you can't spawn on a teammate or on the captured objective.

Everyone in your squad dies and now you have to start from the base. But that's another thing, squad members often don't respawn into the game until one person in the squad starts at the base and does the running or get a vehicle, to get them closer to the objective because the maps are too big. Squad wipes happen often in Breakaway and this is frustrating for me.

There needs to be a proximity spawn system because of the player count. A player should spawn in proximity to the squad or have a deploy radius around captured objective to prevent not being able to get back in the game.
Also, in a 128 player game, why do we only have 4 people to a squad when there are 10 specialists? There should be 8 players to a squad, one specialist type per squad. That will make squad wipes more difficult and prevent specialist saturation.

This stuff is so simple to understand.
with 8 players to a squad it will be impossible to wipe out a squad. it will be just endless people respawning. but I do think we should have larger squads. anyway, you can double click on the player's name to spawn on them or just click once to select them on the map. I haven't had much trouble spawning on people.
 
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