DICE has revealed a wide range of changes that players will experience from the version of Battlefield 2042 that was available during the Beta and the launch version that will be released on November 19, 2021.
There has been a great deal of excitement brewing in the video game world regarding the newest entry in the fan-favorite Battlefield franchise in 2021 with Battlefield 2042 scheduled to release on November 19.
Battlefield 2042 will be bringing plenty of new elements to the high-profile series with the addition of Specialists being one of the new features coming.
Following the game’s Beta, DICE has provided a detailed breakdown of all of the changes that players will see from the version of the game that was playable in the Beta and the launch version of Battlefield 2042.
Battlefield 2042 Beta changes
It is not unusual for games to undergo changes from their Beta version to how they will be on launch day with Battlefield 2042 receiving the following changes for launch to start off the developer’s summary of the Beta.
- Increased the number of Tanks that you’ll experience on Orbital. It’s up from 4, to 8 on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5.
- Made changes to movement, adding strafe input to sliding, adding the ability to vault on moving objects, and toning down jump spamming.
- A nearby Grenade Indicator has been added.
- Entry and Exit animations are now shorter, with some being removed entirely.
- Elevators have been fixed so that you see less funky behaviours with doors.
DICE also stated that the reason why the version of Battlefield 2042 that was playable in the Beta was not the most up to date build was due to branching which “allows us to strip out all of the unnecessary systems, content, and mechanics that are still under various forms of testing, and polish up what you sometimes hear referred to as a Vertical Slice of the game,” said DICE.
“We work hard to optimise it, stamp out critical bugs, and drive for maximum compatibility and performance on known hardware,” DICE continued. “By stripping out other content and systems, we remove potential conflicts that keep things running in the best possible manner.”
Following the discussion of the game’s version for the Beta and launch, DICE went on to explain how the studio has made great strides in its matchmaking for Battlefield 2042 with updates to stop players from being put in Bot majority lobbies and being placed on servers outside of their region.
One of the most glaring missing features from Battlefield 2042 in the Beta was a map that players could use to see the entire map at once, but this Big Map will indeed be in the launch version of Battlefield 2042.
The Commorose communication system that allows players to quickly communicate with their teammates regarding what they are doing will also be in the launch version of the game after not being available in the Battlefield 2042 Beta.
A ping system will also be ready for players to use when Battlefield 2042 launches, while the compass feature has gotten an update to provide better communication abilities for players to their teammates.
DICE also went on to explain how the first 4 to 6 hours of the game players will have access to loadouts which are fully customizable and allow players to choose from a group of various gadgets before they gain access to the use of the Specialist characters.
“For the first 4-6 hours in the full game, expect to be working with a reduced array of gadgets for your open gadget slot, with your journey through the ranks slowly introducing new ones for your loadouts. That traditional experience of a Battlefield game, where classes fulfill traditional roles is an experience that you graduate out of through the first ten levels. Your Specialists will have the options to choose from a Medical Crate, Ammo Crate, the Recoilless M5 Launcher, and our Repair tool as starting gadgets, and enable the experience of playing in ways that allow players to feel the benefit of playing in more supportive roles,” DICE stated.
These are some of the biggest highlights of the changes that have been made from the Battlefield 2042 Beta to the launch version that will be available for players to experience on November 19, 2021.
You can read about all of the changes that will be made in the official Battlefield 2042 blog post about the game’s development.
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Image Credits: EA / DICE
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