EA’s DICE has lastly addressed criticisms of one in all Battlefield 2042’s maps, which was dubbed a “strolling simulator” by followers. The brand new replace 1.2 reworks Kaleidoscope to incorporate an “improved gameplay stream”.
The developer launched patch notes for the replace which arrives right now, August 2, detailing its midseason replace – which additionally features a handful of different adjustments. The Kaleidoscope rework headlines these enhancements, nonetheless, marking the primary map replace since DICE stated it understands why followers “use phrases corresponding to ‘strolling simulator’ to explain” Battlefield 2042 again in March.
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“We recognized a number of focus areas for our launch maps the place our high quality requirements might be improved by means of cowl, depth, line of sight, pathing and traversal adjustments,” DICE stated. “Transforming maps takes time, and Kaleidoscope is the primary map for which we’ve accomplished this rework.”
Modifications embody the addition of extra cowl by means of new property and raised terrain in some areas, creating new flag positions, and including model new areas together with a ahead working base within the park and a second command put up near the tower.
DICE will launch an replace to Renewal subsequent as it really works its method by means of enhancing Battlefield 2042’s seven launch maps. It will arrive someday throughout Season 2, the developer stated, that means someday between September and November.
In the present day’s replace additionally brings up to date character fashions, adjustments to weapons together with the RAH-68 Huron and YG-99 Hannibal 30mm Cannon, a participant profile web page, and improved intention help on console.
Battlefield 2042 has had a reasonably turbulent post-launch interval, solely launching its Season 1 seven months after launch in June after it was delayed to give attention to extra urgent points corresponding to together with a scoreboard – however this replace was additionally delayed.
Writer EA admitted across the similar time that Battlefield 2042 didn’t meet expectations, and shortly after a petition asking for refunds began on-line that greater than 230,000 gamers have now signed. Battlefield 2042’s quantity had diminished within the meantime, as in early March it had fewer gamers on Steam than Battlefield 1, 4, and 5.
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