We highlighted this past weekend that Battlefield 2042 had got off to a pretty rocky start with players, particularly over on Steam where it still holds a 'Mostly Negative' rating, and the team at DICE has responded to that feedback.
In a lengthy post over on the official Battlefield website, it's explained that DICE "will be supporting and evolving [the game] for years to come", with two major updates on the way in the coming weeks, including one of them this Thursday.
In addition, it's acknowledged that fans are keen to see more legacy features return:
"The teams across the globe are working 24/7 to evolve and deliver improvements to the game. Since launch we’ve made a number of service updates that have improved server performance as well as the vaulting and restoration of content not performing in line with our designs.
We also want to give you the assurance that we’re carefully evaluating your desire to see legacy features return. End-of-match Scoreboard, Server Browser, and features like Voice Chat are big topics for us to cover all at once, and we have plenty we want to say around them. We’ll come back to you when we have things that we can show to you, including details about our long-term vision for certain features and functions."
There's a lot of detail in the post, so we definitely recommend checking it out for yourself, with the team going in-depth on improvement plans for performance and server stability, gunplay and balance, progression and more. In addition, it's mentioned that Xbox Series X players should no longer be suffering crashing issues.
As for this week, Thursday's patch will include a few changes, with a much bigger patch set to arrive in early December with more fixes, changes, and quality of life enhancements. For now though, here's what you can expect on Thursday:
- Improved Soldier Revives, addressing ‘unable to revive when a Soldier dies close to an object, or wall’.
- A respawn protection system that will help to prevent any extraneous issues that can leave a player in a downed state for too long, and force a manual respawn when required.
- Re-enabling our UAV-1 Interaction in Battlefield Portal, available on our Battlefield Bad Company 2 maps. It was overpowered, and we’ve made adjustments to account for that.
- Vehicle Balancing for the LCAA Hovercraft and MD540 Nightbird mentioned above.
- Dispersion has been reduced for all weapons except Shotguns, which results in more consistent bullet spread during gameplay.
How are you finding Battlefield 2042 so far? Let us know down in the comments section below.