DICE won’t start until the summer with the first season of Battlefield 2042, which should bring new content to the game, among other things. The developer says the postponement is necessary because they are now working hard to improve the game.
In a blog post, DICE writes that the team is “committed to the future of Battlefield 2042” and that improvements are being made on several fronts. The developer wants the game to “meet the highest standards that we all have for the franchise.”
The developer mentions a number of things that are coming to the game in the short term. These include improvements to the leaderboard, the addition of voice communications across all platforms, and enhancements to player profiles.
Furthermore, DICE wants to improve team play by adjusting the ping system and give better rewards to players when teams reach a goal. DICE also says it will continue to improve gunplay based on feedback.
The Portal mode will eventually get new tools and modes and DICE will tweak the experience that players earn in the mode. There is also a team that researches the specialists in the game and will work on them. It is not yet clear what exactly these changes will entail.
DICE promises to be more transparent in the future about the direction the studio is taking with the further development of Battlefield 2042. The developer also says that it wants to listen better to feedback from players. DICE will share details about that process via the Battlefield website and social media.
Due to the current focus on improving the game as it is today, the first season of Battlefield 2042 will be delayed. No date had been set for that yet, but DICE says it has been pushed forward until the beginning of summer. This gives the developer more time to develop the seasonal content.
The arrival of the first season is the beginning of a year with four seasons. With that, four new Specialists come to the game, along with new locations and “other all-new content.” DICE apologizes for the delay. Battlefield 2042 was released in November last year and players could already pay for access to the Year 1 Pass, which is therefore a long time coming. Players who purchased the Gold or Ultimate Edition of Battlefield 2042 will receive an “exclusive bundle” of skins as a bonus with the next update.
Battlefield 2042 has been receiving a lot of criticism from players since its release. On Steam, the average valuation is “largely negative.” That goes for recent reviews as well as the total since release.
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