By Ahmad Alsayouf, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
Battlefield 2042 recently started beta testing amongst its player base from October 6th to October 10th, 2021. Players could get a taste of Battlefield 2042’s multiplayer before its upcoming release on November 19, 2021.
I was fortunate enough to participate in the early access, and after several hours of play, I’m divided. The beta assured me that Battlefield 2042 might be a really exceptional game, but it also raised worries that the game is not yet ready for release. Battlefield 2042 is undoubtedly among the most highly anticipated of the duration of 2021, but don’t have high expectations yet. Allow me to explain why Battlefield 2042 appears to be promising but in desperate need of refinement.
The immensity of Battlefield 2042 hits you the moment you boot it up. Not only is the terrain featured in the beta enormous, but the player count on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X has been increased to 128 participants. That immensity is undeniably astounding.
If you’ve played Battlefield Conquest, you’ll certainly be used to Battlefield 2042 Conquest. Every match begins with an overlay of the map. You first choose your class, and then you choose your spawn point. You can enter any conquered locations or available seats on vehicles operated by your team, such as tanks and helicopters. Once in the game, you either storm a zone that your opponents have taken over or hold down the fort in a zone that your team has already taken over.
Luke Winkie, a reporter for IGN compliments the new personalization choices that allow you to change your weapon on the fly. So long as the issues and bugs are sorted out, he believes Battlefield 2042 has the “potential to be the first great shooter of the new generation” Those technological flaws were fairly common in the beta.
“I couldn’t bring up my complete map, and in the distant, the carcasses of blown-apart vehicles would freeze in the air and flutter to the earth at single-digit frame rates. Most notably, I began each of my battles with an invisible weapon — merely my soldier’s hand floating in the air, clutching a muzzle that did not exist.”, Luke stated.
When Battlefield 2042 is released next month, it will have new maps and modes, including some close-quarters options.