No longer are players clamouring for every new multiplayer game to have some kind of forced battle royale component, evidenced by literally nobody caring about it being missing from the recently announced Battlefield 2042.
As did I. Just feel like if BF could nail a BR, it would be incredible.
You must be the other guy creeping from bush to bush ;)
…. I CARED ALOT. :’((
Good. This was the most annoying fad in gaming since the Wii.
It's a game mode. How is that a fad? At one point when games didn't really have much to offer outside of DM and TDM. When other new modes such as SnD, CTF and KOTH were they labeled as a fad? BR ain't for everyone and not every game needs one but look how far the BR concept has came from its infancy much like traditional multiplayer modes in general. Just because it don't appeal to you, there's literally 100s of millions of people playing BR games collectively who do enjoy them.
I think Wii, Kinect, and PS Move were fine. The problem was when people thought that they were needed for every game. Dance games - YES, Fitness games - YES, and there are some other game niches where these controls fit, just like a flight stick for a flight simulator, or steering wheels for driving games. But, as a "works for everything" controller, NO. That's the problem, is people try and look at these as "the next big thing everyone will do". But, sorry, they aren't. They are niche things. So are battle royales. To me games fall in different genres. Battle royales are a genre and people that love large online competitive gaming.... That is their thing. But to me, games are more art. I love a great story with my games.
I have huge doubts thats true.... HUGE.
Facts. While the new hazard zone that’s supposedly similar to Tarkov sounds really awesome, to make a comparison, call of duty didn’t acknowledge or announce Warzone until it was ready too. I have a belief this is a similar thing with BF2042 as they have yet to announce the free to play modes or anything of that like but have said they will be a thing.
Exactly. Maximise profits for the base game, then release a F2P mode later to entice people who were on the fence or never interested in BF to give it a go to potentially make more money via battle passes which are already confirmed for BF2042. This is EA. They love money lol.
For real. Battlepasses will be a thing and I’d imagine the weekly tides of war like assignments that was part of BFV with an item reward will be staying. Hope they can take a page from halo tho and make the passes completable no matter how long you take. Only thing that concerns me is balance of these specialists in the long wrong and how or if they plan to place them behind paywalls. Siege and a couple other games that use specialists are honestly hot garbage and become unbalanced messes as more get introduced
well, this is good news. most games were forcing a battle royal mode in there. I don't really like the mode itself but enough people seem to like it. so it should be its own game and not like Battlefield just put a BR mode, so we can jump on the hype train. Cod warzone for better or worse is successful though.
Lol, clearly this dude isn't very knowledgeable on the battle royale scene. Look at Black Ops Cold War sales vs Modern Warfare. Modern Warfare was more tied in with Warzone and it's the best selling COD of all time. Cold War didn't sell bad or anything but it'll probably only reach half or less of what Modern Warfare did. Not only that but literally every competitive Warzone player I've seen are saying that they might not play Battlefield if there's no battle royale component. The problem is not with the genre, it's with the games.
We sorta cared up until they announced a more hardcore tarkov like mode which honestly sounds FARRRRR more interesting than another battlefield BR.
I hope so, I never liked the mode. I’m ready for a new multiplayer mode. The death match style hasn’t interested me in years. The next mp games I’m hyped for is dying light 2 and back for blood. We need fresh ideas for competitive.
I'm not bored of BR. I throughly enjoy the genre. Apex Legends is my go to multiplayer game
I love normal Battlefield modes, but I also really enjoy Battle Royale. And it's odd as hell that Call of Duty with its small maps type of gameplay ended up as one of the largest BR games and not a BF BR. It makes fully sense that they don't include BR with BF2042 because putting BR into BF5 was a big mistake. Unless it's its own game that is free to play, it will fail again. I'm guessing there will be BF BR. But as a free to play, standalone client that is tied into BF2042 with upsells there. Same model as Warzone basically. And it would release maybe 6 months after BF2042. This is what I expect will happen. But if it doesn't happen, that's fine as well. As long as BF2042 is great.
It's a game mode.. Didn't have to be a whole new genre. People are so anti popularity here..a bunch of grumpy gamers it appears like. I don't like capture the flag much but I don't go on saying how much it sucks as it's a nice mode that can be fun. Br when done right is thoroughly enjoyable, it's when it's tacked on that it sucks.
What sucks is just like the zombie fad it's oversaturated yet never really hit what a lot of people really wanted from it. I would've loved a more urban warfare br attempt, instead of all of them being placed in big open deserts and mountains. Oh well 🤷♂️
I'm glad to say I never dived into the genre. I played one round of Fortnite, one round of PUBG, and one round of Warzone; all at a friend's house. They weren't bad games, but they weren't the sort of experiences I felt like delving into.
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