DICE has announced that Battlefield 2042's new release date is November 19, 2021.
At least it’s just a month. Still sucks though.
Yeah! My birthday is oct21st and my brothers is Halloween day and we were super excited to play some Birthday Battlfield! Haha oh well
Saw this by chance 🤣 my birthday is 21st too
HBD to both of ye, in advance.
Onisama. Happy birthday! … in 35 days
Yeah really was looking forward to it in Oct, but Nov 19th isn't bad
"It's just a month" lol... it's probably going to be delayed again.
"[Insert Game] delayed until..." Translation: Our salespeople and CEO have no idea how long it takes to make a game. They throw out release dates after ignoring devs statements that the work can't be done in that time.
I'd agree if we had seen some more recent gameplay and they had unveiled hazard zone. The fact that the only gameplay (outside of their 10 second operator vids), is some technical test and is months old, I've sort of lost faith. WAS that months old? Is Hazard zone going to be released next year or what? That's their big new ftp mode to go against cod warzone. Ya, totally lost confidence not because of the 1 month delay but because they've shown next to ZERO fresh gameplay and the game is now supposed to be 2 months out. Time to add extra polish to the game? Ya right. More like, hazard zone is half done, and our main game is nowhere near release.
So the rumors were true. So Beta in October ?
Nah Nov 19 is the real beta. Just like the majority of games lately.
This is the way.
Very sad to be the norm aside from tens of GB patchs, but true.
Many online shooters today are like that they always came out rushed and felt like it still in Beta. Most of them won't leave Beta stage almost a year after the game's released. Very few online shooters got it right at launch.
Duuuude you are right
Most likely later this month or sometime in October. I hope beta is good. I want a proper BF game this time without Attrition and that awful MMG+prone meta BFV had.
It needs delaying for longer by the looks and sound of things. The weather destruction apparently is more of a nuisance than a spectacle, and has cost millions in man hours to develop. The game also caters for noobs and casuals far too much, with fast floaty vehicle physics, next to no recoil weaponry and really intrusive hit marker sfx. Theyre also struggling massively with balancing with over 90% of players picking the special ones. Lastly, there have been reports of critical issues with the ps5, which only happens to be the fastest selling playstation of all time...
The Playtest I took part in was unplayable garbage (PC). Mind you I have an RTX 2080 and can run modern games on High 1440P 100-140hz. This one couldn't maintain 60fps at 1080p. Plain and simply.... It is nowhere near a finished product.
The weather is such a nuisance. It's just another instance of the Battlefield Devs seeming to misunderstand what makes Battlefield special. Players celebrate the dynamic moments that are created by individual players doing cool things within the confines of the game, but DICE always wants to try to force "iconic" moments. This is how we ended up with the "Levolution" pre-scripted destruction. The weather seems like it's going to be a more annoying Levolution. The fact that it's potential responsible for holding the game up makes it that much worse.
vietnam, 2142 and bad company 2 were their best games.
@kryteris Unfortunately at the time 2142 came out I didn't have a solid PC, so I largely missed that one. My favorites are 1942 and Bad Company 2.
They lost me with the BFV debacle. Sad that they’re just trying to be like every other game on the market now pandering to the lowest common denominator
Imagine if a Battlefield 2 veteran was cryogenically frozen and awaken to play BF2042 (like in demolition man). I think they would love the graphics but hate every other bit about the game, to the point where they would jump of the nearest tall building.
Ironically BFV launched in a much better state than BF4.
Fine with me. Just make sure it works.
In such a packed release window, you only have one chance at leaving a good impression, fingers crossed they deliver. I'd love a return to form for Battlefield but I'm keeping expectations down in hope of being pleasantly surprised. EA have a long history of releasing broken games with zero *beeps* being given for the consumer.
It will be for activison…
If it means actually getting a BF that works on launch, I'll take it :D
Battlefield 4 flashbacks...
A real dragged out shitshow lol. It all got good though!
I so knew this was going to happen. I made a 100$ bet with one of my friends..lol..looks like the delay for me wont be that bad after all...lol!
A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad. -Shigeru Miyamoto
Tell that to the Lizard men with their lovely lovely suits over at EA.
Talk about releasing hot, this is a game without a campaign so how bad was development.
Ooo competing with cod. Im sure it wont be a problem with all the hype bf has gotten.
Is anyone else bored with current multiplayer shooters? I can't find anything fun about it... i mean i could play it for week maybe and then everything gets repetitive very quickly. Would rather play paintball with my friends outside. Planetside 2 was actually fun for me the longest - you have huge maps. There were 300 players once battling for the middle tower base. That was real masacre. Fun for whoever had the gaming rig to run it. I can't find any reason to play the Battlefield games over Planetside 2 which is in many parts of gameplay way, way further. (not just player count) :)
Are you on console, and if yes check out insurgency sandstorm and hell let loose. Something fresh for console MP shooters. Really looking forward to these. Half price games you can’t go wrong
So far, so BFV
I'm not understanding you on this point. For all its marketing issues and the small number of maps, BFV worked at launch. BF4 was the one that was broken for an extended period of time.
On this point I am merely pointing out the similarities for the launch of the game. They abandoned BFV and even brought in several additional studios and we are still looking at a messy launch. I wonder how many promised features will be “patched in later” this time.
How did they abandon BFV? They kept adding maps (if anything they were too slow to start with new maps). The Pacific Theater maps they added in late 2019 are the part of the game people actually agree is good. I know BFV is one of everyone's least favorite games in the series, but it wasn't because of a messy launch. This is looking more like BF4.
We better get upset about this and demand the Devs to release it in original release date. Then get angry that the game has bugs on launch and blame em for not postponing the release to finish the game.
Yes both are correct responses. Game release dates should be honored. Games should release in a highly functional if not in a near perfect state. Most games seemed to be failing both real real hard.
I'm good with the delay, it was the leaving us in the dark until 1 week before rumored beta date. They need a lot better communication going forward. Also, reveal hazard zone already. If they aren't at a point to be able to show us hazard zone then there's no way that mode is included at launch.
So much is getting delayed I'm starting to just expect it.
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