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  • Summary: Battlefield 2042 marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. Adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad and a cutting-edge arsenal. With support for 128 players*, prepare for unprecedented scale on vast environments. Take on massiveBattlefield 2042 marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. Adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad and a cutting-edge arsenal. With support for 128 players*, prepare for unprecedented scale on vast environments. Take on massive experiences, from updated multiplayer modes like Conquest and Breakthrough to the all-new Hazard Zone.. Expand
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 74
  2. Negative: 11 out of 74
  1. Nov 11, 2021
    100
    Battlefield 2042 brings the sandbox back to the series in bold and controversial ways. The new Specialist system might seem like sacrilege at first, but it opens up gameplay opportunities that weren’t possible in previous titles. The massive, well-designed maps offer plenty of room for experimentation and emergent stories, and the modes are a blast. And that’s just All-Out Warfare. Between that, Hazard Zone, and the expansive Battlefield Portal, Battlefield 2042 has something for everyone, without feeling like it’s stretched too thin. It’s a true evolution of the series, one that pushes back against a stagnation that threatened the series’ future. It won’t be for everyone, but for players who crave imagination and fun from their Battlefields, it will give them everything that they crave and more.
  2. 85
    It’s not without its issues, but Battlefield 2042 is off to a fantastic start for DICE’s beloved series. All-Out Warfare modes are immersive, Hazard Zone is enjoyable while Battlefield Portal steals the show. There’s a lot to love here, and I’m excited to see where the game goes.
  3. Nov 11, 2021
    80
    The biggest and boldest Battlefield to date, 2042 combines trademark action with impressive innovations. Experimentation with loadout and attachment changes drive the enormous spectacle of 128 player warzones and dynamic weather events. Hazard Zone provides the grounds for extremely tactical gameplay but needs refinement to make it a lasting experience. The shining star without question is Portal, allowing series veterans to jump back into their favourite legacy maps and muck around with creative modes and features – it's basically four games in one package. If it wasn't for a few poorly designed 2042 maps, combat balancing issues, and performance concerns, Battlefield 2042 might be the best in the franchise.
  4. Nov 17, 2021
    70
    Battlefield 2042 has a lot of problems. From its optimization, questionable design, and various bugs, it is clear that this game was not completely ready to be released. Yet despite all of that, I have still found myself having a good time bathing in the chaotic fun that is Battlefield. It needs some patches for sure, but Battlefield 2042 is by no means a lost cause.
  5. Despite the promising Portal mode, Battlefield 2042, which uses players as a tester, still gives the impression of an incomplete game with its errors and important problems.
  6. Nov 19, 2021
    60
    Battlefield 2042 wants so many things that it succeeds at almost none of them. There's a good game buried beneath it all, but you'll wade through a lot of sludge to get there.
  7. Nov 16, 2021
    40
    It’s hard not to be disappointed with this 2042 offering. You know when the devs said this is a game to “celebrate Battlefield”? They’ve stripped away some of the most fundamental elements of the series and added tornados and Wingsuits to make up for it. It’s Marketing 101. Explosions, tornados, and swooping helicopters look great. One day, they probably will be great. DICE is one of the best when it comes to post-launch patches - for better and for worse. But if you’re on the fence about buying Battlefield 2042, I would just wait. It’s hard for me to condone purchasing what is essentially an unfinished product - an unfinished product with Battle Passes, too. Just wait. It will be a better game in a year’s time. Maybe even six months. If you’ve never played Battlefield and want to experience some of the sheer beauty of 64v64, I say go for it. Just don’t expect an experience that will keep you interested for more than a couple of weeks.

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  1. Nov 13, 2021
    10
    the game give me 10 fps with my 1050ti!!! exceeded expectations so halal mode!
  2. Nov 18, 2021
    6
    Broken launch with lots of rubberbanding and hit reg issue. Vehicles have more junky physics, and the UI is one of the WORST of anyBroken launch with lots of rubberbanding and hit reg issue. Vehicles have more junky physics, and the UI is one of the WORST of any battlefield.

    Unlocking perks on the guns takes too long (1200 kill for the best skin for EACH gun). BF4 had it to 500 before which made unlocking every bits of each gun doable.

    However, when all the planets are aligned the game is fun, it feels half assed and rushed with "EA Game as Service" model, and we all know what it did to BF5, Anthen to name the last 2.
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  3. Nov 18, 2021
    2
    This 2 is kind. It takes everything dice has worked on and **** on it. No sense of progression, few weapons, specialists no one wants. MapsThis 2 is kind. It takes everything dice has worked on and **** on it. No sense of progression, few weapons, specialists no one wants. Maps are terribly designed especially for breakpoint. Emergent events are worse than in battlefield hardline. Hit boxes do not exist. Vehicles destroy everything to the point where infantry is almost useless against them. I hope they get their **** together because this game is robbery. Wish I bought call of duty and it hurts to say that as a battlefield fan. Expand
  4. Nov 19, 2021
    0
    50+ hours into the pre-release. It's garbage. They don't even track stats.
    - No classes
    - Wide open maps with no cover - Maps are too big
    50+ hours into the pre-release. It's garbage. They don't even track stats.
    - No classes
    - Wide open maps with no cover
    - Maps are too big and turns the game into a running simulator
    - No scoreboard
    - No changing squads
    - No changing teams
    - Awful hit registration
    - Awful random bullet deviation
    - Broken hover tank that can scale walls and harder to blow up than a tank.
    - Bug that won't allow you to re-deploy when you die. You have to leave the game.
    - Bug that will show your team mates as enemies and they can knife you to death
    - Only 22 weapons, of which 2 are actually good.
    - Attachments unlocked that are cosmetic only.
    - Some attachments do the opposite of what the description gives.
    - XP disabled in custom portal games
    - Attachment progression disabled in AoW Solo / Squad matches.
    - Crashes and disconnects
    - Persistence data error that makes the game unplayable.
    - Only two modes on 7 maps for AoW that feels like you are playing wide open fields.
    - Control points in breakthrough mode on top of skyscrapers what can't be captured because there are 11 vehicles on top.
    - Hit registration, or lack there of. You will dump an entire clip into an enemies back to have them turn around and kill you.
    - You can get in a vehicle and shoot and kill yourself because the animation still has you outside of the vehicle.
    - Crap FPS on the highest end systems. Changing the settings makes virtually no difference.
    - No stats page
    - No server browser
    - Lobby disbands after every game, no carryover
    - No distinctions between factions except the glow stick colors. Soldiers around the world wear glow sticks to make themselves unseen to the enemy. Sometimes you see the Betty White specialist kill the other Betty White specialist who is then revived by the Betty White specialist.
    - When you spawn in you are forced into an animation of chambering a round that you can't avoid. If you spawn near an enemy, you are dead.
    - Not nearly enough destruction.
    - Can't change the scale of the UI, or the zoom of the minimap.
    - No all chat
    - No bullet damage on hit, this goes for vehicle hits too.
    - Finding yourself on the map or the mini-map can be... challenging.
    - You can't dive under water but...
    - You can fall through the map
    - Portal
    - No single player campaign that was left out to focus on the multiplayer.
    - No spectator mode
    - No community servers
    - No test range
    - No 3d spotting
    - No contextual leaning
    - No crouch sprinting
    - No scope zeroing
    - No tiered or paused reloads
    - No melee weapon choices
    - No thermal optics in the future
    - No Claymores
    - No first person takedowns which are different based on positioning.
    - No naval vehicles - No gunner direction indicator - No TV missles - No vehicle kill assists. Do 95% of the damage... Well, too bad. - No in-game VOIP at launch - No static weapon emplacements - No infantry focus maps. You will get farmed by vehicles. - UI is...well...interesting - Impossible to play with more than 3 friends.
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  5. Nov 15, 2021
    0
    I loved the original BF2, BF3, and even BF4 was pretty decent (after a lot of post-release improvements), but BF2042 is complete crap (issuesI loved the original BF2, BF3, and even BF4 was pretty decent (after a lot of post-release improvements), but BF2042 is complete crap (issues listed below), and from the comments of the developers online its like they are completely out of touch with what their players want. I played somewhere around 20+ hours already, and I just kept getting more and more irritated. Eventually I realized that I was only still playing because I wanted to like it to justify my waste of money. I have since uninstalled. This will be my last ever EA/DICE purchase.
    If you decide to try it, you can look forward to:
    -The worst hit registration of any game I have ever played
    -Bullets simply refusing to go where your gun is pointed (the barrels must be made out of overcooked pasta)
    -Terrible vehicle controls
    -Gravity doesn't exist sometimes for no apparent reason
    -No ability to see match stats in game (no scoreboard)
    -Invisible players and friendly players appearing as enemy
    -No campaign
    -No ability to make or manage squads
    -Hard to team up with friends (and impossible if you have more than 3 friends)
    -Developers telling everyone how much you love their game even though you hate it
    -No refunds if you play more than a couple hours
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  6. Nov 17, 2021
    0
    Really disappointed with this entry! Battlefield 2042 is such a major setback compare to BFV and all other BF games. Clearly this game wasReally disappointed with this entry! Battlefield 2042 is such a major setback compare to BFV and all other BF games. Clearly this game was made in the sole intent to make money through Micro-transactions. Melee in 3rd person? MW and Apex much?! “Specialist” completely ruins the vibes. I think back to BF1. The audio, the atmosphere, the gunplay! The maps! It had it all. And team play! Was great. Even tho BFV had it set of problems. The game mechanics were on point! Ex. Crawling on your back! Rolling on the ground when jumping from heights! Medics distance (so you know how far one is) some examples. Heck! Even BF hardline had a feature that BFV implemented. The mechanic where you no longer had to wait for certain roles to provide you with ammo, health. Just simply approach them and take what you need. And this entry here (2042) for some odd reason took all that away. Don’t get me started on the 2042 bugs, glitches and hit boxes and much more. Just get triggered thinking about them. Portal was their saving grace. But as of now they took away the XP and ranking up system within this mode cause people abused the system ( Farming) So now there is no point to play portal after like 3 games. Honestly, if you are reading this and haven’t bought the game and are fan of the pervious BF entries. No need to rush to purchase this game. Until hopefully they fix it. Anyways after three years in development, with numerous of staff and studios. I’m just really disappointed with this entry. Expand
  7. Nov 14, 2021
    0
    Worst Battlefield so far. Unfinished, missing tons of things there were in previous titles.

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